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The devices that are changing the streaming game in time for Christmas
Here are some of the best products in the streaming business, used by veterans and beginners alike.
Hands-on review: Elgato Stream Deck
It is designed to give streamers and content creators instant access to their software in order to aid the production of professional videos and broadcasts.
Cloud-based entertainment to get major boost from 5G
By 2024, US$1.9 billion will be contributed to the cloud gaming market through 5G generated revenues alone, and $67.5 billion will be added to the cloud video sector in the same way.
Hands-on review: Elgato Game Capture HD60 S+
The HD60 S+ is extremely compact, palm-size, in fact, making it very portable and easy to tuck out of the way.
Logitech launches webcam optimised for streamers
StreamCam is optimised for use with Logitech Capture which unlocks features on the device that automate exposure, framing, and stabilisation.
Netflix hits jackpot: Q1 2020 sees subscriber count and revenue skyrocket
The streaming behemoth earned big in the first quarter of this year, adding record levels of new subscribers and increasing revenue 27.6% year-on-year.
No surprise: Vodafone calls and data usage up as week three of lockdown sets in
Calls and data usage on the Vodafone network remain high, according to Vodafone NZ who has released its latest network report in week 3 of lockdown.
Video-streaming services to see a boom as people stay at home
Most of the world’s economy is contingent around people leaving their houses; now, a ‘stay at home economy’ will see a meteoric boom.
Vodafone’s new streaming box launches in NZ
Users don’t need to be a Vodafone broadband customer to access the viewing experience of Vodafone TV and wireless connectivity is inbuilt into the new device.
Hands-on review: The only streaming kit you'll ever need
This opens up a world of possibilities for both hobbyist and full-time streamers to further engage with their audiences.
Streaming service Disney+ coming to NZ – pricing and dates
The services will be another competitor entering the streaming market to compete with the likes of Netflix, Sky’s Neon offering, Lightbox.
Stuff unveils video platform
The platform continues to build on Stuff’s vision to be a platform for content published by others
Hands-on review: Is game streaming your thing? This kit is essential
The Game Capture HD60 S is a portable capture device, perfect for streamers and content creators at all levels.
Hands-on review: In the age of smart TVs, how relevant is the 4K Apple TV?
Apple proves that the devil is in the details - and an unmatched user interface.
Chorus announces full HD streaming support in time for Rugby World Cup
“Our preparations in advance of the Rugby World Cup mean there will be no buffering on our modern network despite the anticipated volume of simultaneous HD video streams.”
Streaming services prime targets for credential stuffing attacks
Video and streaming services are prime targets for cyber attackers who attempt to conduct credential stuffing attacks, according to new research from Akamai.
Adobe opens up marketing opportunities with Roku
Adobe and streaming TV platform Roku are now offering Adobe customers the ability to precisely target consumer audiences moving to over-the-top content (OTT).
2degrees jumps on the bundle bandwagon with Amazon Prime
Following the trend set by Vodafone and Spark, 2degrees is trying to lure customers into a contract with the promise of access to streaming content.
We're not thieves when we have the choice (and Netflix is killing piracy)
“The research confirms something many internet pundits have long instinctively believed to be true: piracy isn’t driven by law-breakers, it’s driven by people who can’t easily or affordably get the content they want.”
Oracle Cloud whips up a breeze for Sydney yacht races
If data can help a boat go faster, racing teams and fans alike at this year’s SailGP in Sydney will get a front-row seat.
The message behind the Apple/Samsung iTunes partnership
Futuresource has released its perspective on what Samsung Smart TV’s new iTunes Movies and TV Show app means for Apple as a company.
Reshape to relevance - Accenture’s 2019 consumer survey
Trends for digital voice assistants, extended reality and the over-the-top video market are explored in the latest global consumer survey.
Gartner: 66% of organisations will deploy 5G by 2020
Some organisations need 5G faster than many telco providers can deliver, which may result in unexpected 5G network providers.
How much does your Amazon Prime Video subscription really get you?
For our NZ$8.90 per month, the average cost per title is US$0.00126 - but we only really get a choice of 416 TV shows and 4321 movies. Choice is a little bit limited compared to other countries.