Lovefilm UK adds more content for kids with films and TV from NBCUniversal

Last week, Lovefilm snapped up some additional content of the cultured kind — Man v. Food withstanding — for adults to enjoy. The streaming service is kicking off this week by adding yet more films and TV shows for the kids. Subscribers will now …


YouTube opens live streaming to channels with as few as 100 subscribers

Not a YouTube partner? That’s okay — Google’s streaming video outfit is letting you access some of its premium features anyway. In a recent blog post, the company announced that it will be lowering the subscriber threshold for live streaming to 1…


Chromecast update breaks root-friendly exploit

We hope you weren’t planning to tinker with your Chromecast this weekend. GTVHacker has confirmed that a recent firmware update to Google’s streaming media stick plugs the bootloader exploit that many are using to get root access. Some XDA-Devel…


TV shows come to Google Play UK

The British have had access to Google Play Movies for months, but they’ve been denied TV shows — an unusual omission given the country’s rich broadcasting history. All is now right with the world, however, as Google now offers TV episodes through…


M-Go launches streaming app for Vizio Smart TVs

If you were one of those who took a chance on M-Go when it entered the internet streaming arena in January, listen up: you have a new way to enjoy your flicks now that it’s rolling out an app for Vizio Smart TVs. This is the latest addition to the…


LG inks Sky deal for exclusive Now TV streaming access on smart TVs

When LG invited us to an event in (thankfully) sunny London, we thought we’d be hearing about 4K, curved OLED and huge price tags. It wasn’t about hardware at all, in fact, as LG announced it has partnered with Sky to add the Now TV movie and spor…


Google reportedly testing Helpouts: professional services through Hangouts

There’s no question that Google Hangouts can be helpful; wouldn’t it be nice to get cash for hosting them? Google may be sympathetic to that idea. TechCrunch claims that the search firm is testing Helpouts, a service that would let most anyone bo…


Netflix, Pandora confirmed as content partners for Chromecast streaming

Google’s taking another big stab at the TV market with its just-announced Chromecast HDMI streaming solution, and it’s naturally lined up some content partners to make that device more useful. At its event today, the company confirmed that Netflix…