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Twitch Producer tools, Disney partnership hit YouTube while it’s down

Twitch Producer tools, Disney partnership hit YouTube while it’s down

The video streaming market has become a dog eat dog world, where rivals try to outdo each other with sometimes questionable tactics. Giant YouTube has recently come under fire, yet again, and some of its competitors seem to be circling around it like vultures around a carcass. That might be the feeling that some will get with Twitch.tv’s pair of announcements that are a not so subtle challenge to YouTube, conveniently timed while the latter’s too busy putting out fires.

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YouTube cracks down on Tide laundry pod challenge videos

YouTube cracks down on Tide laundry pod challenge videos

Many laundry detergent companies are offering their product in "pod" form: a small dissolvable sachet containing a single load's worth of detergent. There have been regrettable reports of very young kids and adults with dementia eating these pods by mistake, but a worrisome trend has surfaced among teens, and it is known as the "Tide Laundry Pods Challenge." The "challenge," in this case, is biting into the pods and then posting a video of it online.

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YoutubeAuto for Android Auto brings YouTube, even Plex to your car

YoutubeAuto for Android Auto brings YouTube, even Plex to your car

While Google has recently brought interesting new features to Android Auto, like Google Assistant and wireless pairing, there are still some things it refuses to add, more for safety than anything. Of course, that’s not going to stop some very enterprising app developers, especially those with access to an unofficial Android Auto SDK. Take for example this all too obvious YoutubeAuto app, which, funnily enough, adds more than just YouTube to your Android Auto enabled vehicle.

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YouTube just blocked FireTV in Google Amazon row (for realsies this time)

YouTube just blocked FireTV in Google Amazon row (for realsies this time)

Starting today, Amazon Fire TV officially joins the retail war between Google and Amazon. Amazon refuses to allow several Google products to be sold on their site, including Google Chromecast, Google Home, and some of the newest Nest products. Google released a statement on the subject, and Amazon replied - have a peek!

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YouTube for Fire TV goes dark early as Amazon pushes browser workaround

YouTube for Fire TV goes dark early as Amazon pushes browser workaround

By now, the feud between Google and Amazon should be fairly clear. The disagreement between the two has been simmering for a couple of years at this point, but things have started heating up in the last few months. The culmination of all of this is that YouTube will be leaving Amazon's Fire TV devices on January 1, after Google previously disabled YouTube on the Echo Show.

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YouTube for iOS adds full vertical video playback

YouTube for iOS adds full vertical video playback

YouTube on iOS will soon be updated with full vertical video playback support, getting rid of the annoying black bars and instead filling the entire smartphone screen with vertically-recorded footage. Until now, trying to play these vertical videos on iOS devices resulted in big black bars due to the app's inability to adjust to the unique size. The new version, in comparison, features automatic adaption.

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AmazonTube trademark means Fire TV will likely lose YouTube

AmazonTube trademark means Fire TV will likely lose YouTube

It had seemed like tensions between Google and Amazon were easing, but that may not be the case. The two companies have been locked in a squabble over the past few months, it ultimately boiling down to YouTube and whether or not Amazon customers will get access to it. Though a resolution seemed likely in light of Amazon's Chromecast listing and Google's most recent statement, a new Amazon trademark filing for "AmazonTube" means the battle is far from over.

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Amazon YouTube rival may break Alexa’s Google handcuffs

Amazon YouTube rival may break Alexa’s Google handcuffs

Google may be using YouTube access as both the carrot and stick in its standoff with Amazon, but the retail behemoth may bypass it altogether and launch its own video platform. The popular video streaming service has become a thorn in the side for Amazon in recent months, with Google repeatedly pulling access for the Alexa-powered Echo Show as it complains about unfair treatment on Amazon's virtual shelves.

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YouTube TV Roku and Apple TV apps will finally arrive in Q1 2018

YouTube TV Roku and Apple TV apps will finally arrive in Q1 2018

If you've been waiting for YouTube TV to finally launch apps for the Apple TV and Roku devices, your wait just got a little longer. The company is now planning to launch these apps in the first quarter of 2018, pushing out the originally planned time frame of late 2017. YouTube TV will also launch support for older smart TVs during the first quarter of next year.

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YouTube VR arrives on Steam, but users report major bugs

YouTube VR arrives on Steam, but users report major bugs

YouTube just launched a virtual reality app for Steam, making it available to HTC Vive users. That's good news, except that many of those users are reporting some pretty serious bugs, some of them so problematic that the app repeatedly crashes, making it unusable. This isn't the first iteration of YouTube designed for virtual reality headsets. Google previously launched a YouTube VR app for its Daydream VR platform.

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Google confirms Amazon talks about keeping YouTube on Fire TV

Google confirms Amazon talks about keeping YouTube on Fire TV

The clock is ticking toward January 1, 2018, at which point Google will prevent Fire TV devices from accessing YouTube. The decision to block access was announced days ago, and underscoring it was a sharp, immediate action from Google: it took away Echo Show's access to YouTube altogether. Fire TV owners may not lose access, though, if "productive discussions" between the two companies result in a favorable outcome.

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YouTube TV arrives in another 34 markets: New Orleans and more

YouTube TV arrives in another 34 markets: New Orleans and more

YouTube's live television service has expanded into an additional 34 markets, bringing streaming access to a bunch of cities like Fresno, CA and New Orleans. As with the markets that already had access, people in these new markets can get access to live TV channels over the Internet by subscribing to YouTube Live, a service similar to PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, DirecTV NOW, and Hulu Live TV.

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