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HBO Max plans new wellness show based on Calm meditation app

HBO Max plans new wellness show based on Calm meditation app

WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming service has announced plans to launch its first health and wellness project, one called A World of Calm. The original series will be based on the meditation app Calm; celebrities like Idris Elba are on board to voice each episode. The show is intended to help viewers relax using a combination of calming footage, music, and 'scientifically-engineered' narratives.

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YouTube TV’s ‘value’ is why people ditched cable in the first place

YouTube TV’s ‘value’ is why people ditched cable in the first place

Remember several years ago, when streaming services like Netflix were really hitting their stride and internet TV services were starting to ramp up, how optimistic we all were about the internet being a force for change with the cable industry? "Surely once they see people flocking to these internet providers and canceling their cable subscriptions, the industry will change for the better," some of us thought back then. Remember those more encouraging days?

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Project xCloud join forces later this year

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Project xCloud join forces later this year

We've been waiting a long time for more details on Microsoft's Project xCloud, and today, we got them. It seems that Microsoft is gearing up to launch Project xCloud later this year, and when it does, it won't be offered as a standalone paid service. Instead, Microsoft revealed today that Project xCloud will be offered as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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NBC Peacock streaming service is now available

NBC Peacock streaming service is now available

There are already dozens of video streaming services, big and small, so why not add one more? Months perhaps even years in the making, NBCUniversal's streaming service, fittingly called "Peacock", has finally launched to the public, surprisingly right on schedule despite the ongoing pandemic. Boasting more than 20,000 hours of programming in total on all tiers, the Peacock app will be available on a wide range of devices, except on two that may matter the most.

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Xiaomi Mi TV Stick revealed with Android TV and built-in Chromecast

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick revealed with Android TV and built-in Chromecast

The previously leaked Xiaomi Mi TV Stick has been officially announced alongside a number of other products from the Chinese company. The Android TV stick is expected to be available in both 1080p and 4K resolutions, but Xiaomi has only introduced the Full HD version at this time, leaving consumers to speculate about the anticipated 4K model.

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Google Stadia inks exclusive partnerships with these five big studios

Google Stadia inks exclusive partnerships with these five big studios

Google just wrapped up another Stadia Connect, and while the show mostly covered games that are coming to the service, Google also made some fairly big announcements. The first involves Click to Play, a feature that's been teased since before the service even launched. In addition, Google announced that it has signed exclusive agreements with several big studios.

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Peacock confirms delayed PlayStation 4 launch

Peacock confirms delayed PlayStation 4 launch

For weeks, NBCUniversal has been slowly revealing new details and launch platforms for its incoming streaming service Peacock. The service's global launch is tomorrow, and it turns out that NBC has struck a distribution agreement with Sony that will see Peacock come to PlayStation consoles. However, those of you using a PlayStation 4 as your primary media box will have to wait a few days longer than those on other platforms, as Peacock won't be available on PS4 right away.

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Watch Dogs 2 now free from Ubisoft Support with caveats

Watch Dogs 2 now free from Ubisoft Support with caveats

Ubisoft was originally supposed to distribute "rewards" for streamers during the Ubisoft Forward event over the weekend. That didn't work as planned. Issues caused users to be unable to log in to their Ubisoft accounts, so rewards were not distributed as they were originally intended. So they're not dropped "real time" but they're still being dropped.

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Google Music transfer to YouTube Music one-click transfer site launched

Google Music transfer to YouTube Music one-click transfer site launched

Today Google released a wave of emails to users of their original Google Music service. In these emails, they explained how users should transfer their Google Music account - and the music therein - to a new YouTube Music account. This transfer was revealed as a simple one-click process, a required process because of the User Info that, inevitably, comes along for the ride.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW adds an MMO and welcomes back old friends

NVIDIA GeForce NOW adds an MMO and welcomes back old friends

You have to give NVIDIA some credit for making good on its promise a few months back. After what was an almost disastrous public launch, the graphics tech giant promised it would expand its game streaming catalog every week. It has indeed done so and while not all new titles are noteworthy, there are a few that could make the service look more interesting. Not only that, it seems to have actually recovered from its fall and is now seeing some games coming back to its fold.

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Quibi off to rough start as free trials come to an end

Quibi off to rough start as free trials come to an end

Attempting to launch a streaming service is a risky endeavor at the moment. Not only is the space a crowded one, but it's dominated by some big names. Quibi is a service that has tried to stand out from the others by offering short-form video content tailored for smartphones, but it seems that the service is having trouble attracting large numbers of new users and keeping them beyond the free trial phase.

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Ninja fires up his first-ever YouTube stream, but is this a permanent move?

Ninja fires up his first-ever YouTube stream, but is this a permanent move?

When Microsoft announced that it would be shutting down Mixer and offering streamers the chance to join Facebook Gaming, there was a lot of question over what would happen to Ninja and Shroud - two of Mixer's biggest streamers. Ninja and Shroud had both built very successful streams on Twitch, and when Microsoft was pushing to make Mixer a competitor, it signed both streamers to exclusive contracts, causing them to leave their Twitch audiences behind and begin streaming only on Mixer for an certain amount of time.

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