Feature List of Amazon Prime Video | Netflix Similar App Development

Online video streaming is slowly replacing the Cable TVs and this creates a massive opportunity for startups to create a their own video streaming platform in the most lucrative period for the streaming industry.

Spotlight

Splash Damage

Ever since we founded Splash Damage in 2001, we’ve had one mission: crafting engaging multiplayer experiences.Our approach is simple: Bring together talented people and give them plenty of autonomy in a friendly and collaborative working environment. We only take on projects that we believe in and work with partners that we trust.

OTHER ARTICLES
Technologies, Business

First Look At Sony PlayStation 5 UI

Article | August 3, 2022

PlayStation 5 event date was previously postponed due to the intolerance and injustice that plagued the USA. While Sony lead the way, as a beacon of solidarity, several other companies followed. At that time, the best people could do is stand beside one another. However, recently some of the features of PS 5 were revealed. An advertisement on Twitch, along with an official post from PlayStation, confirmed the event date. Scheduled on June 11th, one can expect people to be extremely hyped up for this. The fact that everyone had to wait too long for PS 5 makes this news much more exciting.

Read More
Technologies, Business

What are the most popular types of YouTube videos in 2021?

Article | July 20, 2022

Withover two billion userslogging onto YouTube every month, brands would be remiss to ignore the platform in their marketing strategy. However, like any marketing initiative, simply uploading a video to YouTube isn’t going to guarantee views, shares, likes, or success. Success comes down to creating therightcontent. A big part of this is understanding the type of content that historically does really well on the platform; in this case, the different kinds of YouTube videos get viewed most, especially by your audience. Mediakix, an influencer marketing agency, broke down the top 16 most popular types of videos on YouTube in a handy infographic below, but is this the right content for marketing your business?

Read More
Virtualization

4 Stocks To Buy To Invest in Virtual Reality

Article | June 21, 2021

The virtual reality market has been hailed as the "next big thing" for decades, but VR has repeatedly disappointed consumers with mediocre hardware products and software experiences. But in recent years, a wave of refined devices narrowed the gap between consumer expectations and reality. The VR market's future has yet to be written, but investors who believe in this budding market should consider buying these four tech stocks. Sony's PlayStation VR is the best-selling VR headset in the world with over 5 million shipments since its launch in October 2016. That only represents a sliver of Sony's installed base of 110 million PS4s, but that foothold has encouraged developers to produce more stand-alone VR games and add-on experiences for PS4 games.

Read More
Virtualization, Media and Broadcasting

B2B Movie Placements: What to Expect?

Article | July 13, 2022

As films evolved into the popular medium that they are today, brands followed suit. They took advantage of a large network of new ways to market, from print media to radio to television. Product placement, a part of branded entertainment marketing, became more common from the 1980s. Today, every moviegoer is familiar – sometimes painfully – with paid product placements. And every marketer has heard commentary on both good and bad B2C product placements. But what about B2B movie placements? Ever heard of those? If you are a B2B enterprise looking to try it out, here are some major differences between B2C and B2B movie placements: Impress the producers Create an enticing pitch for the producers, which can influence them enough to bring them to the creative department. Sell your brand or product to them (indirectly) to help them understand how it will improve the realism of their scene or set. Make them realize how your product or service can help them. Placement isn’t always ‘placement’ Prospective B2B buyers aren’t going to squint their eyes to find your product while watching a movie. However, they might actually remember your brand if you host pre-opening events around the world for them and their families to watch a popular movie. If they enjoy the movie and establish an emotional connection with it, they will definitely think of you while making any kind of purchase decision. Things might not work out No matter how hard you try to show your brand in a good light in a certain scene or situation, sometimes things happen that you can't control or ignore. In such cases, you might have to get all the branding out instead of settling for negative publicity, which could be a viable option for a B2C brand. B2B Movie Placement: A Success Story FLIR, a client of Hollywood Branded, is the leading provider of thermal military camera equipment. It co-starred in one of Warner Brothers' biggest hits of 2018, Rampage. FLIR connected with the right member of the production team and ensured that the brand was pictured in a positive light. FLIR shared its technology with the filmmakers and got advertised to its business customers, mostly film-loving decision-makers, through the movie and the way it was shot. The film earned $427M at the worldwide box office.

