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Google Stadia cloud gaming to be faster than local systems with this trick

Google Stadia cloud gaming to be faster than local systems with this trick

For all the benefits that cloud-based game streaming may promise, it will live and fall by one word: latency. Beholden to Internet connections and distance from Google's data servers, Stadia may end up becoming something only a few will be able to enjoy. Like with any problem, however, Google is solving this problem with some machine learning and AI which it dubs as "negative latency". And if that works well, Google Stadia may indeed be faster than any local PC or console until those reach Star Trek-like FTL speeds.

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Amazon Music follows Spotify’s lead with Apple TV app

Amazon Music follows Spotify’s lead with Apple TV app

It's been a pretty big week for Spotify. Not only did the company finally get the Siri integration it's been looking for across much of Apple's device range, but an official Spotify app went live for Apple TV as well. Never one to be outdone, Amazon has launched its own music app on Apple TV, bringing its service to Apple's media player.

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Disney+ gets new multi-year plan option, but only for a limited time

Disney+ gets new multi-year plan option, but only for a limited time

Disney is gearing up for a major streaming service launch next month. When it arrives, the company's new Disney+ service will cost $6.99/month, a rate equivalent to Hulu's ad-supported plan and lower than many competing services like Netflix. The company has also detailed discount and bundle options, something that was just expanded with another ultra-cheap plan that users will need to pay upfront.

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Sling TV’s new Micro Guide makes it easier to casually browse shows

Sling TV’s new Micro Guide makes it easier to casually browse shows

Over-the-top television service Sling TV has been updated with a new guide style called 'Micro Guide' that makes it easier for users to keep watching their current show while also browsing through what's available on other channels. In addition, the service has added a new search feature that makes it easier to find shows across a variety of categories, as well as popular content.

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Google just made it easier for media to follow you around the smart home

Google just made it easier for media to follow you around the smart home

Google is adding voice control to move music and video between Google Home, Nest Hub, and Chromecast devices, with stream transfer being pushed out as an update from today. If you've ever started watching a video on YouTube on a Google Assistant-powered smart display but then wished you could transfer it to your TV, stream transfer should do the trick.

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It’s 2019 and Twitch finally has an official Apple TV app

It’s 2019 and Twitch finally has an official Apple TV app

Being one of the biggest live streaming services around, Twitch is obviously something that's available on a wide array of devices. Whether you want to watch on a desktop computer, game console or smartphone, there's probably an official Twitch app you can download to do just that. Up until today, that somehow wasn't true for Apple TV, but Twitch has fixed that oversight by rolling out an official app for Apple's media player.

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Hulu finally adds downloads for offline viewing, but only for some users

Hulu finally adds downloads for offline viewing, but only for some users

Hulu has finally introduced the ability to download content for offline access, but it is restricted to the company's iOS app at this time. As with Netflix before it, this new feature makes it possible for Hulu subscribers to download movies and episodes of their favorite shows, enabling them to watch the content while on a plane, waiting in a lobby, or other places where WiFi may not be available.

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Netflix reveals ‘Big Mouth’ animated spinoff at New York Comic Con

Netflix reveals ‘Big Mouth’ animated spinoff at New York Comic Con

Netflix has announced plans to launch a spinoff of its original adult animated sitcom Big Mouth. The new series will be called Human Resources and it'll focus specifically on the monsters we see in the primary show. The company announced its plan at the New York Comic Con alongside a short teaser trailer giving us a brief look at the monsters' world.

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‘Star Trek: Picard’ update: When it’ll arrive and how to watch it

‘Star Trek: Picard’ update: When it’ll arrive and how to watch it

In 2018, CBS revealed that it would release another Star Trek series at some point in the future that features Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Few details about the show were provided at the time, but that changed earlier this year with a teaser image and an official name for the series: Star Trek: Picard. Now the company is back with details on when you'll be able to watch it.

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Official 3D-scanned Mandalorian replica helmets will cost $650

Official 3D-scanned Mandalorian replica helmets will cost $650

Today the folks at Anovos announced that they've begun production on a officially licensed life-sized replica helmet from "Star Wars The Mandalorian". This is the same helmet that the main character wears in the first live-action Star Wars show, the show that'll debut on the first Disney streaming service, Disney+ (Disney Plus, if you like). Before the show is even shown, the folks at Anovos are making a $650 helmet for the super fans.

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Hulu is rolling out an updated UI that improves accessibility

Hulu is rolling out an updated UI that improves accessibility

Hulu has updated its user interface with adjusted elements that make it easier to read menus, increasing accessibility for users who may have struggled with the app's previous design. This is the latest update from Hulu targeting the platform's accessibility, something the company made the focus of its hackathon for employees earlier this year.

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Disney+ may not support Fire TV when it launches next month

Disney+ may not support Fire TV when it launches next month

Last month, Disney announced the list of devices that will support its Disney+ streaming service when it launches next month. As we noted at the time, Amazon's Fire TV was notably absent from the list, which covers just about every other major platform on the market, including everything from mobile and desktop to Chromecast and gaming consoles. According to a new leak, the absence may hint at a dispute taking place behind closed doors.

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