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YouTube TV wants you to gift your friends a two-week free trial

YouTube TV’s recent availability on Fire TV has already expanded the app's reach to many more potential customers, but Google obviously doesn’t want to stop there. The company is getting a bit generous ahead of the festive season by extending the service’s free trial period from the usual five days, hoping to gain new paid subscribers in the process.

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YouTube TV arrives on Amazon Fire TV devices

We're not far from the days when Amazon and Google were feuding over how YouTube was shown on Echo Show displays and not selling Chromecasts on the Amazon marketplace — in the course of the saga, both companies pulled services from their counterpart's platform. However, the pair came to terms earlier this year with an agreement that resulted in YouTube services coming back to Fire TV devices in July. Now, Amazon has taken one step further forward by welcoming YouTube TV into the fold.

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YouTube TV adds autoplay on startup and revises guide UI

YouTube TV is yet another service that helps you cut cords without forgoing live programming altogether. With the latest update to the app on platforms like Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku, Google makes it feel even more like regular TV by autoplaying recommended content when you open it, along with giving it a revamped, neater guide. The new features are starting to roll out.

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Get your Sesame Street on: PBS coming to YouTube TV 'later this year'

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YouTube TV update adds progressive fast-forward, new suggestions UI, and more

Google hiked the price of YouTube TV a few weeks back, but anyone who decided to stick with it will get getting a nice perk. Google is rolling out a substantial now playing UI update to all YouTube TV platforms that makes it easier to scrub through a recording, see what's playing, and more. You don't have to do anything to get the update, but there's no guarantee you'll have it just yet.

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YouTube TV gets an on-screen guide for smart displays

A smart display has numerous uses, many of which you don't "get" until you have one in your home. For example, you can watch video while you buzz around the kitchen. That's the use case Google showed in its Nest Hub Max demo. Google's Rick Osterloh also casually revealed a new YouTube TV feature: an on-screen guide.

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YouTube snags 13 exclusive MLB games this season

According to a report today by Variety, Google has just made a deal with Major League Baseball to offer 13 games from the 2nd half of the 2019 season on YouTube. The games will even be exclusives to YouTube in the US/Puerto Rico and Canada. Fret not sports fans, they'll be aired for free via the MLB YouTube account, as well as a dedicated channel via YouTube TV.

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Verizon will offer YouTube TV bundles, teases competitive pricing

It's 2019 and cable TV is still losing out to over-the-top services. Verizon is one of the victims in the race with its Fios TV business bleeding subscribers while the likes of YouTube TV are picking them right up. It may sound odd, then, to hear that Verizon and Google are partnering to resell YouTube TV to more Verizon internet customers — but it may less be about cannibalization and more about widening its audience capture.

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Peace in our time: YouTube is coming to Fire TV, Amazon Prime Video to support Chromecast and Android TV

To say that Google's and Amazon's relationship has been going through a rough patch over the past couple of years would be an understatement. The two companies have been on a path of mutual destruction, causing services of one to disappear from devices of the other, and vice versa. It looked like a resolution was nowhere in sight, so you can imagine our surprise when we saw the news that Google and Amazon have finally kissed and made up.

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Weekend poll: Has the YouTube TV price bump pushed you to unsubscribe?

Earlier this year, YouTube TV finally hit every US market, making the online TV service much more widely accessible compared to the previous market-by-market rollout. Sadly, a substantial 20% price bump followed this development, and unlike last time, old subscribers won't be grandfathered in. More of our readers than I expected seemed upset at the news, so I'm curious to know if you have decided to unsubscribe.

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