The wireless industry is getting increasingly competitive, so we’re starting to see carriers branch out into other markets to try to look for other avenues of making money. AT&T wants DirecTV, and it looks like Verizon wants to throw their hat into the ring for video streaming services. Read more
At last, Netflix has launched its very own gift card and it’s available to purchase in the UK starting today. These new certificates provide consumers with an alternative way to enjoy content without having to register for a monthly subscription.
Nowadays, there’s a few options to consider when it comes to streaming television and movies over the internet, but there’s no denying that Netflix pioneered the market. In its search for more subscribers to add to its current 62 million userbase, it’s reported that Netflix will launch in India by the end of 2016.
Aliababa, the extremely large Chinese commerce company, is reportedly working on a video streaming service to rival Netflix in China. The service will be called TBO, or Tmall Box Office, and will operate on a mostly paid-content model. The company plans to keep around 90% of the content behind a paywall, either by subscription or a one-time fee for shows or episodes. The other 10% will be free.
The Chinese online video streaming market is very competitive, although a huge company like Alibaba stands a better chance at getting a foothold than some other contenders. Netflix still doesn’t officially have a presence in China, which likely has something to do with the poor track record of foreign companies attempting to succeed in China. Read more
The SHIELD Android TV Box might have only been available to buy for a few weeks, but Nvidia isn’t resting on its laurels. Nvidia is already pushing Upgrade 1.2 to the device via OTA (Over-The-Air). We have the changelog after the break.
Looking at the Razer Forge TV as the next addition to your living room? You may want to wait before making that purchase. The latest Android TV device does not support Netflix at this time.
A new report claims that YouTube could be looking to compete directly with the likes of Netflix, Hulu etc with a new video subscription service of its own. The Google owned video streaming site currently offers paid music subscriptions with YouTube Music Key and a transition to offering video content only seems logical at this point. Read more
Sling TV, Dish Network’s self-proclaimed “cable-killer,” has struck a deal with EPIX cable movie network to bring more than 2,000 on-demand titles to customers.
The news comes after last week, the company also signed a deal with AMC channels to its core-package ($20) which already has ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, TBS, HGTV, Adult Swim/Cartoon Network, ABC Family, TNT, Food Network and the Disney Channel.
The EPIX content will be available through a paid add-on package — the cost of the package is not yet public.
Netflix is clearly more embedded in our homes than the EPIX service, but this certainly makes Sling TV a whole lot more enticing for those looking to drop their cable subscriptions.
Source: NY Daily News
If you are considering buying one of Samsung’s top devices for the new year and you enjoy Netflix, you may want to check out this new promotion that is getting ready to start up according to some leaked information. The tip indicates that buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S 5, Galaxy Note 4, or the Galaxy Tab S will get one free year of Netflix, an offer that is supposed to be good for both new and existing Netflix subscribers.
Sources indicate the promotion will run from January 4th through January 17th, although only the first 115,000 customers to take advantage of the offer will get the Netflix credit. Consumers who get one of the qualifying Samsung devices can head to SamsungPromotions.com to stake their claim.
According to a blog posted on Netflix’s website, the Californian company is set to roll out an update for its official Android application which transports a new “Social Recommendation” feature, together with Android Wear integration that will push recommended movie notifications to your watch.