video streaming

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.

Netflix’s Post-Play feature now available for Android app

Binge-watching on TV shows available on video streaming services is the new favourite habit of pop culture enthusiasts, according to many media pundits. Netflix, arguably the most popular of all these services, is making it even easier for users to watch one episode after another, by adding the "Post-Play” feature to the Android app for both phone and tablet devices.
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