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Pandora Has To Stump Up $90M For Its Use Of Pre-1972 Songs

Earlier this year, the Record Industry Association of America began to pursue Pandora on behalf of record labels to seek royalties for the use of tracks recorded before 1972. Now, it’s reached a settlement that will see Pandora stump up $US90 million for using the songs.

The Best Music Streaming Services For Australia

Shopping around for your next music-streaming service? Looking for something first-party or unmetered on your data plan? Here’s our round-up of every music streaming and online radio service worth looking twice at.

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.

The Record Industry Is Suing Aurous, The Popcorn Time For Music 

Well that didn’t take long. Just a few days after Aurous launched its free, torrent-based music streaming service and hours after it won widespread media coverage, the RIAA announced an aggressive lawsuit to bring it down. So much for easy piracy.

Virgin Mobile Offers An Extra 1GB Of Data For Listening To Music

It sounds too good to be true – free data for listening to free music? Sign us up. The deal is a partnership with streaming service Guvera and applies to all existing and new postpaid customers.

Samsung's Milk Music Premium Now Available In Australia

Milk Music is Samsung’s streaming internet radio service that has been bringing free tunes to owners of Galaxy phones. Now there is a paid premium option available which brings a host of new feature – but will it be worth the price?

Has Video Streaming Spiked Our Internet Traffic By 40 Per Cent?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released their latest internet data figures and downloads way up compared to last year, or even 6 months ago. Should we blame Netflix? Their official arrival down-under in March likely made a big contribution, but of course they are not the only player in the streaming game.

Stan And PlayStation Join Forces

Mashing extra entertainment into Australia’s fastest selling gaming console, Stan will soon be available on the PlayStation 3 and 4. There is even a nice little bonus for new Stan users.

Chromecast And Chromecast Audio Hands-On: Damn, These Seem Promising

As predicted, today Google unleashed not one but two Chromecast devices. They’re both impressive. I just spent a little time with both of them and here are my impressions.

From Chromecast To Netflix: An Intro To Streaming Movies And TV

Gizmodo Video Guide: Australian streaming services like Netflix, Presto and Stan all come with their own apps for smartphones and devices, but what if you want to watch them on the big screen? From Apple TV to the Google Chromecast, we check out some of the best options on the market to send streaming media straight to your TV.

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