Netflix Improves Audio Streaming for Android Devices

In its latest update to the Android version of the app, Netflix announced that it is bringing “studio quality” sound to all TV and movies on the app. This is done through Netflix’s decision to switch to xHE-AAC (short for Extended High Efficiency AAC). This codec is a newer version of the HE-AAC Netflix has […]

The MTRCB Wants To Regulate Films And TV Shows On Netflix And Other Streaming Services

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board want to extend its reach in the classification and review of television programs and motion pictures to include shows shown in streaming services like Netflix and other platforms. MTRCB Legal Affairs Division chief Jonathan Presquito told senators during a hearing that “stream services like Netflix are video-on-demand […]

Facebook, Instagram Reduces Streaming Bitrate In The Philippines

All to save bandwidth With the enhanced community quarantine getting extended, it’s becoming more important than ever before to reduce the strain on mobile networks as everyone works and studies from home. Facebook is the latest company to heed the calls of the Department of Information and Communications Technology to save bandwidth and will be […]

Spotify Remains to be the Top Music Streaming Platform According to Counterpoint

Still the top choice for music streaming Counterpoint has released its 2019 report for music streaming, and things are looking good: Year-to-Year growth on paid subscriptions has grown by 32%. Counterpoint credits this to music streaming platforms offering exclusive content in the form of podcasts, along with promotional price cuts in emerging markets. With this […]

Singtel-owned Hooq Video Streaming Service Files For Liquidation

Hooq might be dead 5 years after it launched in Southeast Asia, Hooq, the video streaming service owned by Singaporean telco Singtel, has filed for liquidation. According to a report by Reuters, the streaming service said that it had not been able to grow sufficiently to provide sustainable returns or cover escalating costs. The service […]

Yes, PirateBay has their Own Streaming Service

It’s neatly hidden in their site With streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, and Apple TV+ offering compelling shows, the catch is that one has to pay for monthly subscriptions in order to enjoy great content. Of course, not everyone is willing to pay—making some of us resort to piracy. Torrent sites like PirateBay would come […]

MTRCB Wants Streaming Platforms to Adopt their Rating and Classification System

It is a loophole lawmakers are seriously looking at With streaming platforms like iWant, Netflix, HOOQ, iFlix, and Apple TV gaining popularity in the Philippines, they lack something that all movies and broadcast TV shows have: classification and rating of content. This was pointed out during the Senate hearing on the MTRCB’s proposed budget for […]

PC Gaming On Mobile: NVIDIA Brings GeForce NOW Streaming Service To Android

Great news for mobile gamers NVIDIA is now expanding its rollout of its GeForce NOW streaming service, as it officially announces its rollout to Android phones later this year. Just like Google’s Stadia service, GeForce NOW will stream games direct to your Android phone via data centers scattered around the world. NVIDIA’s streaming service has […]

Here’s Why You Should Check Out Livestreaming App Kumu

A homegrown app that should be on your radar Do not underestimate the power of live streaming, as this new approach lets content creators deliver their content in unique ways. Gaining popularity in the past few years, there are several livestream apps users can choose from. Amidst the diversity, one should definitely check out Kumu. […]

Converge Introduces FREEDOM Streaming Service

More ways to enjoy that fast fiber internet connection Converge is expanding its offerings beyond fiber internet services with the introduction of the FREEDOM streaming service. An exclusive service to Converge subscribers, FREEDOM allows you to access content from premium channels like NBA Premium via a set-top box or through your smartphone via the FREEDOM […]

Disney Acquires Majority of Riot Game’s Streaming Partner BAMTech

The sum? A whopping $1.58 billion. Is Disney going into LOL eSports streaming soon? Disney has announced majority acquisition of BAMTech, the streaming technology partner of Riot Games. BAMTech is the streaming-video company founded by Major League Baseball. According to Dot Esports, Disney will be forking a cool $1.58 billion to acquire an additional 42% stake in BAMTech from its […]

Disney Breaks Up with Netflix, Will Launch Own Streaming App in 2019

One of the biggest draws for Netflix was their Marvel TV content like Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and The Defenders. Come 2019 though it looks like that won’t be the case anymore. Disney, which owns the rights to Marvel content, just announced that they will end their licensing agreement with Netflix and […]