Entries in Streaming (3)


Report: Apple Streaming Music Service Set to Launch

Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Apple seems to be getting closer to giving the streaming music services like Spotify, Rdio and Pandora, a run for their money.

According to The New York Times, Apple is pushing ahead with licensing deals with music companies so it can introduce its free streaming music and radio service at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week. Over the weekend, say the Times’ sources, Apple signed a deal with Warner Music Group. According to The Verge, Apple has already locked a deal with Universal Music. The company is still in talks with Sony Music.

The radio service is expected to have more in common with Pandora and Slacker than on-demand streaming services such as Spotify or Rdio. The radio service is expected to stream different music based on ones’ tastes and previous purchases. It is rumored to be free and supported by advertising.

Apple declined to comment on its streaming music plans when reached by ABC News.

Google announced its All Access Music streaming service at its developers conference in May. The service, which costs $9.99, allows users to listen to songs on demand through the web and Android apps. Google announced last week that it would release an iOS app very soon.

Apple’s iTunes music store recently celebrated 10 years in business. The rumored iRadio service, would reportedly drive users to buy and download more songs from the iTunes store. Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference begins next Monday, June 10 in San Francisco. There, Apple will preview the next version of its iOS and Mac OS X operating systems, Apple CEO Tim Cook said last week.

ABC News will be at the conference reporting live.

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CES Live Blog: 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas. ABC News technology producer Andrea Smith is there and live-blogging via Twitter the news from various press events. Follow her and all the day's news in the application below.

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Now Playing: Movies on Walmart's Website

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- The country’s biggest retailer is jumping into the growing market for streaming videos. Walmart on Tuesday announced it will begin offering movie rentals to online customers for as cheap as one dollar each.

“By incorporating digital movie content into the entertainment shopping experience, we're enabling customers to easily choose how they want to enjoy their entertainment content – whether that be through a physical DVD, digital streaming or both,” said Edward Lichty at movie streaming service VUDU, a Walmart subsidiary.

Walmart joins an increasingly crowded field of movie download competitors, including Hulu, Apple TV, Netflix, and local cable providers. 

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