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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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YouTube reveals guidelines on punishing ‘harmful’ creators after latest Logan Paul fiasco

YouTube reveals guidelines on punishing ‘harmful’ creators after latest Logan Paul fiasco

Google's video platform YouTube is taking steps to clearly outline the punishments that will be dealt out when creators step out of line with "egregious actions" that are "harmful" to the YouTube community, advertisers, and viewers as a whole. A new set of policies have been revealed in what can be seen as part of a wider response to controversial creator Logan Paul, who has found himself in hot water yet again only a week after his return to vlogging following the Japanese Aokigahara forest incident.

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YouTube combats fake news by calling out government-backed sources

YouTube combats fake news by calling out government-backed sources

The battle against fake news is not one that's easily fought, but Google is trying to use YouTube to arm people with more knowledge about the news content they watch. YouTube has announced a new initiative that will help it "provide greater transparency across the board to our community of creators, advertisers, and viewers." Today, we're seeing the first part of that initiative roll out to the service itself.

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YouTube TV Apple TV download ready to roll

YouTube TV Apple TV download ready to roll

Late last year, Google revealed that it was working on Roku and Apple TV apps for YouTube TV, and that we'd have them sometime in spring 2018. This was a long-awaited move for YouTube TV, as it meant that many people would be able to stream their service to their TV using hardware many of us already own. It seems that Google had both of these apps ready to go far earlier than anticipated, as yesterday it at last launched the Roku app many YouTube TV users have been waiting for.

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YouTube TV Roku support arrives, but Apple TV is still pending [UPDATE]

YouTube TV Roku support arrives, but Apple TV is still pending [UPDATE]

As promised back in December, the first quarter of this year has brought YouTube TV to the Roku platform. The service's app launched in the Roku Channel Store this morning, giving streaming stick, set-top-box, and smart TV owners the opportunity to watch YouTube's livestreaming TV service via their favorite media device. Support for Apple TV is schedule to arrive in coming weeks, too.

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Tiny app YouTube Go spreads around the world

Tiny app YouTube Go spreads around the world

Increasingly, streaming video is becoming the primary way a lot of people get news and entertainment around the world. What if you live in an area where that isn't viable, whether it's due to slow internet speeds or low data caps? Google thinks it may have found a solution in YouTube Go, which is launched late last year.

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YouTube ads hacked to mine cryptocurrency via visitors’ CPUs

YouTube ads hacked to mine cryptocurrency via visitors’ CPUs

Cryptocurrency has become a hot topic over the last several months, and one of the frustrating trends growing alongside it is the practice of websites secretly using visitors' CPUs through the browser to mine digital currency. While some websites do this intentionally as an alternate method of funding, other times it's invasive ad networks using plugins to take advantage of web users. Earlier this week, YouTube was invaded by the latter.

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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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