Maybe Facebook was paying attention when Elon Musk tweeted that he loves Overwatch. Just a day later, the site said it's working on a game streaming feature that would let us watch from the News Feed as Musk battles those particular robots. COINCIDENCE? Well, definitely, but that doesn't mean this isn't Facebook's newest attempt to take over the internet one niche at a time and show us what we didn't know we liked.
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Spotify turns four in Australia this week, and along with the news the streaming service is actually helping to grow the Australian music industry, as a birthday present to all of us we now know exactly what we've been listening to all these years.
And it's not just broad nationwide numbers either — there are breakdowns of genre, artist and playlists right down to the suburb you live in.
Hint: Y'all love Justin Beiber.
The future of direct-to-streaming entertainment seems inexplicably tied up with controversy. Our first taste came from The Interview (lol remember that?) after Sony's massive hack in 2014. Now Netflix wants to stream two new films, starring Zack Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Kate Beckinsale, before they come to theatres. The only problem is that it could financially ruin the studio that made them.
Apple Music hasn't been the success many hoped it would be. But according to Bloomberg that may change next month, with Apple preparing a big overhaul for the service.
Video: The band Radiohead erased itself from the internet earlier this week. Or did it? Now, from the echoing empty chambers of the band's blank slate of engagement, there is a new auditory experience.
With Australians aged 18 to 32 spending an average of 12.8 hours a week streaming their favourite shows, Optus has decided to extend its range of unlimited data plans to include ADSL 2+, cable and NBN.
From today, if you are a new Optus customer (or are recontracting) you can choose from a new range of plans with unlimited data, and score $20 a month off if you bundle it with your postpaid mobile.
It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week it's about being left dumbfounded. Staring at your screen thinking, why? How? Who did this? What... happened?
This isn't a comprehensive list of mind-benders - big names like a Clockwork Orange, Jacob's Ladder, Being John Malkovich, Memento and Trance are missing from our streaming services in Australia. But here are the best mind-bending movies streaming online right now.
To begin only verified pages of public figures were given access via the Mentions app, and now that Facebook Live video is available to everyone its popularity is growing. Today a host of new features for the service have been announced including group and event functionality, interactive options and basic editing tools.
Its as though Facebook have gathered the best ideas from Snapchat, Periscope and YouTube Live and jammed them all into their own streaming service.
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That may be just what YouTube is doing according to a new report from VentureBeat, which suggests the video company is building a Periscope competitor that will be called Connect.
Reality TV gets a bit of a bad rap. Reality TV viewers often even more so. Hayu targets a specific fanbase, sure — but that fanbase is big — and it wants what hayu is putting down. Complete box sets of shows, 3000 episodes of mindless guilty pleasures, at the same time as the US, for less than the price of a magazine a month? Sign me up.
Siri is a big part of the next-generation Apple TV. You can use the personal assistant app to choose content, identify movie actors, skip songs and more. If you own one of the latest puck-shaped boxes, then here are just about all the things you can say to Siri — just press and hold the microphone button on the remote and start talking.
Popcorn Time is the revolutionary app that's been continuously dubbed the Netflix for torrents. But after aggressive legal action by the Motion Picture Association of America, the original site Popcorntime.io, shut down indefinitely. After week of mystery surrounding its sudden reappearance, anonymous developers are declaring that illegal Netflix is back, baby.
Despite a stormy ride, The Pirate Bay is still alive and well. And now it has an intriguing new feature: you can stream the torrents it indexes right there in your browser.
Are you a fervent acolyte of the on-demand video streaming revolution and yet still yearn for some of the old-school television charm? OttoPlay is an add-on for Netflix (and YouTube and Hulu) that brings back the old channel surfing feel, letting you skip across "channels." It may be more rewarding than normal recommendations, at least.