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Stan and Netflix Are Owning The Australian Video Streaming Market

The battle for users in the Australian online streaming market was taken up a notch last month when US juggernaut Netflix arrived Down Under. Releasing its April Benchmark Report analysing the local subscription video on demand market, Australian app Gyde – which helps users figure out which streaming TV providers host the content they enjoy watching – has found Stan is in the lead for total streamable hours.


HBO Now Is Killing Australian Accounts

Bad news, VPN-ers: HBO doesn’t want your money. The service has started emailing people who are using the new HBO Now streaming service outside of the US to tell them they’re about to be booted.


Netflix Sets Its Prices According To Local Piracy Rates

If you live in a country with a lot of piracy, you probably enjoy lower monthly Netflix subscription fees. That’s according to Netflix CFO David Wells, who says that a country’s piracy rate is the primary factor determining the service’s local price.


Netflix Has A Show About Diseased Dicks Called Scrotal Recall

This week, Netflix has apparently quietly launched the Classic Balls Puns Based on the Collected Works of Arnold Schwarzenegger segment of its Original Programming*. This is my way of telling you that you can now watch a show called Scrotal Recall.


This Hacked App Lets You Play Bloodborne In Any Room Of The House

Gosh, wouldn’t it be nice to play a little Bloodborne tonight? Shame my wife will be using the TV. If only I had a way to stream the game from my PlayStation 4 to another device. How about a hacked version of the PS4 Remote Play app that works on Android phones and tablets — and my Nvidia Shield? Yes. Yes. That will do nicely.


I Built My First Computer In Four Hours, Watch It In Three Minutes

Last week, I helped Chris Davidson of Game Chops build a new PC. Neither of us had built a computer before, so we streamed the process on Twitch TV to elicit the collective wisdom of the internet. Because, who needs manuals? (In retrospect, instructions might have helped speed things along a bit.)


PlayStation Vue Review: Online TV

Television is experiencing a digital renaissance. Cutting the cord no longer means severing you from live TV. We’re witnessing the birth of true internet television, and Sony’s PlayStation Vue is the service with the most to offer as of today.


Meerkat And Periscope Can Really Chew Through Your Precious Data

New livestreaming apps Meerkat and Periscope help people share snippets of their lives — but they also gobble down data. Enough data that you might blow past your data cap. If you’re serious about streaming, you might need a bigger data plan!


Tidal Lossless Streaming: Here's A Not So New Music Streaming Service That Sounds Freaking Amazing

If you think all the streaming music in your Spotify library sounds like crap, perhaps some star power can help? At a press conference in New York, Jay Z and all his celebrity buddies teamed up to re-launch Tidal: a lossless music streaming service that will cost you double what the others do.


Facebook Will Put 360-Degree Spherical Videos Right In Your News Feed

I think that 360-degree video is going to be a big deal. Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg agrees! He just announced that Facebook will be able to embed spherical videos right in your News Feed, much like YouTube 360.