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Hulu finally adds voice control for Chromecast and Google smart displays

Hulu finally adds voice control for Chromecast and Google smart displays

Live and on-demand streaming service Hulu has finally added voice control support for Chromecast and Google's smart displays. With this new capability, Hulu users can tell Google Assistant to play a particular show or movie on their preferred Google smart display device or television with Chromecast. This marks the latest expansion of Google voice control support with Hulu joining competitors like Netflix and CBS.

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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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Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot will be made for millennials

Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot will be made for millennials

Quibi, the upcoming short-form video service that recently announced plans to bring back Reno 911!, is getting into the budding nostalgia video market with another reboot plan: Legends of the Hidden Temple. This game show aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon during the 90s; it featured kids who made their way through a temple-like maze in order to retrieve pieces of a statue. Quibi promises to improve upon this theme with adults as the focus.

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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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Star Trek: Picard already renewed for Season 2

Star Trek: Picard already renewed for Season 2

Don't worry, you've not accidentally missed any episodes of Star Trek: Picard. The Star Trek television series hasn't yet premiered yet, and it's already been renewed for a second season. It would seem that the decision was made amid growing demand for big-name media for streaming services. The tax incentives might not have been a negative here, either.

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Top Gun: Maverick trailer 2 revealed with high action

Top Gun: Maverick trailer 2 revealed with high action

Top Gun 2 is ready to return to theaters next year, but another trailer is out today. Tom Cruise is the star of this film, coming back as the same character he portrayed in the first Top Gun film. This film was written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Christopher McQuarrie, and Eric Singer. Val Kilmer will also be in this film reprising his role from the first Top Gun film.

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Two pirates plead guilty in running the US’ largest illegal streaming services

Two pirates plead guilty in running the US’ largest illegal streaming services

Piracy may be a debated topic in some contexts and regions but there's no escaping the fact that it is illegal in many countries. You may argue all you want against capitalism, fair use, ownership, and other factors but when you're running a large streaming service for pirated content and earning millions from it, it's not really a matter of fighting for the little folk anymore. Perhaps knowing that the gig is up, two men from Las Vegas have pleaded guilty to being part of the country's biggest pirated streaming operation, trying to make a deal for a lesser sentence than they would have been given if convicted.

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HBO Max streaming service orders Snow Crash TV show adaptation

HBO Max streaming service orders Snow Crash TV show adaptation

HBO Max has ordered a television series adaptation of Neal Stephenson's novel Snow Crash, it has been announced. The science fiction novel was published in 1992; the book earned ample critical praise and helped catapult Stephenson's career as a sci-fi writer. The television series based on the book is being developed by Paramount TV -- it'll be a streaming exclusive.

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Hulu offers ad-free episodes to reward its binge watchers

Hulu offers ad-free episodes to reward its binge watchers

Hulu has announced a new type of advertisement experience that will reward viewers who binge-watch content. The company says it aims to help the brands that advertise on its platform reach subscribers who often watch several or more episodes, one after another, in long viewing sessions. What's in it for the binge-watchers? Hulu promises to show occasional ad-free episodes.

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Simpsons Christmas Episodes list shared for Disney+ streaming

Simpsons Christmas Episodes list shared for Disney+ streaming

The best - and complete - list of Simpsons Christmas Episodes was shared by the official Simpsons license-holding promo group. As such, we're about to get in the holiday mood, Disney+ style. That's not the only place The Simpsons exist in this cruel, unforgiving world, but it's currently the most likely place most SlashGear readers will have access - but either way, here they are!

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Disney+ Baby Yoda profile icon released, with apologies

Disney+ Baby Yoda profile icon released, with apologies

Disney just released a "The Child" icon from The Mandalorian for Disney+ users to use as their Profile Icon. They made certain to release this little monster with an apology. "We apologize in advance for the family feud this may cause. The Child from #TheMandalorian is now available as a profile icon on #DisneyPlus."

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