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Amazon to roll out new AVOD service

Amazon Prime is reportedly considering to roll out a new video service that would be completely free and will be backed by an Ad-supported revenue model.  The service will be outside of the Prime Video umbrella and subscribers will be able to access both the libraries in two different apps. Amazon is reportedly in talks …

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Amazon launches Prime VoD service in Luxembourg

Amazon rolled out its Prime Video service to Luxembourg which includes unlimited streaming of the on-demand video service. Prime membership in Luxembourg will be available for an introductory price of €3.99 per month or for an annual fee of €49. Lou Santini, Director – Prime and Delivery Experience Europe stated, “We are launching with a number …

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Amazon Music appears to be adding Chromecast support in Android environment

Amazon Music appears to be testing Chromecast support on its streaming service. An option to play Amazon Music on Chromecast has been notified on select handsets. The feature allows playback on both Chromecast and Chromecast-enabled devices such as the Nvidia Shield TV and the Google Home connected speaker. It’s probable that Amazon is rolling out the …

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Roku’s streaming stick 3600R steals the deal in device market

Amazon’s All-New Fire TV Stick with 4K resolution and an Alexa voice remote were released this week at $70, and it is already the best-selling new product in its category. But rival Roku had other plans. They decided to drop the cost of their refurbished Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) to match its lowest price ever …

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Amazon introduces 4K HDR version of its streaming stick

Amazon is going to be launching a 4K HDR version of the Amazon Fire TV stick. The streaming dongle was announced alongside an entire range of new Alexa-enabled products and it will include a revamped, more powerful version of the bigger Amazon Fire TV. It is going to be launching a 4K HDR version of …

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Amazon to sign up for multi-year development deal with Gilmore Girls show

Amazon has entered a multi-year overall deal with Amazon Studios. Amazon today announced that critically-acclaimed multi-hyphenates Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino (Gilmore Girls) have entered a multi-year overall deal with Amazon Studios. The two season green light of upcoming Amazon Original Series that debuts on Prime Video will debut this autumn on Prime Video.

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Demand Africa SVOD service to be introduced in October

A new streaming video service, Demand Africa will be launched and will offer 300+ hours of streaming original and acquired lifestyle content and will expand in the following months to include hundreds of hours of scripted TV series and movies. In addition to premium HD streaming video, Demand Africa will feature free access to short-form …

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Google Chromecast the top Over the Top device in EMEA

According to a new study by video infrastructure technology company Bitmovin, Google Chromecast is the leading Over the Top device in EMEA. It has 37% adoption among developers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Amazon is in third place with 15% of the market, with Roku coming a close second with 8% share. Chromecast …

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Hulu ranking higher than Netflix and Amazon in terms of usage

64% of TV viewers watch Hulu more now than a year ago, according to a report by Hub Entertainment Research. According to the report, 56% of respondents watch more Netflix than 12 months ago. There was a rise in Amazon viewing too. There were greater number of respondents who used Hulu as compared to Netflix …

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New 4K, HDR Fire TV devices to be introduced by Amazon

Two new models of Fire TV streaming device will support 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video at the rate of 60 frames per-second. The device will feature an HDMI cable similar to Google’s Chromecast. Amazon currently offers Fire TV Stick with resolutions of up to 1080p and Amazon Fire TV box that supports 4K …

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