video streaming

Walmart’s VUDU Spark set to challenge streaming dongles

Retail giant Walmart is set to challenge the dominance of streaming dongles like Google's Chromecast or Roku's Streaming Stick with their very own VUDU Spark. Well, at least according to their FCC filing for the device before its actual retail launch. Documents show that just like its competitors in the market, it's a stick you plug in to your TV's HDMI port which will then connect to your WiFi and stream videos to the larger screen from your mobile device of choice.

Chromecast gets support for Twitch, Disney Channel, and more

Chromecast owners have some new content they can start watching on their TVs. Google has announced that Chromecast has gained some new family friendly and music options for streaming. Kids will be happy to hear that WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior, and WATCH Disney XD apps are now available.

Android users can now access Amazon Prime Instant Video

It’s taken them a while but online retail juggernaut Amazon has now given Android users access to its Prime Instant Video service through an app. The app itself actually enables the Instant Video streaming within the now updated main Amazon app and gives access to all the movies and TV shows available on their catalog, with a subscription fee of course and available for US residents only.

View Comedy Central shows on Android device through new app

If you’re a huge fan of old, current and new shows on Comedy Central, get ready to laugh your guts out as the cable channel now has an Android app. With hit and award-winning shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, having the channel on demand on your Android device of choice will definitely cure you of boredom (as if we really can afford to be bored on our gadgets nowadays).

Hulu offers free content for Android users

Chances are, most of the video that you consume everyday very rarely come from a real movie screen or an actual television. With video-streaming services (both legit and the spurious ones) available left and right and for all kinds of gadgets, you would of course prefer to be in control of what you consume. Hulu has been one of the pioneers in on-demand video and now, an update for its Android app is offering users a chance to sample some content for free.

Firefox OS dongle may just be Mozilla’s Chromecast-killer

There has been a lot of mixed reaction on Google’s Chromecast streaming stick, which allows certain Chrome and mobile apps to stream video to a TV screen – mainly because it is so selective in which apps and devices are able to use it. But Mozilla, the longtime browser rival of Google, may be working on a streaming device project as well, or at least allowing the use of Firefox OS, as seen in a tweet of a prototype device.

Sony releases Live on Youtube app for Xperia Z2

Sony Mobile has created a fresh new app to complement the camera features of its flagship phone for this year, the Xperia Z2, and it is called “Live on Youtube”. Pretty straightforward with the title, you might have already guessed that this is an app that allows you to webcast straight from your phone to all of the internet via the ubiquitous video platform. No prizes for guessing right, sadly.

New update for AllCast brings new interface changes

The last time we got a new update for developer Koushik Dutta’s AllCast – that wonderful little app that allows you to stream media from your device “over-the-air” to media-enabled receivers and TVs – was in May this year, when the developer announced that AllCast was now also available as a Chrome browser extension. Before this, he also tweaked the app's subtitle features when using Chromecast. “Koush” explains that he has been developing new features, and we all get to test them in this new update of the app.

VLC for Android to have Chromecast support soon

The developers of popular free media player VLC have revealed that the rumours are true: they are currently developing Chromecast support and it is coming soon. While they are already close to finalising the iOS and Android versions, they admit it will take a little more time to finish the support for the desktop versions.
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