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CBS All Access will change its terrible name in 2021

CBS All Access will change its terrible name in 2021

CBS All Access might have had the most lukewarm reception of a new streaming service to date when it launched in late 2014, though the mountain of new terrible Star Trek shows has given it periodic bumps in subscriber counts. Now that CBS has merged with Viacom (after splitting in 2005), the combined media conglomerate is preparing to re-launch CBS All Access with more content and a new name.

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BET+ streaming service launches on Android and Android TV

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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T-Mobile's future video streaming services will include content from Viacom

T-Mobile's future video streaming services will include content from Viacom

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Viacom is buying free streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million

Viacom is buying free streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million

Media giant Viacom announced yesterday that it's come to an agreement with free streaming TV provider Pluto TV to purchase the service for the seemingly absurd sum of $340 million in cash. Viacom sees the platform as a way to attract customers to its paid streaming platforms, including such offerings as Comedy Central Now and Noggin.

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[Update: Fixed] Viacom apps mysteriously breaking compatibility with Android TV, play disappearing act with launcher

[Update: Fixed] Viacom apps mysteriously breaking compatibility with Android TV, play disappearing act with launcher

We might be fans of Android in general here, but we've also been vocal critics of Android TV—though Google promises to make things better someday. But even in its current form, it's a popular platform for many via devices like Nvidia's SHIELD TV. In a strange development, Viacom appears to have removed Android TV support for many of its apps, including Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and BET. Even weirder, for a brief period some of the apps themselves seemed to have disappeared from Android TV devices. 

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