Orange is the New Black ratings revealed by Nielsen

After years of speculation, we finally have some solid numbers on just how well streaming shows do on services such as Netflix and Hulu. Speaking at the Consumer 360 conference this week in Las Vegas, Nielsen revealed ratings for some of the most popular shows on streaming services. The ratings company has been monitoring Netflix […]

Netflix fees going up for grandfathered subscribers in May, 80% don’t even know it’s coming

Netflix announced the price increase from $7.99 to $9.99 of its standard subscription way back in May of 2014. It was then that pitchforks were supposedly coming out of the shed for the protest on Netflix HQ. That didn’t happen, of course. Part of that subscription fee increase decision was the move to let folks […]

Apple Music for Sonos arrives December 15

Sonos offers some of the best solutions for in-house audio, but it hasn’t offered support for Apple Music until now. The company announced on Monday that it will deliver support for Apple’s streaming option on December 15 through an open beta. The service will join other popular options already available for Sonos players such as Spotify, Google […]

Apple Music Android app now available with 3-month trial

Apple Music is finally available on Android, and you can grab it now on Google Play. The new app offers almost everything included in the original iOS version, including a three-month trial that should tempt even Apple’s toughest critics. Apple Music for Android also includes Beats 1 and other online radio stations, hand-picked recommendations, personalized […]

Spotify takes on Beats 1 with new “In Residence” feature

Spotify may pride itself on data-based suggestions, but the music streaming giant isn’t above trying human curators as well. A new addition to the service called In Residence will tap famous musicians to create something similar to Apple Music’s Beats 1 Internet radio. Unlike Beats 1, In Residence won’t stream live. Instead, Spotify is releasing pre-recorded […]

Uber bringing live sports to your ride with help from AT&T

Uber is teaming up with AT&T to bring an interesting new perk to some of its cars. The next ride you hail may just offer a live stream of college football. For now the new promotion is limited to just ten Chevrolet Tahoes in four cities for four days. Specifically, the connected cars will roam the streets […]

Plex’s media streaming app is coming to the new Apple TV

Popular media streaming platform Plex is bringing an official app to the new Apple TV. The company has confirmed it is “anxiously awaiting” Apple’s new tvOS developer beta so that it can finally get started on its new client. Plex is already hugely popular among Apple TV users — and those on Android, iOS, and […]

tvOS announced for Apple TV based on iOS

Apple TV is getting a new operating system called tvOS based on iOS. The company says its new software makes it easy for developers to create beautiful new apps or simply update their current products for the biggest screen in your house. tvOS introduces a ton of new features for Apple TV. Using Siri voice […]

NBC blocking Sling TV commercials on its channels

Sling TV wants everyone to know about its service, but apparently Comcast isn’t quite as excited about that idea. A new ad campaign launched this week for the Sling TV streaming service, and while some companies have been running them without issue, Comcast isn’t quite as excited. The media conglomerate owns the NBC network, and […]

Apple Music, Beats 1 Radio and more offline in big outage UPDATE 

Update- All back online I thought it was just me, but it isn’t. Apple Music, Beats 1 and several other Apple products are all currently offline, which means end users can’t access those services. A quick check at Apple’s System Status page reveals that several additional products, including the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes […]