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Twitch Rooms chatrooms for channels go live worldwide

Twitch Rooms chatrooms for channels go live worldwide

Twitch has announced the worldwide launch of its Rooms feature on mobile and soon for the web. The feature was first introduced back at TwitchCon in 2017, where the company explained that Rooms is an always-on chat space for channels. The custom space is available on the channel page, Twitch explains, and it'll be launching on desktop soon.

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Pandora for web gets a Premium makeover

Pandora for web gets a Premium makeover

It's been almost a year since Pandora launched its new Premium service, and somehow, there hasn't been a web interface for it this entire time. This created some kind Bizarro World scenario where users who were using Pandora's free service could access their music through their browsers, but those who were actually paying for the service could not. Pandora is rectifying that little oversight today by launching Pandroa Premium for web.

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Google Yeti console and game streaming service tipped to rival PS Now

Google Yeti console and game streaming service tipped to rival PS Now

Well, this is interesting: it may be the case that Google wants to break into the games industry. Google, of course, already owns a massive gaming platform with Android, but it seems like the company might be looking to expand beyond that. If it does, it may be through a new service that's currently codenamed "Yeti."

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Spotify Connect stops working on some older speakers

Spotify Connect stops working on some older speakers

The arrival of the Apple HomePods is being heralded as the beginning of the end for Spotify in its war against Apple Music. But instead of boasting about the fact that its service has already been in homes for years, thanks to a variety of Spotify-connected speakers, the music streaming service does the complete opposite. It has just cut off a large number of those older speakers from its Spotify Connect service, leaving most, though not all, scrambling to work around this major loss of functionality.

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ESPN streaming service details confirmed

ESPN streaming service details confirmed

Streaming has not only changed the way people consume content, it has also changed the way businesses deliver such content to meet the consumers’ new lifestyles. That has been true for music, movies, TV shows, and, to some extent, even games. But sports shows? Not so much. This a holdover of traditional distribution channels, networks like ESPN are struggling to remain in business as more and more people cut the cord. Disney’s solution? An ESPN streaming service, of course. But it might not be as straightforward as it sounds.

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YouTube combats fake news by calling out government-backed sources

YouTube combats fake news by calling out government-backed sources

The battle against fake news is not one that's easily fought, but Google is trying to use YouTube to arm people with more knowledge about the news content they watch. YouTube has announced a new initiative that will help it "provide greater transparency across the board to our community of creators, advertisers, and viewers." Today, we're seeing the first part of that initiative roll out to the service itself.

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YouTube TV Apple TV download ready to roll

YouTube TV Apple TV download ready to roll

Late last year, Google revealed that it was working on Roku and Apple TV apps for YouTube TV, and that we'd have them sometime in spring 2018. This was a long-awaited move for YouTube TV, as it meant that many people would be able to stream their service to their TV using hardware many of us already own. It seems that Google had both of these apps ready to go far earlier than anticipated, as yesterday it at last launched the Roku app many YouTube TV users have been waiting for.

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Spotify and Discord join forces for group listening while gaming

Spotify and Discord join forces for group listening while gaming

Today we're hearing of a rather surprising team up between Discord and Spotify. This new partnership will allow you to link your Discord and Spotify accounts, opening up a bunch of new music listening options when you're chatting with friends in Discord. Perhaps the coolest of these new features is the ability to listen to Spotify tracks as a group.

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Tiny app YouTube Go spreads around the world

Tiny app YouTube Go spreads around the world

Increasingly, streaming video is becoming the primary way a lot of people get news and entertainment around the world. What if you live in an area where that isn't viable, whether it's due to slow internet speeds or low data caps? Google thinks it may have found a solution in YouTube Go, which is launched late last year.

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Twitch Producer tools, Disney partnership hit YouTube while it’s down

Twitch Producer tools, Disney partnership hit YouTube while it’s down

The video streaming market has become a dog eat dog world, where rivals try to outdo each other with sometimes questionable tactics. Giant YouTube has recently come under fire, yet again, and some of its competitors seem to be circling around it like vultures around a carcass. That might be the feeling that some will get with Twitch.tv’s pair of announcements that are a not so subtle challenge to YouTube, conveniently timed while the latter’s too busy putting out fires.

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NVIDIA levels up with Big Format screens, Freestyle filters at CES 2018

NVIDIA levels up with Big Format screens, Freestyle filters at CES 2018

CES is always a great way to start the year with a bang, flaunting your latest wares and innovations that will set the pace for the rest of the year. It’s therefore no surprise that NVIDIA is pulling all the stops at CES 2018 by announcing its biggest gaming thrust yet. And we mean that almost literally too, as the graphics chip maker unveils a new breed of PC gaming-oriented screens it calls Big Format Gaming Displays.

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Golden Globes 2018: how to stream it live this weekend

Golden Globes 2018: how to stream it live this weekend

The 2018 Golden Globes award show will be streamed live for the first time ever, another sign that we live in a mostly post-cable world. Whether you're a cable subscription who doesn't like being restricted to the cable box or a cord-cutter looking for a way to watch at the same time as everyone else, you'll now have an option. The live-over-the-Internet award ceremony won't be without a big restriction, though.

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