Tagged With streaming media

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Who needs Netflix? With home theatre apps like Plex and Kodi, you can roll your own sweet-looking library with all the TV shows and movies you like, with none of the junk. But which software should you use? Here's how the two biggest solutions stack up against each other.

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If you use the Plex media server for your movie and TV library and have ever used the Plex forums, you'll need to change your password this morning. The company announced its forum servers were hacked, leaving email addresses, forum messages and hashed passwords vulnerable.

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Hi Lifehacker, I'm one of the 250,000-odd Australians who already had a US Netflix account prior to its local launch this year. Given that with the exchange rate it's slightly cheaper in Australia (and that I can switch between the services with a VPN), is there any way I can switch my account over? I don't want to create a new Australian Netflix account and lose the curated 'My List' attached to my US account.

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When Telstra relaunched its Mobile Foxtel TV-channels-on-your-phone product last week, we noted that its limit of 30 minutes viewing a day and 200 total minutes viewing a month rendered it a terrible and pointless product. After we mentioned that, Telstra told us it never intended those restrictions to be included, and it has now altered the terms and conditions so that viewing via its Android and iOS apps isn't subject to limits.

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A common complaint for Australian TV viewers is that sport rarely ends up on streaming services -- the only way to watch live is still often TV. Seven is about to improve that situation a little, promising live streaming to mobiles for some of its key events, including Wimbledon and the Australian Open.