Tag: category-/Arts & Entertainment/TV & Video/Online Video

AI generates Let’s Play commentary from videos

Let’s Play videos — videos which document game playthroughs — have surged in popularity within the past decade. Felix Kjellberg, better known by his online pseudonym PewDiePie, now reaches over 100 million subscribers on YouTube with his Let’s Play content. And a recent report estimates that the audience for Let’s Play videos and livestreams now […]

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Nick Eh 30 takes his 4.6 million subscribers from YouTube Live to Twitch

Twitch suffered a blow when Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced he was would livestream exclusively on Microsoft’s Mixer back on August 1. But it’s striking back with by snagging one of YouTube’s biggest gaming stars: Nicholas “Nick Eh 30” Amyoony. Nick Eh 30 will move his live broadcasts to from YouTube to Twitch beginning September 1. […]

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YouTube disables 210 channels tied to Hong Kong disinformation campaigns

Google’s YouTube is the latest digital platform to confirm it has been manipulated to spread disinformation about the Hong Kong protests. In a blog post, the video streaming company said it disabled 210 channels after it determined they were engaging in coordinated efforts to spread anti-protest propaganda. Earlier this week, Twitter and Facebook also took […]

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Disney+ limitations highlight Netflix’s global advantage in streaming wars

The Streaming Wars saga got another jolt this week when content behemoth Disney announced a bundle for $12.99 that seemed like a sure Netflix killer. But as is so often the case, the analysis around these developments is done through the lens of U.S. audiences. Taking a broader view, the details of Disney’s streaming service […]

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Netflix chases growth with cheaper mobile-only plans

Netflix has officially unveiled a cheaper mobile-only subscription tier in India, after a series of tests across a handful of Asian markets that started last year. Priced at a mere Rs 199 ($2.80), the Mobile plan is limited to a single smartphone or tablet and is only available in standard definition. But it’s substantially cheaper […]

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ProBeat: Netflix’s abysmal Q2 2019 was no blip

Netflix reported a horrible second quarter this week. You may have seen some of the numbers or headlines. The company is spinning the quarter as an anomaly, but Q2 2019 could be a sign of things to come. Netflix predicted it would add 5 million subscribers this past quarter. Instead, the streaming giant added 2.7 […]

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YouTube now lets premium subscribers toggle between audio music tracks and their official videos

YouTube is introducing a new feature that allows premium subscribers to toggle between audio tracks and artists’ official videos. Since last May, the Google-owned company has offered YouTube Music, which includes audio tracks and their associated official videos, for millions of artists. Users can also upgrade to YouTube Music Premium for $10 per month, which […]

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Cuphead is getting an animated show on Netflix

Studio MDHR announced today that an animated show based on its game Cuphead is coming to Netflix Cuphead released for Xbox One and PC in 2017, and a Switch port came out earlier this year. The run-and-gun game features hand-drawn animation inspired by the classic 1930s cartoons. As of August 2018, it had sold over […]

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YouTube lands on Amazon’s Fire TV, Prime Video now works with Chromecast

We knew it was coming, but Google and Amazon are officially friends again. Starting from today, Chromecast and Android TV users will be able to access Amazon Prime Video, while Amazon Fire TV devices — including set-top boxes, sticks, and smart TVs — will receive the official YouTube app. Support for the separate YouTube TV […]

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YouTube’s new control feature hides channels you hate, tells you why it recommends videos

YouTube today announced new features intended to bring greater transparency and control to recommendations. Alongside an information box explaining homepage video suggestions, it’s rolling out a shortcut that quickly hides selected channels and an improved topic and related videos experience. “One thing we’ve consistently heard from you is that you want more control over what […]

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Why ‘YouTube is too big to fix completely’ is not an acceptable answer from a CEO

I like Google. A lot. And I also happen to like Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai as well, so writing this post doesn’t spark joy. Before I begin, let me say that no company is perfect. No CEO is either, and that’s okay. In the age of outrage, it is worth repeating as many times as […]

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Watch the trailer for Ghostwire: Tokyo — the latest from Evil Within studio

Developer Tango Gameworks is back with a new game called Ghostwire: Tokyo. The studio revealed its followup to its Evil Within franchise during Bethesda’s media event leading into the Electronic Entertainment Expo event in Los Angeles today. Tango referred to Ghostwire as an action adventure mystery where you will encounter paranormal threats. You can watch […]

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How to watch Bethesda’s E3 media briefing

Bethesda is about to kick off its media event leading up to the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in Los Angeles. The publisher is best known for The Elder Scrolls games like Skyrim, but it has previously said that it won’t talk about The Elder Scrolls 6 or its sci-fi RPG Starfield. Instead, look out […]

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YouTube bans videos that deny factual catastrophes such as the Holocaust ever happened

(Reuters) — YouTube said on Wednesday it would remove videos that deny factual catastrophes such as the Holocaust ever happened and stop sharing ad revenue with channels that skirt too close to its rules, a major policy reversal as it fights criticism that it provides a platform for hate speech and harassment. The streaming service, […]

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How to watch Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote stream

Every year, Apple gathers Mac, iOS, Apple TV, and Apple Watch developers together for its Worldwide Developers Conference in early June, and this year is no exception: It’s time for WWDC 2019. This year’s event is being held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose from June 3 to 7, and kicks off with […]

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