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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 …

Google Chromecast adds support for WhereverTV Latino 26 December 2017

WhereverTV Latino, the Over-the-Top (OTT) subscription service run by WhereverTV Broadcasting Corp. has announced its alliance with Google with streaming support on Google’s Chromecast Division. The company announced that with this alliance, Google becomes WhereverTV latino’s first live-linear streaming partner in Latin America. Google Chromecast will begin distribution in Mexico and will gradually grow nationwide. …

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 …

Spotify voice commands now work on any Google Assistant-supported device 11 October 2017

Google Inc. has announced that Google Assistant will now support Spotify voice commands in the coming few weeks. So, you can use your voice to control Spotify on any device that supports Google Assistant. The voice command feature is made available to both standard and premium Spotify users. Earlier, Spotify voice commands were only available …

Internet ad spending to surpass that of TV this year 05 June 2017

Internet / Digital ad spending in U.S will soon eclipse TV ad spending. An analysis by Kleiner Perkins suggests that the tipping point for new media will be coming in the next six months. Total global ad spend for TV as well as the internet was around $180 billion last year, out of which Digital …

Hulu adds new features 24 May 2017

Hulu is including some new features shortly after it launched a new experience alongside the beta launch of a live TV streaming service that includes a cloud DVR component. Related: Hulu Launches Live TV Beta New features and improvements will be introduced on a semi-regular basis. According to VP of product Richard Irving, some of …

VOOT partners with Google for it’s VOD Web App 28 April 2017

Viacom18’s Ad-supported Video-on-demand OTT service –  VOOT has partnered with Google to turn its mobile website into a Progressive Web App (PWA) using features such as ‘Add to Homescreen’ and a service worker. PWA will allow VOOT users with reliable, faster, and engaging experience on the mobile web. VOOT is available as both a native app and …

Google Earth gets revival by partnering with BBC & NASA 19 April 2017

Google is getting its 3-D mapping service – Google Earth, a new look by partnering with groups such as BBC & NASA  to provide a mixture of content in form of video clips, photos and text narratives. Long before Google Maps – Google Earth was the place where you could find satellite views and 3-D images …

YouTube takes on cable channels with YouTubeTV 07 April 2017

YouTube launches YouTube TV in 5 cities of USA to take on cable channels. YouTube TV takes a bunch of the more popular U.S. cable channels — ABC, Fox, CBS, NBC, CW, Disney, SyFy, ESPN and 40+ more — and crams them into one app. It’ll cost $35 a month, which gives you access to Live TV …

YouTube to launch paid TV on-demand Service 02 March 2017

Targeting cord cutters, the Google owned video platform is now all set to take on the OTT platforms like Netflix and Hulu and launch a subscription video on demand service – YouTube TV offering a collection of on-demand TV channels. The YouTube TV service will be available for $35 a month and will have 40 …

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