YouTube TV adds a bunch of channels and cities—for a price

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YouTube TV is expanding its programming, and will be available in more cities with a higher price.

The network has added a number of channels to its lineup, including TNT, Adult Swim, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies. Soon, sports lovers can also expect NBA TV and MLB Network to join YouTube TV’s base package, and NBA League Pass and MLB.TV as add-ons. 

The service is also expanding to new areas, to cover what it clams is 85 percent of U.S. households. The service was previously available in around 75 cities. The new regions include Honolulu, Hawaii; El Paso, Texas; Richmond, Va.; Charleston, S.C.; Syracuse, N.Y.; and Scranton, Penn; Burlington, Vt.; and Lexington, Mass.  Read more…

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Google adds more channels to YouTube TV, but service gets more expensive

YouTube TV is a relatively new service that’s been launched in some regions in the the United States. We’ve been reporting about YouTube TV since its launch and the service is now available in more than 40 markets in the US.

In order to benefit from YouTube TV, customers must pay a $35 monthly fee. Then, they will get access to live TV from major broadcast networks, popular cable networks, as well as premium networks. On top of that, the service enables subscribers to watch various shows from YouTube creators and YouTube Red Originals.

To make it easier for subscribers to watch their …

Apple adds 'News' section to its TV app

Back in September, alongside the unveiling of the Apple TV 4K, the company also showed a demo featuring the new ‘Sports’ and ‘News’ sections of its TV app for iOS and tvOS. The ‘Sports’ section got released back in November with the iOS and tvOS 11.2 releases, and today we’ve finally got the ‘News’ section.

The newly added ‘News’ section, which you can access in the ‘Watch Now’ tab of the TV app, allows you to watch live news from a couple of partner networks. The current list of networks includes CBS News, Bloomberg, Fox News, CNN, Cheddar, and CNBC. Worth noting is that the …

YouTube TV service lands on Apple TV and Roku

Google’s YouTube TV service is not yet available across all the United States, but that doesn’t prevent the search giant to make accessible from many devices.

Earlier this week, YouTube TV service went live on a few other platforms that pretty popular in the US: Apple TV and Roku. It’s been less than one year since the service was launched and it’s already available on Android, iOS, PC, Xbox One and Android TV, in addition to the two platforms announced today. Also, if you own an LG or Samsung smart TV, you’ll be able to access the service as well.

Of course, in order to benefit from …

NVIDIA Shield TV getting Experience Upgrade 6.3, here are all the changes

NVIDIA has just released yet another important update for its Shield TV device. Dubbed Experience Upgrade 6.3, the update contains a security patch for the infamous Spectre exploit, as well as the latest monthly security updates.

When it comes to new features, NVIDIA has delivered quite a few in this update. There’s a new option that allows NVIDIA Shield TV users to listen to SiriusXM, as well as the ability to view the Nest camera directly on the TV.

Cartoon Network has been added too, along with the option to stream any LEGO show. Also, popular shows like America’s Next Top Model …

HBO's stellar Westworld TV series is getting a mobile game

The highly-acclaimed Westworld TV series has already been renewed for a second season at HBO, but by the time the new season premiers a mobile game might be released. Warner Bros. recently confirmed that a mobile game based on the Westworld TV series is now in the works at Dead by Deadlight developer Behaviour Interactive.

The game developer collaborates with the TV series’ Kilter Films to make the Westworld mobile game as close to the show as possible. For the time being, the tile is “being tested in limited release,” so it may take some time until mobile users get to play it.

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Watch Animoji come to life replacing actors on TV

What if animoji – the coolest iPhone X gimmick – could be the face of the most popular TV shows?
You don’t need to wonder anymore as creative YouTubers from the Corridor replaced the faces of artists in some of your favorite TV shows like Stranger Things, The Office and Full Metal Jacket with… animoji.
It’s a clever trick: the guys over at the Corridor tracked their own faces with animoji while speaking the lines of the characters and then imposed the animoji on top of the actors’ faces.
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How the White House press conference became 2017's must-see TV

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On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the Trump administration began not with a gentle dose of diplomacy but with a red-faced tirade delivered by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, lambasting the media over reports of low attendance at the previous day’s inauguration festivities.

At the time, Spicer’s tantrum felt unprecedented, a press secretary shoved out to defend the embattled new president against charges that people didn’t like him (never mind that he lost the popular vote).

It proved to be the rule, not the exception. The outburst revealed three key characteristics that would be a part of just about every interaction between the Trump administration and the press: 1. Denial of facts; 2. Anger at the mainstream media; 3. The presentation of an alternate reality.  Read more…

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T-Mobile takes on cable TV with a 'disrupting' service to be launched in 2018

Not to be outdone by the TV efforts of AT&T and Verizon, T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere took to YouTube to announce an ambitious push into… cable TV. It turns out that the Un-carrier is planning to have a TV service on offer at some point next year, and has acquired the Denver startup Layer3 TV as a launching platform. 

The future of TV “looks a lot wireless from a few years ago,” says John Legere, but he doesn’t plan on being satisfied with the all-popular skinny bundles of a few streaming channels. Rather, the Layer 3’s current platform with …

Google expands YouTube TV service to 34 more regions in the US

Google has just announced that its YouTube TV streaming service is now available in 34 new markets in the United States, the only country where it can be accessed. With the addition of the new regions, YouTube TV is now available in 84 cities across the US, which is quite impressive considering Google debuted the streaming service early this year.

Here is the full list of cities that have just got access to YouTube TV service: Albany, Baton Rouge, Buffalo, Cedar Rapids, Chattanooga, Colorado Springs, Des Moines, Flint, Fresno-Visalia, Ft. Myers-Naples, Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers …