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The Best Video Player You Can Use Finally Gets DVR Support

If you’ve got a lot of movie and TV files floating around your computer you’re doing a disservice to your free time by not installing Plex. It’s a gamechanger app that lets you instantly stream all your media to any phone, computer or TV in your vicinity. Originally an offshoot of the popular XBMC (now Kodi) media player, Plex operates as a server that delivers your content, be it downloaded TV shows, ripped DVDs of movies or old family videos, to clients that operate on every single device that plugs into your TV or has a screen. It’s simple to use, available on everything and ridiculously handy for people with large media libraries.


Warner Bros Targets Streaming Subreddit Over Piracy, Fails

You can find almost anything on Reddit — including free, pirated movies — which is why one movie studio has started to not just go after the sources of these videos, but the places that aggregate them.


Amazon Is Trying To Reinvent YouTube

Starting today, Amazon Prime users in the US will have free access to Amazon Video Direct. Which is… what exactly? According to the landing page, Direct will be “helping content creators and visual storytellers reach millions of Amazon Video customers.” Uh huh.


VLC Is Finally Available On Apple TV

Now there shall be no more endless converting of your videos to make them more palatable to your Apple TV’s desires. VLC, the software that famously supports a wide range of file formats, is now available on the new Apple TV.


BBC Store Lets You Buy Classic TV Online -- If You Have A UK Credit Card

Ah, Dad’s Army, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder. So much wonderfully British TV, which you can now buy and download from the new BBC Store — if you have a UK credit card.


YouTubers Are Up In Arms About YouTube Red 

The past 24 hours have been a tortured 24 hours for YouTube professionals and their fans. The famously free video site announced a new paid service called YouTube Red, and nobody’s really sure what it means. But some YouTubers are already making end-time predictions.


YouTube Red: $10 Per Month For Video With No Ads, Plus Streaming Music, Plus Original Content

YouTube’s taking big steps towards transforming itself into a media service that you pay for like you pay for Netflix. Fancy YouTube! Aren’t you psyched?


Telstra's TV Streaming Box Is Out Next Week For $109

Looking for one device to sit in your home entertainment unit, sending catch-up TV and streaming video on demand straight to your telly? Telstra’s competitor to the Apple TV will be out at the start of next week, and you’ll pay $109 for the privilege of watching Presto, Netflix, Stan and other Australian catch-up television services — as well as any downloaded movies or TV shows you might have on a hard drive or your home network — on your big screen TV.


Netflix Is Losing Big Movies Next Month, And Hulu Picked Them Right Up

Over the weekend, Netflix announced the service would be losing lots of big ticket blockbusters next month. Within hours, Hulu announced it would be scooping up those very movies. The streaming wars continue.


YouTube Wants To Get Into Eyewitness News 

YouTube doesn’t want to give you a reason to turn on CNN. The Google-owned video hosting site is trying to legitimise eyewitness accounts of breaking news by launching YouTube Newswire, a special feed for footage it verifies as accurate.


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