Is Microsoft building an Xbox game streaming service?

Could you soon be playing Xbox One games on your phone, tablet or PC? Sounds crazy but it just might happen, if rumours are to be believed. The muttering comes via ZDNet which reports that Microsoft is building a new "streaming app and game service", code name Arcadia. The suggestion is that such a technology…

Netflix ranks Virgin Media as UK’s fastest ISP

Not all of its customers might agree, but Virgin Media has been rated the UK's best ISP by streaming service Netflix. Virgin Media tops the current list on the official Netflix blog with an average speed of 3.30Mbps, with BT in second place at 2.96Mbps. Sky is in third on 2.74Mbps, then EE on 2.62Mbps…

Samsung to shut Music Hub streamng service

Samsung is to close its Music Hub streaming service on July 1, less than three years after setting it up. CNET reports that Samsung has advised its Music Hub users to "take the time to download all purchased content and…

Sky's NOW TV movie streaming hits the PlayStation 3

Sky's Now TV streaming service is now available to owners of Sony's PlayStation 3 console, giving access to Sky's extensive library of movies for instant streaming, regardless of whether or not the viewer is signed up for one of Sky's…

Tablets now fuelling more BBC iPlayer views than smartphones

For the first time ever, the BBC iPlayer TV and radio catch-up app has received more streaming requests from tablets than from smartphones. Revealed during the BBC's monthly BBC iPlayer performance review, March 2013 saw 200,000 more requests come in…