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Switching from Spotify to YouTube Music: Is Google's app mature enough?

I've been using Spotify for as far as I can remember, and decided to subscribe to Premium in 2014. I've been able to cast music to my speakers, download it offline, and find the songs I wanted with no complaints. Due to the quarantine, I've been watching more YouTube content, and ads started getting on my nerves. It got me wondering if replacing my Spotify Premium subscription with a YouTube Premium one was worth it, considering it would give me access to both unlimited music streaming, as well as an ad-free YouTube viewing experience.

After using Google's service for a few weeks, I wanted to share my experience, given that each service has its pros and cons.

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Smartphone-optimized streaming service Quibi launches today

We've got Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and myriad other streaming video options. Is there room for another competitor? Hollywood seems to think so, and that's why Quibi is launching today. Quibi focuses on quick episodes optimized for phones, and you can give it a shot for free.

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Which streaming services are the best value right now?

You've probably (hopefully!) been spending a lot of time at home lately, and that likely means watching a lot of TV. If you're trying to get the most bang for your entertainment buck, you've got a lot of options starting at the low, low price of free. These are some of the best values in video streaming available today.

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HBO makes Silicon Valley, dozens of shows and movies free to watch this month

As the novel coronavirus pandemic is expected to peak over the next several weeks, having the masses stay at home will be most crucial during this time. But the lockdown orders do have their deleterious domino effects from unemployment to mental deterioration. It's under these pretenses that AT&T-owned HBO has decided to offer about 500 hours of shows and movies to everyone, subscription-free.

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All the new movies, including early theater releases, you can watch at home right now (Updated)

New movies are rolling out every few days with home releases, either seeing the light for the first time or just available for rent or purchase ahead of schedule. Many of the home premieres are still among the titles that aren't likely to draw high numbers, but some larger movies that already had theatrical releases are jumping the gun and hitting streaming services at the perfect time to keep us busy. Since we're not headed to theaters, take a look at our continuously updated list of new movies hitting the streaming services!

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Coronavirus be damned: Movies from SXSW will be shown online by Amazon for free

The South by Southwest (SXSW) conference this year may have been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns, but the movies that were going to be presented there will still be shown. And thanks to Amazon, it won't just be attendees enjoying these flicks, either. Amazon and SXSW are working together to stream them, and we'll all be able to watch them — for free.

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T-Mobile offers free Quibi subscriptions for qualifying users

Streaming newcomer Quibi has found a distribution partner in T-Mobile. The carrier will be offering the shortform specialty service to ONE and Magenta planholders with at least two lines for free.

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Here's another way to watch live news, TV, and movies for free with your phone

There are a lot of different free streaming services out there, and it's tough to know which is worth your time. We've looked at both live and on-demand services from Pluto TV to Plex and Kanopy, and based on our reader's repeated recommendations, now we're taking a dive into XUMO — another option for free live TV as well as on-demand content.

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Plex has thousands of free movies and TV shows to get you through social distancing

More people than ever before are stuck at home, which is why we've been highlighting services that offer free movies and TV shows, like Pluto TV and Sling. You may already be familiar with Plex, a service that lets you stream content from your own PC to other devices, but did you know Plex has thousands of TV shows and movies you can watch for free?

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Tidal is offering 4 months of Premium and HiFi subscriptions for just $4

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced the majority of the population to stay quarantined at home. Some people may find it difficult to work from home, especially when confined alone. Thankfully, music can be a good motivational factor, especially when it doesn't cost much. To help people go through the situation, Tidal is offering its paid subscriptions for just $4 for four months.

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