Don't-Miss Streaming media Stories

xbox originals

Xbox Entertainment Studios is doomed, original online programming efforts are not

Don't expect the likes of Yahoo and Amazon to follow the lead of Microsoft as it abandons efforts to produce original online shows.

youtube twitch

Google reportedly seals deal to gobble up Twitch for $1 billion

A YouTube-Twitch marriage could be a match made in heaven - or hell.

derek main

The Binge-Watch List: Ricky Gervais is actually, alarmingly quite sweet in Derek

He may have made his name playing a series of nasty people, but Ricky Gervais gives a sincere -- and Emmy-nominated -- performance on this Netflix series. Monty Ashley streams Derek to see if it's worth your time.

sharknado hue main

Syfy, Philips team up to put Sharknado in a new light

If you've got a Philips Hue connected home lighting system, download the Syfy Sync app for iOS, and your lights will sync up with the action during next week's debut of Sharknado 2 on the cable channel.

netflix verizon buffer

How a Netflix subscriber used VPN to thwart Verizon's streaming slowdown

That's what one tech-savvy Netflix subscriber did when performance lagged on Verizon's network. The result? A 10x boost in his streaming speed.

xbox video and music

Don't panic! Microsoft isn't killing its Video and Music stores

A Microsoft boss rushed to reaffirm the company's commitment to Xbox Music and Video after comments from CEO Satya Nadella had people wondering if the services were destined for the dead pool.

simpsons world promo

Why Simpsons World will destroy the U.S. but not Canada

The U.S could fall into ruin as millions tune in to cable channel FXX’s marathon showing of every “Simpsons” episode ever, to be followed by a “Simpsons World” website and app. A perfect opportunity for Canada, which is geo-blocked, to take over the continent, as it’s always really wanted to.

amazon prime music front

Amazon adds more free music for Prime subscribers

Amazon's subscription service gets "hundreds of thousands" more songs to choose from at no extra charge.

netflix

Netflix raises fees, watches membership rise in second quarter

That extra dollar Netflix is charging new subscribers didn't hurt membership numbers for the streaming video service, which saw paid membership rise 4 percent in the second quarter.

simpsons letterman

Simpsons World to provide every Simpsons episode without costing you any d'oh!

If you have yearned for a place where you could watch any and all of the 552 episodes to The Simpsons any time you wanted, your dream comes true in October.

qplay chromecast

Qplay streaming service to shut down July 25

The video streaming service plans to close up shop less than a year after launching.

nokiamixradio

Downsizing Microsoft to spin off Nokia's MixRadio music service

As Microsoft downsizes, Nokia looks to drop its Internet radio efforts.

netflix at home

Verizon blaming Netflix for slow streaming speeds is an 'attempt at deception' says Internet backbone provider

Verizon says Netflix isn't buying enough bandwidth to deliver its streaming video to Verizon customers. But a major Internet backbone provider says that's just not the case.

now streaming cover

Stream your own film festival of Netflix recent releases

We look at nine movies that have come out in the past 18 months -- plus a decades-old classic -- that you can turn into your very own streaming double feature this weekend.

xbox one halo master chief collection e3 2014

Microsoft shuts down Xbox Entertainment Studios video team as part of layoffs

One of the first to fall as part of Microsoft's layoffs is its Xbox Entertainment Studios, although some of the company's flagship media offerings will remain unscathed.