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Flipkart is launching an Android TV dongle in India

Android TV boxes have risen in popularity over recent years thanks to some outstanding products like the Nvidia Shield TV and the platform's general ubiquity among TV operators, so it's no surprise that companies are looking into expanding their business to this device category. And sure enough, Indian e-commerce merchant Flipkart has taken the opportunity to launch its own-brand MarQ TurboStream Android TV dongle for about $50.

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Poweramp beta gets HTTP radio streaming

Poweramp established a loyal fan base over the years by offering an original design and an abundance of customization options. These fans can soon greet another feature setting the app apart from other music players. Poweramp is adding internet radio streaming to its product and calls it Powerstream.

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[Update: Malaysia] Netflix might expand mobile-only plan to more markets outside of India

While Netflix is constantly raising prices across its subscriptions internationally, it also debuted a cheaper $3/month plan for mobile-only users in India back in July. The company seems to be caught by surprise by the success of the new tier and is looking to introduce similar inexpensive options to other low-income markets.

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Verizon offering a free year of Disney+ to Unlimited and home internet customers

Disney and Verizon have announced a partnership that will give customers on Verizon's Unlimited plans a free year of Disney+. The upcoming streaming service, which features content from Disney and its ever-expanding list of subsidiaries (Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic), is set to launch on November 12. Eligible Verizon customers will receive one free year of Disney+ — a $70 value.

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(Update: Will work on Chromebooks) Disney+ will only work on devices that support the strictest Widevine L1 DRM

Disney, lord and master of almost all entertainment media, will soon grace us with yet another subscription service. It's not taking any chances with you filthy pirates, though. Disney+ will reportedly require the most stringent type of Widevine DRM. So, it might not even work on your device.

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Pandora introduces major app redesign with new discovery feed, support for Modes on mobile

Pandora, once one of the most prominent names in music streaming, has been overshadowed by competitors like Spotify in recent years. This week, the company is releasing a revamped version of its mobile app with an emphasis on content discovery and personalization.

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BET+ streaming service launches on Android and Android TV

BET's on-demand streaming service, BET+, has launched, and it's got apps for both Android and Android TV ready right out of the gate. The service is a collaborative effort between BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios, and features content principally by black creators.

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Roku's new Smart Soundbar is also a 4K streaming box

We all thought the JBL Link Bar was a clever product when it was announced, but it took more than a year for the Android TV-equipped soundbar to come out. Now, Roku has a similar product, and it's set to launch in just a few weeks. The Roku Smart Soundbar brings big sound to your TV, plus it has a full-featured 4K Roku streaming player inside.

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Amazon's IMDb TV streaming service is now accessible through the Android app

Earlier this year, Amazon-owned IMDb launched a new streaming service that was (for some reason) called Freedive originally. It's since had its name changed to the more practical IMDb TV, and as of today, it's available as part of the pre-existing IMDb mobile app.

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Disney+ release date and pricing announced for Canada, Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand

Disney+, the company's announced premium subscription service, now has launch dates in five countries and distribution agreements with major over-the-top platforms. And if you don't live in the United States, we now know what you'll be paying per month in your region.

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