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Apple may acquire Netflix 04 January 2018

Sending shockwaves to the Over-the-Top (OTT) industry, Citi analysts have said that the iPhone maker may buy Netflix by taking advantage of the corporate tax cut in the United States. According to Citi analysts,  there is a 40% likelihood that Apple will acquire Netflix. Under the new taxing rules, the tech giant will be able …

YouTube is no longer a part of Fire TV 03 January 2018

The premature removal of YouTube from Fire TV has raised several eyebrows. While the industry was abuzz over a possible collaboration before January 1st, 2018, the date set by Google to pull the app, the early exit of YouTube from Fire TV app was something unexpected. Fast Company points out that it is Amazon who …

OTT ‘2017 – A look back 29 December 2017

The year 2017 has been witness to key trends and major industry movements for the Over-the-Top (OTT) industry. Globally, we have seen staggering numbers in terms of industry growth and forecast. We saw growth of cord-cutting, live streaming and the advent of new trends such as public binging, original content production, platform hybridization, etc. According …

Discovery launches car-themed SVOD service via Amazon Channels 29 December 2017

Discovery Communications has steered its focus clear on “Super fans” and launched a motorcar-themed SVOD service via Amazon Channels. Motor Trend OnDemand which has helmed popular online shows as well as linear TV content, has a strong presence in the US through YouTube with more than five million subscribers. The brand which is a result …

Amazon Prime Video launch application for Android TV devices 27 December 2017

Amazon has decided to release the Prime Video app for Google’s Android TV platform, following their app release for Apple TV. The Prime Video app was available only on the NVIDIA Shield TV. Its APK could not be sideloaded to Android TV devices either, which meant users could not access Prime Video content on their …

Amazon Echo now supports SiriusXM and Spotify 18 December 2017

Amazon has now enhanced its multi-room audio support by including SiriusXM and Spotify. The upgrade is from multi-room audio streaming to the ability to use Echos as an intercom system throughout the house. The support is now expanded on their support for multi-room audio, by adding support for both SiriusXM and Spotify. Earlier, this feature …

Amazon & Netflix to propel OTT revenues to $120 billion 15 December 2017

SVOD majors Amazon and Netflix have been predicted to drive OTT revenues over the next five years. According to a study from Juniper Research suggests, OTT revenues will surge from $64 billion in 2017 to 120 billion in 2022. Netflix has announced to spend more than $6 billion on original content this year, which is …

YouTube app no longer supported on Amazon Fire TV devices 11 December 2017

Amazon and Google seemingly in dispute. Google has announced that starting January 2018, the company will remove YouTube app from Amazon’s Fire TV devices. The move has been provoked by Amazon’s decision to not stock Google’s gadgets on their e-commerce site. Google complained that Amazon is refusing to stock Chromecast TV streaming devices and also …

Amazon Prime Video app now available on Apple TV 11 December 2017

According to a recent announcement, Amazon and Apple have partnered to bring the Amazon Prime Video app to Apple TV in more than 100 countries. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook had earlier revealed plans to include Amazon’s streaming service on Apple devices, by the end of the year. Living by his words with just weeks …

Stingray music to be carried by Amazon Channels 08 December 2017

Stingray Classica, Stingray DJAZZ, and Stingray Karaoke will now be available on Amazon Channels. The multi-platform music services provider, today announced that it has successfully been added to Amazon Channels in Germany and the UK. Prime members in the UK can now subscribe to Stingray Classica and Stingray Karaoke, while Stingray Classica is available to …

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