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New H.266/VVC video compression standard promises the same quality at half the size of H.265/HEVC

While people always talk about how each new Snapdragon chip benchmarks or its power efficiency, some of the things that matter most are the features that are often overlooked. Someday soon, you may want a phone that supports the newly announced H.266/VVC video codec. Fraunhofer HHI says its compression can deliver ultra high definition videos at half the size without sacrificing quality.

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All the new movies and early theater releases you can watch at home right now

Movie theaters are slowly reopening, but many don't have new releases quite yet, and studios seems to be embracing the streaming model. Whether you're staying at home to limit potential risks, or just saving a few bucks by watching from the couch, we've organized a huge list with many of the newly added films and some upcoming releases.

New this week: The big talk of the week has been all about the Broadway production Hamilton coming to Disney+. Despite being a holiday weekend (of sorts) in the US, there are a decent number of releases with a lot of familiar names, albeit people we haven't heard from in quite a while.

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WarnerMedia consolidating all HBO apps into HBO Max

WarnerMedia, and its parent company AT&T, is not the best with branding. There were once three individual HBO apps, each catering to a specific use case, but now the company is attempting to consolidate them across all platforms.

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Google Stadia 101: How to get the best performance and reduce lag

If you're trying out Google Stadia while you wait for the latest and greatest consoles from Sony and Microsoft to drop, you're not alone. But gaming in the cloud via a video stream is a lot different technically than playing something on a box plugged into your TV. Your ISP is a huge factor, but so is your home network setup, and the technology you're using to connect to it. In this guide, we'll show you how to make sure you're optimally set up to stream with minimal disruptions and lag.

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This app has tons of free live TV and movies streaming 24/7

If you've never heard of Pluto TV before, we aren't surprised: the app gets shockingly little attention for the tons of truly, actually free streaming video content it offers from huge names like Cartoon Network, FOX, and even major movie studios (there's literally a James Bond channel streaming Bond films 24/7). Pluto does have some limitations and quirks, but overall, if you're looking for stuff you probably won't find on Netflix, or that otherwise is often only available on cable cordcutter services like Hulu TV or YouTube TV, Pluto will surprise you with the breadth and depth of its library. Here's how it all works.

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Google Play Music vs. YouTube Music: Everything you need to know

As YouTube Music's migration tool continues to roll out, many Play Music subscribers are likely asking themselves if it's finally time to just give up on holding out and switch to Google's new music streaming service. But as Play Music will die by the end of 2020, it could also be just as good a time to take your music collection to a personal cloud (or offline entirely) and switch to something like Spotify or Tidal as your paid streaming solution. Doubtless, many of you are wondering if making the switch to YouTube music is really worth it at all, and how it compares to the soon-to-die Play Music in key ways.

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Google Play Movies passes 5 billion installs amidst coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus has had a strong impact on the Play Store charts and boosted several apps. Google's app dedicated to movies and series is the newest addition to the list, as it just passed 5 million downloads.

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The Criterion Channel is making several important titles by Black filmmakers free to stream

In response to current events, the Criterion Channel streaming service is making some of its films from pioneering Black filmmakers and those documenting Black culture free to stream. While an explicit list of free films hasn't been published, several titles including Maya Angelou's "Down in the Delta," Julie Dash's "Daughters of the Dust," Agnès Varda's "Black Panthers," and Kathleen Collins's "Losing Ground" are all free to stream right now, in addition to other films and documentaries discussing the Black experience.

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Switching from Spotify to YouTube Music: Everything you need to know

I've been a loyal Spotify user since what feels like the year the service launched, and a premium subscriber since 2014. Spotify premium has tons of great extra features, and I absolutely think it's worth the money if you're considering a paid music streaming subscription. But as I've been spending a lot more time at home of late, I've started watching a lot more YouTube, and the various pre-roll and mid-roll ads were starting to grate on me. Of course, you can remove those ads—by signing up for YouTube Premium. But that would also give me access to YouTube Music, meaning I'd technically be paying for two music services.

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HBO Max is now live in the US

WarnerMedia has finally launched its new streaming platform HBO Max today, joining the other online entertainment services under the AT&T umbrella. The service comes with a number of original series on top of the content already available through the other HBO channels, like Game of Thrones, Westworld, Loony Toons, and DC Universe content. The US-exclusive service is free for HBO subscribers and will cost $14.99 a month for everyone else, with an option for a free seven-day trial.

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