Streaming media

Netflix pays off Comcast, discovers that speeds magically improve

In fact, Comcast streaming speeds shot up 65 percent since Netflix struck an interconnectivity deal with the ISP that gives it better access to Comcast's network.

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Samsung hints at ads and premium subscriptions for Galaxy-centric Milk Music

The streaming music service that's just for Samsung devices may soon cost $3.99 per month for an ad-free experience.

Legal ruling

With Supreme Court appearance looming, Aereo argues for its streaming service

Oral arguments in the case are next Tuesday, but Aereo has taken to the web to advocate for its right to stream over-the-air broadcast TV via the Internet.

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Amazon's Fire TV voice search to improve this summer

The company is integrating more services into the unified voice search, starting with Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime.

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Chromecast gets more live video with MLB.TV and YouTube

Google's $35 TV dongle fills in some more gaps in its app catalog.

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Yahoo’s making sitcoms? Here are 6 sure-fire comedy pitches

Yahoo is reportedly looking to develop its own original programming -- just like Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Microsoft and others. But we've got a few ideas for Marissa Mayer on what kind of TV grabs people's attention.

Silicon Valley

'Silicon Valley' episode 2: 'The Cap Table' - VP of Spite

Silicon Valley episode 2 is here and Jason Snell will break it all down for you.

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New Chrome for Android beta adds Chromecast support for web video, closed tab recovery

Along with a bunch of other features, Chrome Beta now has native Chromecast support for video.

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Aereo getting Chromecast support on May 29

The cloud antenna/DVR service is adding another way to send its streaming video to your TV: Google's handy Chromecast stick.

Heartbleed, gossip, TV shows and WWDC

What we'll see at WWDC, the troubling rise of tech-industry gossip, the Heartbleed security fiasco, and Yahoo and Microsoft become TV networks. With guests Philip Michaels and Serenity Caldwell.

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Google bakes Chromecast-style Sonos support into Play Music

The deep integration is a first for both Sonos and Play Music.

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Fire TV review: Amazon's set-top box is cooking with gas

Amazon's first media streaming product packs plenty of power and a handy voice search feature. Oh, and it plays games too.

Sesame Street

Hey kids! The SesameGo service tells you how to get to Sesame Street

SesameGo's web-based subscription lets you nom, nom, nom all the Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Big Bird you can watch.

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Netflix 4K streaming is now live

If you've got the hardware, House of Cards will look a lot sharper.

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Chromecast gets live YouTube streams, but only from the desktop

There aren't many YouTube videos you can't send from YouTube to a Chromecast device. Now there are even fewer YouTube apps that are un-Castable.

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Microsoft readies its own original programming push

Original programs are all the rage among streaming companies these days, and Microsoft is no different, with plans to roll out shows produced for Xbox Live this June.