Why Movies Anywhere Might Be the Streaming Solution We’ve Been Waiting For

Finally, all of your movies in one place.

Back in the day, it was a point of pride for many of us to display our racks upon racks of DVD cases at home for every visitor to see. People damn near defined themselves by their collections: were you a rom-com person, a kung fu afficianado, an Italian neorealism buff? Were you the type to alphabetize or organize cases by color? I’d venture to bet that some new relationships were made or broken based on a quick perusal of a potential paramour’s DVD fare.

With the advent of streaming, DVD shelves disappeared. While creating a lot less waste and providing a much bigger selection at our fingertips, streaming also brought about the hassle of having to remember where the heck we purchased each film, and switching services and possibly even devices to watch them. No more walking over to the shelf and grabbing the case you wanted, which could be found exactly where you left it. A new service called Movies Anywhere aims to change that, claiming to let you “seamlessly store your favorite movies in one place so you can watch them when and where you want.”

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Roku Streaming Service The Roku Channel Set to Launch

Roku Streaming Service The Roku Channel Set to Launch

Roku streaming service The Roku Channel set to launch

Roku, Inc. today announced the launch of “The Roku Channel,” a new Roku streaming service on the Roku platform specifically dedicated to giving customers free access to a collection of top films and more. Customers will enjoy award winners and big screen classics, whenever they want at no cost. There are no subscriptions, fees or logins required to access The Roku Channel – it is ad-supported and expected to have, on average, approximately half the advertising per programming hour as compared to traditional ad-supported linear TV.

“With The Roku Channel, we’re responding to consumer demand and helping content publishers deliver content through a new experience that makes finding free entertainment easy for our customers.”

“We’re always looking for ways to add value and make TV better for our customers,” said Rob Holmes, Vice President of Programming at Roku. “With The Roku Channel, we’re responding to consumer demand and helping content publishers deliver content through a new experience that makes finding free entertainment easy for our customers.”

The Roku Channel will feature quality films such as Ali, The Karate Kid, Legally Blonde, and many others from leading studios including Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Brothers among others. The Roku Channel will also help existing channel publishers drive additional viewership of their content on the Roku platform. Publishers participating include American Classics, Fandor, FilmRise, Nosey, OVGuide, Popcornflix, Vidmark, and YuYu; others are expected to be added over time.

“There is a tremendous opportunity for our content to be viewed on the Roku platform,” said Danny Fisher, Chief Executive Officer at FilmRise. “Now with The Roku Channel launch, Roku is offering its customers even greater value by giving them free content while enabling publishers like us to benefit from simple discovery that drives greater engagement.”

Currently, the Roku platform in the U.S. offers a collection of more than 5,000 channels with access to 500,000 movies and TV episodes. Additionally, users can easily search and find content from more than 500 channels with unbiased results sorted by price.

The Roku Channel will be available through a phased roll out over the coming weeks. Once available for their device, customers can easily add the channel from the Roku Channel Store and begin using it for free.

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Freecast Delivers Affordable Video Streaming to iOS Devices

Freecast takes a leap into affordable, real-time wireless streaming.

Freecast is perfect for low-budget filmmakers looking for a smart video distribution solution on set. The wireless system streams high-quality video from your HDMI camera to any monitor or up to four iOS devices.

The Freecast app allows you to stream straight to YouTube or Facebook with an update coming to include Instagram, Twitch, Live Stream and You Stream. The system offers H.264 encoding and there’s Android support too. Freecast says it will ship in July with a $ 599 price tag. Check out the video above to find out more.

Tech Specs:

  • Fully wireless
  • Supports iOS and Android
  • H.264 encoding

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