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Alternate Star Wars IX script animated in video

Alternate Star Wars IX script animated in video

Colin Trevorrow wrote a script for Star Wars 9, aka Star Wars IX, that never happened. This movie script was abandoned and a new script was written, that script became Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The abandoned, rumored, mythical script was meant to be used by Trevorrow to direct a film that would have been called Star Wars Duel of the Fates. This was lovingly interpreted, translated, and compacted into a 10-minute animated clip for your consumption.

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YouTube Shorts to take on TikTok, Bedtime Reminders coming soon

YouTube Shorts to take on TikTok, Bedtime Reminders coming soon

TikTok unsurprisingly saw a sudden surge in new users within the past days but the social network's history hasn't always been bright. After quickly taking over the Internet, its connections to the Chinese government cast it in a less favorable light, at least among the security and privacy-conscious population. Despite that, TikTok continues to thrive mostly because it remains unrivaled. That, however, might soon come to an end with YouTube Shorts.

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360 YouTube channel brings popular Disney World rides to VR

360 YouTube channel brings popular Disney World rides to VR

If you're growing tired of being stuck at home and looking for a new experience, a YouTube channel called 'Virtual Disney World' (which isn't affiliated with Disney despite its name) has aggregated a huge playlist of 360-degree videos taken on popular theme park rides around the world. Anyone who owns a VR headset -- even something as simple as a cardboard holder for a smartphone -- can enjoy the videos.

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YouTube Music mobile apps get new song lyrics section

YouTube Music mobile apps get new song lyrics section

YouTube has pushed out an update to its YouTube Music mobile apps, adding song lyrics to individual song pages so that users can easily sing along to content. Until now, users had to search for the lyrics using a different service or Google Search, which meant toggling between apps for an impromptu karaoke session. The new lyrics section is missing one big feature, however.

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YouTube will soon default to SD video resolution around the world

YouTube will soon default to SD video resolution around the world

Following similar plans for Europe, YouTube has made the decision to default to standard definition video resolution on its platform around the world. This practice will only be put in place for one month, assuming nothing changes in the coming weeks, and is intended to reduce the strain of internet traffic spurred by the coronavirus outbreak. Other video companies have rolled out similar measures in some places.

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T-Mobile taps YouTube to offer special free Premium perk

T-Mobile taps YouTube to offer special free Premium perk

T-Mobile has teamed up with YouTube to offer its customers free access to the YouTube Premium service for two months, the carrier announced on Monday. With this, certain T-Mobile subscribers can get access to the YouTube Premium service for free, meaning they'll be able to watch videos without advertisements, download content for offline access, and more.

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YouTube makes SD video the default over Euro coronavirus concerns

YouTube makes SD video the default over Euro coronavirus concerns

YouTube will cut its streaming quality in Europe to reduce strain on networks, after EU lawmakers voiced concerns that extra traffic from people forced to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic might overload ISPs. The decision comes shortly after Netflix confirmed that it would be reducing its streaming bitrate in Europe.

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NASA YouTube LIVE streams are a sobering escape from quarantine

NASA YouTube LIVE streams are a sobering escape from quarantine

If you're at home right now - and you SHOULD be, if you CAN be - you might be looking for something to escape the reality of our current situation. We're avoiding the spread of the novel coronavirus, avoiding COVID-19, and we'd love to escape. One of the most simply-accessible, free, inspiring channels of content one can view is on YouTube, shared by NASA.

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YouTube finally rolls out mobile app Explore tab for everyone

YouTube finally rolls out mobile app Explore tab for everyone

After years of testing, YouTube is officially rolling out its Explore tab to everyone. The new experience is found in the service's mobile app, where users get access to Trending Videos, as well as other content categories that are neatly sorted in individual buttons. The Explore tab is something like a central hub for all varieties of popular content, including gaming, news, and more.

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YouTube TV’s new sports deal covers only some regional networks

YouTube TV’s new sports deal covers only some regional networks

Following the extension it received late last month, YouTube TV has penned an official agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group over the sports networks it owns. The new deal is bittersweet; while some regional sports networks will remain, others won't be sticking around, meaning some customers will lose out on the content they want.

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YouTube Music app update brings more accessible controls, static lyrics

YouTube Music app update brings more accessible controls, static lyrics

Google seems to be surely but also a bit slowly grooming YouTube Music to be the music service it wanted it to be. It may still be quite some time before it can fully shut down Google Play Music but adding new features definitely goes a long way in getting ready for that inevitable future. YouTube Music has recently added some functionality to its library and now it's updating its Android app's interface to make it easier to use, especially as a music player.

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YouTube TV gets temporary extension to keep FOX Regional Sports Networks

YouTube TV gets temporary extension to keep FOX Regional Sports Networks

As expected, the public sparring between OTT streaming service YouTube TV and Sinclair Broadcast Group has resulted in renewed talks that will prevent the loss of FOX Regional Sports Networks. The announcement was made by YouTube TV in a tweet on Friday, but there's a catch: the two companies haven't worked out a new deal. Rather, YouTube says that it got a temporary extension to prevent the loss of the channels.

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