Amazon veut concurrencer Netflix (Les Echos)

Amazon pourrait lancer un nouveau service gratuit de vidéo à la demande en 2015 – AFP/Joe Klamar

Amazon pourrait déployer en 2015 un service gratuit de vidéo à la demande, entièrement ou partiellement financé par la publicité.

Le géant américain du commerce en ligne, Amazon, voudrait se positionner en alternative à… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]

Nielsen will finally start tracking Netflix and Amazon video (Engadget)

Nielsen, the holy vanguard of television ratings, has finally figured out how to track viewership from Netflix and Amazon‘s streaming video services. And when it launches next month, it could fundamentally change the sorts of shows you see from them. Since neither… [Read more on Engadget]

Netflix Still Dominates Streaming, but Amazon Is Picking Up Steam (Re/Code)

Netflix is still king of the video streamers, followed by YouTube. But Amazon, which has lagged far behind for many years, is beginning to make a move.

That’s the takeaway from… [Read more on Re/Code]

Take that, Netflix: Amazon says Prime grants free 4K streaming (C|Net)

Amazon's original series "Alpha House" will be available via 4K streaming  • Amazon

Amazon’s original series “Alpha House” will be available via 4K streaming

In response to Netflix raising its price for customers who want 4K streaming, Amazon says its 4K video streams won’t cost Prime subscribers an extra dime.

Begun, the 4K streaming price war has.

Today Amazon said users who subscribe to its $99 per year Prime program won’t have to pay extra to get 4K versions of its video streams.

“We want to be the best entertainment destination for customers. We’re confident that offering… [Read more on C|Net]

Rupert Murdoch urges media firms to unite to fight Amazon and Netflix (The Guardian)

Rupert Murdoch speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

21st Century Fox chairman says industry is ‘on the same page’ about need to come up with serious competitor to streaming video giants

The media industry needs its own competitor to online streaming giants Amazon and Netflix, Rupert Murdoch told a technology conference on Wednesday.

“As an industry, we need a competitor – a serious competitor – to… [Read more on The Guardian]

Amazon takes on Chromecast with Fire TV Stick (C|Net)

digital entertainment post amazon fire stick

The $39 device will let users stream a wide range of content, including Netflix, Prime Instant Video, and Hulu Plus.

It’s smaller than a crowbar, but Amazon surely wants its new streaming stick to pry users away from Google’s Chromecast.

Dubbed the Fire TV Stick, the streaming-media device connects to an HDMI port on the back on an HDTV and streams from sources including Netflix to Hulu Plus to, of course, Amazon’s own Prime Instant Video. Owners will also… [Read more on C|Net]