Playster: the Streaming Service Dubbed “The Netflix of Everything”

Playster, licensed by Sony and Warner, calls itself the first all-in-one entertainment streaming service. Users on iOS and Android can subscribe to different services for a variety of prices: e-books/audiobooks ($9.95), music ($9.95), games ($5.95), and movies ($3.95). Or, if you want to subscribe to everything, it costs $24.95/month. – Nerhys, Alan Cross Official:A Journal of Musical Things

Streaming Music Revenue Up 57% in U.S. in First Half of 2016

Streaming music revenue in the first half of 2016 totaled $1.6 billion in the U.S., compared with about $1.02 billion for the same period a year ago, according to a new report from the Recording Industry Association of Americay (RIAA). The U.S. logged 18.3 million paid music streaming subscriptions in the first half of 2016, compared with 9.1 million in 2015 and 7.9 million in 2014, according to the RIAA. Each subscription can have multiple users, meaning the number of users could be substantially higher than those totals. Revenue is based on subscriptions and not on total users, however. – Todd R. Weiss, eWEEK

Mysterious Apple device surfaces in FCC filing

Revealed by the French website [] , the device is similar in size to an Apple TV 4th-gen box (the new one with the Siri voice remote), but there are no full pictures or other details to explain exactly what it does. AppleInsider points out that tests reveal Bluetooth and NFC (which is not currently included in the Apple TV) capabilities, but didn’t note WiFi, which could be a result of re-used hardware or that it’s not present. – Richard Lawler, Engadget

YouTube Gaming to air weekly live show with Geoff Keighley

Geoff Keighley is teaming up with YouTube for a new live show. It’ll be broadcast every Thursday at 8pm ET/5pm PT under the YouTube Gaming banner (presumably, you’ll be able to watch it through regular YouTube too.) Rather like Keighley’s E3 show, it’ll have trailers, gameplay footage and developer interviews, all wrapped up in a professional studio environment. Popular YouTubers NaDeSHoT, iJustine, MatPat and iHasCupQuake will be popping up too (this is a YouTube show, after all) no doubt to raise interest and awareness. – Nick Summers, Engadget
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