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Partner Spotlight: Verizon Digital Media Services

By | Partnership, Trends, TV Everywhere | No Comments

Verizon Digital Media Services is a Digiflare partner who offers a groundbreaking platform for online video streaming and content delivery. The Verizon Video Lifecycle Solution helps businesses, from major movie studios to broadcasters and OTT providers, to overcome challenges common to the video streaming process. As the number of streaming devices and formats increases, it gets harder to provide users with a consistent, efficient, quality viewing experience. Read More

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Designing in a Disruptive World

By | Android, Trends, TV Everywhere, UX | No Comments
 A guide to Google’s Material Design for TV, Auto and VR

Google’s material design reached its’ first birthday at this year’s Google I/O, and Duarte revealed the guideline had 60% of reoccurring visitors. It is interesting to hear that not only designers are referencing material, but people in all sectors are applying these guidelines into their work. More than 40% of apps in Google’s Play Store are now materialized. Furthermore, at this year’s Google I/O conference, Duarte revealed new resources for Android TV, Android Auto and Google Cardboard. Read More

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Tune in to TuneIn on Xbox One

By | TV Everywhere, Uncategorized, UX | No Comments

Digiflare is happy to announce the release of the TuneIn Radio application for the Xbox One platform. TuneIn offers subscribers the unique ability to stream thousands of live radio stations across the globe along with millions of podcasts from one convenient service. We had a chance to interview Senior Product Manager at TuneIn Radio, Jon Keilson, on understanding how TuneIn fits in a Multi-screen world: Read More

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WWDC – Three stellar iOS 9 features for TV Apps

By | iOS, iOS 9, iPad, iPhone, TV Everywhere | No Comments

Among a landslide of new announcements, this years “Worldwide Developers Conference” (WWDC) saw Apple take a much anticipated step into the streaming music arena against Spotify, Google, and Tidal with the announcement of Apple Music, the much anticipated reincarnation of Beats Music. Apple also introduced a suite of OS upgrades surrounding the OSX, WatchOS, and iOS 9 operating systems. Read More

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Google I/O 2015: Android and the Future of TV Apps

By | Android, Blogs, Events, Google | No Comments

At last year’s Google I/O we saw a bold vision of the future of Google services, with the Android OS arriving on new and unprecedented platforms, from TVs to watches, and even automobiles. The announcement of Android TV introduced a strong new platform for Smart TV manufacturers and an equally significant step forward for TV Everywhere and Over-the-top (TVE) experience developers. Read More

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Context and TV Everywhere Applications

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In order to design coherent TV Everywhere experiences, it’s important to understand exactly what “everywhere” means. There are numerous UX considerations to be made based on where and how users are consuming content.

It’s no secret that content providers are in a frenzied pursuit to leverage new and emerging platforms and devices to extend their value propositions to the consumer. Read More

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Recipe for Disruption Whitepaper

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With INTX in full swing, we may expect to hear another disruptive announcement from leaders in the Pay TV operator business. HBO Now, Apple TV, Sony Vue, and Verizon have all garnered headlines in recent weeks for their breakthrough Direct-to-Consumer moves, providing viable TV programming to traditional Pay TV services.

Whether it be TV Everywhere or Over-The-Top, it’s clear these strategies are shaping the future of how audiences watch video content. Read More

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6 Reasons to build a Chromecast App

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Google’s Chromecast was recently named the number one streaming device in America with an impressive one billion individual casts. Since its release on July 24th, 2013, Google has continued to upgrade its capabilities while adding additional features such as direct screen mirroring and free Wi-Fi pairing.  With an affordable retail price of $39.99, a self-enclosed USB power source, and an independent operating system, the Chromecast dongle is far more than a simple mirroring device. Read More

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CES 2015: OTT Gets Serious

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CES is all about the newest and coolest in technology and the 2015 edition did not disappoint!

This year, the Las Vegas Convention Center was practically brimming with truly impressive innovations from every sector. The main event, however,was Sling TV, an over-the-top (OTT) service from Dish that beat out everything from the latest in wearables to a car that drives itself and walked away with the “Best of the Best” award. Read More