Just this week, Netflix had announced that it was planning to increase the pricing of its service for American customers by November. Despite this, the number three biggest wireless carrier in America is not planning to discontinue the free Netflix special offer it had introduced about a month ago.
T-Mobile recently revealed that it is offering free Netflix content to its unlimited data subscribers, especially those with family plans. Specifically, the major US wireless carrier is providing free Netflix access to any customer with at least a couple of lines of service with unlimited data. For those who are under existing plans or promos who are interested in availing of the deal, they will have to upgrade to a T-Mobile One unlimited plan.
Not too long ago, there were only a trio of smartphone devices that come with support for Netflix’s HDR streaming feature -- namely LG’s G6 and V30 flagship handsets, as well as Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium.
Verizon Wireless has admitted that it had indeed been throttling streamed video content from Netflix as well as other video content providers. About a week ago, there were reports that the number one mobile operator in the United States was seemingly capping connection speeds for subscribers who were watching video content from Netflix on the Big Red’s network. The major US wireless carrier has since confirmed that it was throttling network speeds in order to optimize the content. The company did qualify that it was not specifically throttling speeds for subscribers of Netflix.
4:44 is the title of Jay Z’s 13th album, and it is launching exclusively on Tidal at 12 AM ET. For fans of the rap superstar who have not been able to subscriber to Tidal before that time, they will not be able to gain access to the album. According to a report recently published by The Verge, only those who are subscribers of Sprint will be able to sign up for Tidal after 12 AM ET, and accordingly enjoy access to the Grammy award winning rapper’s latest effort.
According to a new report recently released by Ooyala, close to 57 percent of all video content around the world were viewed by people using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. While that percentage is a new record high for mobile users across the globe, it bears noting that those based in the Asia Pacific region are the most voracious viewers of videos, accounting for 61 percent of all mobile viewed video content. Not far behind are those users based in the North American continent, where over 50 percent of all videos viewed on mobile.
It seems YouTube is making its mobile live streaming feature more and more available to all users by reducing the number of subscribers needed for one to enjoy access to the functionality. But Google is making it clear that it still is not made available to everybody. Officially, YouTube mobile live streaming can only be accessed by a limited number of account holders for now.
Twitter has recently revealed that it is joining forces with Live Nation in order to start exclusively live streaming video of concert events. The social media giant is reportedly already lining up a formidable lineup of recording artists, including Train, Portugal The Man, August Alsina, and Marian Hill. This coming May 13th, Zac Brown Band is said to be scheduled to air a live musical performance.
Need further proof that more and more users are going into mobile live streaming nowadays? Well, YouTube’s app has risen to the top of the App Store charts just a few days after it decided to drop its mobile live streaming requirement down to just a thousand subscribers. Before, the mobile live streaming feature on the app was only made available to users with at least 10,000 subscribers.
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