Everyone’s favorite media center app Plex just took another major step towards total living room domination: Plex announced a new app for Sony’s PlayStation 3 and 4 Wednesday that largely offers the same looks and functionality as Plex’s recently-launched Xbox One app. However, the new app is first only launching in Europe and Asia, and coming to the U.S. and other countries next year. As the Plex blog put it: “Hasn’t your spouse been bugging you about moving to Italy since they watched A Good Year? Now might be the perfect time.”
According to Business Insider, Snapchat may have bought a glasses company called Vergence Labs for $15 million. Vergence Labs makes frames that can shoot and store video, akin to Google Glass. Business Insider pulled the deal information from the hacked Sony documents, emails sent by Sony Entertainment’s CEO (who serves on Snapchat’s board). There’s no word on why Snapchat might want access to that team or product, although they could be developing video technology.
HBO is a go for owners of Amazon’s Fire TV: Amazon has added a HBO Go app to its Fire TV set-top box, and promises to bring the same app to the Fire TV Stick this coming spring. Consumers do need to have HBO as part of their TV subscription bundle in order to access HBO GO, and Comcast don’t even have to try, as the company has been blocking HBO Go on most set-top boxes. Here’s how Amazon’s Fire TV Stick compares to Roku’s Streaming Stick and Google’s Chromecast.
Mobile game video platform Kamcord just raised another $15 million in funding: Kamcord’s Series B is led by Japanese game publisher GungHo, with Tencent and Wargaming also participating. Kamcord allows players of mobile video games to record their gameplay, and more than 1.3 million players have already shared more than 25 million videos over the platform. The new funding comes just seven months after the company raised a $7.1 million Series A, and brings the total amount of money raised by Kamcord to $25 million.