YouTube to `frustrate' some music users with ads so they pay

2018-03-22 12:59

YouTube says it will increase the number of ads that some users see between music videos, part of a strategy to convince viewers to pay for a forthcoming subscription music service.

Spotify South Africa is now live - and it is much cheaper than in the US

2018-03-13 05:42

Users can enjoy the free version with ads or pay R59.99 p/m and enjoy music anywhere - anytime.

Pornhub gets traffic spike after false ballistic missile alarm

2018-01-18 11:55

Pornhub said traffic to its site from Hawaii had sharply decreased after a false missile alert message was broadcast, only to spike after the all-clear was given.

Bumper year for cassette tapes thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy

2018-01-08 13:59

Old fashioned cassette tapes experienced a bumper 2017, largely due to the success of the popular Marvel superhero movie franchise Guardians of the Galaxy.

Apple to buy music recognising app Shazam - report

2017-12-10 13:48

Apple is in talks to buy the popular song recognition app Shazam as the tech giant tries to compete with streaming leader Spotify, TechCrunch reports.

The Dish-Disconnectors

2017-07-05 13:10

With internet connections becoming ever more affordable and faster, many South Africans are abandoning pay-TV and opting for streaming services instead.

Discover the truth about your favourite sports in this cool show

2017-03-19 06:02

This unique format explores a diverse range of topics in the world of sport.

Will Spotify save the music business?

2017-01-03 11:09

Outside Sweden, Daniel Ek isn't a household name. That will probably change this year when the 33-year-old seeks to turn Spotify, the music streaming business he founded a decade ago in Stockholm, into a publicly traded company that could be worth $8 bn.

Can mobile money help sustain streaming music in Africa?

2016-11-16 08:33

The biggest challenge for streaming music in Africa is that it needs to adopt a paying model solution such as mobile money to thrive on the continent, says an expert.

A new approach to music streaming

2016-11-03 13:42

Catherine Lückhoff, founder and CEO of NicheStreem - which has been a finalist in the FNB Business Innovation Awards - is making waves in the online music world.


Spotify launches in SA with free music streaming using less data

2018-03-13 19:51

The world’s biggest music streaming platform Spotify has just gone live in South Africa.

The top 10 shows South Africans like to binge-watch on Netflix

2018-01-25 07:50

Streaming video service Netflix has revealed the top binged shows South Africans have watched in less than three months in 2017.

How we get our music

2018-01-14 06:01

Americans listened to 12.5% more songs in 2017 than they did in 2016. According to an annual report on music by Nielsen, an information, data and measurement company, the growth is because of music streaming services such as Apple Music and Joox.

SoundCloud: We have not reduced audio quality

2018-01-06 10:00

Despite thousands of tweets and rumours that popular streaming service SoundCloud has reduced its audio quality, the company denies this and says it was conducting routine maintenance.

How to Showmax - made easy!

2017-08-11 11:49

Are you interested in joining the streaming lifestyle but unsure of how exactly to do it? We've created a guide for you!

New TV service launched to rival Netflix, Showmax

2017-05-04 15:06

Discover Digital has launched a new internet TV service, Digital Entertainment On Demand to rival services like Netflix and Showmax.

Netflix growth surges as it adds 7 million users

2017-01-19 10:53

Netflix added a record seven million subscribers over the past quarter as part of its global expansion drive, fueling a surge in revenue and profit for the streaming giant.

ShowMax now available for Android TV

2016-12-06 15:05

Streaming service ShowMax - which is available for desktop, mobile and other media players - is now on Android TV.

YouTube bolts on more vivid picture quality

2016-11-08 16:40

Video-sharing website YouTube has announced support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos as the latest format available.

How to hack your hotel's Wi-Fi to stream shows

2016-11-01 15:58

How do even five-star hotel rooms have such utterly inadequate cable TV setups?

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