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# Streaming

All time
# streaming cash
Spotify made its debut on Wall Street and rocketed to a $30bn valuation
The company debut valuation was more than Twitter and Snapchat.
# jewel in the crown
Netflix has so cornered the streaming market it's now worth $100 BILLION
The company has 110.6 million paid subscribers across the globe.
# disneylife
Disney sets out to rival Netflix and Amazon with new family-friendly streaming app
The app, which has a huge amount of content aimed at children and parents, is available now.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
# Game of Thrones
Irish Game Of Thrones' fans are going to want these gas t-shirts
Daenerys Targaryen, mother of naggins.
# sportify
With illegal streams on the rise and viewer numbers falling, is it time for a Spotify for sport?
Streaming is doing for football fans what file-sharing once did for music buyers, writes Tommy Martin.
# Internet Piracy
Three popular illegal streaming sites have been blocked by Irish courts
Irish internet providers will now have to block, and
# File Sharing
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom to be sent to the US to face fraud trial
The FBI alleges Megaupload netted more than $175 million in criminal proceeds.
# Prime Time
Netflix has a new rival as Amazon's streaming service launches in Ireland
The service will be available to Irish customers for €2.99 a month for the first six months.
# Hard Drive
Netflix users can now download films and TV shows
The company says it’s working on getting ‘the bulk’ of its content downloadable.
# TechGuide
Here's how you can make the image quality on Netflix better
If you’re constantly watching it on standard definition, there are a few changes you can make.
# Your Say
Poll: Are we a society of oversharers?
Is a livestreamed birth a step too far?
# speed limits
There are big problems with Netflix speeds on Virgin Media, but who's responsible?
The two companies aren’t being particularly clear on what or who is causing the slow streaming speeds.
# heating up
Spotify doesn't seem to be fazed by Apple Music's quick growth
After reports that Apple Music now has ten million subscribers, Spotify says the second half of 2015 saw its “fastest subscriber growth ever”.
# Fab Four
You'll finally be able to listen to The Beatles on Spotify this Christmas
Several other music streaming services are also making hundreds of tracks from the Fab Four available for the first time.
# big intentions
Sky has a massive plan to take over your life, not just your living room
The announcement of offline viewing and a collection of set top devices shows that it means business.
# tech review
So there are two new Chromecast devices, but what's different this time?
Google has given its cheap streaming device a fresh look and created an audio version, but is there more to it than that?
# Your Say
Poll: Would you sign up for YouTube's subscription plan?
What would you pay to get rid of those pesky ads?
# skip skip skip
YouTube is about to charge $10 a month to get rid of ads
And the new service, called Red, is coming to Ireland “soon.”
# In The Hotseat
It looks like these guys have chosen a name for their new €220m car show
Clarkson, Hammond and May are back behind the wheel.
# TechKnowHow
Here's how you can get more out of your Netflix account
Like any service, there are some features hidden away that you might not know about.
# music wars
Poll: Which do you prefer? Apple Music or Spotify?
A report claimed that 48% of users abandoned the service, but Apple say the number is much lower.
# shaky start
Some of Apple's most prominent fans really don't like Apple Music
And they’re going public with their criticism.
What's Amazon's impressive streaming service and why can't you get it in Ireland?
Does Netflix have any direct competition here?
# heating up
So with Apple in the mix, how does the music streaming landscape look?
In short, it’s looking pretty good for the consumer.
# new challenger
Apple Music is launching today. This is what you need to know
Apple wants to make a dent in the market, but it has a number of obstacles facing it in its quest for dominance.
# charlie bit my finger
These are Ireland's most viewed YouTube videos
Surprisingly, there are no cat videos, but there is one called ‘Ultimate Dog Tease’.
# Game Over
One of the first free music streaming services launched is dead
Grooveshark was founded back in 2006 but its failure to secure music rights led to its downfall.
# listen in
Will Tidal save music? Here's the reaction to its launch so far
A group of glittering celebrity musicians launched the service last night.
# tidal current
Can Jay Z's Tidal streaming service really challenge Spotify?
The new service, launched last night, has been pitched as a direct competitor to Spotify and Pandora. It’s a lot more pricey though…
# not optimus prime
UPC has launched its own streaming service...
But Netflix it ain’t. And you may have to pay extra for it.
# Apple TV
Now Apple is planning to launch its own TV service this year
The service will start in the US first and is expected to offer 25 channels from broadcasters.
# stream me
Here's why you should binge-watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt this weekend
Written by Tina Fey, the comedy is streaming on Netflix from today.
# free movies
Three arrested over popular film download website
Internationally, the website ranked thousands of places higher than a well-known legitimate site.
# TechGuide
Here's how you can get more out of your Chromecast
It’s a handy device, but there are other features included that you might not be aware of.
# play that song
Here's how you can listen to YouTube music without opening a tab
Another way to turn the video site into your own music player.
# Music
Jay Z is going head to head with Spotify
The rapper is taking over the premium music streaming service WiMP for €49 million.
Internet Explorer is finally, officially, definitely dead
Microsoft’s Windows 10 keynote saw it touch on devices, holograms, mobile, Xbox One and a new web browser.
# We want
9 TV shows we'd love to see on Irish Netflix
Oh, how we would binge-watch these.
# Streaming
Explainer: Why is your Irish Netflix so radically different to the US version?
What are you missing out on? And why?