Read More

Spotlight

Splash Damage

Ever since we founded Splash Damage in 2001, we’ve had one mission: crafting engaging multiplayer experiences.Our approach is simple: Bring together talented people and give them plenty of autonomy in a friendly and collaborative working environment. We only take on projects that we believe in and work with partners that we trust.

Related News

Popular Music Streaming Services 2020: Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal and YouTube

Apple | May 20, 2020

User-friendly apps that are updated frequently and have enough features without being overwhelming, Free version is impressively robust. Streaming music is cheap or even free in the case of Pandora and Spotify and outpaces any physical format when it comes to ease and convenience. Allows you to follow artists and to be alerted when they release new music or announce an upcoming show. It's easy to build your own playlists. When you're stuck at home, music can provide a sense of order amid the coronavirus chaos. Streaming music is cheap or even free (in the case of Pandora and Spotify) and outpaces any physical format when it comes to ease and convenience. Sure, vinyl may be making a resurgence among audiophiles, but if you're concerned about sound quality, then streaming still has a lot to offer. In some cases, subscription services can sound indistinguishable from, or even better than, a CD. We've checked out the leading on-demand music streaming apps and options services such as Spotify, Pandora Premium, Apple Music and Tidal as well as Amazon Music Unlimited and YouTube Music to see how each platform stacks up for your subscription buck. While most boast music catalogs of more than 50 million songs, each has its own unique pros and cons. We've also left out services that only play music in a radio format and don't offer a la carte listening. It's a close race between Spotify Premium and Apple Music but Spotify wins thanks to a fun, easy-to-use interface, an extensive catalog and the best device compatibility. Spotify also offers our favorite free tier. Without paying a dime you can still stream over Spotify Connect to numerous devices and you don't even need to provide a credit card. Apple Music is a close second and it's the only one of our top three with a digital locker to store your own library of songs (YouTube Music, below, is the other music locker option). If you own an Apple HomePod, you'll need this subscription service to summon music with your voice. Learn more: APPLE ACQUIRES NEXTVR, FORMER VIRTUAL REALITY STREAMING VIDEO SERVICE . “Apple Music has grown to become one of the most popular streaming services. It offers plenty of features and a wealth of discount options for families and students .” ~ Apple In third place is Tidal, which offers a wide selection of music beyond its most eye-catching urban names. Its higher-priced options are especially suited to people seeking the best audio quality. Currently it's a great deal too, offering four months of music for $4. So here's what we think of the the top six music-streaming services. It's worth noting that all of these services will work on the major platforms -- Android, iOS, PC and Mac. Actual device compatibility varies widely, particularly on smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home. “Spotify is the pioneer in the music-streaming space, and it's arguably the best known. It offers a number of curated music discovery services, including its Discover Weekly playlist, and is constantly implementing new ones, such as Stations.“ Spotify is the pioneer in the music-streaming space, and it's arguably the best known. It offers a number of curated music discovery services, including its Discover Weekly playlist, and is constantly implementing new ones, such as Stations. The service's (now optional) Facebook integration makes sharing music on Spotify easier than competitors. Spotify allows you to send a track or album, collaborate on playlists with friends or peek at what your Facebook friends are listening to. Also newly announced is Group Session, which enables more than one user to add to playlists on the fly -- great for parties; anyone remember those? Spotify Connect simplifies connecting to wireless speakers and AV receivers, and it works on both the Premium and the free tier. Over time, Apple Music has grown to become one of the most popular streaming services. It offers plenty of features and a wealth of discount options for families and students. There's also ton of curated playlists, many hand-crafted by musicians and tastemakers, but it still lacks the robust sharing options built into Spotify. It combines your iTunes library with music you don't own, rounding out what you can play. A combination of human music experts and algorithms help find music you'll want to hear based on what you play. You can control what you hear or search for new music using Siri on iOS devices or Apple HomePod. Has a music locker via iTunes Match ($25, £22 or AU$35 a year). It's currently the only choice for Apple HomePod owners who want to request songs by voice. As you'd expect, the Android app and experience isn't as smooth as the iOS one. Learn more: WITH AMERICA AT HOME, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE MAKE MOVES TO WIN MORE OF GAMING MARKET .

