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UK’s LoveFilm is now Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon has flipped the switch on its LoveFilm brand, officially renaming the service in the UK to Amazon Instant Video to match its US counterpart.

LoveFilm is the largest subscription service in the UK, rivaling Netflix, with more than 15,000 movies and TV episodes.

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Amazon introduces Fire TV Streaming Box

Amazon introduced its streaming box April 2, dubbed Fire TV, a direct competitor to Apple TV and Roku.

The box, which will retail for $99, will feature Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus and more, as well as voice controls and an optional gaming controller.

More coverage in this week’s Zimedium Podcast.

Checking in with TVTag

The TV experience gets a little bit better with friends. Launched in 2010, GetGlue is a social TV app that enables users to check-in to TV programs, Sports and Movies, sharing check-ins with other users and engaging in conversation.

GetGlue was acquired by i.TV in November 2013 and will reportedly change its name to TVTag next week.  A message on GetGlue’s website says “GetGlue is becoming tvtag!”

GetGlue is becoming TVTag

getglue (1)GetGlue launched in June 2010, and is headquartered in New York City. One year after launch, the service was seeing more than 12 million check-ins annually. Today the service has more than 4.5 million users.

In 2011, GetGlue partnered with DirecTV to promote programming and allow users to check-in onscreen. GetGlue has since partnered with a number of networks.

Since its initial round of funding, GetGlue has raised more than $25 million in venture capital.