streaming

The Office Where The Stan Streaming Service Was Born Is Outrageously Crappy And Full of Asbestos

StreamCo CEO Mike Sneesby will happily shake the Netflix boss’s hand. Image: Alex Heber.

You could be forgiven for thinking that a team working to build a $100 million streaming service would be working out of a lavish Sydney highrise, complete with massages, free snacks and access to other amenities. But that’s not the case for Nine and Fairfax Media’s new streaming darling child, Stan. The office where it was born had an outhouse, no heating and a shocking asbestos problem. We went inside to check it out.


Everything Amazon Is Supposedly Working On

You can always expect that Amazon will push out new Kindles and Fires year by year, but the Everything Store has so much more in the works. From travel sites to retail stores, there’s a whole bunch of rumoured stuff Amazon might be getting ready to roll out. Here’s a breakdown.


YouTube Music Key Hands-On: Streaming Music Has Never Been Easier

Last week, YouTube announced its new streaming music service, which is finally rolling out in beta form. It comes complete with out-of-app background listening, cacheable videos, ad-free music, and a 6 month free trial. It turns YouTube into a great little music player. I just tried it out and so far, so good.


Report: Amazon's Ad-Supported Streaming Service Is A Done Deal

Today in things Amazon might be working on: first, a travel site, and now, according to the New York Post, an ad-supported streaming video network. This has been previously rumoured, but the Post is saying it’s a done deal.


Taylor Swift Says Spotify Pays Out Way Less Than It Claims

First, Taylor Swift and her management pulled the singer’s music from Spotify over claims of paltry royalty payments. Then Spotify struck back, explaining its royalty pay outs were actually quite large. Now, Swift is questioning Spotify’s numbers.


Sony's PlayStation Vue Wants To Replace Your Cable Box

Sony has announced a new cloud-based TV service, which will offer a large selection of TV channels without a monthly contract and be available across a range of devices. It’s Sony’s play to replace your cable box.


Chromecast Is Getting A Bunch Of Smartphone-Controlled Games

Your Chromecast is about to be a little more like Amazon Fire TV. The streaming dongle is getting a whole slew of family-friendly games.


Taylor Swift Explains Why She Ditched Spotify

Earlier this week, something awful happened: it became the case that you can’t hear Taylor Swift on Spotify anymore. Gasp. Now, the the singer-songwriter has explained why.


PlayStation TV Hands-On

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a tiny set-top box that plays all your Sony PlayStation games? That’s probably what you’d think if you saw the new PlayStation TV on the shelf. For $150, this incredibly tiny box promises the world. Shame it doesn’t really deliver.


Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Now Lets You Stream Its Performances

Feeling cultured? Now, you can stream and download performances from London’s Globe Theatre, and watch Shakespeare performed in a (pretty much) original setting.


Product Finder

Find more great products at