The Apple Beats Audio deal has yet to be officially confirmed by Apple, although it was confirmed last week by Beats Audio co-founder Dr Dre, who was featured on a video confirming he was the first hip hop billionaire.
The purchase of Beats Audio by Apple has left many people puzzled about why Apple would buy the company for $3.2 billion, although according to a recent report, the deal is about music streaming, and not hardware.
Ouya and Playcast media have this week announced the launch of a free global beta program to stream video games through the Ouya Android games console.
Allowing Ouya owners to enjoy video games from publishers such as Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Konami, Warner Bros, 2K, Namco Bandai, Square Enix, Capcom, Codemasters, Disney, Sega, Atari, THQ, together with a long list of indie studios.
Consoles these days do so much more than just playing video games. You can even watch videos via Netflix and Hulu to name just two entertainment options. I imagine that many Xbox users are not happy that they have to pay for an Xbox Live Gold subscription just to access features like streaming movies.
Well, this requirement could soon be removed, according to Arstechnia. Their sources have informed them that Microsoft is planning to remove the requirement for an Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to view videos on Hulu or Netflix and other streaming media apps. Nice, but it sucks that people have had to pay for it up until this point.