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Music site Deezer has now released the first official version of their iPhone and iPod Touch player, and it’s available for download directly on the Apple App Store.
For those of you not familiar with Deezer, it is very similar to iMeem. You can search for songs, artists, albums and stream them directly on your computer without the need to download the song.
Deezer also offers web radios and something they call “SmartRadio” where the service lets you discover new music based on your listening taste. These two features will be the only ones available on the iPhone and iPod Touch at first but Deezer plans on releasing a full featured application that will allow the user to enjoy 100% of the features available in the future.
Lala.com just launched a new service for its U.S. users called Music Mover.
The idea is simple and quite similar to blueTunes.net, where the service will scan you entire music library (it’s iTunes compatible) and upload only the songs that are not present in the Lala.com music catalog.
Once this process is complete, the user’s entire music library will be available for free and unlimited streaming over the Internet. The main difference between blueTunes and Lala is that Lala is completely free and blueTunes will make you pay if you send more than 100 songs to your account.
YouTube will now be offering free, full-length original television series directly on their web page.
For now, only content provided by CBS is available but more broadcasters are expected to join YouTube on this as everything indicates that we are stearing away from standard TV and moving towards on-demand content.
Still in Beta mode, Sling Media is launching their new TV Web Service/Portal to the public.
Dubbed “Sling.com”, this new service will provide video streaming of quality movies, tv shows, reports, etc. and also allow SlingBox owners to view their home TV right on the web site!
We don’t know exactly when the service will be fully ready but we’re looking forward to it!
Good news! An agreement has been reached between The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the streaming radio industry. Since many months, a battle emerged between people that operate online streaming radio stations and the people that own the music being streamed.
This week, an agreement has been reached: in exchange for the right to stream music from major record labels, streaming web sites will have to give back 10.5% of their total revenues to them. This agreement covers only music that is streamed but doesn’t have any detail on music that is to be downloaded and played at a later time.
If you own a SlingBox and happen to have an Android mobile device, you’ll be happy to hear that you will soon be able to stream your own TV signal on-the-go, on your mobile device (cell phone, etc).
Imagine being on the bus and flipping channels on your phone as if you were right home sitting in your couch… very nice!
Sling Player Mobile is already available for Windows Mobile, Palm OS, and Symbian cell phones and PDAs. No word yet on an iPhone version.
Universal’s Hulu is a huge success both in terms of subscribed users and also in terms of revenues for the company.
As of now, Hulu is offering video-on-demand streaming of movies and tv shows and this content can be viewed for free over the Internet. Profits to Universal come from advertisement from various companies.
Universal is now looking into offering the same service but this time it would be focused on the music industry. From cNet: The new venture would offer professionally produced music videos as well as other original programming that features the label’s artists.
TechCrunch has a really nice article about the new MySpace Music website that is now online for all customers in the U.S.
MySpace will be offering free on-demand streaming of millions of songs for free. If the users would then like to download the songs they are listening to, there will be an option to buy the song that will direct the them straight to the AmazonMP3 web site where the purchase will be finalized.
15 million surfers are using The Pirate Bay regularly to download content using the bitTorrent protocol. This news was announced by a co-founder of the site yesterday.
Also, it seems that The Pirate Bay has another project on their hands. Indeed, they are looking into movie/video streaming using a sister site called The Pirate City. You will find links to the current site and the cached Google site before it was taken down for testing.
According to the message on the home page, the site should be ready in a few days… Promising!
You heard right, IMDb in association with CBS, Hulu, Sony Pictures Television, and over 500 independent producers will be offering free full-length movies and tv shows.
As of now, there is only one movie available (Old Friends) but IMDb plans on offering more than 6,000 videos in rotation including movies like Some Like It Hot and Fever Pitch, as well as tv shows like 24, Heroes and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
On the 24th and the 29th of September, they will offer premieres of tv series even before they are released on the small screen including Knight Rider, Chuck an 30 Rock.