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Roku Channel Becoming Central Launch Hub

The Roku channel looks like it is evolving into something akin to the “TV” app on Apple TV. Similarly, the TV app connects users to content that is available from multiple sources as well as iTunes. The Apple platform also has links to live sports through ESPN’s apps. It would be no surprise to see Roku follow suit. – Ryan Downey, The Streaming Advisor https://ift.tt/2qV3tnN
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Every Nintendo Switch Can Be Hacked, And The Tools Just Went Public

Hilariously, Fail0verflow points out that you can use a simple piece of wire to bridge Pin 10 and Pin 7 on the console’s right Joy-Con connector. They’ve also linked to a 3D-printable accessory that can be created in tandem with a micro-USB connector. It’s only a few short steps, and acts as a “permanent” solution since the exploit needs to be executed at every boot. For now. – Jason Evangelho, Forbes https://ift.tt/2HWbIHw

‘Harlots’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Hulu

Inspired by the stories of real women, Harlots is described as a powerful family drama as explored from the female perspective. Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots follows the Wells family, led by matriarch Margaret (Samantha Morton). When her daughter Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay) places herself in the home of arch-rival bawd Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), their toxic and deep-set rivalry is taken to a dangerous new level. Meanwhile, alluring and wealthy socialite Lady Fitz (Liv Tyler) is drawn by Charlotte into the plot against Lydia, as well. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood https://ift.tt/2HV5PdP

‘Dark’ Season 2 First Look: Netlix’s Mind-Bending German Series Is Going to Get A Lot Bleaker

Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, “Dark” is notable for being Netflix’s first German-language original series. The series earned comparisons to “Stranger Things” early on because its story centered around a small town rocked by the disappearance of a child, but it became clear over its 10-episode season that “Dark” was far more heady. The show’s multi-timeline mystery had more in common with Christopher Nolan than the Duffer brothers. – Zack Sharf, IndieWire https://ift.tt/2JTRizo

Twitch Streamers Can Now Add Bits to Enabled Extensions

Bits are a form of virtual currency viewers can buy and use to cheer on their favorite content creators. Starting Monday, certain developers can customize Extensions to accept them. Extensions are a Twitch-exclusive feature that let streamers display leaderboards, create polls, and more on their channel pages. Twitch said 80% of the revenue share from Bits used in these Extensions will go to eligible creators, while 20% will go to developers. This is the first time Bits are usable with Extensions, which means this is the first time developers can profit off their work. – Stefanie Fogel, Variety https://ift.tt/2qQOU4S
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