LG announced that it’s 2020 smart TVs will get the Apple TV app and the Apple TV+ streaming service last month at CES. The news today is that compatible 2019 LG smart TVs in more than 80 countries will also get the same features.  Accessed from the LG Home Launcher, the Apple...
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  • techAU Gamecast Episode #1

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  • YouTube Sessions: Laneway festival at 5:15pm today

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    Along with YouTube’s new front page (when logged in), they also made an important change to how the embed code is handled. Traditionally embedding YouTube videos used the <embed> tags, but now uses <iframe> instead. There’s one big problem with this, support. Not all websites enable iFrame embeds, actually...
  • Sorry Boxee Box, D-Links cheating on you, introducing Iomega TV.

    Digital Trends has a great post about a brand new hardware device from D-Link. While we seen a dedicated hardware set-top box with a cute-angled design from D-link in late 2010, D-Link aren’t stopping there. The Iomega TV set-top box has one significant difference – local store. Available in...
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    A very welcome SMS arrived today on my iPhone 4, alerting me to the fact there’s a new iPhone application from Optus available. It’s called Mobile TV and provides Optus iPhone customers with free access to ABC and SBS 24/7. As an added extra, there’s also the Today show...
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  • Download caps hurting VOD, unmetered partnerships needed!

    In today’s hyper-connected world, the idea of having to drive to a video store the rent a movie and back the next day to return it seems pretty ridiculous, but in reality it’s often still the best way. Video-on-demand movies rental services are everywhere these days, but how many...
  • Flumotion first to implement Google’s WebM video

      Last week, one of Google’s big announcements at the Google I/O conference, was the new VP8 codec as part of the WebM Project. In an effort to show just how agile they are, video streaming software company Flumotion turned around a demo site using exactly that codec in...
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    Update I’ve had confirmation from Hybrid TV PR, makers of TiVo in Australia, that TiVo users will still be able to browse CASPA content without a wallet (registering), but won’t be able to download. This is the current situation, which begs the question, why the email if nothing has...
  • YouTube Audio Transcription broken, hates Australians

    Announced on the 5th of March, YouTube had added audio transcription to videos in an effort to increase accessibility. Just hover over the CC button in the player, then select the ‘Transcribe Audio’ option. Available in 50 different languages, it’s an ambitious venture from Google. One that could potentially...
  • TiVo: Blockbuster I don’t love you anymore

    Well only a few days after Valentines Day, we’ve got a breakup on our hands. This morning TiVo announced it will be discontinuing it’s Blockbuster movie rental service. “Blockbuster Movie Service on TiVo will be permanently closing on Friday 5th March 2010” There is some important information about the...
  • It’s Judgement Day – iiNet vs Movie Studios decision (iiNet Wins!!)

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  • iTunes Australia Day Sale

      January 26th is approaching fast. Australia Day is the day where we celebrate everything that makes this great country awesome. Apple and more specifically iTunes is having a sale to commemorate the occasion. “We all know “our land abounds in nature’s gifts but this year it also abounds...

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