While the open-source Android operating system dominates the mobile device market--holding an 80 percent share--Apple's iOS is far and away the preferred device for online video streaming. According to data provided by Verizon Digital Media Services, 64 percent of mobile viewers use iOS to stream video.
Dish Network's new over-the-top venture, Sling TV, is now available to subscribers across the U.S., the company announced Monday. It also bulked up its $20 per month core offering, adding AMC Networks channels, and added a Sports Extra package. Sling TV is also is continuing to update its device availability and streaming options.
Is Amazon testing out free, ad-supported streaming of online content? According to TechCrunch, the retail giant may be trying out the concept.
Apple's iOS-based smartphones dominate video viewing, representing 60 percent of mobile video views in the United States alone, a new report says. But Android-based smartphones hold sway for video viewers in Latin America, at 53 percent.
AT&T said Monday that it is beginning to support apps for its U-verse TV service on Android smartphones and tablets, beginning with a new Poker Night TV app.
Amazon Instant Video customers who own an Apple TV just got an easier way to watch online TV shows and movies they buy through the online retailer on their TV sets.
Comcast continues to make a big push in the app arena. According to Light Reading, the cable company has launched Family Point, an OTT family text messaging and calendar app for both iOS and Android-based smartphones.
Bell Canada has marshaled its wireless and wireline telecommunications capabilities to create a new application that expands TV viewing for subscribers with access to Android, iOS and BlackBerry devices via Wi-Fi or mobile connections.
Comcast has started testing a new iPad and iPhone application which allows subscribers to access programming from a cloud-based DVR.
Walt Disney Co. said Thursday that it signed a TV Everywhere authentication deal with Verizon which will give FiOS TV subscribers access to mobile video apps Watch ABC, Watch Disney Channel and a multiplatform product it is developing for ABC Family.