Happy Friday, listeners!
We have a great episode this week! Rather than our usual focus on streaming video, we put a lot more focus on updates to the streaming music world, including Rhapsody’s battle to compete with the popular Spotify, MOG and Rdio, and MySpace’s plans to forge itself into the “Hulu of music”. We also discuss the return of “Arrested Development” as it moves into development, and where you might find it (after we recorded the episode, Hulu also threw its hat into the ring).
We also talk a lot about how we access streaming media, in terms of software, hardware, and preferred sites, which is usually dictated by our software and hardware.
This weekend, we’ll also release the statistics from each Leonard Maltin game, so you can see who reigns supreme in the world of movie trivia, and who needs to step up their game (You may be surprised). So keep an eye out for that.
We’re still working on getting some intro music for the show, but that will go hand-in-hand with our foray into the world of uploading our episodes to iTunes for your accessibility. We will still post bonus tracks on this site exclusively to keep you coming here, but regular episodes will be available for subscription soon!
Until then, check out the new episode!
I guess we told you so.
We talked about how Netflix would split up its streaming and DVD & Blu-ray distribution, but I guess it is here faster than we expected. If you haven’t seen it yet, Reed Hastings, CEO & co-founder of Netflix, posted a YouTube video apologizing for Netflix’s price hike, letting everyone know that Netflix would be splitting into two companies, where one would focus on Instant Streaming (Netflix) and the other would focus on disc-based entertainment distribution (Qwikster).
On top of this announcement, Qwikster CEO Andy Rendich let everyone know that Qwikster would also start to include Xbox360, PlayStation 3, and Wii game rentals at an additional price, much like the Blu-ray pricing.
No pricing has been released so far, but we’ll keep you up to date as we learn all that we can.
This announcement can be found at the link below: