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YouTube TV finally arrives on the PlayStation 4

YouTube TV finally arrives on the PlayStation 4

YouTube's streaming service YouTube TV has finally arrived on the PlayStation 4. The arrival is a welcomed one that makes a lot of sense in light of Sony's big 2019 announcement about its own OTT service: PlayStation Vue is going to be shuttered. With YouTube TV, PS4 owners can sign into their accounts and stream live television directly through the gaming console.

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Pokemon: Twilight Wings animated series debuts on YouTube

Pokemon: Twilight Wings animated series debuts on YouTube

Fans of the Pokemon anime may be pleased to know that The Pokemon Company kicked off a new side series today. Dubbed Pokemon: Twilight Wings, this side series is set in the Galar region, the main setting for the latest Pokemon games, Sword and Shield. While the main characters from the anime don't seem to be present in this side series, there are some familiar faces for those who have already played through the Galar-based games.

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YouTube signs streamers LazarBeam, Muselk, Valkyrae to exclusive deals

YouTube signs streamers LazarBeam, Muselk, Valkyrae to exclusive deals

If you were expecting the streaming wars to cool down as we head into 2020, it looks like you were wrong. YouTube is kicking the new year off in a big way, announcing today that it has signed three more streamers to exclusive deals. From here on out, Lannon "LazarBeam" Eacott, Elliot "Muselk" Watkins, and Rachell "Valkyrae" Hofstetter will be streaming exclusively on YouTube, leaving Twitch in the dust.

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YouTube TV gets an important guide update, but only on desktop

YouTube TV gets an important guide update, but only on desktop

YouTube TV subscribers are enjoying a newly launched live guide that better meets the needs of subscribers. According to YouTube, it updated its guide based specifically on the feedback it was receiving from its customers, making it possible for them to better leverage the service's cloud DVR feature. In addition to seeing what is currently playing, users can also see what the future holds.

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YouTube Studio gets tools for dealing with copyright strikes

YouTube Studio gets tools for dealing with copyright strikes

YouTube Studio has been updated with new tools designed specifically for creators who are dealing with copyright strikes and content claims. The update is fairly large, adding everything from improved ways to directly review copyright claims to tools for trimming copyrighted content out of videos. The company has teased other features it has planned for 2020 that revolve specifically around copyright issues, as well.

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YouTube Android test adds ‘Featured in video’ section for collabs

YouTube Android test adds ‘Featured in video’ section for collabs

In an announcement on Google Support last week, YouTube revealed that it is testing a new feature that'll make it easier to find the creators featured in a video. The test is only available to some Android users at this time, though it may expand to others in the future. The test involves a new section titled 'Featured in this video' located directly below the video.

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YouTube TV now provides access to dozens of PBS stations

YouTube TV now provides access to dozens of PBS stations

The Public Broadcasting Service, more commonly called PBS, has announced widespread arrival on Google's livestreaming television service. Starting today, YouTube TV customers can access more than 100 PBS stations using the streaming service, providing them with direct access to the content that would otherwise require traditional pay-TV services, an antenna, or the service's own streaming app.

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PewDiePie’s YouTube break caps a whirlwind year for streamers

PewDiePie’s YouTube break caps a whirlwind year for streamers

It's been an eventful year for content creators and streamers, and Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg just capped it off with a big announcement. The YouTuber announced that he'll be taking a break from the platform early next year, though he hasn't announced specifics just yet. PewDiePie typically uploads new videos to his channel every day and is one of the most popular creators on YouTube as a whole.

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Home Alone-inspired Glitter Bomb 2.0 punishes porch pirates with Macaulay Culkin

Home Alone-inspired Glitter Bomb 2.0 punishes porch pirates with Macaulay Culkin

As order-from-home internet shopping continues to dominate the holiday gift-giving season, so too do so-called "porch pirates" traverse the streets. Fighting against their brand of evil is the man named Mark Rober. Last year, Rober introduced us to the concept he called "Glitter Bomb", an innovative tool made to punish would-be home delivery package thieves for their crimes against shoppers.

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Billboard 200 album chart will soon include streaming music video data

Billboard 200 album chart will soon include streaming music video data

Billboard 200, the record chart that ranks the 200 most popular music albums in the US, will start factoring in the number of times a video has been streamed on YouTube and other music streaming services, Billboard has announced. The change will take place on January 3, after which point the new data will have an effect on the Billboard 200 chart's rankings.

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YouTube expands anti-harassment policies to cover implied threats

YouTube expands anti-harassment policies to cover implied threats

YouTube has announced a crackdown targeting harassment on its platform, building upon its existing policies related to problematic videos. Though the company already has policies related to removing content that violated its guidelines, it has announced new changes and policies that broaden the way it deals with harassment. As well, the company is rolling out a new system that squashes toxic comments as they arrive.

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YouTube Music gapless playback arrives on Android and the web

YouTube Music gapless playback arrives on Android and the web

YouTube Music, the service that has largely replaced Google Play Music, finally offers gapless audio playback on Android and the web. The new feature is only available to Premium subscribers, according to YouTube, which has been rolling out the new gapless experience over the past several weeks. Some YouTube Music users will have to continue waiting for the feature, namely those on iOS.

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