Read More

Global Cloud Gaming Market Analysis & Trends Highlights Key Players Including Playgiga, Sony

Amazon | May 13, 2020

Some of the prominent trends that the market is witnessing include the advancements in cross-platform gaming, a rise in popularity of cloud gaming. The gaming platform services segment is further segregated into personal computer services and content services. The report provides a detailed analysis on current and future market trends to identify the investment opportunities. The Global Cloud Gaming Market is poised to experience strong growth during the forecast period 2018 to 2028. Some of the prominent trends that the market is witnessing include the advancements in cross-platform gaming, a rise in popularity of cloud gaming and greater utilization of cloud games. Based on the solution type, the market is bifurcated into file streaming and video streaming. By business model, the market is fragmented into business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C). On the basis of the gamer type, the market is classified into avid gamers, hardcore gamers, and casual gamers. With respect to the device type, the market is segmented into gaming consoles, smart televisions, smartphones, personal computers & laptops, head-mounted displays, and tablets. Depending upon the offering, the market is divided into gaming platform services and infrastructure. The gaming platform services segment is further segregated into personal computer services and content services. The infrastructure segment is further classified into memory, compute, and storage. By gaming system, the market is segmented into remote play, playstation, steam in-home streaming, streammygame, and G-cluster. Learn more: 20 GAMING COMPANIES IN ATLANTA ADDING NEW ELEMENTS TO A DECADES-OLD INDUSTRY “By gaming system, the market is segmented into remote play, playstation, steam in-home streaming, streammygame, and G-cluster. ~ Gaming System This industry report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global as well as regional levels. The study provides historical market data for 2015, 2016 revenue estimations are presented for 2017 and forecasts from 2018 till 2028. The study focuses on market trends, leading players, supply chain trends, technological innovations, key developments, and future strategies. With comprehensive market assessment across the major geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Latin America and Rest of the world the report is a valuable asset for the existing players, new entrants and the future investors. “With respect to the device type, the market is segmented into gaming consoles, smart televisions, smartphones, personal computers & laptops, head-mounted displays, and tablets”. The study presents detailed market analysis with inputs derived from industry professionals across the value chain. A special focus has been made on countries such as U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, Spain, France, Italy, China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. The market data is gathered from extensive primary interviews and secondary research. The market size is calculated based on the revenue generated through sales from all the given segments and sub segments in the research scope. The market sizing analysis includes both top-down and bottom-up approaches for data validation and accuracy measures. Game platform service held the largest share in cloud gaming market by offering owing to growing demand of both content and PC service. Cloud gaming allows playing PC games on nearly any device on the go, which earlier required expensive hardware. Sony’s PlayStation, Blade’s Shadow, GeForce NOW, Blacknut are some of the major companies providing gaming platform service. Launch of Google’s Stadia and Microsoft XCloud are expected to further drive the platform service market. ResearchAndMarkets.com is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends. Learn more: MICROGAMING COLLABORATES WITH INSPIRED ENTERTAINMENT TO ENHANCE GAMING EXPERIENCE .

Read More

Amazon’s IMDb Launches Free Ad-Supported Movie, TV Service in U.S.

Variety | January 10, 2019

Amazon has extended its tentacles into the ad-supported VOD space — stocking IMDb with a back-catalog of dozens of movies and TV shows that are free to watch.The Amazon-owned movie database site has launched IMDb Freedive (imdb.com/freedive), a free streaming video channel available in the U.S. An IMDb rep declined to say how many titles are initially available, other than to say there are “hundreds.” The site currently lists a relatively slim lineup of over 130 featured movies and 29 TV shows to stream for free.TV shows on IMDb Freedive include past seasons of “Fringe,” “Heroes,” “The Bachelor” (seasons 20 and 21), “Gilligan’s Island,” “Duck Dynasty,” “Quantum Leap,” “Born This Way,” “Kitchen Nightmares” and “Without a Trace.” Movies on the service include “Awakenings,” “A Few Good Men,” “Adaptation,” “Drive,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gattaca,” “Memento,” “Run Lola Run,” “The Illusionist,” “The Last Samurai,” “True Romance,” Patty Jenkins’ “Monster,” and Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.”Titles licensed for Freedive come from studios and networks including CBS, NBCUniversal Television, Sony Pictures Entertainment/Columbia Pictures, Newmarket Films, Warner Bros. Television, A+E Networks and Annapurna Pictures.

