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YouTube Premium users getting $2 in free, monthly Super Chat credit

YouTube Premium subscribers have started receiving $2 in free Super Chat credits to support their favorite creator during a livestream. The company has confirmed that it is beta testing monthly Super Chat gifts. – Jules Wang, Android Police » http://bit.ly/2IDKjwl

Few US households attracted to gigabit service

About a fifth (22%) of US broadband households have an internet service speed of 100-999 Mbps, the most common service tier, although 39% of US broadband households do not know their broadband speed. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2Usm0Uu

Official YouTube and YouTube TV apps from Google are coming to Amazon Fire TV devices

Three Google apps will be coming to Fire TV devices. The first is a YouTube app to access youtube.com content. The app will be capable of streaming 4K HDR content at 60 fps. That’s an important distinction because one of the downsides of the Fire TV’s current YouTube access through the Silk and Firefox browsers is its limitation to 4K non-HDR content at 30 fps. The YouTube app will also support Alexa, so you’ll be able to better search and control playback of YouTube content by voice. – Elias Saba, AFTVnews » http://bit.ly/2ItXWPl

Mike Myers will play multiple characters for upcoming Netflix show

Mike Myers is getting his own original show on Netflix. Not much is known about the project at this point, other than it will be a limited series consist of six episodes and will star the former Saturday Night Live castmate. Myers, dipping back into his sketch comedy roots, plans to play multiple characters. He will also slot in as one of the show’s executive producers. – AJ Dellinger, Engadget » https://engt.co/2Xp9PK5

‘Game of Thrones Season Premiere Pirated 54 million Times in a Day’ – TorrentFreak

Data published by piracy monitoring firm MUSO suggests that the season opener of Game of Thrones was pirated 54 million times in the first 24 hours. Unauthorized streaming services were most used, while torrent downloads were good for roughly ten percent of the total. Most pirates come from India, followed by China and the United States. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2VLNd5Y
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