How Spotify ran the largest Google Dataflow job ever for Wrapped 2019

In early December, Spotify launched its annual personalized Wrapped playlist with its users’ most-streamed sounds of 2019. That has become a bit of a tradition and isn’t necessarily anything new, but for 2019, it also gave users a look back at how they used Spotify over the last decade. Because this was quite a large […]

Elon Musk says Tesla will add Disney+ to its vehicles “soon”

Elon Musk spent some time over this past holiday week answering questions posed by fans on Twitter, and one addressed the growing catalogue of entertainment options available in-car via the Tesla Theater software feature: Musk said that Disney+ will be “coming soon” to the list of available streaming services drivers can access in their cars. […]

Instreamatic signs deals to allow people to talk to adverts on streaming services like an Alexa

Most in tech would agree that following the launch of Alexa and Google Home devices the ‘Voice Era’ is here. Voice assistant usage is at 3.3 billion right now; by 2020 half of all searches are expected to be done via voice. And with younger generations growing up on voice (55% of teens use voice search […]

Snagging Pearson’s AR assets and $1 million in cash, GIGXR is ready for its close up

Meet GIGXR, the new owner of all of the assets of Pearson Immersive Learning Group, a subsidiary of the education and media publishing giant, Pearson. Formed specifically to roll up Pearson’s virtual and augmented reality assets, GIGXR is helmed by David King Lassman, the founder of streaming media company Vyclone and the Southern Californian venture […]

The Apple TV 4K is still on sale for Cyber Week today if you hurry

The Apple TV 4K is a premier media streamer that will take your Netflix bingeing to the next level, but it’s also one of the more expensive devices. That’s why discounts are a big deal —they don’t happen often.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is half-price at $25 for Black Friday

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a great value in a media streamer. But for Black Friday it’s only $25 — 50% off the regular price — making it an absolute steal.

Disney+ adds the much-requested Continue Watching feature

With its new Continue Watching feature, Disney+ makes progress toward fixing what some subscribers and pundits have described as a lackluster user experience.

Disney+ has already attracted over 10 million subscribers

Disney’s launch of its premium subscription streaming service Disney+ was not without issues – high demand resulted int content not being accessible for hours on its first day of availability. The company cited higher-than-expected demand as a factor, and now we have a rough estimate of the size of that demand – Disney has revealed […]

What is Roku? The streaming media platform fully explained

You’ve heard the name, but do you know what a Roku can do? Give us five minutes and we’ll make you an expert.