Google Music, the search company's streaming-music service, will be coming to iOS as a native application soon, according to a new report.
Google is currently working on its Music app and plans to get it to Apple's App Store sometime this month, Engadget reported on Thursday, citing people who are familiar with the search giant's plans. Google Music for iOS is being tested internally right now, according to the report, and still has few bugs to be worked out before its ready for public release.
Google Music is one of what is becoming a growing number of … Read more
Rdio tuned up its Internet radio service with the latest updates to its iOS and Android apps.
An updated and free feature called Stations allows you to listen to music from 20 predefined stations built on songs from different artists. You can also create your own stations based on artist, song, album, or genre. In return, Stations plays random selections based on the station you picked, and lets you listen to an unlimited stream of music.
Sound familiar? Stations seems to be Rdio's effort to tap into the online streaming action of iTunes Radio, Pandora, and Spotify. The free … Read more
Chromecast's promise of working with more apps than just Netflix and YouTube took a step toward being fulfilled Wednesday as Google added Hulu Plus to the mix.
Hulu Plus support will allow owners of the $35 Chromecast HDMI dongle (read CNET's review) to stream over Wi-Fi, from Android or iOS devices to televisions, a variety of Hulu Plus-exclusive shows such as "Parks and Recreation" and "Modern Family." Updates to the Hulu Plus app will begin rolling out for Android phones and tablets, and for iPads, later on Wednesday. iPhone support is expected soon.
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StreamToMe for Mac allows you to stream media from your desktop to iOS devices using Wi-Fi or a 3G connection, without the need to convert files. The app's features and performance are top notch, making it an excellent option for high-quality media streaming for any occasion.
StreamToMe for Mac comes with a sleek interface that displays local servers and devices on the right side of the screen and a fully-functional media player on the left. There is an additional option to manually input an IP address for streaming, if you wish. To detect devices for streaming we had to … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- This app could get you kidnapped.
- Real people are spending real money on one-word Twitter accounts.
- LAUSD halts home use of iPads for students after devices hacked.
Super HD, Netflix's higher-quality version of the 1080p HD format, was rolled out earlier this year to customers whose Internet service provider was part of Netflix's Open Connect content delivery network, which lets ISPs peer directly with Netflix or cache content locally so it has less distance to travel to reach your home.
The system, Netflix said, would save it money rather than having to rely on third-party content distribution networks (CDNs) like Akamai, Limelight, and Level 3 … Read more
A new company out of the UK has designs on becoming the Netflix for children.
Named Hopster, the company plans to launch an ad-free television and learning application for iOS in November, Nick Walters, its founder and a former Viacom executive, revealed to All Things Digital on Thursday. The service, which will be designed for kids between the ages of 2 and 6, will launch in the UK, but could make its way to other countries at some point.
According to Walters, his service will launch with 800 episodes of popular kids shows such as "Babar" and "… Read more
NextGuide, the app that tells you when and where your favorite shows are on, is finally on the iPhone.
Designed for iOS 7, it brings a combined view of live TV guide services with streaming services -- like Amazon Prime, iTunes, Hulu Plus, and Netflix -- to the world's most popular smartphone.
It has many of the same functions as the iPad app and aims to bring together live TV and streaming videos. Users can pick their favorite shows and keep track of when, and where, the shows are available online or on TV.
As more and more television … Read more
Earlier this year, the Roku 3 was released to nearly unanimous rave reviews (including CNET's), thanks to its speedy processor, refined looks, and nifty remote with a built-in headphone jack.
Now the company is bringing some of the Roku 3's improved hardware and styling to the rest of its line. Roku has taken the wraps off three new budget streaming boxes: the $60 Roku 1, $80 Roku 2, and a refreshed $50 Roku LT. These new streamers replace the Roku's old entry-level models (Roku HD, Roku 2 XD and the existing Roku LT, respectively), offering less expensive … Read more