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Nintendo Switch gets a YouTube app… as Nintendo Wii loses support for all streaming video services

The Nintendo Switch is first and foremost a game console. But you can also use it to watch movies and TV shows, thanks to a Hulu app that’s been available since last year. And this week a YouTube app showed up in the Nintendo eShop, allowing you to watch billions of videos on the system. […]

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Lilbits 337: Samsung’s first phone with 3 rear cameras

Rumor has it that Samsung will slap three cameras on the back of the Galaxy S10 smartphone due to hit the streets in 2019. But it looks like that won’t be the company’s first phone with a triple camera system on the back. Roland Quandt spotted some pictures of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) […]

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Lilbits 326: Google announcements, Google leaks

Google released a pretty major update for Chrome OS today, and the company has started certifying “YouTube Signature” devices for smartphones that will provide an optimal experience. But most of the big Google-related news today comes from leaks. We’ve got the best look yet at the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL (unless it’s all part […]

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Lilbits 317: More 2-in-1 Chromebooks

Microsoft isn’t the only company with a new tablet powered by a 6 watt, dual-core Pentium 4415Y processor based on 7th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” architecture. Chrome Unboxed spotted evidence suggesting that HP will offer a version of its Chromebook x2 2-in-1 device with the low-power chip, possibly offering a cheaper option than the $600 […]

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YouTube’s Android app brings picture-in-picture to everyone (running Android Oreo or later… in the US)

YouTube’s picture-in-picture mode lets you start watching a video and then keep watching when you switch to another app by shrinking the video to a small window in the lower right corner of your screen (but you can move the window anywhere on your phone’s screen if another position is more convenient. Up until recently, […]

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YouTube Music streaming music service goes live

Google’s latest music streaming service goes live today. As promised, updated YouTube Music includes a mix of songs, music videos, and live performances, among other things. And there are multiple pricing options including a free, ad-supported service and an ad-free YouTube Music Premium service that runs $10 per month (after your free trial is up). […]

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Google (re)introduces YouTube Music and rebrands YouTube Red as YouTube Premium

YouTube is already one of the best resources for finding music, whether you’re looking for official music videos, live performances, or full albums that somebody’s uploaded with or without the publisher’s permission. But a few years ago Google decided to make it a bit easier to use YouTube as a music app, by launching YouTube […]

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Amazon Fire TV’s YouTube app now just points you to a web browser

Amazon’s Fire TV devices come with a YouTube app designed by Amazon, not Google. And Google has said it will start blocking the app from accessing YouTube on January 1st. The two companies are reportedly in talks to resolve the issue, but it looks like Amazon isn’t taking any chances. The company recently started allowing […]

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Is Amazon planning to launch a YouTube clone?

Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV devices, and Echo Show and Echo Spot gadgets can all play video from a variety of sources, including YouTube. But they don’t actually have an official YouTube app, because Google hasn’t made one. While Amazon has made its own YouTube apps that basically access the web interface for Google’s user-generated […]

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Brave Browser for Android now plays YouTube videos in the background

Brave is a mobile web browser for Android with a built-in ad blocker. And up until recently, that’s been the browser’s primary claim to fame, other than the fact that it comes from Mozilla cofounder Brendan Eich. But now Brave has picked up a new feature which could make it a more attractive alternative to […]

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Google’s next music streaming service sounds just as confusing as its last few

Google already has a streaming music service called Google Play Music, but it’s kind of a mess. You can pay to listen to music on demand. You can upload your own music to the service and stream it without paying a penny. Or you can listen to ad-supported, Pandora-like “stations” based on artists, songs, or […]

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Google is pulling YouTube support from Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show

Amazon may use Google’s Android as the basis for the Fire OS software that powers Amazon Fire tablets, Fire TV devices, and Echo Show smart speaker (with a touchscreen display). But the company doesn’t let you stream Amazon Video to Chromecast devices and Amazon doesn’t sell Google products including the Chromecast media streamer or Google […]