video streaming

Netflix launches Super HD video streaming, Android needs it next

Back in January Netflix launched a test program for their new "Super HD" video streaming for many regions, which is a new low-compression 1080p stream, and this week they've officially launched it for all subscribers. With less compression we get better quality streams. It's still 1080p, but it should look better. Now we're hoping for something similar for Android.

NBC app for Android released with free TV episode streaming

If you're a fan of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon or The Voice, a brand new app from NBC for Android might let you catch up on your favorite episodes with ease. This week NBC announced their new app for Android with free streaming of their TV episodes. It's actually pretty decent too, so read on for more details.

RealPlayer Cloud announced, lets you access your video anywhere

Even with the almost omnipresent of mobile devices with decent cameras, sharing and showing your shots anywhere and everywhere is still not as easy as it should be, especially when videos are concerned. RealPlayer, a popular name in digital media circles, thinks it has the solution with its RealPlayer Cloud service and accompanying mobile and web apps.

Chromecast back in stock on Google Play, ships tomorrow

When Google announced their Chromecast media-streaming dongle back at the end of July, it was met with tons of excitement. So much in fact, that they've been having a rather tough time keeping it in stock. It's been sold out and in and out of the Google Play Store for a few months, not to mention Amazon and Best Buy having the same troubles. Today though, Google finally has more.

Roku app update enables streaming from smartphones to TVs

Following the update to its iOS app last month, Roku has released an update to its Android app that brings in the coveted improvement to its Play on Roku feature. Users will now be able to stream videos from their smartphones to a Roku player for viewing on a TV or other larger display.

Google Hangouts gets HD video streaming, leaves H.264 behind

While you probably haven't noticed any differences while enjoying a quick Google Hangouts video chat lately, there's some big ones coming. Some might have already received Google's latest improvements, but most will be waiting for a greater rollout later this month. So what's the big change? 720p HD video streaming with Hangouts. The move from the H.264 video codec to VP8 is almost complete.

Why Chromecast is the future of Google TV

Google officially launched a new product today called the Chromecast. A small 2-inch HDMI WiFi dongle that will connect to our HDTVs, and take over the living room. Streaming anything and everything right from our favorite devices. Instead of having a complicated device with clunky remotes and keyboards like most Google TV options, the Chromecast is a simple and cheap alternative that everyone can use. Read on to see why this is the future of internet TV all by Google.

Google Chromecast wireless streaming Hands-on

Just as exciting as Android 4.3 and the new Nexus 7 tablet, is Google's latest device, the Chromecast. A tiny HDMI dongle the size of a thumb drive delivering endless YouTube, Netflix, Google Music, Pandora, and web content to your HDTV for streaming anything and everything. Easily stream content to your big screen for only $35. We have some hands-on so take a peek after the break.
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