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Weekend poll: Which music streaming services do you use?

Earlier this week, Google revealed its latest music streaming service: YouTube Music. Unlike the existing app of the same name—which is little more than a video player—the new YouTube music would be more like Play Music or Spotify, but this time with YouTube semi-independently calling the shots. The organization and flow of subscriptions between YouTube Red, Play Music, and the new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium has led to some confusion, but the concept of Google maintaining two separate music streaming services inspires the question: Do you use a music streaming service?

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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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YouTube Red is now YouTube Premium, YouTube Music will become Spotify competitor

Google's current services for music and video overlap a bit... to say the least. There's YouTube Red, which gives you ad-free videos and some bonus features. Then you have YouTube Music, which is more oriented towards music videos, and requires a YouTube Red subscription. Google Play Music is purely music-based, and functions as both a streaming service (like Spotify) and a storage location for your vast collection of MP3s.

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Spotify adds on-demand listening to free service

Spotify has a lot of competition in the streaming music space, but today it announced a new feature that could set it apart. Even if you choose not to pay for a premium Spotify subscription, you can now choose specific tracks to stream. Previously, the free version of the service only supported shuffle mode.

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AT&T CEO describes new $15/month streaming service during antitrust testimony

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson surprise-announced the company's upcoming streaming service, called Watch, during his testimony at AT&T's ongoing antitrust trial this week. The service will be free for AT&T unlimited wireless subscribers, a spokesperson later said, and cost $15 per month for everyone else. The service won't include sports programming.

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Google Home can now cast content from Red Bull TV in the US

Red Bull has become the eighth official Google Home video streaming partner in the United States. Red Bull TV joins the likes of Netflix, HBO NOW, and Crackle in the exclusive club of services whose content can be summoned to your television using your voice via Google Home in the States.

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Google Play now tracks down which streaming service has the video you're looking for (as long as it's not Netflix) [APK Download]

“Well, maybe it's on Netflix. Um … did you check Hulu? What about Amazon?” While streaming services make it easy to dive right into your favorite shows, sometimes tracking down that program can be way more difficult than it needs to be. Maybe one service has the current season of the show you're looking for, but past seasons are on another. And as licensing deals are signed and expire, shows may drift from one service to another. How the heck are you supposed to keep track of where anything is? Today it's Google to the rescue, as the company starts sharing info on which streaming services carry the media you're searching for.

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Twitch Extension support comes to Android [APK Download]

Twitch, the most popular streaming platform in the world, announced that Extensions, audience interaction elements that streamers can add to their streams, are available on the Android and iOS apps. Released six months ago for desktop, Extensions have drawn in 1.5 billion uses by viewers and have improved the overall watching experience for many.

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Plex updates Chromecast interface with a fresh look, better slideshows, and more

It was a big deal some years back when Plex added Chromecast support. Google's Chromecast platform has only gotten more useful since then, and now Plex's Chromecast UI is getting an overdue revamp. The new interface looks nicer, but it also comes with functional improvements like better slideshow support and subtitle resizing.

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Pluto TV 3.5 adds picture-in-picture for Oreo, On Demand resume, and stream quality settings [APK Download]

Free television streaming service Pluto TV updated its Android app to v3.5, adding Oreo picture-in-picture support, the ability to resume previously-watched On Demand content, and settings to configure the stream quality to conserve data.

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