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FYI – Smart TV Cineplex App

I didn’t find any information online in regards to an issue I was having with the Cineplex App on my Samsung Smart TV so I thought I’d post this information.

I haven’t been able to watch films I’ve purchased online via the Cineplex app for a while now because the app asks to be updated. But the latest version listed is the version I have installed so I contacted Cineplex guest relations who got back to me yesterday.

Apparently they changed content providers and are still updating the app, which is expected to be released by the end of either this month or the next.

I’m hoping to take advantage of their Tuesday specials on rentals again a.s.a.p. But will probably either view Cineplex purchases on my computer or need to visit my local Redbox until the app update is released.

UPDATE: This app has been updated

Netflix To Hike Rates ?

It appears that Netflix may be raising their monthly subscription fees to $8.99 soon for new members.

Current members will continue to be able to pay $7.99 until May 2016 and the company claims the hike is necessary to add more content to their service.

Gift Card Offers

Until February 7th, 2014 you will be able to obtain a 15% discount off $50 iTunes Cards at participating Shoppers Drug Mart stores. Please consult your local Shoppers Drug Mart flyer for details.

Turntable.fm Closing

Turntable.fm will be closing on December 2nd, 2013 according to the official blog.

The company wishes to concentrate their efforts on their “Turntable Live” operations, a service that streams live performances, world wide.

Goodbye Winamp

Winamp will be no more as of December 20th, 2013.

The once popular, 15 year old mp3 software had been purchased from Nullsoft by AOL in 1999 for $80 million. But the company will discontinue the software next month and is allegedly hoping to sell it to Microsoft, along with the Shoutcast music streaming service.

Although I haven’t used Winamp for over five years, I’m a bit sad to see it go.

Winamp was my favourite mp3 software for years, until iTunes came along for Canada. And I had used it to rip the vast majority of my CD collection even after windows media player offered that ability.

I loved compiling my favourite music to CDs for my multi-disc carousels and I am still listening to music I had ripped a decade back using this software.

Hopefully it’ll find a new home at Microsoft. But I’m guessing it’ll probably be rebranded for the X-Box.

Gift Card Savings

My local Real Canadian Superstore flyer for this week includes a 20% off coupon on various gift cards, including iTunes gift cards.

This coupon, which is available on the flyer and at participating stores on the Gift Center display, expires on November 14th, 2013.