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AT&T Considers Name Change for DirecTV After Purchase is Approved

January 23, 2015 No Comments

There are reports that AT&T is considering rebranding the DirecTV Satellite TV product once their purchase has been approved by federal regulators. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson made comments during an interview in Switzerland at the World Economic Forum. “We haven’t decided yet how we are going to brand it,” Stephenson said. “We’re testing the DirecTV [...]

New Roku 4 Rumored to Come Out in May

January 19, 2015 No Comments

While the new Roku 4 didn’t get announced at CES 2015 like many expected, but it is expected to be released in May of this year. Some of the upcoming features of the new Roku 4 model include more RAM and a faster processor, as well as an updated smartphone application. Also, the new Roku [...]

Sports Illustrated Brings Sports News and Updates to Roku

January 17, 2015 No Comments

The entertainment streaming service Roku announced Friday they are adding Sports Illustrated to their Channel Store in the United States, Canada and Ireland. The sports channel will offer up the latest news and updates related to most of the major sports, including the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, college football, golf and several other sports. The [...]

Netflix Lands Best Documentary Oscar Nom for Virunga

January 16, 2015 No Comments

For the second time in as many years, Netflix received an Oscars nomination in the Best Documentary category Thursday, this time for “Virunga.” The movie follows park rangers of Virunga National Park, as they try to protect endangered mountain gorillas in Africa. Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Ways, produced the film. Last year, “The Square” [...]

Verizon Announces Service to Help Make Older Cars New Again

January 14, 2015 No Comments

Verizon announced Tuesday that “Verizon Vehicle” is a new service that will help millions of owners of older cars have the same in-car electronics and connectivity that most of the newer models of cars have. “Verizon Vehicle” will feature several items like roadside assistance, stolen-vehicle tracking and diagnostics to help figure out if your car [...]

Streaming TV Services Do Well at Golden Globes

January 13, 2015 No Comments

Amazon’s “Transparent” won the Golden Globe Sunday for Best TV Series (Comedy or Musical), and Jeffrey Tambor was able to bring home the Golden Globe for the Best Actor in a TV Series (Comedy or Musical). Over on Netflix, Kevin Spacey also finally won a Golden Globe (after seven nominations), winning for the Best Actor [...]

Watch Netflix with Friends by Using Rabbit

January 12, 2015 No Comments

One of the coolest new features that video streaming fans should think about using is the Rabbit service, which gives viewers the ability to watch the same feed from Netflix, Hulu or YouTube through your browser. Essentially, Rabbit is a group chat service that works with video and voice, sort of like Google Hangouts. But [...]

$20 Per Month for Dish’s Sling TV Cheaper Than Experts Expected

January 8, 2015 No Comments

When rumors about Dish’s Sling TV being unveiled at 2015 CES Tuesday, most experts thought the $20 price point is cheaper than many expected. “Dish’s 20 price point for Sling TV is lower than first thought (DISH CEO Charlie Ergen discussed a price of ‘$1 a day’ on the company’s 3Q earnings call) and covers [...]

Dish Unveils OTT Service With Sling TV for $20 Per Month

January 7, 2015 No Comments

After months of anticipation, viewers finally got to see what Dish Network’s OTT (over-the-top) service plans will be. The Satellite TV company announced they will offer Sling TV later this month for about $20 per month. Sling TV will be a basic service that offers about 12 channels, including some of the most popular channels [...]

Overseas Residents Lose VPN Access to Netflix

January 6, 2015 No Comments

There are multiple reports that Netflix has begun to block users attempting to log in through VPN access, hoping to skirt the companies geoblocks on its service in the United States. For a while now, movie studios and rights holders have been lobbying for Netflix to block their U.S. version of their service to users [...]