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YouTube TV apologizes for World Cup outage with free week of service

YouTube TV apologizes for World Cup outage with free week of service

A couple of days back, YouTube TV found itself in a bad position at what was probably the worst possible time. During the World Cup match between England and Croatia, YouTube TV's streaming service went down, and it took Google about an hour to fix the problems. This, as you can imagine, left a lot of YouTube TV subscribers livid.

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YouTube TV went down during another major live sporting event

YouTube TV went down during another major live sporting event

Hulu isn't the only company that experienced a livestreaming issue during a major live sporting event. YouTube TV went offline during a recent World Cup game, forcing many viewers to tune in with a separate app to continue watching. This is the second time YouTube TV has experienced a streaming problem during a big live sports game, and though YouTube has apologized, many customers are unhappy.

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Bixby live sports scores and news feature arrives [Update]

Bixby live sports scores and news feature arrives [Update]

Samsung's Bixby assistant will soon provide sports scores to users in the United States. The announcement was made by theScore, which reported today that it will be providing game updates through Bixby. The assistant is baked into Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, though many users complain that it still lacks the features necessary to compete with existing alternatives.

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CBS All Access mobile NFL game streaming starts this season

CBS All Access mobile NFL game streaming starts this season

CBS All Access subscribers will be able to stream NFL games on their mobile devices starting this upcoming fall, the company has announced. The new streaming option is made possible via the company's extended agreement with the NFL, which adds mobile streaming rights onto the package. The new streaming pact is good through 2022.

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PGA Tour free livestream golf coverage arrives on Facebook this week

PGA Tour free livestream golf coverage arrives on Facebook this week

PGA Tour has announced a partnership with Facebook that will result in more than 60 hours of live coverage being streamed on Facebook Watch, the social network's video platform. Exclusive live Saturday and Sunday coverage will be made available on Facebook Watch, where the public can watch it for free. The streams will pull content from a total of eight tournaments ahead of the FedExCup Playoffs.

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Oculus Venues reveals World Cup VR plans

Oculus Venues reveals World Cup VR plans

Oculus Venues is only a few weeks old (officially at least) but it's definitely sprinting out of the gate. Oculus Venues is a way to watch and "attend" live events using your VR headset, and Oculus is getting the ball rolling with perhaps the event to end all events: the World Cup. If you're trying to discover if there's an audience for sports streaming via VR, hosting the biggest sports event in the world is a good way to find out.

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Sennheiser CX SPORT earbuds boast 10-minute fast charging

Sennheiser CX SPORT earbuds boast 10-minute fast charging

Sennheiser has launched a new pair of earbuds designed for athletes and frequent gym-goers: the CX SPORT. This model is touted as both ultra-lightweight and resistant to the elements (sweat/splashes), offering an ideal combo for those out jogging or hitting the weights. The CX SPORT are designed to be worn around the neck and have a clip for attaching them to a shirt.

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Fortnite esports scholarship arrives at Ashland University this fall

Fortnite esports scholarship arrives at Ashland University this fall

Ashland University, a private university located in Ashland, Ohio, is the first of its kind to add Fortnite to its esports gaming list. The university's head coach Josh Buchanan announced the addition on Wednesday, expressing an optimistic outlook about the title and its massive popularity. Players with the university will have a chance to get an esports scholarship.

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ESPN+ streaming sports service arrives on Roku devices

ESPN+ streaming sports service arrives on Roku devices

Sports fans recently got access to a new service that provides games and more for a low monthly fee, cable not required. Called ESPN+, the service offers access to the network's original content, such as 30 for 30, as well as some live games from major leagues and access to events. As of today, the streaming sports platform is now available through Roku devices.

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ESPN+ launches: Live and on-demand sports for cord-cutters

ESPN+ launches: Live and on-demand sports for cord-cutters

ESPN's brand new all-on-one sports app has launched, bringing its new ESPN+ cord-cutting subscription to iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire devices. Teased earlier this month, the new app completely redesigns ESPN's interface. While you don't need to be an ESPN+ subscriber to get some benefit, however, it's clear that the new on-demand and live streaming is the centerpiece.

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ESPN+ launches April 12: Here’s what you get

ESPN+ launches April 12: Here’s what you get

ESPN's streaming sports service, ESPA+, will launch on April 12 the network has confirmed, offering MBL, NHL, and more for a single monthly subscription. The new service will be integrated into a reworked version of ESPA's existing app, the company says, and include both live and on-demand content.

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Google AI to calculate NCAA Final Four team performance during live games

Google AI to calculate NCAA Final Four team performance during live games

Google has revealed that it's going to be putting its data science technology to use during the season's biggest sporting event: the NCAA Final Four games. The Google Cloud division will be using AI and machine learning to calculate the teams' performances, however the twist is that the tech will be crunching its numbers based on the first half of the game as it's played, generating predictions during halftime.

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