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Amazon Music Unlimited and Echo roll out to 28 new countries

Amazon Music Unlimited and Echo roll out to 28 new countries

Though it provides a good service, Amazon Music Unlimited suffers a bit for having arrived a little late to the party. At this point, Music Unlimited is only about 14 months old, and in that period of time, it's only come to a select few regions, like the US, UK, Germany, and Japan. That all changes today, as Amazon has announced that Music Unlimited will launch in 28 new regions around the world, greatly expanding its availability on this wonderful little planet of ours.

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Vine co-founder begins teasing a successor

Vine co-founder begins teasing a successor

Back in 2016, Vine fans were blindsided when Twitter announced its plan to shut the service down. Though it may not have been able to compete with other services like YouTube in terms of user numbers, it still built itself a rather large following of devoted users in the time since it launched. Though Twitter revived the name and used it in a new app called Vine Camera in January, it wasn't the return of Vine many were hoping for.

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Plex DVR now purges ads from your recorded shows

Plex DVR now purges ads from your recorded shows

Back when DVR first became a thing, the prospect of watching your favorite shows and fast forwarding through the commercials was indeed an exciting one. No one likes commercials, after all, which is part of the reason why services like Netflix have become so incredibly popular. Today Plex is taking that sort of DVR functionality one step further, implementing a new feature that will remove commercials from your recorded shows so you never see them in the first place.

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Minecraft gets Mixer interactive live streaming, Mixed Reality features

Minecraft gets Mixer interactive live streaming, Mixed Reality features

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, even single-player or solo games need no longer be a solitary activity. From leaderboards to gameplay footage to live streaming, gaming today has become more social than ever before. When Microsoft acquired Beam, which it has renamed into Mixer, it wanted to introduce a new type of social gaming activity: interactive broadcasting. Now Microsoft is bringing Mixer to Minecraft in order to add a whole new element and challenge to the sandbox game: your viewers.

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Amazon abandons plans for bundled TV streaming package

Amazon abandons plans for bundled TV streaming package

With services like YouTube and Hulu rolling out packages that bundle cable and broadcast networks together, the safe assumption is that other streaming providers will soon follow suit. Apparently, Amazon won't be one of them, as it has supposedly abandoned efforts to put together a similar streaming package. It looks like Amazon's video streaming line up will be limited to just Prime Video and Amazon Channels for at least a while longer.

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Star Wars live action TV show will launch on Disney streaming service

Star Wars live action TV show will launch on Disney streaming service

We've been hearing for more than a year now that a live action Star Wars television show was in the pipeline, and now more details about that have surfaced. According to a new report, this live action TV series will be premiering on Disney's upcoming streaming service, the same streaming service where you'll find Disney content after it pulls it from Netflix. It could be at least a couple years before that show actually arrives, though.

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TiVo BOLT VOX with voice remote control is now on Amazon

TiVo BOLT VOX with voice remote control is now on Amazon

TiVo can perhaps be considered the granddaddy of modern-day DVRs and set-top boxes, but it has been shoved to the sidelines by numerous rivals, including those from big names in the tech industry. Not one to go down without a fight, the company was rumored to be working on not just a more modern box but also a remote control with voice support. Those are no longer rumors now that the TiVo BOLT VOX has appeared, disappeared, and now reappeared on Amazon, ahead of whatever announcement TiVo may have in store.

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Netflix price going up again

Netflix price going up again

Netflix is gearing up for another price hike, it would appear. Beginning next month, the company will begin raising prices on both its standard and premium plan, leaving the basic plan untouched. The good news, though, is that prices aren't going up by any extreme amount.

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New Roku streaming line goes head-to-head with Amazon Fire TV

New Roku streaming line goes head-to-head with Amazon Fire TV

Just a few days after Amazon unveiled its new Fire TV, Roku is hitting back by refreshing much of its device lineup. Today Roku is introducing new devices in the Express, Streaming Stick, and Ultra lines, and though it may not be making sweeping changes to all of them, what's new is definitely worth a look. On top of all of that, the company is also revealed what will be changing in Roku OS 8.

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Amazon’s new Fire TV takes the fight to Apple TV 4K

Amazon’s new Fire TV takes the fight to Apple TV 4K

Earlier in the month, we heard that Amazon was plotting to unveil a new Fire TV streaming box by the end of September. As it turns out, that particular rumor was right on the money, with Amazon unveiling a brand new Fire TV today. This new model has its sights set squarely on the new Apple TV 4K as well, so get ready for a battle over the cash in your wallet.

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Apple TV 4K won’t let you download 4K content

Apple TV 4K won’t let you download 4K content

The new fifth-generation Apple TV is certainly a big launch for Apple, as it brings the company's line of streaming boxes into the 4K era. While that support will definitely be exciting for the Apple TV faithful, we're discovering some limitations placed on 4K content today. As it turns out, you won't be able to download 4K content for offline viewing - instead, Apple is only letting you stream that content over the internet.

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Hulu’s new UI rolls out to PS4 and PS3

Hulu’s new UI rolls out to PS4 and PS3

For quite some time now, Hulu has been rolling out its new user interface on a variety of different devices. This UI attempts to make navigation through Hulu's library easier with improved design while looking fairly sleek in the process. Today two new devices are receiving support for this new UI: the PS4 and PS3.

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