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Amazon Prime Video could get 24/7 live TV soon

Amazon Prime Video could get 24/7 live TV soon

There has been a surge in the use of video streaming services, putting the video-on-demand market in the spotlight again. But while it has long had its own VoD platform, Amazon Prime Video's name still lagged behind Netflix and even behind the Disney+ upstart. Now it seems that the e-commerce giant is coming up with a new strategy to get the upper hand, one that ironically bets on one of the most traditional forms of video consumption around, linear TV.

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Mixer users get Xbox Gift Card credit for Embers: Here’s how much

Mixer users get Xbox Gift Card credit for Embers: Here’s how much

Credit will be given to users of the Microsoft Mixer game streaming platform after it closes its doors this summer and transitions to Facebook Gaming. The amount of credit a person receives will depend entirely on how much credit they have on the Mixer platform or if they've subscribed to a Mixer streamer in the month of June, 2020. If you are a Mixer streamer, you're in a different boat entirely.

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Apple reveals its original Foundation sci-fi series for Apple TV+

Apple reveals its original Foundation sci-fi series for Apple TV+

As part of its WWDC 2020 keynote today, Apple has introduced Foundation, its original TV show based on the novel with the same name from Issac Asimov. The introduction included a dramatic new trailer, introducing viewers to a science fiction drama to join other current hits like Amazon's The Expanse. The series will arrive in 2021, but you can watch the trailer now.

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The Pokemon Company holding live broadcast this week: Watch here

The Pokemon Company holding live broadcast this week: Watch here

The Pokemon Company will be holding a live broadcast this week to reveal new Pokemon and updates to games already in your possession. They will be showing off a "special online presentation" that'll take place on June 17, 2020, in the form of a live video stream. This event was announced by the official "The Pokemon Company" social media accounts, so you know it's going to be a significant set of updates and reveals!

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Quibi video service for smartphones adds Chromecast support

Quibi video service for smartphones adds Chromecast support

Quibi, the short-form video service with an uncertain future, has introduced Chromecast support in its mobile app. The new feature will enable subscribers to ditch their phones and watch the short episodes on their TV instead, something that is arguably vital in light of the pandemic lockdowns.

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Bill and Ted movie trailer revealed: Epic save?

Bill and Ted movie trailer revealed: Epic save?

Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music, is a movie that'll be released this summer. It's going to build on the original two Bill & Ted movies, asking that fans remember the plot of the first two movies before they drop in and figure out what's happening in the third. Here, apparently, Bill and Ted need to fulfill their destiny - the one where they create a rock and roll hit that's so epic, it'll save the entire world from its own self-destruction.

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Criterion streaming service now offers select films from black creators for free

Criterion streaming service now offers select films from black creators for free

In early 2019, Criterion announced its own streaming service called "The Criterion Channel." The service launched in the US and Canada where anyone can now stream notable films from black creators for free. The company has made these movies available to the public, no subscription required, as part of their pledge to help support Black Lives Matter.

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Roku’s new Live TV Channel Guide is a portal to free television

Roku’s new Live TV Channel Guide is a portal to free television

Roku has introduced a new Live TV Channel Guide feature that makes it easier for users to find live content using a familiar, traditional channel guide. The feature was introduced on Monday alongside the expansion of The Roku Channel's free live and linear channel lineup to a total of more than 100 channels, at least in the US. The channel guide makes it easier to sort through this content.

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Hulu adds Watch Party feature, but only some viewers can use it

Hulu adds Watch Party feature, but only some viewers can use it

Hulu has joined select other streaming services to launch its own integrated 'Watch Party' feature. With this, users can watch content with other users who are located somewhere else, the video synced up between the two (or more) viewers so that everyone is seeing the same content at the same time. The feature isn't available to all users, however.

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YouTube adds video chapters feature on iOS, Android and desktop

YouTube adds video chapters feature on iOS, Android and desktop

YouTube has announced a new feature that will make it easier to find the parts of videos you're most interested in. Rather than having to scrub through content, YouTube's new chapters feature breaks content up into different sections with their own titles -- the feature is optional, however, so chapters won't be available on every video.

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SpaceX NASA launch: How to watch live [UPDATE: Scrubbed]

SpaceX NASA launch: How to watch live [UPDATE: Scrubbed]

Today NASA's Commercial Crew Program will launch NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on a SpaceX Crew Dragon to the ISS. The International Space Station will receive the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft after the 4:33 EDT launch today on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. To participate and watch live, you'll want to take a few steps.

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FX officially orders American Horror Story spinoff anthology series

FX officially orders American Horror Story spinoff anthology series

Earlier this month, American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy dropped a surprising piece of information in an Instagram post -- there will be a spinoff series based on the popular horror TV show. Almost no details were provided at the time, but now, weeks later, more news has surfaced: FX has officially ordered the new anthology series.

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