A look at Amazon, Vudu, iTunes, and Google Play for digital videos

32" Vizio TV set

Back in 2014, I wrote about the various digital video services available that sell or rent digital videos. While Netflix, Hulu, and similar streaming services are convenient, some may still want to either rent or buy TV shows/movies. Yes, DVDs and Blu-Rays are still available, but their popularity and sales are starting to wane in favor of … Read more

Google launches non-free “YouTube Red” service

YouTube

On October 28, Google is replacing “YouTube Music Key” with the formal launch of YouTube Red, a subscription service for YouTube. At $10/month, subscribers will get an ad-free experience. They’ll also get other features, including exclusive access to videos specifically produced for YouTube Red (using “top YouTube creators”), as well as Google Play Music subscription access. … Read more

Fox to end DVD and Blu-Ray releases of “The Simpsons”

Bart vs. Thanksgiving

Fox has reported they plan to halt production of any future DVD and Blu-Ray season box sets for the long-running TV show “The Simpsons.” Showrunner Al Jean cites the decline in the show’s DVD sales and rise of digital as the main reasons. While the rise of digital is convenient, it’s still plagued with some problems, … Read more