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Apple Music Amazon Echo support arriving in time for Holiday playlists

Apple Music Amazon Echo support arriving in time for Holiday playlists

Apple Music is coming to Amazon's Echo smart speakers, an unexpected tie-up that will see the streaming music platform available on one of the most popular connected speaker ranges. The integration will go live beginning the week of December 17, Amazon and Apple confirmed today.

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If Steam Link is gone, here are your alternatives

If Steam Link is gone, here are your alternatives

By the time you read this, Steam Link may already be dead. This week Valve announced they'd soon no longer have physical hardware units for their Steam Link system available for sale. This was true of both stock in the UK and in the USA, and final stock will likely leave the official Steam store soon. For those users that already have a Steam Link, there's good news. For those that are just hearing about Steam Link now - you're not alone! Also, there are alternatives for what's basically the exact same service.

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Devil May Cry series announced from producer of Netflix’s Castlevania

Devil May Cry series announced from producer of Netflix’s Castlevania

For the last year, game and anime fans have been enjoying the surprise hit that is the Castlevania animated series on Netflix. In a surprise announcement on Friday, the show's executive producer, Adi Shankar, has revealed he's working on another adaptation of a video game franchise: Capcom's massively popular action series Devil May Cry.

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Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It’s basic

Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It’s basic

There's a new wearable app from Spotify this week, one made by the company to work specifically on the Apple Watch. This app works with the controls you might expect - playback controls, switches between devices, playlists, and the like. The bit you might be surprised about, however, is the fact that the app needs to be connected to a secondary device to play music.

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Disney+ streaming service detailed for late 2019 Netflix attack

Disney+ streaming service detailed for late 2019 Netflix attack

Disney will launch its Netflix rival in late 2019, the company has confirmed today, with ominous implications for the movies you might currently be enjoying on Netflix. The service has been in the pipeline for more than a year now, and will launch with Star Wars content among other things.

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How do I get a free Google Home Mini from Spotify?

How do I get a free Google Home Mini from Spotify?

This week the folks at Google and Spotify teamed up to deliver the Google Home Mini to families across the United States. This plays in well with Google's plan to get the Google Assistant in every single home in the world, starting with these United States of America. Spotify is also glad to partake, without a doubt, as their partnerships with Google have kept them in the limelight even more than they'd been over the past several years as a premiere source for streaming music around the world.

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Celebrate New Years Eve by watching Ninja stream Fortnite from Times Square

Celebrate New Years Eve by watching Ninja stream Fortnite from Times Square

Believe it or not, 2018 is quickly coming to an end. If the thought of typical New Years Eve entertainment like watching ball drop from New York’s Times Square on TV, along with celebrity interviews and recaps of the last year, fills you with dread — and you happen to be obsessed with Fortnite — there's an alternative you can look forward to. Megastar Twitch streamer, and the face of Fortnite, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins will be streaming the game from Times Square at a special New Years Eve event.

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Google Play Halloween sale guide: What’s worth it

Google Play Halloween sale guide: What’s worth it

Today we're having a peek at the latest Google Play holiday sale on media - movies and audiobooks, mostly. These include audiobook deals and Google Play Movie discounts from October 24th until November 1st - the whole Halloween Week! Yesterday was the official Halloween 3 day, aka Silver Shamrock's "8 more days til Halloween," but right now's the time to get digital price-cuts on movies and books.

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Long rumored Apple TV streaming service release tipped for early 2019

Long rumored Apple TV streaming service release tipped for early 2019

A report today suggests Apple is preparing to launch its long-rumored subscription TV service globally in the first half of 2019. This service would go to war with major TV show and movie streaming services that not only serve their own subscription content, but that of associated and 3rd-party brands. This service would work on Apple TV devices and - MAYBE - elsewhere.

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Google Play 4K upgrade is an unexpected movie treat

Google Play 4K upgrade is an unexpected movie treat

Google is giving Google Play movie buyers a 4K upgrade, delivering better quality even if you bought a cheaper, lower-resolution version in the first place. The change is part of a host of updates to Google Play for movie content, which will also see 4K support added to the native Play Movies & TV app some smart TVs offer.

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Spotify packs in new features for Premium user draw

Spotify packs in new features for Premium user draw

The newest update to Spotify has a few more features added to the subscription tier for users that pay. Users of Spotify Premium will find a few features modified from past versions of the service, as well, and some features will come to some platforms before others. UPDATE: Initial updates to Spotify Premium will begin to roll out to Premium subscribers on both iOS and Android at the same time - welcome to 2018!

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Netflix, Marvel cancel Iron Fist as Disney streaming service looms

Netflix, Marvel cancel Iron Fist as Disney streaming service looms

Marvel and Netflix's collaboration to create their own TV show-format superhero universe for the streaming service has been a big success over the last few years. That's why it came as a surprise on Friday when the companies revealed that Iron Fist was not being renewed after its second season, making it the first cancellation in the Defenders collection of shows, which also includes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.

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