Own a smart television manufactured by LG? Now you can access a service that has thousands of movies and television shows in its catalog. LG announced today that Google Play Movies & TV is coming to LG Smart TVs in more than one hundred countries. Later this month, the company will allow owners of select LG Smart TVs in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia to access Google’s video streaming service.
Being that Play Movies & TV can be found across multiple platforms, you’ll be able to start watching something on your television and continue doing so on your phone, tablet, or computer.
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NBC is giving people a chance to test its soon-to-be comedy-focused video streaming service before an official launch.
As the dust settles from T-Mobile’s announcement yesterday that a new, unlimited video streaming option is being created on their network called Binge On, more details about other changes T-Mobile is making to their business have started to emerge. Among the changes, T-Mobile is going to be hiking the price of their unlimited data plans while expanding the data cap before the plans kick down to a slower speed. Read more
Back in June 2014, T-Mobile launched Music Freedom as way for customers to stream music without ever affecting the capped amount of 4G LTE data allotted each month. Today, T-Mobile announced a video steaming version of Music Freedom. Binge On allows T-Mobile customers to stream unlimited video from services like HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Showtime, Sling TV, and Starz. Identical to Music Freedom, none of the data consumed by video streaming touches a customer’s set amount of 4G LTE data.
If Evan Blass is to be believed, T-Mobile will soon allow unlimited high speed data for customers watching content from select video streaming services. Blass tweeted this morning that Team Magenta’s Un-carrier X move will make it possible for customers to never worry about hurting their swift data speeds by streaming video from services like Netflix or HBO. The carrier intends to keep its network operating at full capacity so that video streaming isn’t hindered by buffering or poor image quality.
This benefit for T-Mobile customers would be similar to the existing perk of not having music streaming count against data speeds.
Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)
With so many options available for consumers to access streaming content like Netflix or Hulu, one move that may become more common in the market is for genre specific apps to launch. An example of that is a new streaming service coming from NBC called SeeSo that will provide ad-free access to comedy content. For just $4 per month, users will have access to a wealth of NBC’s library of comedies like Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. NBC indicates they will also work on original content for SeeSo like an animated show from Dan Harmon and The UCB Show. NBC has also managed to secure some exclusive content like Monty Python’s Flying Circus and The Kids in the Hall to stream via SeeSo.
SeeSo is slated to move into private beta in December and then publicly launch in January 2016. You can hit the source link below if you want to sign up for updates and possibly get in on the private beta.
New customers of Netflix in the United States, Canada, and Latin America will see the price of a subscription increase this year. The video streaming service silently admitted that new customers will have to pay $9.99 per month for access to its library of movies, television shows, documentaries, comedy specials, and more. This is for Netflix’s tier that allows for two devices to stream content simultaneously.
Turn that phone sideways. That’s what Verizon is asking you to do with its new video streaming service called Go90. So, yes, the name comes from the fact that you are turning your phone ninety degrees to start watching television shows, live sports and concerts, and other random videos. And today Go90 launched its mobile apps so you can start enjoying content anywhere at any time.
Sometime this week, Verizon should be announcing a new video streaming service that will be targeted at millennials. The service, known as Go90, will call upon viewers to turn their phones 90 degrees in order to start watching television shows. Go90 will not have any advertisements, instead generating revenue from advertisements.
On Friday, Comcast announced that a digital video platform is on the way. The company expects to launch its YouTube-like service, likely called Watchable, in the coming weeks. Although the company is one of the largest sellers of video advertisements in the United States, YouTube and Facebook have been chipping away at Comcast’s market share. The issue with those two, however, is the lack of access and appeal to traditional television viewers.