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YouTube TV adds NFL Network, plus $11 Sports Plus add-on with RedZone, Fox College Sports, and more

YouTube TV is apparently about to release another add-on package — this one called Sports Plus. It's said to include seven new networks that you'll get if you pay an unknown amount of extra bucks per month. It also seems that NFL Network will be available for all YouTube TV subscribers, which is nice.

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APKMirror Installer now available on the Android TV Play Store

The introduction of app bundles has made sideloading Android applications a bit more difficult. That's why APKMirror, sister site of Android Police, released an installer application earlier this year alongside support for app bundles on the website. APKMirror Installer has continued to receive new improvements since then, and now it's officially supported on Android TV.

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Facebook Messenger follows WhatsApp, adds limit on forwarding texts

Several messaging platforms allow you to forward a text to multiple groups at once, which can come in handy for many situations, but has also led to fake news spreading like wildfire. That's why Facebook-owned WhatsApp started limiting message forwarding to five groups earlier this year, and now the company is doing the same for its own Messenger service.

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Doom and Doom II are now playable at up to 120 FPS on Android

Bethesda released Doom And Doom II on Android back in July of 2019, but both games had a rocky start thanks to a forced log-in, music changes, and a lack of features. Unlike most AAA devs on the Play Store, Bethesda actually put in the work to improve each game, and today another large update has been pushed out to both titles. You can now view either game in 16:9, and high frame rates have also made the cut, which means you can now play at 90 FPS and 120 FPS. Support for DeHackEd-based add-ons is also in the mix, and a few performance improvements are here to seal the deal.

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Reddit gets its app to 50 million Play Store downloads, mostly by making the mobile web experience miserable

Anyone who's tried to browse Reddit on their phone's web browser will be familiar with the constant popups prompting users to download the mobile app instead. Well, it looks like making their mobile site virtually unusable has paid off for the site, as its official Android app has just passed 50 million downloads on the Play Store.

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Google Podcasts gets Assistant's personalized Your News Update feature

One might think that podcast listening time has gone down since people aren't commuting nearly as much, but that's not true. Podcasts have only gained in popularity, and Google is now bringing Assistant's Your News Update feature to its Podcasts app if you were looking for some more personalized news content.

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PUBG Mobile among 118 latest Chinese apps to get banned in India

Amidst escalating border tensions between the two nations, India’s been on a banning spree targeting apps with any Chinese connection. We’ve already seen a couple of these rounds that took down some big names like TikTok from the Indian Play Store. With the latest update to the restricted app list, the Indian government has decided to pull the plug on a total of 118 apps, including the wildly popular multiplayer game, PUBG Mobile.

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19 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. After a fantastic start to the week, things have slowed down, though we still have more than a few noteworthy sales to share with everyone today. Marmalade Game Studio is currently offering a handful of its board game adaptations at a discount, including the hit classic Monopoly. If board games aren't your thing, then perhaps the sale on the interactive thriller She Sees Red will pique your interest, and if you prefer something with a dark fantasy theme, then the gritty point and click adventure game Tormentum - Dark Sorrow is a solid pickup. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier.

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Gmail for Android can automatically add people you mention as recipients

Gmail on the web has got some neat tricks to make emailing a bit less tedious, but these features can take a while to reach the mobile app. Support for @ mentions was added to Gmail back in 2018, but it’s only now that the feature is landing on Gmail for Android. Still, not everyone will get to use it, at least for now.

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Twitter pinning explainers to topics so people will stop asking why they're trending

We've all probably taken a peek at the Trending section of Twitter and asked why a certain topic is trending before either putting the thought out of our mind or tweeting "why is this trending?" Well, the company doesn't seem to want to stand for that kind of ignorance, so it will start explaining why a subject is getting all the buzz right in that panel.

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