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AC/DC finally embraces streaming music with Spotify, Apple Music, and Rdio

Finally, you can make a comprehensive playlist of late 70's and 80's rock thanks to AC/DC landing on streaming services like Rdio and Spotify.

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OneDrive adds Chromecast support for photos and videos

Now you can stream your personal photos and videos stored in OneDrive to your TV via Chromecast.


Cord cutters shut out from MLB Network's new live-streaming service

The MLB Network is live and available online 24/7, but only if you have a cable subscription.

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Spotify shows off impressive growth ahead of Apple Music launch

Spotify isn't afraid of Apple Music and it has the users to show it with a doubling of paid subscribers in just over a year.


Plex gets more secure, adding free SSL encryption for all free and paying users

Plex Media Server users just got an important upgrade: The company is giving all of its customers, both paid subscribers and free users, an SSL certificate from a trusted authority, for free.

NFL chooses Yahoo streaming over TV for one game this season

The annual showdown from London, England won't be shown on traditional TV in every market. Instead, you'll have to watch it online courtesy of Yahoo.

Windows 10 Music Preview app redesign sports a Spotify-like aesthetic

It's late in the game, but Microsoft is still playing around with the visual look to elements of Windows 10 as it tweaks the OS prior to the upcoming launch.


Walmart's testing a $50 Amazon Prime competitor

Walmart reportedly plans to take on Amazon this summer with an invite only trial program that offers unlimited free delivery for a low annual fee.

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Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are finally ready to bring 4K movies to your home theater

Ultra HD is coming to Blu-ray. Licensing will begin this summer.


NBC's experiments with Netflix-like binge watching for Duchovny's new TV show

NBC is taking a page from Netflix for its upcoming new series Aquarius, starring David Duchovny

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Cablevision becomes the first cable company to hawk Hulu subscriptions

You can already get it by signing up at Hulu.com, but Cablevision's Optimum plans to sell Hulu subscriptions directly to its customers.

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YouTube will stop working on older Apple TVs, iPads, smart TVs, consoles, and more

If you have an original iPad, older Apple TV or Google TV your access to YouTube is soon going to change or end, depending on your device type.

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Netflix plans better security and a new TV interface in 2015

Netflix has a new user interface coming for its television apps and is adding HTTPS across its site.


Netflix makes its shows more accessible for the blind, starting with Marvel's Daredevil

Netflix is making it's hit show Marvel's Daredevil more accessible to the blind by adding audio description with more shows to follow.


Microsoft finally brings live, over-the-air TV support to Xbox One in North America

It's not here yet, but in the coming months you'll be able to pick-up a digital TV tuner for the Xbox One for about $60.