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Major expansion coming to Hulu when Disney buys Fox

Major expansion coming to Hulu when Disney buys Fox

Disney's acquisition of Fox could mean big things for Hulu, not just in terms of content, but also in terms of availability. Unlike Netflix, Hulu is a streaming service that's only available in the United States. When Disney's acquisition of Fox finishes up next year, it'll take a controlling stake in Hulu, and it may look to expand Hulu's availability as a result.

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Nintendo is axing Wii streaming services

Nintendo is axing Wii streaming services

Those of you still getting regular use out of your Wii should know that its days as a media hub are numbered. Nintendo has revealed that it will end support for streaming services on the Wii beginning early next year. With the Wii Shop Channel slated to go dark at the same time, it means that many of the online services some Wii users possibly still use will be getting the axe in one fell swoop.

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Microsoft xCloud game streaming coming to Samsung phones

Microsoft xCloud game streaming coming to Samsung phones

Game streaming is not exactly new but when the big boys start publicly investing in it, it may finally start to get real. While Google’s Project Stream is aiming for the path of least resistance by only requiring a desktop Chrome browser, Microsoft’s Project xCloud is casting a wide net to include as many devices as possible. And, based on its statements at SDC 2018, that would include Samsung’s line of Android-based Galaxy smartphones.

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YouTube silently launches on Nintendo Switch

YouTube silently launches on Nintendo Switch

It's been a long time coming, but there's finally an official YouTube app available for the Nintendo Switch. Switch owners have been asking for a variety of streaming apps since the console released back in March 2017, and YouTube is unquestionably one of the most requested. Does this mean that more streaming apps are on their way?

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Nintendo Switch to get YouTube app next week, says leak

Nintendo Switch to get YouTube app next week, says leak

The Nintendo Switch is a great portable gaming handheld that’s made even greater by the assortment of games that come raining down on it. All that’s really missing, at least for some owners, is the ability to turn the device into a great portable media player like the Nintendo DS system. That may still be a long time coming but Nintendo might be taking baby steps forward with the expected arrival of a YouTube app on the Switch in the next few days. At least based on one leak.

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What to expect from video streaming services in 2019

What to expect from video streaming services in 2019

The streaming market is in full bloom and there's no shortage of options to choose from. The industry has experienced major changes in just a handful of years, seeing the launch of services that include live television, cloud-based DVR, offline on-demand content, and a growing body of original shows. What can customers expect rolling into the new year?

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Twitch and Harmonix team to launch Twitch Sings karaoke game

Twitch and Harmonix team to launch Twitch Sings karaoke game

During its TwitchCon 2018 keynote today, Twitch announced that it has teamed up with Harmonix to create a new karaoke game called Twitch Sings. The new game is currently being tested at TwitchCon on the expo floor, and will also be made available to some users as a beta. The game is made to be streamed and works to bring users together.

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Facebook to reboot MTV’s “Real World” series for Watch platform

Facebook to reboot MTV’s “Real World” series for Watch platform

Facebook will be rebooting MTV's Real World TV series for its Watch video platform, the company has confirmed. The show will be made available for streaming on Facebook Watch, where users around the world will be able to tune in for free. Facebook Watch was originally launched in just the US, but expanded to global users back in August.

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Facebook rolls out a dedicated game streaming app (that you can’t use)

Facebook rolls out a dedicated game streaming app (that you can’t use)

It's not exactly a secret that Facebook has been trying to unseat sites like YouTube and Twitch when it comes to streaming video - particularly game streaming. Over the summer, a new portal called Fb.gg was launched, organizing Facebook's game streaming service in one place. Of course, the success of YouTube and Twitch comes in part because of their mobile presence, and Facebook has wasted little time in coming up with an answer to that as well.

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Xbox game streaming revealed as Project xCloud

Xbox game streaming revealed as Project xCloud

It's not exactly a secret that Microsoft has been trying to figure out a way to make game streaming work. Even before it confirmed its game streaming ambitions with a brief announcement at E3 2018, there were more than a few rumors that suggested game streaming would be a major focus at Microsoft in the future. Today, the company made the announcement we've all be waiting for, revealing Project xCloud.

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Google Project Stream beta codes are rolling out

Google Project Stream beta codes are rolling out

Want to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey but don’t have the console for it? Not in the mood or in the market to buy one just yet? There is a way now, but you’ll have to pray that the Fates are smiling on you and you are one of the very few lucky ones that have been accepted into Google’s Project Stream beta group so that you could play the game right from your Chrome browser. Which you could, of course, get for free.

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Now anyone and everyone can list their podcast on Spotify

Now anyone and everyone can list their podcast on Spotify

With Spotify's success in the music streaming space pretty well on lockdown at the moment, the company has decided to turn its attention to podcasts. Spotify has revealed a new beta test that will allow essentially anyone to submit and subsequently list their podcast on the platform. The floodgates, in other words, have been opened.

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