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Disney+ is the latest streaming service to add group watching

Disney+ is the latest streaming service to add group watching

It's slightly more difficult to get together with friends to watch movies and TV shows, given there's a pandemic and all, which has led to a rush for group playback tools. Browser extensions for syncing playback across multiple people have seen a rise in popularity, and services like Prime Video and Plex have added native group play. Disney announced today that it is adding the functionality to Disney+, so you can host watch-alongs across all platforms.

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Stream Disney+ on Nest Hub and other Google smart displays now

Stream Disney+ on Nest Hub and other Google smart displays now

Google is getting a good injection of Disney magic today with Disney+ shows now playing on smart displays and some new attire for your Nest Mini speaker.

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Disney+ continues to expand, now available in 22 countries

Disney+ continues to expand, now available in 22 countries

Disney has announced that it's continuing Disney+'s international expansion in Europe. Starting today, the service will come to eight more European countries. This follows March's launch in the UK and other Western European markets. The platform also arrived in India shortly after.

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Verizon adds free Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ to some Mix & Match plans; halves Disney+ trials for others

Verizon adds free Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ to some Mix & Match plans; halves Disney+ trials for others

Verizon is making several changes to its Mix & Match unlimited plans that appear to be mostly for the better. Two of the plans are getting what the company calls "The Disney Bundle," which includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. Others, however, are getting their Disney+ trials shortened from one year to six months. There are a couple of other minor tweaks as well.

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The 3 months of free Disney+ perk is back for Chromebook users in the US

The 3 months of free Disney+ perk is back for Chromebook users in the US

A few days ago, Disney+ removed its free 7-day trial, possibly fearing that too many people would take advantage of it just to watch the highly anticipated exclusive Hamilton musical. But if you're a Chromebook owner and haven't signed up for Disney+ yet, you can look forward to the return of the free 3-month trial for the service, a deal Google initially only offered through February 2020.

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You can now buy Deadpool's severed head and control it with your phone

You can now buy Deadpool's severed head and control it with your phone

You won't find any blood and gore in this life-sized Deadpool head, but it does pack more than 600 jokes, sound effects, and insults inspired by the devilishly handsome superhero. Hasbro Pulse just listed Deadpool's head for sale, in partnership with Marvel Legends. It'll cost you a pretty penny at $100 but will surely make for an eye-catching collector's item.

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Which streaming services are the best value right now?

Which streaming services are the best value right now?

You've probably (hopefully!) been spending a lot of time at home lately, and that likely means watching a lot of TV. If you're trying to get the most bang for your entertainment buck, you've got a lot of options starting at the low, low price of free. These are some of the best values in video streaming available today.

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These video streaming services are reducing bandwidth consumption following the coronavirus pandemic (Update: TikTok)

These video streaming services are reducing bandwidth consumption following the coronavirus pandemic (Update: TikTok)

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, most people have to stay quarantined at home to prevent the spread of the virus. This is causing increased network usage, as people need a stable connection to work, study, and of course, entertain themselves. Sadly, the latter requires a high bandwidth, which providers are trying to contain by reducing the quality of their service.

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Disney+ launches in the UK and more Western European countries today

Disney+ launches in the UK and more Western European countries today

Disney+ has been available in the US since last year, but it hasn't come to too many other countries so far. As expected, that has changed today as the service has launched in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. It was also supposed to come to France simultaneously, but the French government asked the company to postpone the launch, now set for April 7, for fears of coronavirus-related network congestion.

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Netflix and Disney+ content now appears in the Google Play Movies app

Netflix and Disney+ content now appears in the Google Play Movies app

Netflix has been one of the largest movie and TV streaming services available since pivoting from its DVD-rental model in 2007. Despite mass popularity throughout the greater half of this decade, Netflix has managed to completely avoid integrating with the Google Play Movies app — at least, that was until now. We have confirmed that Play Movies can finally search for content exclusive to Netflix, as well as the brand new Disney+ streaming service.

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