Netflix is testing ads that will play while you binge watch, and users are not pleased

2018-08-20 07:04

Netflix is testing promos for its original content in between TV episodes while users binge watch, and subscribers took to the internet to voice their displeasure.

Netflix just took a jab at DStv in a new advert — here are 4 other times companies trolled each other

2018-07-24 14:05

The new Netflix ad mocked DStv's installation process.

These are the top 10 songs people have asked Shazam to identify in 2018 so far

2018-06-27 13:08

Pop stars like Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello appear on the list alongside up-and-coming names like Anne-Marie and Alice Merton.

Netflix's latest action-packed drama series on the Trojan War – shot in Cape Town – is streaming now

2018-04-06 17:50

It was BBC’s most expensive drama, costing R32.7 million per episode.

The problem with Netflix

2018-03-25 00:00

Google the words “Netflix diversity” and the first search result is a page from the TV and movie streaming service’s website. It’s from the job section that tells you how diverse it is as a company, writes Rhodé Marshall.

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!

 

As its rivalry with Google heats up, Amazon is reportedly offering popular YouTubers multimillion-dollar contracts to switch to Twitch

2018-08-16 10:35

The two video platforms are competing heavily to convince streamers and creators to stay on their respective platforms.

Amazon servers are now in Cape Town, making for much faster stream for its cloud customers

2018-07-12 12:30

Amazon's second CloudFront Edge location is now live, and local users are paying less than those in Australia and India.

Spotify ends misconduct policy after music-industry revolt

2018-06-03 16:05

Spotify rescinded a short-lived policy that penalised artists for misconduct, bowing to pressure from irate musicians and record labels, Bloomberg reports.

Netflix and chill with F1?

2018-03-26 10:40

US streaming service Netflix has announced that it will produce an original 10 episode-long series of the 2018 Formula 1 season.

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.

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