Read More

Popular Music Streaming Services 2020: Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal and YouTube

Apple | May 20, 2020

User-friendly apps that are updated frequently and have enough features without being overwhelming, Free version is impressively robust. Streaming music is cheap or even free in the case of Pandora and Spotify and outpaces any physical format when it comes to ease and convenience. Allows you to follow artists and to be alerted when they release new music or announce an upcoming show. It's easy to build your own playlists. When you're stuck at home, music can provide a sense of order amid the coronavirus chaos. Streaming music is cheap or even free (in the case of Pandora and Spotify) and outpaces any physical format when it comes to ease and convenience. Sure, vinyl may be making a resurgence among audiophiles, but if you're concerned about sound quality, then streaming still has a lot to offer. In some cases, subscription services can sound indistinguishable from, or even better than, a CD. We've checked out the leading on-demand music streaming apps and options services such as Spotify, Pandora Premium, Apple Music and Tidal as well as Amazon Music Unlimited and YouTube Music to see how each platform stacks up for your subscription buck. While most boast music catalogs of more than 50 million songs, each has its own unique pros and cons. We've also left out services that only play music in a radio format and don't offer a la carte listening. It's a close race between Spotify Premium and Apple Music but Spotify wins thanks to a fun, easy-to-use interface, an extensive catalog and the best device compatibility. Spotify also offers our favorite free tier. Without paying a dime you can still stream over Spotify Connect to numerous devices and you don't even need to provide a credit card. Apple Music is a close second and it's the only one of our top three with a digital locker to store your own library of songs (YouTube Music, below, is the other music locker option). If you own an Apple HomePod, you'll need this subscription service to summon music with your voice. Learn more: APPLE ACQUIRES NEXTVR, FORMER VIRTUAL REALITY STREAMING VIDEO SERVICE . “Apple Music has grown to become one of the most popular streaming services. It offers plenty of features and a wealth of discount options for families and students .” ~ Apple In third place is Tidal, which offers a wide selection of music beyond its most eye-catching urban names. Its higher-priced options are especially suited to people seeking the best audio quality. Currently it's a great deal too, offering four months of music for $4. So here's what we think of the the top six music-streaming services. It's worth noting that all of these services will work on the major platforms -- Android, iOS, PC and Mac. Actual device compatibility varies widely, particularly on smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home. “Spotify is the pioneer in the music-streaming space, and it's arguably the best known. It offers a number of curated music discovery services, including its Discover Weekly playlist, and is constantly implementing new ones, such as Stations.“ Spotify is the pioneer in the music-streaming space, and it's arguably the best known. It offers a number of curated music discovery services, including its Discover Weekly playlist, and is constantly implementing new ones, such as Stations. The service's (now optional) Facebook integration makes sharing music on Spotify easier than competitors. Spotify allows you to send a track or album, collaborate on playlists with friends or peek at what your Facebook friends are listening to. Also newly announced is Group Session, which enables more than one user to add to playlists on the fly -- great for parties; anyone remember those? Spotify Connect simplifies connecting to wireless speakers and AV receivers, and it works on both the Premium and the free tier. Over time, Apple Music has grown to become one of the most popular streaming services. It offers plenty of features and a wealth of discount options for families and students. There's also ton of curated playlists, many hand-crafted by musicians and tastemakers, but it still lacks the robust sharing options built into Spotify. It combines your iTunes library with music you don't own, rounding out what you can play. A combination of human music experts and algorithms help find music you'll want to hear based on what you play. You can control what you hear or search for new music using Siri on iOS devices or Apple HomePod. Has a music locker via iTunes Match ($25, £22 or AU$35 a year). It's currently the only choice for Apple HomePod owners who want to request songs by voice. As you'd expect, the Android app and experience isn't as smooth as the iOS one. Learn more: WITH AMERICA AT HOME, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE MAKE MOVES TO WIN MORE OF GAMING MARKET .

