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Amazon's new Fire TV goes head-to-head with Apple TV, costs $100

Not content with just unveiling tablets today, Amazon has also announced two new additions to its Fire TV range. The new model features support for 4K Ultra HD videos and a 75 percent performance increase in a package designed to rival the Apple TV.

'Game of Thrones' takes eight early Emmys; HBO grabs 29

Los Angeles - The 67th Emmy Awards will be handed Sept. 20. But, many winners were announced at a gala last night (Sept. 12) in downtown Los Angeles

Google launches YouTube Gaming to compete against Twitch

Google has launched its new version of YouTube dedicated to gamers. The website and app will make it easy for players to watch and broadcast the games they love most, throwing YouTube into direct competition with the Twitch streaming service.

Spotify to users: 'We have heard your concerns loud and clear'

Spotify's updated privacy policy has had a lot of people up in arms this week owing to its requests to track nearly everything that a user does on their phone. Now, the company has apologised and explained - after debating with Minecraft maker Notch.

Spotify set to end 'free' streaming next year

Music streaming service Spotify is looking to move towards a premium-only model next year, according to reports this weekend. Listening for free with adverts will no longer be an option as the music industry pushes for greater revenue from streaming.

Morrissey offers three unreleased tracks for free

Manchester - Morrissey has put three songs on-line for fans to download. These are previously unheard demos from his album ‘Years of Refusal.’ The singer is currently without a record contract, yet continues to make the headlines.

Streaming music rips off artists, says David Byrne

New York - Musician David Byrne has criticized music streaming services. The former Talking Head notes that artists are receiving pennies for millions of plays. Moreover, music labels, distributors, and streaming companies will disclose how much money is made.

Apple is preparing its all-new Apple TV for launch next month

It is looking increasingly likely that Apple will unveil a redesigned Apple TV media streaming device next month. It will be receiving a substantial overhaul for the first time since 2012, introducing new features and controls.

Spotify will now make you a new playlist to try every Monday

Spotify is launching a new way of discovering music to listen to. The streaming service will be adding a feature that will automatically generate users personalised playlists of tracks that they may like, refreshing the list with new entries each week.

TV streaming should be treated like cable operators: U.S. judge

In a landmark ruling for the world of TV broadcasting and streaming, a U.S. judge has ruled that one streaming company could be entitled to a license that would let it transmit the copyrighted content of other broadcasters over the Internet.

Report: Apple wants to launch a TV streaming service this fall

A new report has claimed Apple may be intending to follow up on Apple Music with a new TV streaming service that could be ready to launch as early as this fall. The company is currently negotiating with cable networks and affiliate feeds in the U.S.

Microsoft rebranding Xbox Music to 'Groove'

Microsoft has announced it is rebranding its Xbox Music streaming service to "Groove Music" ahead of the launch of Windows 10. The company cites consumer confusion about the use of the Xbox brand as the reason for the change.

Facebook wants to launch a 'unique' music service

Just days after Apple Music launched in a new iOS update, a report has indicated that Facebook may be in talks with a view towards launching its own streaming service too. It will bring yet another tech company to an increasingly crowded market.

SoundCloud implements new 24-hour streaming limitations

As music websites on the Internet look to monetize their products, music streaming website SoundCloud is implementing new streaming limitations to improve its revenue stream.

Apple Music probed by two U.S. states over antitrust concerns

Apple's all-new subscription music streaming service announced just two days ago is under investigation by two US states over concerns that the technology giant may have colluded with the music industry to make life harder for its established rivals.

Netflix now makes up nearly 37% of all U.S. Internet traffic

Videos streaming from Netflix now account for nearly 37 percent of all of the traffic travelling over the Internet at primetime, according to a new report.

Starbucks and Spotify pairing announced for customers and workers

Coffee chain Starbucks has announced a new streaming music deal with Spotify which will give customers the chance to choose what is played in Starbucks stores via a series of special playlists integrated into the company's mobile app.

YouTube publishing 'greatest hits' to celebrate 10 years

Video streaming service YouTube has announced that it will be celebrating its 10th birthday by publishing a series of "greatest hits" videos designed to celebrate the best that the community has produced in its lifetime.

Review: The Inateck BR1001 lets you stream music to any speakers

The Inateck BR1001 Bluetooth audio receiver lets you play music wirelessly from a mobile device through any set of speakers. It is a useful addition to the home of any tech-lover and can also be used while on the move.

Confirmed: YouTube is launching a paid-subscription service

In an email to partners, Google has confirmed that it is launching a new subscription model for YouTube. Subscribers will pay a monthly fee to view YouTube without any adverts on videos and content creators will get a portion of the fee.

Sony gets $15 million from The Interview online

Sony has announced that its controversial comedy film about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has raised over $15 million in revenue from online streaming services since it became available on Christmas Eve.

What's available on Netflix in December 2014

Christmas comes early for Netflix U.S. customers, as critically acclaimed films (American Beauty) and popular TV series (American Horror Story: Coven) and star comedians (Nick Offerman) arrive on the streaming service in December.

Musi presents a new way to listen to music

A new iPhone app that is now competing with YouTube Music Key, Songza and Spotify. The streaming service is called Musi, and it aims to provide something different.

Sotheby's and eBay form partnership for streaming auction

Online retail giant eBay and luxury item dealer Sotheby's are teaming up to deliver a joint online auction. Bids will be placed in real time with the stream so that viewers can watch each piece as it is bought.

How a select few can get paid to watch and tag Netflix videos

Netflix uses "taggers" to shuffle their videos into the categories you enjoy. They have them all over the world and now you may have a chance to join them.

Op-Ed: Streaming music will not save the music industry... in some ways

London - Music streaming may appear to save the industry and bring a lot of artists to the public realm that may have not had a chance, but it turns out that people still go for the biggest and the best of the industry.

Samsung Music closing July 1

Samsung's audio streaming service, Samsung Music, is to close its doors on 1st July. An email to users of the service said the product "will no longer be available," starting in June.

Netflix plans price hike for its subscriptions

Netflix surprised customers today with their the announcement of their decision to increase monthly plans by $1 to $2 in their shareholder newsletter.

Op-Ed: Popcorn Time is awesome; may get you fined or arrested

The launch of the free torrent-streaming service, Popcorn Time, has already made waves throughout the internet — and for good reason, the service is cool.

Lufthansa, Qatar Air clash over in-flight movies on smartphones

Germany's Lufthansa on Wednesday announced plans to offer wirelessly streamed movies to passengers on trans-European flights, sparking a clash over the future of traditional seatback syst...
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YouTube Gaming is a dedicated portal to gaming content on YouTube and rival to Amazon s
YouTube Gaming is a dedicated portal to gaming content on YouTube and rival to Amazon's