Slingbox Debuts Its M2 Set-Top Box For “Cord-Stretchers,” Now Comes With Free Mobile Apps

Slingbox_angle_1 Slingbox was one of the first companies to re-envision how consumers thought about watching television by introducing hardware that allowed users to view their media remotely over the Internet. Today the company, a subsidiary of EchoStar, is looking to better cater to streaming TV consumers with its latest product, the Slingbox M2. The new device is an iteration on the company’s… Read More

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Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Sees Its First On Demand Outage

showtime Showtime’s recently launched over-the-top video streaming service, a competitor of sorts to HBO NOW, hit its first snag last night when the Showtime apps on Apple and Roku devices experienced a brief outage. A number of Showtime viewers reported being unable to stream titles on demand via these apps beginning around 11 PM EST on Tuesday, though the apps’ live feeds and the… Read More

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The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 10: The Rise Of Niche Video Streaming Services)

cord-cutter1 While today’s cord cutters are replacing their former TV-viewing activities with popular streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, the shift away from linear television on to on-demand, online streams has allowed a variety of niche services to pop up, too. Available for a few more dollars per month, viewers now have the option of further customizing their over-the-top video… Read More

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Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Goes Live

showtime Showtime’s recently announced over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters has now gone live. The service, which provides on-demand access to the network’s content as well as live TV feeds, is priced at $10.99 for those who purchase a subscription directly for use on Apple mobile devices including iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, as well as Apple TV, Roku and PlayStation Vue. Read More

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Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More Than Half May Not Return

anigif_enhanced-buzz-21254-1408512670-12 Though an undisputed and hugely popular trend when in comes to streaming video consumption, opinions on binge-watching run the gamut from those who lament how the all-you-can-eat model makes series seem like obligations rather than entertainment, to those who have, increasingly, more positive feelings about the activity. That being said, the behaviors and motivations of those who binge-watch… Read More

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Sling TV’s Web-Based Streaming Service Experienced Third Major Outage On Monday

sling-tv The transition from traditional cable and satellite TV service to online streaming is not without its issues, as Dish’s Sling TV subscribers can attest to. The web-based streaming platform experienced a significant outage last night – its third sizable outage to date – which brought the service down for hours. The issue affected users across platforms, including web,… Read More

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HBO NOW Scores With Cord Cutters – App Topped iOS Revenue Charts In May, Still Remains Strong

hbo-now-logo-app HBO’s premium content finally became available in April without requiring customers to have a cable or satellite TV subscription, thanks to the launch of the standalone streaming service HBO NOW. For the first time since its debut, app store analytics firm App Annie has analyzed the performance of the new application in terms of its ability to attract paying customers who are willing… Read More

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Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 8: Hands-On With Sling TV)

cord-cutter1 There are two potential audiences for Sling TV, Dish Network’s relatively new internet TV service aimed at cord cutters: those who have wanted to ditch their cable or satellite TV subscription, but couldn’t imagine living without ESPN or its flagship show, SportsCenter, and then everyone else who has contemplated cord cutting in general. For the first group, I’d say fine… Read More

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