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YouTube TV has officially launched, but only in a select few cities

YouTube TV has officially launched, but only in a select few cities

After officially unveiling YouTube TV back at the end of February, Google hasn't wasted much time in pushing it out the door. The day is here at last and now YouTube TV is officially available to the cord cutting masses. Well, not all of the masses, but rather those living in major metropolitan areas within the US.

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AT&T’s unlimited data plan now includes free HBO

AT&T’s unlimited data plan now includes free HBO

When it comes to competition between the big four carriers in the US, AT&T's unlimited plan initially left a lot to be desired. Even after making some improvements, it was still difficult to call AT&T's plan the best. The company is looking to sweeten the pot even more today by tossing a free subscription to HBO into the mix.

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Amazon Prime to offer 10 streaming Thursday night NFL games

Amazon Prime to offer 10 streaming Thursday night NFL games

Amazon has struck a new deal with the NFL that will result in it offering 10 Thursday night football games. The games will be available for Amazon Prime members to stream over the Internet, according to sources, which say the deal is only for one year and that it is valued at about $50 million. This marks the NFL's latest foray into the online streaming world, with the League having previously struck a similar streaming deal with Twitter and more.

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ESPN’s new Apple TV app offers livestreaming auto-play

ESPN’s new Apple TV app offers livestreaming auto-play

ESPN has announced the arrival of a redesigned Apple TV app, a version that includes a better and simpler user interface, among other things. The new WatchESPN app is now simply called the ESPN App, and it includes livestreaming auto-play for users who have already authenticated the service, as well as a new curated collection of ESPN VOD (video on-demand) content said to include hundreds of hours of footage.

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Netflix offline downloading feature arrives on Windows 10

Netflix offline downloading feature arrives on Windows 10

Late last year, Netflix introduced a feature for downloading videos onto a mobile device for viewing offline later on. The feature was only available through the mobile app and was limited to only some movies (a substantial number of them, to be fair), and now it has arrived on Windows 10 PCs. The expansion of the feature is rolling out to PC users now.

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Apple to sell bundled TV shows instead of its own service

Apple to sell bundled TV shows instead of its own service

If at first you don't succeed, try Plan B. Apple doesn't seem to be having any luck in getting anywhere near its long-rumored TV service, so it might be settling for the next best thing instead. According to the usual sources familiar with the matter, Cupertino is planning on offering HBO, Showtime, and Starz in a single-price bundle, instead of the piecemeal channels it already has available. Whether or not this plan will pan out, however, largely depends on whether Apple is finally able to convince TV networks to do what it wants this time.

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Rick and Morty S3 premiere debuts on Adult Swim

Rick and Morty S3 premiere debuts on Adult Swim

Rick and Morty fans, the day you've been long awaiting is finally here! Adult Swim began broadcasting the first episode of the animated show's much anticipate third season on Saturday, and before you ask, no, it wasn't an April Fools' joke. Not only did the first new episode in over a year and half run during Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block last night, but it was also played on repeat on Adult Swim's streaming website.

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Netflix’s first big animated movie will be R-rated ‘America: The Motion Picture’

Netflix’s first big animated movie will be R-rated ‘America: The Motion Picture’

Netflix has some episodic animated hits, such as BoJack Horseman, and now it is preparing to offer its first major animated movie: America: The Motion Picture. This animation will be rated 'R' and will feature Channing Tatum as the voice behind George Washington, the movie's lead role. The movie is said to feature a 'revisionist history' storyline.

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Spotify ‘Traffic Jams’ shows artists creating music during LA rush hour

Spotify ‘Traffic Jams’ shows artists creating music during LA rush hour

If you've ever been stuck in Los Angeles traffic, you know it can be a long while before you're finally free. A single trip from A to B can take well over an hour, and that's just enough time to create an entirely new piece of music...at least if you're one of the artists featured on Spotify's new 'Traffic Jams' show. The show features two artists who have never worked together before meeting up in a car and creating a masterpiece before traffic starts moving.

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Twitch starts rolling out 1080p/60fps streaming option

Twitch starts rolling out 1080p/60fps streaming option

Live streaming is quickly becoming not just the latest new trend but also the hottest new monetization source (read: ads). And while there are a lot of new live streaming platforms popping up, Twitch.tv is still considered to be the granddaddy of such services. It is only appropriate, then, that the now Amazon-owned company is initiating a new thrust that will push the quality of live streaming forward. And it is doing so by finally making streaming at a higher quality of 1080p available to the masses, just in time for the entertainment industry's push for even more insane 4K resolutions.

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Lightform device details from the company’s CEO

Lightform device details from the company’s CEO

Yesterday we brought you a brief rundown of what Lightform was and will be, and today we’ve got a few more bits and pieces from the company’s CEO. Lightform is a company and a device - the device works with a projector to scan any environment and project light into that environment unique to that environment. This sort of technology has existed in the past, but with Lightform, it’s being prepared for the everyday average consumer.

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HTC Vive aims high with Ready Player One, Vive Trackers, and more

HTC Vive aims high with Ready Player One, Vive Trackers, and more

Virtual reality, the hottest thing in gaming and computing these past weeks, has seemingly taken a backseat to the Nintendo Switch, the glitchy Mass Effect: Andromeda, and the ambivalent Iron Fist. HTC, however, is making sure you don't forget. It has just unloaded a bunch of news, all at the same time, showcasing how virtual reality, and the HTC Vive specifically, is a driving force in both entertainment, like the Ready Player One partnership, as well as productivity.

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