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Roku adds dozens of new live TV channels amid YouTube TV feud

Roku adds dozens of new live TV channels amid YouTube TV feud

Roku and YouTube TV recently locked their horns over their service contract, leading to a cheeky workaround from Google to ensure millions of Roku users wouldn't lose access. The spat is still ongoing, so it's a convenient time for Roku to add a total of 25 new linear channels to its own live TV platform.

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Netflix teases N-Plus: A new way to get attached to your favorite Netflix shows before they're cancelled

Netflix teases N-Plus: A new way to get attached to your favorite Netflix shows before they're cancelled

A lot has changed since Netflix burst onto the media scene in the late 2000s. Despite the increased competition, it's still the most popular streaming service globally for watching movies and TV shows on the web, and it's not looking to slow down momentum. Netflix may be planning to launch a new online space designed around enhancing its original properties with bonus features, podcasts, and more.

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Tidal finally gets a playlist organization feature that Spotify has had for years

Tidal finally gets a playlist organization feature that Spotify has had for years

Besides industry giants Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music, there are a few more niche services on the music streaming market. One of them is Tidal, the platform focused on high-fidelity, lossless audio. The latest version of the streaming service's Android app gains a new ability that's been part of Spotify for ages: You can finally organize playlists in folders.

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Here's when Paramount+ is coming to the US and other regions

Here's when Paramount+ is coming to the US and other regions

We've already seen one new streaming service launch this year, but now we're already hearing about another "new" one. Last year saw the announcement that ViacomCBS was preparing to re-brand and expand All Access as Paramount+, and now we know more about when to expect the streaming service to show up in different areas around the world.

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HBO Max adds 4K support right in time for Wonder Woman 1984 (APK Download)

HBO Max adds 4K support right in time for Wonder Woman 1984 (APK Download)

Last month, HBO announced that Wonder Woman 1984 would debut on its HBO Max streaming service on December 25, the same day it will open in US movie theaters. The film will also be the first title to be available in 4K on the platform. Now, right in time for the movie's launch, HBO is rolling out support for 4K UHD and HDR on select Android devices.

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Netflix is bringing an audio-only mode to its Android app

Netflix is bringing an audio-only mode to its Android app

Netflix might not be playing nicely with Google TV for some reason, but the company is pouring tons of resources into its Android app. The service got variable playback speeds and a screen lock feature this year, and now it looks like we're in for audio-only background playback. It could help you save some precious mobile data or leave your phone in your pocket while you're keeping up with your favorite series.

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Disney+ announces tons of new titles for 2021, accompanied by a price hike

Disney+ announces tons of new titles for 2021, accompanied by a price hike

Disney had a ton of announcements to make during its annual Investor Day presentation, an event that's long become a forum for revealing new content. Most notably, the company shared that it beginning March 26, 2021, Disney+ will cost $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year in the US, which is a $1 price hike. But subscribers are in for a ton of new content from Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, and National Geographic, so it's not merely a money grab.

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Sony's $1 billion acquisition of Crunchyroll is now official

Sony's $1 billion acquisition of Crunchyroll is now official

Sony may not be great at selling smartphones, but it has been doing a pretty fine job of acquiring anime streaming companies. It bought Funimation in 2017, and now it looks like another deal might be closing soon that would bring Crunchyroll into the Sony stable at a price approaching one billion dollars.

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Spotify might soon play your locally stored music on Android

Spotify might soon play your locally stored music on Android

For ages, Spotify has allowed you to sync your own local audio files to your phone via its desktop client, though that never reliably worked for many people. It looks like the janky solution might be in for an overhaul, as app sleuth Jane Manchun Wong shared on Twitter. The streaming service appears to be working on an option to show local files.

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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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