Some may remember that back in February earlier this year, YouTube had started to allow users to directly live stream to their channel from their mobile devices. That capability, however, had only been made available to people with at least 10,000 subscribers. Well, here is some good news -- the world’s most popular source of video content has since reduced the requirement to just 1,000 subscribers.
When Netflix began offering support for offline viewing for devices late last year, it only did so for handsets that are powered by the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. But this year, the company is now introducing the same feature to the Windows 10 platform, as first reported by MSPoweruser.
Yet another major wireless carrier in the United States is making a move to expand into digital media. Sprint has recently announced this week that it has purchased one third of Tidal, the music streaming subscription service owned by rap superstar Jay Z and other music recording stars. Sure, Sprint’s move may not be as big as Verizon Wireless’ and AT&T’s, but it is a significant one nonetheless.
Facebook may not have beaten YouTube to deploying 4K 360 live streaming, but it did get the jump on Twitter’s Periscope. This week, the biggest social media platform in the planet officially launched initial support for 360 degree live streams.
More than a year ago, Netflix had decided to include an in-app subscription feature in its app for iOS powered mobile devices, and that move might have contributed immensely in its growing popularity ever since. Indeed during the last month, the app had reached the Top Grossing chart for the first time, landing at number nine. Recently, Netflix’s app adds another reason to celebrate, for it has become the top grossing app for iPhone devices in all of the United States.
AT&T officially launched its new DirecTV Now service yesterday, debuting a service that brings over a hundred channels for a starting price of $35. This latest offering from the second biggest wireless carrier in the United States streams over the world wide web, can function on a wide range of devices, including smartphones and tablet devices, and does not affect the mobile data allowances of AT&T subscribers.
Finally. Video streaming giant Netflix has, at long last, decided to let people download and watch its content offline. In other words, users can now enjoy watching Orange is the New Black or other favorite TV shows and movies on their smartphones and tablet devices even without an existing web connection. The company is making this option available to all customers who have already received the latest Netflix update on their compatible smartphone or table. For those not in the know, that would mean any handset that runs on either Android 4.4.2 or newer version, or iOS 8.0 or newer.
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