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Google has officially released a new Chromecast device targeting owners of TVs that would benefit from an affordable smart upgrade. Sitting alongside the established ‘Chromecast with Google TV 4K’ from 2020, there is a new ‘Chromecast with Google TV HD’ announced. They look pretty similar, and the difference is almost... Read more...
YouTube is being used to distribute a novel bundle of malware but probably not in the way you'd expect. The videos promote cracks and cheats for several popular games, but links in the video description expose viewers to malware downloads. The malware itself propagates these videos by taking over user accounts to... Read more...
Scammers and fraudsters have been targeting YouTube creators with sophisticated email campaigns. The emails pose as legitimate notices from Google which claim to be a copyright report and possible strike against the channel. These include a Google Drive link to the purported report, which actually contains a malware... Read more...
YouTube wants a larger piece of the vertical video pie, as it looks to add the ability to watch YouTube Shorts on TVs. Along with the addition of Google's version of TikTok, the company is aiming to give better support for its music service on smart TVs, and its paid TV service with a split-screen viewing option for its subscribers. TikTok, Read more...
Modern games may look prettier and prettier, but their predecessors still have plenty to offer gamers a challenge. Even massively popular franchises like Halo have some challenges that have henceforth been considered impossible. Case in point, popular streamer Charlie ‘Cr1TiKal’ White noticed no player seems to have... Read more...
Do you believe you're great at Halo 2 and feel the need to line your pockets with a cool $20k? Well, it might be your lucky day if you can pull off this challenge by a popular Halo 2 streamer. Mo1stcr1tikal, or just cr1tikal, depending on where you see their name appear, has upped a bounty they offered around three... Read more...
A popular YouTuber has removed the entire library of Nintendo music they once hosted on the channel due to having "dozens of soundtracks blocked". The YouTuber, DeoxysPrime, was also met with over 500 copyright claims from the game company. Content creators on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch are no strangers... Read more...
Following the recently unveiling of hundreds of TV series to stream for free, YouTube is introducing some new features that will delight viewers, but may not be welcomed by content creators on the streaming platform. One feature will allow viewers to easily see the most-watched parts of any video by highlighting them... Read more...
YouTube has announced the addition of nearly 4,000 episodes of your favorite TV shows that you can stream for free. Shows that have been added include Hell's Kitchen, Andromeda, Heartland and more. For many people, YouTube is the go to place when wanting to consume videos of all types. The streaming platform is... Read more...
Google's YouTube video platform operates on a model where users can either watch videos for free with ads or pay a monthly subscription for YouTube Premium to remove ads and unlock additional perks. However, there are a number of unofficial tools for avoiding YouTube ads, such as ad-blockers, front-ends, video... Read more...
It is not often a new device complete disrupts the console market. The last one to do it was the Nintendo Switch. While it does not seem like it, Valve's Steam Deck is more akin to a console product than a PC product, despite supporting and playing PC games and running PC software. It also runs PC software like... Read more...
Nintendo, known primarily for games, game consoles, and its iconic characters has become so ubiquitous in our worldwide culture that you can barely go into any store without seeing something it has had its hands in. For Nintendo music is no different, being the place many of the best composers in gaming have had... Read more...
There’s no argument that Minecraft is one of the most popular video games ever. Microsoft has capitalized heavily on that, but has also used the platform to offer free educational content to kids stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minecraft is so insanely popular, in fact, that it’s broken a huge record... Read more...
A lot of people who say they "don't use social media" still use YouTube, despite its prominence as a social media platform itself. Just like any other social media service, YouTube relies heavily on tracking its users' likes and dislikes so that it can use that information to tailor advertising to viewers. Part of... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to play Rocket League or watch your favorite sports team with friends in your backyard? Did you try taking your expensive TV outside to only find out that it wasn’t able to illuminate the screen to beat out the brightness of the mid-day sun? Well, a popular YouTuber decided to take on an outdoor... Read more...
Google has added a mini-player on the web that will now allow you to quickly “Continue watching” YouTube videos originally started from your phone and other devices. With the new feature you can quickly get back to the video you were watching when mom called to see how you were doing. All you need to do is open... Read more...
If you've ever done any livestreaming on Twitch, YouTube, or similar services, you're probably already familiar with Open Broadcaster Software (better known as "OBS"). The application has more-or-less conquered the streaming software space, likely in large part because it is both free and open-source. The facts that... Read more...
Do you use TikTok? The answer doesn't really matter, because whether you do or don't, TikTok is enjoying enormous growth in viewership. Or put another way, it has "upended the streaming and social landscape" and surpassed YouTube in both the United States and United Kingdom in viewership, in terms of the average... Read more...
YouTube is home to over 2 billion monthly active users, who collective peruse 1 billion videos each day. It's a massive streaming service. There is also a Premium tier that costs $11.99/€11.99 per month, but for people who want to get rid of ads without paying full price, Google may launch a Premium Lite tier... Read more...
YouTube TV in recent years hasn't exactly been an incredible value play when it comes to streaming TV services. What started as a service that cost $35 per month in 2016 now costs subscribers $65 per month, which is getting closer to the pricing that "cord cutters" sought to escape in the first place. This week... Read more...
We've been covering the ongoing war of words between Google and Roku over YouTube TV negotiations for the past few weeks. And unfortunately for customers caught up in the drama, it's starting to devolve into an unsavory war of words. Most recently, Roku was accused of lying about allegations that Google made... Read more...
Smart TV users, take note! The Google Play Movies & TV app will soon no longer be available on Roku, Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs. The app will officially be inaccessible on June 15, 2021. Google’s streaming services will also be entirely removed from NetCast and LG SimpleSmart devices by this same date. The... Read more...
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