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(Update: Now on Alexa and Bose devices) Sonos speakers now support Spotify Free accounts

 

Two years after hitting Google Home, Spotify Free joins a list of over 100 streaming services already available through Sonos. Sonos and Spotify have rolled out an update today that enables you to access Spotify Free through your Sonos devices, so you can spice up your office holiday party straight from your desk at no extra cost.

You can stream Spotify's entire catalog on shuffle by launching the streaming service through the Sonos app or directly from Spotify.

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Steam Remote Play Together lets you play local multiplayer games online

With the launch of Stadia, cloud gaming has received a ton of public attention, and many other companies working on game streaming have benefitted from the curiosity, too. In fact, Steam has had Remote Play, its own local-machine-based streaming service, for a long time already, and now a neat addition to it has left its beta tag behind. It's Remote Play Together, and as the name suggests, it lets you share local multiplayer games online with up to four players.

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Google Duo adds 3 cute Scooby-Doo video message effects

Google likes to celebrate occasions in different ways. Animations in the Google homescreen search bar, Doodles, timely Assistant commands, Easter eggs in various apps, and most recently, Duo effects. We've seen special effects in the video calling and messaging app for Holi, Valentine's, Halloween, Diwali. Now there are three new ones made for Scooby-Doo's upcoming movie, Scoob!

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Nebula Soundbar with built-in Fire TV starts selling for $230

Soundbars are a great way of enhancing your entertainment experience at home, but they're an additional device you have to plug into your TV. If you're already using a Fire TV to stream content to your monitor, this is yet another product to connect. With the Nebula Soundbar, Anker designed a sleek speaker that comes with Amazon's Fire TV features, combining two devices into a single one. The product is available starting today, selling for $230.

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Amazon Echo Flex wall-mountable smart speaker now available for $25

Echo Dots are undoubtedly convenient, thanks to their compact size and the features they offer. However, they're designed to lie flat on a surface and don't easily fit if you'd rather place them on a wall plug. There are accessories that let you do that, but they're not necessarily ideal. Thankfully, Amazon announced the Echo Flex wall-mountable smart speaker back in September, which is now selling on the retailer's site.

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Original content is overrated anyway: Smart Compose is coming to Google Docs

Last year, Google introduced Smart Compose to Gmail, a feature that takes the words right out of your mouth and completes sentences for you. It seems that it's both popular and reliable, as the company wants to start a test of the service in Google Docs, helping you complete common phrases and sentences more easily.

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One UI 2.0 beta hints at future 120Hz Samsung phones

To date, only a handful of companies have released phones with 120Hz screen technology: Razer, Asus, and Sharp. Xiaomi is a likely future candidate. Although nothing is official, we can tentatively induct Samsung into the club thanks to the discovery of a hidden 120Hz display setting in the latest Android 10 beta software for the Galaxy Note 9.

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(Update: Fixed) Google Assistant refuses to answer some users on Android Auto, despite understanding requests

Google Assistant and Android Auto didn't play together nicely a while ago when the Assistant muted itself over Bluetooth for some. Another unrelated issue has now surfaced where Google simply doesn't answer voice commands on Android Auto, even though it understands and parses speech perfectly fine.

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Google officially rolls out Duplex-powered Assistant for booking movie tickets on Android

After months of teasing and weeks of testing, Google is officially bringing its Duplex artificial intelligence guidance to users booking movie tickets online through Assistant. Just ask Assistant or search on Google through your Android phone to check out show times for movies and then have Assistant automate most of the reservation process from filling form fields to breezing through payments.

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Nokia 9 PureView drops to super-low price of $380 ($320 off)

The Nokia 9 PureView has plummeted in price since it was released earlier this year, turning it into something more competitive with devices from OnePlus. Now you can get the PureView for just $379.99 from B&H Photo, a discount of $380 from the original price.

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