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Hulu brings back 4K streaming for originals, rolls out Live TV guide

Hulu brings back 4K streaming for originals, rolls out Live TV guide

As we close in on the weekend, Hulu has rolled out a couple of features that a lot of viewers will probably really like. First and foremost, the company has launched an interactive guide for its Live TV subscribers. Hulu's Live TV guide works just like any other interactive guide you've ever used, showing you the broadcast schedule for channels that are included in your subscription.

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YouTube announces new monetization opportunities at VidCon

YouTube announces new monetization opportunities at VidCon

YouTube may be the prime venue for watching videos online but when it comes to interacting with viewers in real-time, platforms like Twitch and, more recently, Microsoft's Mixer, are the venues of choice. YouTube has been trying to get a piece of that pie with Super Chat and now it's announcing new features at VidCon that will let fans express their adoration and support. That is if they're willing to pay for it.

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HBO Max exclusives and originals detailed ahead of 2020 launch

HBO Max exclusives and originals detailed ahead of 2020 launch

WarnerMedia has taken the wraps off HBO Max, a new streaming service that will offer HBO content alongside a huge roster of media from Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and a number of popular networks and shows. Under this deal, HBO Max will offer classic television hits like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Friends, as well as originals and more.

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Amazon Prime Video finally casts to Chromecast and Android TV, YouTube now on Fire TV

Amazon Prime Video finally casts to Chromecast and Android TV, YouTube now on Fire TV

At long last, and hopefully forever, Google and Amazon's video-centric product and services battle seems to be at an end. Amazon Prime Video is now able to utilize casting with Chromecast and Android TV. So supposing you've got the Android Prime Video app, and a subscription to Amazon Prime, and an Android TV and/or Chromecast device, you'll now be able to tap one and watch a show on the other.

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Stadia FAQ details how far Google’s game streaming will go

Stadia FAQ details how far Google’s game streaming will go

Google and friends are trying to push the idea of game streaming to the public but there are still undoubtedly questions regarding this rather novel form of interactive entertainment. Some may even have reservations despite reserving their place in Google's upcoming Stadia game streaming service. The company has now published an FAQ that tries to put those fears to rest.

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Mini Xbox for xCloud streaming could undercut Google Stadia pricing

Mini Xbox for xCloud streaming could undercut Google Stadia pricing

Game streaming is the future if publishers and console makers have their way. Although the idea isn't new, it is only recently that the technology and industry backing have finally come together. Now that Google is also getting into the game, over players are starting to pick up the pace. Microsoft, of course, has been promoting its own xCloud platform but may soon have a cheaper and smaller Xbox to go along with it.

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Here’s the big Stranger Things Microsoft Windows twist

Here’s the big Stranger Things Microsoft Windows twist

For some strange reason, Microsoft struck a deal with Netflix to cross-promote Windows and Stranger Things Season 3. We've covered earlier teasers of this collaboration over the last couple weeks - today we've got a bit more information on the ever-more name-dropping brand-promoting streaming sci-fi horror adventure show Stranger Things and their future dealings with the big M.

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Seinfeld is turning 30 and Hulu is celebrating with a new Apple TV feature

Seinfeld is turning 30 and Hulu is celebrating with a new Apple TV feature

Somehow, Seinfeld is turning 30 years old today. If that little fact didn't spark an exestential crisis and you're still with us, then good news: you can celebrate Seinfeld's 30th anniversary by using Hulu's new shuffle functionality to pull up a random episodes of the legendary sitcom. Hulu is rolling out this feature today, and it allows you to create a randomized playlist of Seinfeld episodes.

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Roku dominates US streaming market, Sony takes second place

Roku dominates US streaming market, Sony takes second place

Though it seems like Alexa is found everywhere, Amazon's pervasive presence in American homes doesn't necessarily translate to their TV screens...at least when it comes to choosing a streaming platform, that is. According to a newly published analysis, Roku largely dominates the US streaming market with more than 41 million devices across the nation. Surprisingly, Sony holds second place.

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YouTube TV “Now Playing” update makes UI smaller, fast-forward faster

YouTube TV “Now Playing” update makes UI smaller, fast-forward faster

When you’re watching videos, no matter if it’s on TV or on your phone, you probably don’t want to be distracted by anything else. On streaming media, in particular, user interfaces should get out of the way when not needed and be as unobtrusive as possible when they do get summoned. At the same time, however, they should also offer as much information necessary that viewers might want to quickly see at a glance. It’s a very delicate balancing act and YouTube TV’s latest update tries to achieve that.

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Summer Games Done Quick 2019 sets huge donations record

Summer Games Done Quick 2019 sets huge donations record

Summer Games Done Quick 2019 wrapped up over the weekend, and though that means many of us speedrunning fans are left feeling the post-GDQ blues, there's plenty of reason to smile now that it's all over. SGDQ 2019 ended up smashing records, raising more than $3 million for Doctors Without Borders by the time everything was said and done. That is a staggering amount, even for a Games Done Quick event.

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Fire TV’s new feature demonstrates Amazon’s device strategy

Fire TV’s new feature demonstrates Amazon’s device strategy

It might not be a known fact but Amazon is actually an Android manufacturer. Not the traditional kind but its Fire line of devices, particularly the tablets, are based on a Google-less form of Android. Unlike other OEMs, though, it sells its Fire hardware almost at a loss. That's because it has a different strategy, one that focuses more on services and features for those services, as demonstrated by the new Live tab for Fire TV.

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