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YouTube TV now has 5 million members and appears to be the cable industry’s future

In 2014, when YouTube made the decision to develop a product akin to cable TV, one of the main objectives was simply to improve relations with Hollywood. After battling Viacom for seven years over massive copyright infringement, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki sought a method to collaborate with networks and studios rather than compete with them.…

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Picture-in-picture mode is now available on YouTube TV for iOS users.

YouTube said Wednesday that picture-in-picture mode for YouTube TV will be available on iOS devices running iOS 15 or newer. The feature was promised on The Vergecast by YouTube chief product officer Neal Mohan, and it’s finally here. When you use picture-in-picture, you’ll be able to continue watching YouTube TV even if you leave the…

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On Android TV, Google TV, and Roku, YouTube TV is testing with surround sound

On Google TV, Android TV, and Roku devices, YouTube TV is testing Dolby 5.1 surround sound capabilities. The platform claimed in a tweet that 5.1 audio would “launch on those devices next” if “everything runs smoothly” during the test. You’ll have to wait a little longer if you want surround sound while watching YouTube TV…

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Disney and YouTube TV reaches deal to restore ESPN, ABC and FX channels

Today, Disney and YouTube TV announced a deal to bring back over a dozen Disney-owned channels to Google’s internet TV streaming service. The revelation comes after the two sides failed to reach an agreement before their contract ended on Friday, and customers were notified that they would lose access to ESPN, Disney, FX, and other…

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