Video on Demand

Users can now customise their home screens with themes such as Star Trek. Enliven your Roku set-top box with themes Rivals including Netflix and Sky are pulling audiences to alternative services. BBC iPlayer figures drop for third month Users in the UK can now search for films across Netflix, Snagfilm and Popcornflix. Roku boxes get cross-app movie search tool Streaming giant to update its layout for first time since 2011. Netflix's new web interface to ape its app The number of streaming requests in March fell by 7% compared to the same period in 2014. iPlayer experiences first ever popularity fall Catching up on EastEnders while on holiday in Spain could become a reality. EU wants iPlayer access throughout Europe Looking to turn a dumb TV into a smart TV? You've come to the right place. Which is the best media streaming device? Is Amazon Instant Video the new mile high club? Amazon Prime heading to in-flight TVs Satya Nadella admits HoloLens was in the works when the firm bought Mojang. Why Microsoft really bought Minecraft Some pre-2013 devices are left behind as YouTube upgrades to Data API v3. YouTube app retired on older hardware Pay TV service asks overseas users to prove they have the right to stream content. HBO Now to cut off viewers outside of US Over 300 million on-demand downloads for shows like Game of Thrones and Fortitude. Sky sees massive growth in on-demand viewing A record quarter for the company sees it add 4.91 million new customers. Netflix reaches 60 million subscribers HDMI stick becomes the online retailer's fastest-selling product in the UK. Amazon Fire TV Stick is a hit in the UK IMDB-powered information service coming to Fire TV and Fire TV Stick hardware. Amazon X-Ray for Movies comes to Fire TV Online retailer to offer high dynamic range streaming later this year. Amazon Prime Video to offer HDR streaming Streaming service is free for six months when you buy a 4K TV from LG. LG TVs come with six months' free Netflix Amazon's Netflix rival gets a native application for Android tablet devices. Prime Instant Video hits Android tablets TV streaming box is now on par with the Roku 3 in terms of performance. Roku 2 revamped with new hardware specs Refreshed models of the Roku 2 and Roku 3 leaked by North American retailers. Roku expected to announce new TV boxes Google-owned video service compiles a playlist showcasing its new capabilities. YouTube footage now comes in 4K at 60fps Asus-manufactured set-top box is available through Google Play for £79. Google Nexus Player launches in the UK O2 users will have early access to Peep Show, Fresh Meat and Made in Chelsea. O2 customers get Channel 4 content early Latest update to the catch-up service enables syncing across devices. BBC iPlayer adds cross-device syncing EE Film Club lets customers can watch a film through Wuaki.tv for £1. £1 Film Club replaces Orange Wednesdays Feature allows users to jump back to the start of a movie that has already begun. Sky Restart feature coming to the UK The platform will reportedly host content from broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox. Apple web TV service coming in autumn? Recent changelog data for VLC 3.0 mentions a 'Chromecast output module'. Chromecast support coming to VLC player Users in the US are also being offered $6. Google giving Chromecast users £5 credit Vimeo will fund some of Indiegogo's projects in exchange for distribution rights. Vimeo and Indiegogo announce partnership The three-minute countdown features the dancing lemurs from the Netflix series. Netflix launches New Year countdown for kids Now you can allow your friends to take control of your Chromecast dongle. Google adds guest mode to Chromecast Fargo season one will be made available on Hulu Plus in 2015. Hulu secures exclusive Fargo streaming deal Ultra HD movies and TV shows are now available in 4K at no extra cost. Amazon Prime 4K content arrives in UK Streaming service reiterates that it has no plans to offer downloads. What is Netflix's stance on offline viewing? The video-on-demand service also increases its content offering. blinkbox launches 'watch offline' feature Users can watch live TV, catch-up and on-demand content on a month-by-month basis. Sony unveils PlayStation TV streaming Titles such as Monopoly Dash can be controlled with a phone or tablet. Google Chromecast adds phone-controlled games The revamped service now has more than 1,400 films available to watch online. BFI Player service gets a major overhaul Amazon's first media streaming dongle is available in the US only for now at $39. Amazon launches Chromecast rival Fire TV Stick