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Google offering YouTube TV subscribers new Chromecast with Google TV for free

It sounds like Google is in a giving mood as we head toward the holidays. The search giant is apparently giving select YouTube TV subscribers a free Chromecast with Google TV. The offer is being extended to longtime YouTube TV subscribers, according to Android Police. Unfortunately, that means you can't sign up today and take advantage...

The à la carte TV dream died before it ever got off the ground

Cordcutters are people who don't subscribe (literally) to the traditional forms of TV. One of the biggest reasons for "cutting the cord" (ie. canceling your cable subscription) is the bloated channel lineups and inflated costs. Many people look at a long list of channels and see a lot of stuff they'll never watch (but have...

YouTube TV is raising the monthly subscription to $65

Google launched YouTube TV in a select few U.S. cities for $35 per month back in 2017. Every year since then, the company has added more channels while also increasing the monthly subscription price. The first price increase bumped the cost to $40 per month, and the second price increase raised prices to $50 per...

Some Android apps are being replaced by PWAs when installing through Google Play on Chrome OS

All the way back in 2017, Google announced that it would phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux in favor of Progressive Web Apps. At the time, however, most PWAs were pretty much basic websites that weren't as well-built as a native application. Over the last couple of years, web developers...

YouTube TV launches on Amazon Fire TV devices

Google and Amazon have become fierce competitors in the past few years, competing for dominance on a lot of things such as artificial intelligence, voice assistants, and the smart TV ecosystem. They've even tried to take on Google's dominance in the smartphone marketplace. In the case of smart TVs, though, Google's Android TV is challenged...

Youtube TV update adds progressive fast-forward and a refreshed UI

YouTube TV is Google's cable-free live TV service which costs $50 a month. It's available on many different platforms including Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, and a lot of consoles. The latest update, which has been rolling out for the past week to users, adds features like progressive fast-forward, better suggestions, and larger thumbnails. A...

YouTube TV is now $50/month with 8 new channels, YouTube rumored to get interactive shows like Netflix’s Bandersnatch

Time sure flies. It has already been 2 years since Google first launched YouTube TV. Since then, we've seen the company put a lot of work into making the service better for its users. This included expanding YouTube TV nationwide, adding over 10 new channels, improving its DVR feature, and more. With competition including Netflix,...

“Disable YouTube for guests” on Google Home rolling out for some iOS users

To the surprise of no one, Google Home devices have tight integration with Google services. That includes everything from Google Calendar to Google Play Music. The YouTube family of services, of course, is also included in the bunch. You can use Google Home to send videos to a Chromecast device, tune in to a specific channel...

YouTube TV Comes to More Markets and Adds More Channels, Price to Increase to $40 Per Month

YouTube TV had a rocky start when it launched back in April of last year. The cord-cutting TV service wasn't initially available in many markets and wasn't available on that many devices, either. Over time, though, Google worked to improve YouTube TV in a number of ways, and it's finally starting to become a viable...

YouTube TV is Finally Coming to Roku Devices Like the Roku 4, Roku Ultra, and Roku Express

Since the debut of YouTube TV back in April 2017, Google's live TV service has been met with mixed reviews. It's not available in every market, and it's a bit on the pricey side ($35). It's also not supported on a large number of devices, but this week, YouTube TV came to Roku set-top boxes and dongles. Google...

Google Brings YouTube TV to 34 New Metro Areas

Google's been building on the foundations of YouTube ever since it acquired it back in 2006. While the platform's (likely) a money-losing venture for the company, the search giant's come up with a number of ways to leverage its intellectual property profitably. One of the most recent avenues is YouTube Red, a subscription-based ad-free viewing experience, and...

NVIDIA SHIELD Experience 6.1 Rolling Out with New Assistant Actions, IR Remote Controls, New YouTube TV App, and More

Roughly a month ago, NVIDIA began rolling out yet another major version update, the NVIDIA SHIELD Experience 6.0, to the NVIDIA Shield TV. While it didn't bring a major Android version bump or any UI changes, it did bring with it two important improvements. First off, we got Google Assistant support, bringing the conversational voice assistant...