Don't-Miss Streaming media Stories

spotify logo

Spotify's Touch Preview makes song sampling painless

Spotify has a new solution for previewing songs to save them to your music collection or creating a play queue on the fly.

google cast for audio

Google reveals Cast for Audio, a Chromecast-like way to beam music to sound gear

First Chromecast took over your TV, and Google Cast for Audio hopes to do the same for speakers and other audio gear.

on techhive.com

the interview

'The Interview' is on iTunes now, whoopee

The Sony movie that's dominated headlines just became available on Apple's digital storefront.

james brown christmas

Where to find the best streaming holiday music and movies

Egg nog and mistletoe can take you only so far. To complete the holiday mood, dial up some appropriate music and movies.

toptracksspotify

Spotify's smart new playlist tunes you in to your friends' favorite songs

Spotify just introduced a new playlist that's updated daily and compiled from what your friends are listening to.

Amazon Ultra HD

Why you can't get 4K Netflix and Amazon on a PC or Mac (even though they're capable)

It could be a long time before Netflix and Amazon enable 4K streaming to PCs and Macs.

bop.fm mobile app

Bop.fm delivers almost ad-free, a la carte music streaming on the go

It may sound too good to be true, but startup Bop.fm says their music aggregation service for Apple iOS can pull in the best of what other paid services have to offer.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Ripping CDs in 2014, streaming music from Mac to stereo

Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss all things iTunes including ripping CDs when you Mac doesn't have a CD player, syncing both iTunes Match and local music, and TV show playback options.

gangham style

Psy's 'Gangnam Style' finally broke YouTube

The viral video was viewed so many times that it broke the code behind YouTube's view counter.

on pcworld.com

blackfridayhero

Podcast: Who won Black Friday?

Nice? The holiday deal givers. Naughty? Yahoo for exploiting Flickr images. Chris Breen and Susie Ochs discuss it all on this week's podcast.

denied icon 580

Mac Gems: Denied auto-skips annoying songs in Spotify, Rdio, and iTunes

You know that one song that sends you lunging for the skip button every time? Denied can skip it for you.

House of Cards Season 3 will hit on February 27, making it Netflix's biggest original series

As the political thriller's success continues, the company has more reason than ever to produce new original content, some already in the works.

ns cover

10 excellent movies to stream on Netflix over Thanksgiving weekend

Be thankful for your couch, your remote control, and the miracle of streaming movies.

spotify uber

Now you can DJ your Uber ride with in-car Spotify streaming

No word on whether drivers can dock your star rating based on terrible music taste.

youtube music key beta primary

Google YouTube Music Key one-ups streaming music services by adding videos

Google now gives you something other streaming music services can't provide: access to music videos and streaming music, even offline. Meet YouTube Music Key, a beta subscription service Google launched Wednesday.