As the article stated, many traditional outlets are viewing Twitter purely as a means to promote their content. What they seem to be overlooking is that Twitter is where stories often originate and develop (Ferguson, ISIS, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge etc). Paying attention to ‘social’ isn’t…
The dream of the 90s is alive at eMusic: The music subscription pioneer is going back to its roots and severing its ties with all three major labels to only offer indie music for download, according to a New York Times report. eMusic launched as an unlimited MP3 download service for indie music back in 1998, but eventually replaced its all-you-can-eat plan with a variety of tiers and added music from major labels in 2009. eMusic currently offers plans starting at $12 for 24 MP3s a month, which sounded like a great deal until… Spotify.
Apple TV users can now catch up on episodes from shows like Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story and Archer, thanks to a new FX Now app that was added to the device Tuesday. The app offers catch-up content from shows from FX, FXX and FXM, but only if you also have these channels as part of your cable line-up, and are customer of a participating pay TV provider. FX Now has already been available on Xbox One, iOS, Windows 8 and the web, and is set to come to Roku soon.
Pioneering social TV service Miso will shut down on October 23, according to an email sent to Miso users. The shut-down comes roughly 18 months after Miso’s assets had been acquired by Dijit, the company behind Netxguide.tv, which itself was subsequently acquired by Viggle. Miso’s users were encouraged in the good-bye email sent out this weekend to join Viggle’s service, which offers rewards for TV check-ins. However, not everyone was happy about this offer — some of Miso’s users from countries other than the U.S. have been complaining on Twitter that the Viggle app isn’t available in their market. This story was corrected at 5:25pm. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Miso would shut down this week.
Chromecast just got another major app update: Twitch, DramaFever and iHeartRadio added Chromecast support to their apps, and Disney continued the adoption of Chromecast by adding cast capability to its WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney XD apps. These Disney apps do require authentication with your pay TV account information, just like the company’s Watch ABC app, which got cast support last month.
Roku has sold 10 million streaming players since launching in 2008, the company is set to announce Tuesday. Roku owners stream a total of 37 million hours of video and audio content every week, according to a study commissioned by the company. Roku said at the beginning of this year that it had sold nearly 8 million players, and it announced a benchmark of five million players sold in April of 2013. The company hopes to accelerate growth with the recent launch of Roku TVs manufactured by Hisense and TCL.