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AirPlay Won't Need A Wi-Fi Connection In iOS 8

iOS 8 will support “peer-to-peer AirPlay discovery and playback”, which means that you won’t need to be connected to a wireless network to use AirPlay. That’s a really nice evolution of Apple’s wireless media streaming protocol.


You Can Check Your YouTube Stream Quality From Home Now

Man, if you’re trying to watch a YouTube nature video — or any type of YouTube video for that matter — it’s just not the same if it’s not streaming in the full glory of HD. Now, thanks to the Google Video Quality Report, you can check on your stream quality right from home.


Steam's In-Home Game Streaming Is Now Available To Everyone

If you have a powerful gaming PC hidden away in one corner of your house, but want to knock out a quick game of Crysis or Dark Souls II on your laptop or home-theatre PC, you’re officially in luck. Valve has made its In-Home Streaming service available to any Steam customer.


Beats Sale Seemingly Confirmed By Dr Dre In Facebook Video

Yesterday’s news of Apple’s plan to buy Beats for $US3.2 billion seems to have been confirmed by Dr Dre himself, if this video, posted to Facebook by actor Tyrese Gibson, is anything to go by.


ABC To Put Entire Season Of Chris Lilley's 'Jonah From Tonga' On iView Before It Airs On TV

Do you prefer watching stuff on a tablet, smartphone or laptop instead of on a TV? What about binge watching? Are you into that? The ABC has you covered: Auntie is set to stream every single episode of Chris Lilley’s new show, Jonah From Tonga on its online catch-up platform iView before the season premiere next week.


How Much Better Is House Of Cards In 4K?

Netflix announced at CES that it would begin shooting original series in ultra high-def 4K, and now British site HDTVtest has caught the first glimpse of the streaming giant’s 4K content in the wild. How much more evil does Kevin Spacey look?


Android TV Was Hiding In Plain Sight At CES Three Months Ago

Google TV has been dead in the water for a while now, but rumour has it that a flashy new successor, Android TV, is on the way. There are rumours, and also it was hiding in plain sight at CES three months ago.


Microsoft Has Six Original TV Series In Production

Amazon and Netflix are doing it in style, Yahoo’s clamouring to join in, and now Microsoft apparently has at least six original series in production too. Bloomberg reports that Xbox’s TV studio, which is headed by ex-CBS exec Nancy Tellem, is working hard.


Rumour: Yahoo Is Planning To Make Its Own Original Web TV Shows

The Wall Street Journal reports that Yahoo is planning to take on Netflix and Amazon, with ambitions to produce its own original web-series programming. The newspaper cites “people briefed on the company’s plans” who reckon that Mayer & Co. are “close to ordering four Web series.”


Amazon Fire TV Review: A Fast Ride That Will Cost You

Take your pick of streaming devices — there are already plenty out there. Amazon says its new Fire TV can best every Roku, Chromecast and Apple TV in the land on speed, ease of use and a treasure box of extras. In most cases, Fire TV delivers on those promises. But it comes at a price.