The official start of the fall season may be September 23 on the calendar, but don’t tell that to the major television networks, who have already started rolling out season premieres for new and returning shows alike. If you’ve already cut the cord on your cable or satellite bill, fear not -- here’s how to find all your favorite shows online, many without paying a dime beyond your internet connection.
Just ahead of this year’s season premieres, NBC has finally joined ABC in offering full episodes on their iPad app. Didn’t know there was a free NBC iPad app? That’s probably because there were no full episodes available for streaming until this week, when you can watch the last five episodes.
As rumors swirl that Netflix is planning to go beyond North America, Hulu beats them to the punch by launching in Japan, although the service is following the Netflix playbook on at least one front, with higher prices. Meanwhile, a new update to the existing iOS app allows HDMI output on the iPad 2 -- as long as you’re down with standard definition, that is.
As if the iPad doesn’t have enough choices for streaming movies and television shows direct to you, VUDU has announced that the company is now offering its library to tablet users -- but don’t go looking for it in the App Store, because the service is only available in your browser for now.
It seems like for every new Apple rumor, there has to be an equalizing force in the universe that comes along to smack it down. Such is the case with last week’s “iTunes Replay” speculation claiming that Apple was about to introduce its own cloud-based competitor to Netflix.
When you show off your iPad to someone, you probably bring up Netflix or Hulu as one of your "check this out" apps. But, aside from the initial wow factor, it turns out that we don't actually watch Netflix or Hulu on our iPads much at all. According to the latest numbers from Nielsen, people who enjoy streaming video from Netflix and Hulu enjoy doing it on almost every other kind of device besides an iPad.
It appears both services are eager to be in the App Store, and we all seem eager to put their apps on our iPads, but no one seems sure of where we go from there.
Fans of British television have been waiting with bated breath for the BBC iPlayer app to cross the pond almost as long as the United States had been waiting for the arrival of Spotify. The iPad app isn’t washing ashore here just yet, but in an encouraging sign, it finally went global in 11 other Western European countries this week.
Netflix announced two separate tiers of pricing last week, separating their disc and streaming options and raising the ire of customers, who are now ready to separate their wallets from the service with all the ferocity of an F5 tornado. Is there really life after Netflix?
Perhaps sensing a new trend, hard drive manufacturer Seagate has found a way to get a little slice of the mobile device market with GoFlex Satellite, a Wi-Fi enabled portable hard drive capable of beaming media content to up to three iOS devices at once.
Every parent knows it can often be a challenge to keep kids entertained, but the iPad has become a godsend for both, with a steady supply of apps to amuse and educate our little ones. This week, PBS announced another free entry to their lineup with PBS KIDS Video for iPad.