YouTube: 80% of views coming from outside US

YouTube said that 80% of all site views are now coming outside of the US, with the “global community is driving pop culture unlike ever before.” Announcing the video site’s top videos of the year, YouTube said that comic music video ‘The Fox’ by Ylvis was the top trending video of 2013 with more than […]

Google eyes Chromecast international launches

Google is rumoured to be preparing to launch its internet TV dongle, Chromecast, internationally, after posting a string of job openings relating to the device in Europe and elsewhere.  Among the positions listed on Google’s job site are London, UK based roles for a Chromecast technical account manager, and a Chromecast “developer advocate.” Google is […]

Hulu adds Chromecast iPhone integration

US internet TV service Hulu has added iPhone integration to Hulu Plus for Google’s internet TV dongle, Chromecast.  The updated means that users will be able to browse the Hulu Plus app directly from their iPhone. Previously the Hulu Chromecast app could be controlled from Android phones and tablets and iPads.

Google closes in on ‘intuitive cross device experience’

Google CEO Larry Page said that the firm is “closing in on our goal of a beautiful, simple, and intuitive experience regardless of your device,” citing recent developments like Google Glass and its Chromecast TV dongle. Speaking on the firm’s third quarter earnings call, Page said “as screens multiply, people navigating across them seamlessly becomes […]

Connected sets to account for 27% of TVs by 2018

The number of TV sets that are connected to the web will reach 759 million by 2018, accounting for 26.8% of global TV sets, according to a new study by Digital TV Research.  The Connected TV Forecasts report, which covers 40 countries, anticipates a “massive boom” in connected televisions, with this figure due to climb […]

Two fifths of Chromecast users stream Netflix daily, new study finds

Among users of Google’s new Chromecast internet TV dongle, 43% were found to stream Netflix on a daily basis with 34% streaming Hulu every day, according to a new study by Parks Associates.  The research firm said that the findings highlighted the challenges of licensing content in the digital world and “underscores the desire by […]

Google launches TV dongle

Google has launched a low-price TV dongle designed for people to stream web content to their TV set.  Google said the Chromecast device is designed to “make it easy to bring your favourite online entertainment to the biggest screen in your house,” and is its latest attempt to break into the living room, launching alongside […]

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