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YouTube TV and NBCUniversal are trying to drag you into their pissing contest over channels

YouTube TV and NBCUniversal are trying to drag you into their pissing contest over channels

Remember back in the day, when your cable or satellite TV service was suddenly inundated with commercials about such-and-such channels going away soon, and to call your provider to complain? And then more commercials from the provider would air, telling you to call the channel office and complain instead? They're called carriage disputes, and they're very much still a thing, even in the age of cord-cutting. Now it's happening between Google-owned YouTube TV and Comcast-owned NBCUniversal.

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Google TV now supports Peacock accounts as Netflix users remain in the lurch

Google TV now supports Peacock accounts as Netflix users remain in the lurch

Google TV, the Android user's hub for searching out and tracking streaming content, recently dumped support for Netflix content. That means if the show you're looking for is on Netflix, you'd have to tap around more to find it. But if your show is on Comcast's Peacock service instead, that's not the case anymore.

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NBC's new Peacock streaming service takes flight today

NBC's new Peacock streaming service takes flight today

Netflix may be the top dog when it comes to paid video streaming subscriptions, but NBCUniversal has been hatching a new egg of its own in the form of Peacock, a new streaming service with free and paid plan options. It includes plenty of content from modern day TV comedies to classic movies. Today, Peacock is going live along with some introductory perks.

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A bunch of NBCUniversal channels, including Syfy, launched Android TV apps today

A bunch of NBCUniversal channels, including Syfy, launched Android TV apps today

Earlier today we posted about USA Network getting an Android TV app. It turns out that isn't the only NBCUniversal channel getting one today — in fact, four more have joined the roster. Those four are Bravo, E!, Syfy, and Oxygen.

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This evening's Tonight Show was shot entirely with the Galaxy S10+

This evening's Tonight Show was shot entirely with the Galaxy S10+

If you're tired of seeing Android's underrepresentation in the creative world, then a full 62 minutes of late-night television might make up for it. This evening's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" was shot exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy S10+.

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[Update: Now on Android TV] There are two official NBC Sports apps on the Play Store, for some reason

[Update: Now on Android TV] There are two official NBC Sports apps on the Play Store, for some reason

The NBC Sports app has been around for some time now, having amassed more than five million installs. It lets you log in with TV provider credentials to watch — you guessed it — sports content from NBC. Last week, a listing cropped up for a new app with the same name and a very similar description, also published by NBC. It's not clear why both apps exist.

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NBC releases its app for Android TV

NBC releases its app for Android TV

Last night the US cable network NBC released an app for streaming content to the Android TV platform. It's pretty similar to NBC's other Android app, but, you know, for Android TV. The UI has been reworked to look better on a larger-format display but, presumably, offers all the same content you expect.

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NBC's Breaking News app and service will shut down tomorrow

NBC's Breaking News app and service will shut down tomorrow

News are all around us nowadays but quality news reporting that also happens to be fast and accurate is not easy to come by. Breaking News, a separate startup inside NBC News Digital Network, was one of the most popular and respected news aggregators that tried to solve that problem through a team of dedicated editors and a network of trusted partners. It then broadcast important news through its website, various social networks (@BreakingNews with >9M followers, +BreakingNews, and Breaking News on Facebook) as well as mobile apps including an Android app with over 500,000 installs.

But alas, NBC News decided at the start of the month that the service was not generating enough revenue to sustain itself and that it was time to shut it down.

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NBC's app gets a pretty modern design overhaul, fewer commercials, and better Chromecast support

NBC's app gets a pretty modern design overhaul, fewer commercials, and better Chromecast support

Of the thousands and thousands of apps on the Play Store, very few get updated to meet the latest design trends and guidelines. Some developers take their sweet time, others never bother, thinking that a functional app is all that's needed and design isn't too relevant.

NBC's Android app was neither here nor there. It followed more of a Holo aesthetic, with some more modern elements like the hamburger menu. Now, however, it's taking a leap forward with a major redesign. The Holo-like dark grey and blue tabs are still there, but they're much less flagrant now, the font is changed, and the iconography has been improved throughout.

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