Read More

Global Cloud Gaming Market Analysis & Trends Highlights Key Players Including Playgiga, Sony

Amazon | May 13, 2020

Some of the prominent trends that the market is witnessing include the advancements in cross-platform gaming, a rise in popularity of cloud gaming. The gaming platform services segment is further segregated into personal computer services and content services. The report provides a detailed analysis on current and future market trends to identify the investment opportunities. The Global Cloud Gaming Market is poised to experience strong growth during the forecast period 2018 to 2028. Some of the prominent trends that the market is witnessing include the advancements in cross-platform gaming, a rise in popularity of cloud gaming and greater utilization of cloud games. Based on the solution type, the market is bifurcated into file streaming and video streaming. By business model, the market is fragmented into business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C). On the basis of the gamer type, the market is classified into avid gamers, hardcore gamers, and casual gamers. With respect to the device type, the market is segmented into gaming consoles, smart televisions, smartphones, personal computers & laptops, head-mounted displays, and tablets. Depending upon the offering, the market is divided into gaming platform services and infrastructure. The gaming platform services segment is further segregated into personal computer services and content services. The infrastructure segment is further classified into memory, compute, and storage. By gaming system, the market is segmented into remote play, playstation, steam in-home streaming, streammygame, and G-cluster. Learn more: 20 GAMING COMPANIES IN ATLANTA ADDING NEW ELEMENTS TO A DECADES-OLD INDUSTRY “By gaming system, the market is segmented into remote play, playstation, steam in-home streaming, streammygame, and G-cluster. ~ Gaming System This industry report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global as well as regional levels. The study provides historical market data for 2015, 2016 revenue estimations are presented for 2017 and forecasts from 2018 till 2028. The study focuses on market trends, leading players, supply chain trends, technological innovations, key developments, and future strategies. With comprehensive market assessment across the major geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Latin America and Rest of the world the report is a valuable asset for the existing players, new entrants and the future investors. “With respect to the device type, the market is segmented into gaming consoles, smart televisions, smartphones, personal computers & laptops, head-mounted displays, and tablets”. The study presents detailed market analysis with inputs derived from industry professionals across the value chain. A special focus has been made on countries such as U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, Spain, France, Italy, China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. The market data is gathered from extensive primary interviews and secondary research. The market size is calculated based on the revenue generated through sales from all the given segments and sub segments in the research scope. The market sizing analysis includes both top-down and bottom-up approaches for data validation and accuracy measures. Game platform service held the largest share in cloud gaming market by offering owing to growing demand of both content and PC service. Cloud gaming allows playing PC games on nearly any device on the go, which earlier required expensive hardware. Sony’s PlayStation, Blade’s Shadow, GeForce NOW, Blacknut are some of the major companies providing gaming platform service. Launch of Google’s Stadia and Microsoft XCloud are expected to further drive the platform service market. ResearchAndMarkets.com is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends. Learn more: MICROGAMING COLLABORATES WITH INSPIRED ENTERTAINMENT TO ENHANCE GAMING EXPERIENCE .

Read More

Amazon’s IMDb Launches Free Ad-Supported Movie, TV Service in U.S.

Variety | January 10, 2019

Amazon has extended its tentacles into the ad-supported VOD space — stocking IMDb with a back-catalog of dozens of movies and TV shows that are free to watch.The Amazon-owned movie database site has launched IMDb Freedive (imdb.com/freedive), a free streaming video channel available in the U.S. An IMDb rep declined to say how many titles are initially available, other than to say there are “hundreds.” The site currently lists a relatively slim lineup of over 130 featured movies and 29 TV shows to stream for free.TV shows on IMDb Freedive include past seasons of “Fringe,” “Heroes,” “The Bachelor” (seasons 20 and 21), “Gilligan’s Island,” “Duck Dynasty,” “Quantum Leap,” “Born This Way,” “Kitchen Nightmares” and “Without a Trace.” Movies on the service include “Awakenings,” “A Few Good Men,” “Adaptation,” “Drive,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gattaca,” “Memento,” “Run Lola Run,” “The Illusionist,” “The Last Samurai,” “True Romance,” Patty Jenkins’ “Monster,” and Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.”Titles licensed for Freedive come from studios and networks including CBS, NBCUniversal Television, Sony Pictures Entertainment/Columbia Pictures, Newmarket Films, Warner Bros. Television, A+E Networks and Annapurna Pictures.

Read More

Events