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Play Movies & TV app will disappear from Roku and other smart TVs soon

Play Movies & TV app will disappear from Roku and other smart TVs soon

The transition from Google Play Music to YouTube Music has been a rocky and contentious one. But Google isn't finished axing its media apps just yet. According to updated support documentation, the Google Play Movies & TV app on smart televisions is the next one to get the chop. The phone app was replaced with the newer "Google TV" app in October, but the app will disappear from smart TV platforms as well starting in June.

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Disney+ is getting more expensive on Friday

Disney+ is getting more expensive on Friday

Disney+ has now gobbled up an impressive 137 million subscribers around the world. Considering that Netflix has a little over 200 million, and it's been at this game for more than a decade, it's fair to call Disney's streaming service an incredible success. But pretty soon it's going to cost a little more to get your weekly hit of Marvel, Star Wars, Disney princesses, yadda yadda.

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Ad-supported HBO Max is coming in June

Ad-supported HBO Max is coming in June

HBO Max has made an impressive splash in the extremely competitive streaming video market. But at $15 a month, it's among the most expensive choices that don't include extras like live broadcast TV. Today parent company AT&T announced that as of June, it's going to start offering an ad-supported (and presumably less expensive) version of HBO Max.

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Weekend poll: Do you have a live TV subscription — cable or otherwise?

Weekend poll: Do you have a live TV subscription — cable or otherwise?

Twice this week, YouTube TV has been in the news: Once for rolling out its new Entertainment Plus package with HBO Max, Showtime, and Stars, and again for announcing an upcoming 4K package with offline downloads and unlimited concurrent at-home streams. Related comments had us wondering how many of our readers have a subscription to live TV — whether that's through an old-school cable provider or tied to an online streaming service like YouTube TV.

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Slingbox discontinued, existing devices to stop working within 2 years

Slingbox discontinued, existing devices to stop working within 2 years

Sling Media introduced the Slingbox back in 2005 as a way to upgrade existing TV subscriptions by allowing users to stream programs from phones, tablets, and even other TVs. It was fun while it lasted, but it looks like the usefulness of Slingbox products is coming to an end. The company has announced that it is discontinuing the product, and that existing Slingboxes will stop working within the next two years.

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YouTube TV retains most Fox regional sports networks, drops NY and LA channels (Updated)

YouTube TV retains most Fox regional sports networks, drops NY and LA channels (Updated)

Google and Fox Regional Sports networks owner Sinclair Broadcast Group have agreed to a new carriage deal that will see 19 local sports channels across the nation remain on the YouTube TV lineup. There are major omissions, though, as the YES Network in New York and Los Angeles-based Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket will be cut loose, effective today.

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AT&T TV streaming service and its custom Android TV box now available nationwide

AT&T TV streaming service and its custom Android TV box now available nationwide

AT&T started testing its new streaming TV service in a few markets last year, but now you can sign up anyplace in the US. AT&T TV includes dozens of channels split up into multiple service tiers, and there's a custom Android TV box to access it all. However, AT&T is running this offering more like a traditional cable subscription than a modern streaming service. That means contracts and price bumps.

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TiVo introduces the TiVo Stream 4K powered by Android TV

TiVo introduces the TiVo Stream 4K powered by Android TV

TiVo first made a name for itself in the late 90's when the company introduced a revolutionary digital video recording device that automatically saved TV shows for viewing later. Since then, TiVo has steadily dipped its toes into various products and services, like live TV via TiVo Online, TiVo Cast for streaming videos, and more. This decade, TiVo is branching out with a Sling-connected content streaming device powered by Android TV.

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Sling TV simplifies access to free content on Android and Amazon Fire devices, no credit card required

Sling TV simplifies access to free content on Android and Amazon Fire devices, no credit card required

Sling TV is an over-the-top (OTT) internet television app that streams live cable TV to an extensive list of devices. After bestowing Roku users the ability to watch free content earlier this year, Sling TV is rolling out the same feature to all Android and Amazon Fire device users starting today.

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T-Mobile describes upcoming à la carte streaming service, with options costing around $5-8

T-Mobile describes upcoming à la carte streaming service, with options costing around $5-8

T-Mobile revealed some more info about its upcoming plans to enter the streaming TV market during an earnings call earlier today. In the Q&A section of the call, T-Mobile president Mike Sievert discussed the company's two-pronged approach to the concept via both home and mobile, illuminating both the potential costs envisioned and a much more fractured, effectively build-your-own service compared to current "skinny" bundles.

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