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ESPN mobile app gets ‘Watch’ tab and better personalization

ESPN mobile app gets ‘Watch’ tab and better personalization

ESPN has released an update for its iOS and Android mobile app that brings a new 'Watch' tab for livestreaming events. The update ultimately improves discoverability and personalization within the app, making it easier for users to find and watch what they like best. The app is now sitting at version 5.10, and it likewise sports a greater number of on-demand content, namely ESPN3 replays.

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Netflix’s Seinfeld special premiere date revealed: see exclusive notes now

Netflix’s Seinfeld special premiere date revealed: see exclusive notes now

Netflix previously announced plans to offer a pair of original comedy standup specials featuring comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and now it has revealed the premiere date for the first of them. Though we'll have to wait until next month to watch the show, Netflix is getting people ready via a new Instagram account showcasing some exclusive notes on some of Seinfeld's earliest material.

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Reddit to embed videos on any topic under the sun or beyond

Reddit to embed videos on any topic under the sun or beyond

It’s a tad difficult to define Reddit in a simple sentence. Internet veterans will compare it with electronic bulletin board systems (BBS) or the younger Internet forums. Others might classify Reddit as a news aggregation site. While many will simply call Reddit a big mess. Soon, however, the site might have a new name under its belt: video sharing site. Yes, the Internet’s most famous or infamous discussion forum will soon let you natively embed videos of cats, dogs, haircuts, planets, and anything above, below, and in between.

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Sling TV streaming in Chrome browser goes live

Sling TV streaming in Chrome browser goes live

If you prefer to stream live television on your laptop rather than through the company's mobile apps, a new beta launch should get you excited. The company has announced the arrival of Sling TV streaming in Google's Chrome browser, though the entire thing is still in a beta right now. The streaming is possible within Chrome sans the use of a plugin or app.

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Twitch desktop app is finally out, powerful and cluttered

Twitch desktop app is finally out, powerful and cluttered

Although YouTube is the household name for streaming videos in general, Twitch is still considered the granddaddy of the niche, but also lucrative, game streaming market. But despite its age and its fame, Twitch, now owned by Amazon, hasn’t exactly been that quick to jump outside the comforts of the web browser. Well, it’s finally here folks! The Twitch desktop app is finally out of beta and available for all to use. And it has everything that the browser version has, which may or may not be a good thing.

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Facebook Watch takes on YouTube, TV with original shows

Facebook Watch takes on YouTube, TV with original shows

They all try to kill the age-old TV but end up themselves becoming one. Sort of. Facebook has just taken a major step forward that puts it at odds not just with YouTube but with every tech company that is trying to become the TV of the future today. More than just one single place to find videos on Facebook (it already has a Video tab for that), Watch is a platform that brings order and consistency amidst the randomness of Facebook videos. In other words, episodic content or regular shows that revolve around a theme or personality. This, folks, is Facebook TV.

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NBC’s SeeSo streaming service is dead: here are some alternatives

NBC’s SeeSo streaming service is dead: here are some alternatives

In late 2015, NBC announced the then-upcoming launch of a streaming service that would provide nothing but comedy, doing so at a small $4/month price point. Given the popularity of the comedy genre coupled with the tiny price tag, SeeSo appeared to have a decent chance at survival. Unfortunately, things didn't turn out that way, and the service is being shut down as a result.

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Disney will ditch Netflix in 2019 and launch its own streaming service

Disney will ditch Netflix in 2019 and launch its own streaming service

Disney has formally announced plans to cut its ties with Netflix in 2019, removing all of its content from the service. In its place, Disney will launch its own streaming service for its library of content. According to Disney, its streaming service will be the exclusive means by which fans will be get SVOD access to the company's 'newest live action and animated movies,' raising questions about whether Hulu will also lose its Disney library once its agreement with the company runs out.

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FX streaming service inbound: $6 a month, but with a big catch

FX streaming service inbound: $6 a month, but with a big catch

Once upon a time, you were forced to pay for big, expensive cable packages if you wanted access to all your favorite channels. Times are changing, though; streaming alternatives like Hulu are a hot item, but the next transition in home entertainment is already happening. Now more than ever, you can sign up for on-demand streaming access to your favorite networks, and FX will soon be counted among them.

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ABC’s classic TGIF sitcoms are heading to Hulu

ABC’s classic TGIF sitcoms are heading to Hulu

Hulu, as part of its efforts to acquire vast numbers of movies and TV shows, has announced a new big milestone for the company: it just got the rights to offer up ABC's 'classic' TGIF sitcoms spanning the 1990s. Hulu has nabbed exclusive streaming video on-demand rights for these shows via a new deal with Warner Bros. Shows will include Family Matters, Full House and more.

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300 Jedi vs 60,000 medieval knights: simulator shows who would win

300 Jedi vs 60,000 medieval knights: simulator shows who would win

Have you ever wondered who would win in a battle between Jedi Knights and regular ole medieval knights? It seems pretty obvious that the Jedi would win (read: slaughter) the metal-sword-wielding warrior, but what about an entire league of them? An entire army? What about sixty-thousand of them against a mere 300 Jedi? A simulator offers the answer.

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Wonder Woman 2 release date official with Gal Gadot in tow

Wonder Woman 2 release date official with Gal Gadot in tow

Wonder Woman 2 is officially on the books and dated - just as the first film passed Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this past weekend. This next film will be released after the next installment in the DC Comics superhero universe (aka DC Extended Universe) - that'll take its next form in Justice League, a film that'll be released around the world on November 17th, 2017. Gal Gadot will return as Wonder Woman in Justice League first, then again in Wonder Woman 2 (or whatever it'll be called) soon thereafter.

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