The apps -- a live-streaming app for the more than 3,500 hours of content, and a companion app loaded with additional content launched today. The apps are now available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch via Apple's App Store, and select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play. (For Apple users, the apps seems a bit hard to find in iTunes. Get them here and … Read more
The Desktop Plus app is a free download, though the service costs $4.99 per month. For the price, you get a full Windows 7 desktop hosted remotely on OnLive's servers and connected to the Web over a Gigabit Ethernet connection. On top of that, OnLive provides 2GB of cloud storage, which can be used to back up any documents created on the virtualized Windows 7 computer. … Read more
LAS VEGAS--In a joint CES press conference today, Ford Motor and NPR announced that streaming news is coming "straight to the dashboard."
NPR's new app will work with Ford's in-car control system, Sync AppLink, even those without a touch-screen interface, and is intended to be less distracting to the driver as it's based on voice command. Users can set favorite stations and programs in the app to be browsed later using the car's steering wheel controls. Apps are available immediately in the Android Market and iTunes App Store.
NPR played up the ability to … Read more
AT CES 2012, CNET is doing something no other media outlet can.
We're live-streaming nearly every CES press conference from CNET's CES 2012 special package along with 20-plus live blogs, then running live commentary from the CNET Stage between events. Why bother setting up the intricate infrastructure it takes to live-stream everything? Because it makes the experience of watching a CES live blog so much more complete.
YouTube today is flipping on the switch to let some of its users stream videos live.
The move marks a big shift in the functionality of the video-hosting service, which up until now has been designed to let users upload videos they've already taken. Under the new system, they can simply hit a button and be streaming video live to other users.
In a post today announcing the feature, the company said the new live feature is only being rolled out to a select group of users, specifically YouTube partners.
"The goal is to provide thousands of partners … Read more
Last week, you could rent a movie on Facebook. Today, you can watch a live pro baseball game on the site.
Still think Facebook can't be a big player in Web video?
You can watch the game--today it was a pre-season matchup between the Dodgers and the Rangers--for free, via Major League Baseball's page.
If you click on the image, you'll be directed off-site, where you can sign up for a (free) account and watch the game on a full screen. And maybe you'll end up liking it so much you'll end spending up to $… Read more
Netflix might soon have more company in the video-streaming space.
According to The Wall Street Journal, HDTV maker Vizio and video game delivery company OnLive are planning their own streaming services to compete with Netflix's offering.
The publication is reporting that Vizio has "expressed interest" in providing consumers with video content via a subscription service like Netflix's option. The publication cited "people familiar with the talks," but was unable to get Vizio to confirm the report.
OnLive is planning to allow users to access movies starting "next year through a subscription service and … Read more
We've been expecting this for a long time, but now YouTube is really and truly ready to give live video streaming a try in a test Monday and Tuesday with four partner sites.
Next New Networks, a producer of series programming for the Internet, said Monday that it is among four alpha testers of the new YouTube live-streaming platform, with three of its series joining the live stream over the two-day period.
Web entertainment company Young Hollywood said Monday it will present live celebrity interviews, starting with skateboarder Tony Hawk. YouTube's other partners on the project are Rocketboom … Read more