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YouTube announces dynamic video player, wider rollout of share feature and YouTube TV

At VidCon 2017 today, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced a slew of updates for both consumers and creators of the platform. The mobile apps will soon dynamically adapt their video player window, while YouTube’s built-in share feature and YouTube TV are seeing a wider rollout in the coming …

Susan Wojcicki

YouTube CEO Unveils User Numbers, Plans For VR And Live Streaming

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apparently had a lot to crow about at her appearance today at the VidCon confab for online video fans and creators.<p>She …

Susan Wojcicki

YouTube TV comes to more markets, YouTube mobile app announced

YouTube TV is a very interesting service but it’s limited to only a few markets. Thankfully, Google has finally deemed it time to expand.<p>In a few …

Smart TV

YouTube’s mobile app will soon adapt any videos to fill the screen

This week, VidCon, the annual gathering of online video creators and fans, is being held in Anaheim, California. Naturally, YouTube is using the event to make a number of big announcements. One of them centered on an upcoming update for the mobile YouTube apps that will allow users to fill the …

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Nielsen Extends Measurement Deal For The YouTube Mobile App

After the recent rollout of its YouTube TV service -- featuring live streaming of traditional TV networks -- the video platform has extended its …

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2017 NBA Draft: How To Live Stream The NBA Draft For Free

Live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, it’s the 2017 NBA Draft!<p>We already know where Markelle Fultz is going to go, but what about Lonzo Ball, …

Televisions

Fed-up with your cable company? Consumer Reports survey confirms you are not alone

It lands with a thud in your mailbox every month. Your cable bill, that is.<p>And it can be a lot of money, which would not be so bad if the service were superb.<p>But, say consumers, it usually isn’t.<p>Most pay-TV providers continue to do a poor job of leaving their customers feeling like their service is …

Consumer Reports

Per comScore, 3.1 million households had skinny bundles in April, 51 million had some OTT viewing

Over-the-top “skinny bundles” are continuing to grow, and their subscribers are streaming plenty of content, but for now, they’re still a relatively …

Televisions

Snap signs $100m content deal with Time Warner

Social media group eyes greater share of ad dollars from marketing to younger audiences<p>Snap, the owner of Snapchat, has signed a $100m deal with Time …

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Sling DVR adds Fox channels, new features

Sling DVR users are now able to record channels such as Fox Sports and FX while also getting new recording features.<p>Sling has announced that users are now able to record Fox programs on its cloud-based DVR service including Fox Local, Fox Sports 1, Nat Geo and FX.<p>The company says that If the …

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Sling TV’s improved DVR won’t delete your recordings

You asked, and Sling TV answered. By popular demand, the live TV streaming service's Cloud DVR now lets users protect shows from deletion and added the ability to record content on Fox channels. Plus, you can watch and manage recordings from your Xbox One.<p>There are a few other minor upgrades, too, …

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MPs to push for 5 per cent tax on Netflix and other streaming services

A parliamentary committee studying Canada's slumping media industry will reportedly call for a five per cent tax on broadband Internet services to …

Canadian News

The Winners and Losers of the Rise of TV’s “Skinny Bundle”

This year, the TV tides are actually changing … probably(Getty Images/Ringer illustration)It’s finally (maybe) happening. The walled garden known as …

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How to Stream the Tony Awards Online

If you’ve cut the cord but want to watch along, we’ve got the guide for you.<p>Broadway’s biggest night is this Sunday at 8 PM EST, the Tony Awards, …

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Cabana is a new video chat app that lets you watch YouTube with friends

“Hang out, watch stuff,” is the tagline of Tumblr’s new social app. Titled “Cabana,” the app allows you and up to five friends take part in a video call where you can also simultaneously watch YouTube videos together.<p>Cabana rolled out on iOS back in April but made its way to Android only a couple …

Apps

YouTube TV vs. Sling TV: Which one is worth the monthly subscription fee?

Should you pick Google's live TV service that's limited by area, or does Sling TV's tiered pricing seem more up your alley?<p>The greatest gift given to …

Televisions

Google family calendars are going live

Last month, Google consolidated all of its family-sharing products under the new Family groups feature. From the new Family page, you can easily …

Technology

5 ways to cut the cable cord

<b>1. DirecTV Now</b> (<i>Base rate:</i> <i>$35 for 60 channels</i>)<p>Finally, a true alternative to cable TV is emerging in the form of services that stream live TV through …

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OTT Takes Share From Online, Mobile: Could Be 20% Of Every Video Ad Dollar Served

In what could be a case of digital video ad marketplace role reversal, TV is taking share from digital, albeit over-the-top.<p>That’s the conclusion of …

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Streaming Competition Will Force Netflix to Rethink on Ads

June 01, 2017<p>Share this content:<p>The growing market for original content on streaming services may change the future of Netflix<p>Netflix<p>“For those of us …

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Got an antenna and a tuner? You can now stream live TV with Plex

Free broadcasts now live where you watch the rest of your streamed content.<p>A new streaming company is getting in on the live TV action. Today Plex …

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Live Streaming Plan DirecTV Now Is Available For Roku TV Owners | International Business Times

Good news for Roku TV owners: You can now use AT&T’s DirecTV Now streaming service. Roku announced Tuesday it launched an early release of the TV …

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YouTube TV hits 1 million downloads

Over 1 million people have downloaded the YouTube TV app since it officially launched two months ago, according to data from app research firm …

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DirecTV Now lands on Roku devices

AT&T's live TV streaming service hits the popular big-screen streaming platform today.<p>Roku owners who cut the cable TV cord, you now have another live TV option to consider.<p>AT&T's DirecTV Now service, which offers live TV channels streaming over the internet starting at $35 per month, is now …

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How to watch the NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors meet again in a much anticipated matchup. Here's how to watch both on TV or online.<p>LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant. Steph Curry vs. Kyrie Irving. Kevin Love vs. Draymond Green. This one's going to be fun to watch. Let's hope it goes a full seven …

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AT&T is making big moves to dominate the future of TV, but it's been slowed by setbacks

View photos<p>More<p>(HBO)<br>On Tuesday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson raised eyebrows when he said that 20-minute episodes of “Game of Thrones” might work …

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How To Use Google Updates That Make Family Sharing Of Photos, Calendars, Live TV Easier | International Business Times

Google rolled out features Wednesday for family members who love doing stuff together, including updates for easier photo sharing and calendar</b> …

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Google family groups make it easy to share photos, calendars, Keep, YouTube TV, and more

Google has added a number of family-oriented features in recent years, and now it's bringing it all together under "family groups." This feature …

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Google introduces ‘Family Group’ for sharing Photos, Calendar, YouTube TV, and more

Google has increasingly added family friendly functionality in its products. Today, the company is introducing a “Family Group” feature to easily share calendars, photos, notes, and content subscriptions.<p>A family group supports up to six people, with the person designated as the “manager” being …

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Can A Font Be A Whole Brand? YouTube Thinks So

With the launch of YouTube TV, Google wanted to make a statement. And it made it with a typeface.<p>Go to YouTube TV’s website or app, and you may notice something that feels remarkably, well, non-Google: the typeface. It’s full of personality, with joyful curves that contrast against aggressive …

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