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[Update: New teaser, livestream] Google plans for gaming conference news stoke streaming-service fires

Several news outlets are reporting receiving invitations from Google for an announcement set to take place at the 2019 GDC (Game Developer Conference) next month. Details included in the invitation itself are sparse, apparently stating only that "all will be revealed" at a keynote during the conference on March 19th at 10AM PT, 1PM ET. This effective announcement of an upcoming announcement has renewed speculation surrounding Google's potential entry into the game-streaming market.

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YouTube v14.06 prepares to raise the limit for offline video quality, and more [APK Teardown]

If you're just about to leave the comfort of Wi-Fi to risk expensive data fees and dead zones — or, you know, get on a plane for 2 hours — you might plan ahead and download some YouTube videos to kill some time. If you're like most people, you still want to see the highest possible quality, so you might have been disappointed that YouTube caps offline downloads at a measly 720p. That may be changing as it looks like the cap will be rising to a cool 1080p in the future.

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Project Stream is over, testers hold their breath for promised freebie

Google's Project Stream "test" is over. The experimental service, which streamed Assassin's Creed Odyssey to volunteers in a handful of US markets, was slated to end on January 15th. Participants who played for at least one hour should be getting a free PC copy of the game, plus a handful of helix credits, though they don't appear to have been distributed just yet.

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Amazon is reportedly developing its own game-streaming platform


Sony's PlayJ app lets you screen share games and watch videos with friends [APK Download]

Sony has just released a new app called PlayJ for users who want to share experiences with their friends. Mobile gamers can stream their playing action to another person's device so they can watch, and videos can also be viewed together remotely.

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Google's Project Stream will let you stream high-end games in Chrome

Google's focus on cloud-centric technologies is nothing new. It pushes web services, the Chrome browser, and the cloud-based Chrome OS. There have even been rumors of a Google streaming game service called Yeti. Now, Google is going public with its interest in game streaming with Project Stream. This experimental technology can allegedly stream a AAA game to your browser with minimal lag and no graphical degradation.

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[Update: APK Download] Facebook's gaming hub now has an Android app, but only in the Philippines

I don't think anyone has ever said, "You know what would be cool? If Facebook made a Twitch competitor." Okay, maybe Mark Zuckerberg said that. Regardless of whose horrible idea it was, Facebook announced its own platform for streaming games back in June, and now there's an Android app for it.

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Google might buy game studios and develop hardware for its upcoming game streaming service

Earlier this year, rumors began circulating about 'Yeti', a game streaming service from Google. Much like Nvidia GeForce NOW and other platforms, it would allow users to play modern games on low-end hardware (because the rendering is done by off-site servers). Kotaku has now confirmed this information, and provided additional details.

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Steam Link app now available for Android

Earlier this month, Valve announced it was working on a Steam Link app for Android and iOS. Much like the separate Steam Link box, it would allow you to stream games from a local PC. The beta version was expected to arrive on May 21, but it has now arrived a few days early.

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Google may get into game streaming with 'Yeti' subscription service and its own hardware

According to The Information, Google might be preparing for a big move into gaming. The company is reportedly working on a game streaming service called Yeti, which would leverage the success of its Chromecast platform to deliver games without a download. This is all still very much rumor and speculation, but it could be a big business if Google gets it right.

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