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YouTube TV adds option to pause customer subscriptions

YouTube TV adds option to pause customer subscriptions

YouTube TV has a new option for customers who want to keep the service, but not watch it for awhile. As with Hulu, Netflix, and some other services, Google's livestreaming television option now enables users to temporarily suspend their membership while retaining the account. The pausing feature allows users to stop paying for the account (and lose access during that time) for up to six months.

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YouTube TV expands into its 100th service location

YouTube TV expands into its 100th service location

YouTube has just announced a big milestone for its livestreaming television service, YouTube TV. The company has expanded the product into its 100th service location, making it available to people in parts of Tennessee and Virginia. With the expansion, YouTube TV is available in most of the nation's big cities and metro regions.

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Verizon courts Apple and Google for 5G TV streaming

Verizon courts Apple and Google for 5G TV streaming

It would seem that Verizon's preparing to partner up with one of two tech titans to deliver 5G television service to the masses later this year. Initial services could launch in approximately 4 large cities before the end of the year, but only if Verizon is able to partner with a big name in television programming. Apparently the ability to "provide television" is the forte of either Google or Apple - strange as that may seem.

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YouTube TV went down during another major live sporting event

YouTube TV went down during another major live sporting event

Hulu isn't the only company that experienced a livestreaming issue during a major live sporting event. YouTube TV went offline during a recent World Cup game, forcing many viewers to tune in with a separate app to continue watching. This is the second time YouTube TV has experienced a streaming problem during a big live sports game, and though YouTube has apologized, many customers are unhappy.

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YouTube TV voice remote feature appears in app for some users

YouTube TV voice remote feature appears in app for some users

Voice control is more popular than ever and increasingly available on different platforms. Fire TV owners, for example, can use voice commands by pressing a button on their microphone, and Roku users enjoy similar functionality. YouTube TV is about to expand its own voice control options via the addition of a voice remote feature within the platform's mobile app.

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YouTube Kids promises safer choices for kids, parental controls

YouTube Kids promises safer choices for kids, parental controls

The Internet can be a scary place even for grownups who (at least should) know better. Imagine how even more dangerous it could be for young ones. As the biggest video source on the Internet, YouTube creates a dedicated YouTube Kids app to become a safe haven for children, basically anyone under 13 years old, to enjoy the treasury of the service's content. In light of recent criticisms and even legal complaints, YouTube is rolling out a few changes to give parents and kids better choices in what they consume and how they consume it.

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YouTube TV just arrived in these five new markets

YouTube TV just arrived in these five new markets

YouTube TV, the live-streaming television service, has been expanded into five new markets in the US, making it available to yet another large batch of potential new customers. The expansion comes shortly after the company increased the monthly subscription fee from $35/month to $40/month, bringing it closer to the cost of other competing services.

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YouTube TV adds Firefox support, PS4 users still waiting

YouTube TV adds Firefox support, PS4 users still waiting

The YouTube TV live-streaming television service was slow to expand into new markets and add support for major streaming devices, one of the primary criticisms from consumers. Over the many months since launching, though, YouTube TV has slowly expanded to cover major cities throughout the US, giving most people access to the service. New device support has arrived at a slower pace, making the most recent addition a welcome one.

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Live TV Streaming showdown: cord-cutters’ reference

Live TV Streaming showdown: cord-cutters’ reference

Unlike with music streaming, video streaming is going strong, perhaps even stronger. While cord-cutting alternatives like Netflix, YouTube, and the like continue to rise, the desire and need for live TV programs have never gone away. In fact, it’s exactly because of the rise of video streaming that the demand for live TV streaming services has also increased.

Just like traditional cable or satellite TV services, there are quite a few to choose from, and sometimes more choices within each service. We take a look at five of the biggest live TV services, AT&T DirecTV Now, Hulu Live TV, Dish Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue, and Google YouTube TV to see how they fare against each other.

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YouTube TV price going up, but there’s a workaround

YouTube TV price going up, but there’s a workaround

Just a heads-up to anyone who has been thinking of signing up for YouTube TV but hasn't just yet: You might want to consider taking the plunge. As announced last month, the monthly cost of YouTube TV is about to increase. This price hike is slated to go down tomorrow, but if you sign up before it goes into effect, you can lock in the current monthly cost for the duration of your subscription.

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YouTube TV adds MLB Network and NBA TV, plus add-ons inbound

YouTube TV adds MLB Network and NBA TV, plus add-ons inbound

YouTube TV is expanding its deal with Major League Baseball (MLB), a move that will provide its subscribers with "expanded baseball coverage." Most notable for subscribers is the addition of MLB Network to the channel lineup, an addition that goes live as of today. In addition, baseball fans subscribing to YouTube's live television service will have the option of adding MLB.tv to their plan.

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YouTube TV adds a bunch of channels, but the cost is about to go up

YouTube TV adds a bunch of channels, but the cost is about to go up

Following a major leak earlier this week, Google has officially announced an expansion to its YouTube TV service. With this expansion comes several new major channels, including Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, and more. The expansion doesn't only cover entertainment channels, however, also adding sports content for fans, particularly those looking ahead to March Madness.

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