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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.
Spark to stream international hockey matches
Move over Sky and free-to-air TV – sports fans will soon have another choice of provider for all their shin-whacking hockey coverage.
GoPro infuses new HERO7 camera range with better image stabilisation
GoPro has put better video stabilisation at the forefront of its new lineup of Hero cameras, including the GoPro HERO7 Black, White, and Silver models.
NZ’s own pay-per-view movie streaming service has launched
Available on desktop and mobile to every New Zealander with internet access, Stuff Pix serves up the latest blockbuster movies.
YouTube gets a new look for kids
Younger kids will get less text, while older kids will get more content on the home screens....
Apple adds 4K and HDR to Apple TV for 'cinematic quality'
Apple has unveiled its new 4K-enabled Apple TV, as the vendor aims to bring ‘the magic of the cinema straight to your living room’.
Disney vs Netflix: Mickey Mouse is establishing his own streaming service
Disney is ending its agreement with Netflix in favour of its own streaming service...
Story Buffering 79% ... low quality video makes us sad
New research discovers the physical and emotional responses humans have to low-quality or buffering video content. Surprise, we don't like it at all.
We're watching more streaming video than ever - even on our phone screens
Do you like watching streaming content that's more than 20 minutes long? Binge watching TV series online? Turns out you're not alone.
TVNZ ondemand's new look finding no love with viewers
Users have taken to social media to lament the fact that bugs in the app have not been fixed despite the update.
Fake Chrome extensions inject code into web pages
Recently, here at our research lab, we have seen an increase in the number of JS/Chromex.Submelius threats detected.
Video streaming issues high on consumer dissatisfaction list, mobility report finds
“Consumers have devised their own mental index to judge connectivity; time to content on video apps, sessions without interruptions..."
Periscope's new discovery features put on a show for your cameras
Avid Periscope users may have noticed a few changes to the video streaming app, including highlights, improved tabs & link embeds straight to Twitter.
Stop whinging about the DVD player app for Windows 10
The issue that appears to have got Giz’s pants bunched up is the fact that Microsoft are charging US$15 for their DVD-playing app.
Yahoo TV launches in NZ
"This is just the beginning in an exciting journey to make Yahoo TV the go-to destination for great TV shows and exclusive content."
Everything you need to know about video streaming in NZ
From Netflix to Neon, New Zealanders have more video streaming services to choose from than ever before.
NZers embrace digital lifestyle
The way New Zealanders are using the internet is changing and their hunger for speed is growing, according to Spark.
Kordia launches new streaming platform, scores Parliament contract
The new streaming platform provides an end-to-end solution to remove all the complexity of delivering video feeds to the internet.
Rumours of Apple’s TV service gains momentum
Apple is reportedly in talks with programmers including CBS, 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney to launch a subscription-based streaming TV service this
Sky go after online sports fanatics with Fan Pass
Us Kiwis are almost as mad about sports as we are about our TVs, and this hasn’t exactly escaped the attentions of the clever folks at Sky TV.
Auckland council spends 120k on video streaming
The set-up and installation cost $68,000, upgraded equipment to provide a high quality digital signal at a cost of $12,000 and the annual cost of the service is around $40,000.
VLC Media Player
VLC is a free and open source multimedia player. It reads almost every video file, yet it's very powerful and simple to use.