Netflix Tip – Get Alerted When New Titles are Released

if_netflix_then_rssIf you want to make certain you are aware of all of the new uploads on Netflix and don't want something more personal than InstantWatcher.com there is an option you can add to your home setup.  Think of it as a different type of home automation.  Using RSS and your favorite feedreader you can now [...]

App Discovery Not a High Priority for Connected TV Owners

LG Smart TV Demo CES 2011Research firm, Strategy Analytics, is out with a new Digital Home Observatory report which finds that Connected TV and Smart TV owners rarely seek out new apps to use other than the ones they are already familiar with on their PC, tablet, games console or smartphone devices. If they do venture out, however, they're usually [...]

YouTube is King of Online Video; Netflix Leads in Paid Viewership?

Citi Online Video Watching Survery 2011AllThingsD has posted a graph produced by Citi Investment Research and Analysis which shows that YouTube is the king of online video when it comes to the number of eyeballs it gets on a daily basis (also just recently confirmed by comScore). Surprisingly, Facebook came in second to YouTube in the Citi survey — thanks to users [...]

YouTube Now Renting Premium Movie Titles to Users, Joins the Onslaught of Netflix Rivals

YouTube Movies Drama ScreenshotYouTube is ready to go full steam ahead in its mission to bring feature films to users on-demand. It's been talked about since September 2009, but now it's reality. According to YouTube Movie's FAQ, the service will provide 3,000 new movies, for a total of 6,000, from studios like Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate [...]

Episode Tracker Add-in for Windows Media Center Brings Users the Latest Video Content from the ‘Net

Episode Tracker WMC Add-inIf you're a "cord cutter" and want to recreate that channel flipping experience, you may want to download Episode Tracker by CordChoppers. The Windows Media Center add-in aggregates all the latest content available across Hulu, Comedy Central, YouTube, and other video sites. It's pretty simple in concept, but it provides a constant stream of "what's [...]

Google Acquires Fflick, Plans to Add a Social Discovery Component to YouTube

Fflick ScreenshotYouTube is confirming on their blog that Google has acquired the Fflick social movie service. The $10 million purchase, according to TechCrunch, will eventually give YouTube a new social discovery component to the service which will crawl popular social networks to glean popular videos shared amongst friends and the web in general. Previously, Fflick crawled Twitter's public timeline to [...]

Rumor: YouTube Premium Movie Offering in the Works

YouTube Movies / Drama Page ScreenshotThe Financial Times is reporting that Google is schmoozing leading Hollywood studios to build out a premium pay-per-view movie service on YouTube, with titles being available the same day and date DVDs are released. The new service is planned to possibly launch as early as this year and will provide new releases for around five [...]

Give YouTube Leanback on Your PC Wiimote Support with WiiLeanback

Wiileanback DemoThis hack will probably appeal more to geeky users among us, but it's still cool nonetheless. With a simple program called WiiLeanback for your Windows PC or HTPC, you can enable Wiimote compatibility for use with the YouTube Leanback web interface (requires a Bluetooth USB dongle). According to the demo (attached below), the Wiimote duplicates the [...]