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Steam Adds Streaming Movie Rentals

Most titles are $3.99 for a 48-hour rental, which compares favorably to established streaming services like Amazon and iTunes. No special software other than an account and the Steam app—available for Windows, Mac and Linux—is required to view the movies on a computer. 14 more words

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Fullscreen’s SVOD Service Is Live And Wants To Be MTV For The Social Generation

At launch, fullscreen’s library includes original programs, such as Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (starring YouTube standouts Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig) and Zall Good (starring Alexis G. 121 more words

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How to Download YouTube Videos

So, let’s be clear: taking video from YouTube is a big no-no and you shouldn’t. If you want to share a video, YouTube makes it pretty damn easy to do, from embedding to emailing to sharing via social networks. 62 more words

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HBO Now Streaming Comes to Xbox

Long tied to agreements with cable providers, HBO has gradually appeased cord cutters with the introduction and expansion of its streaming services. The network’s other streaming option, HBO GO, arrived on Xbox in 2014 for those with a subscription via a pay TV provider. 87 more words

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Video buffering is still the scourge of streaming but broadcast TV may hold the solution

Streaming video is not like TV. The same video doesn’t fly through the same set of tubes to every viewer at once. Everyone who watches streaming video has a single stream that’s uniquely dedicated to them and travels through one of dozens of networks around the world. 37 more words

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Sonys streaming service Crackle unveils its plans for VR contentand VR ads

What Sony says makes its offering unique is that it has already jumped ahead to thinking about how the new format can be monetized. While most video content providers are still experimenting with VR programming, Crackle says it’s the first ad-supported video-on-demand network to provide VR-based advertising opportunities for brands. 14 more words

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Netflix says it might let you download movies and TV shows

“We should keep an open mind on this. We’ve been so focused on click-and-watch and the beauty and simplicity of streaming. But as we expand around the world, where we see an uneven set of networks, it’s something we should keep an open mind about.” – CEO Reed Hastings via… 11 more words

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