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Google Play Movies & TV on some smart TVs is shutting down

Google Play Movies & TV on some smart TVs is shutting down

Google is notorious for having a handful of overlapping and sometimes redundant messaging platforms but it seems to be a trait shared by almost all of the company's digital content services. Until just last year, YouTube Music and Play Music competed for attention and subscriptions and Google also had multiple news and magazine apps. It has recently also been trying to consolidate its videos and movies catalog and it is Google Play Movies & TV that will be getting the short end of the stick, especially on some smart TV brands.

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Deleted Instagram post reveals Friends reunion shooting is underway

Deleted Instagram post reveals Friends reunion shooting is underway

The hotly anticipated Friends reunion special is now shooting, at least according to an Instagram post that was published and then quickly deleted by star Matthew Perry. The Friends reunion special, as with many other projects, was put on ice under the COVID-19 pandemic, delaying the premiere indefinitely. Now with mass vaccination underway, it seems the reunion is now shooting.

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Comcast Xfinity Flex gets support for Discovery+ streaming service

Comcast Xfinity Flex gets support for Discovery+ streaming service

Xfinity Flex, Comcast's 4K set-top box, now supports Discovery+, the standalone streaming service from Discovery Network. In addition, the company says that Comcast will soon roll out support for the streaming service on its X1 platform, making it directly accessible to Xfinity TV subscribers.

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Apple TV+ non-fiction series The Line includes companion podcast

Apple TV+ non-fiction series The Line includes companion podcast

Apple has announced a new non-fiction series coming to Apple TV+ called The Line. The show will be a four-part documentary series that'll join The Line podcast on Apple Podcasts, giving fans the chance to enjoy the nonfiction story in both popular mediums. The true-crime podcast has arrived ahead of the upcoming video premiere.

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Apple TV with long-awaited feature seen in tvOS 14.5 beta

Apple TV with long-awaited feature seen in tvOS 14.5 beta

Although it has been investing heavily in its digital content services, like the Apple TV app and Apple TV+ streaming subscription, the Apple TV hardware itself hasn't exactly seen much action in the past years. The current 5th generation box, which launched nearly four years ago, only added 4K 2160p support and not much else. A refresh is definitely long-overdue and might finally be coming soon. A new feature spotted in the latest beta for tvOS 14.5 hints at this upgrade which, in turn, also means a major hardware upgrade as well.

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Star Trek: Picard season two trailer teases 2022 streaming premiere

Star Trek: Picard season two trailer teases 2022 streaming premiere

Paramount+, the rebranded streaming service previously known as CBS All Access, has just released the first trailer for Star Trek: Picard season two. "The true final frontier is time," the company teases, giving viewers a brief but exciting look at what the series will bring when it premieres on Paramount+ next year.

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New Loki trailer sets the stage for a time-bending adventure

New Loki trailer sets the stage for a time-bending adventure

Disney and Marvel seem to have net themselves solid reception to their first two Disney+ shows - WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - and next up, we're looking at the premiere of Loki in June. Loki today received its first full-length trailer, setting the stage for the TV show and what it will entail, at least in the first season. It looks like we're once again in for a time-bending plot, as Disney and Marvel have confirmed that Loki will deal with the title character's actions in Avengers: Endgame.

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HBO plans big Game of Thrones 10-year anniversary celebration

HBO plans big Game of Thrones 10-year anniversary celebration

The first episode of the hit TV series Game of Thrones premiered on HBO nearly a decade ago -- yes, it has been that long -- and the company is planning a big event to celebrate the milestone anniversary. 'The Iron Anniversary' will involve a month of events, easy access to behind-the-scenes content, personalized curated episodes, and more.

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Netflix shares behind the scenes look at The Witcher Season 2

Netflix shares behind the scenes look at The Witcher Season 2

After a very long year of surprise changes and challenges, Netflix has announced that production on The Witcher Season 2 is finally complete. To celebrate the moment, Netflix has shared a brief behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into creating the next season, including the forests in which it was filmed and the changes crew had to make under the pandemic.

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FOX drops ‘Bless the Harts’ adult animated comedy after two seasons

FOX drops ‘Bless the Harts’ adult animated comedy after two seasons

FOX has confirmed that its adult animated series Bless the Harts will not be renewed for a third season, making the current second season the last. The series will be replaced in the network's lineup with a different animated series targeted at adults, joining multiple other budding shows FOX has in the pipeline.

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Samsung teams with Hulu to launch a Galaxy S21 photography show

Samsung teams with Hulu to launch a Galaxy S21 photography show

Samsung has teamed up with Hulu to launch a new reality competition series called Exposure. This is, put simply, a branded collaboration that will essentially market the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G handset to viewers -- the entire series is based on using the phone to complete photography challenges.

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Samsung TV Plus expands to 10 more countries

Samsung TV Plus expands to 10 more countries

It doesn't exactly have a premium subscription offering nor original video content under its name but that hasn't stopped Samsung from rolling out its own streaming service. Of course, Samsung TV Plus basically just collects shows, news, and content streamed by others but, at least for those with access to the service, the no-subscription free content is enough of an incentive. It does require that the streaming service be available in your country, not to mention your Smart TV, and Samsung just announced a big expansion to make sure that is the case.

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