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YouTube confirms a test where the comments are hidden by default

While it reported the test was underway in Android devices in India, we’ve confirmed it’s also appearing on iOS and is not limited to a particular region. That means it’s something YouTube wants to test on a broader scale, rather than a feature it’s considering for a localized version of its app for Indian users. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2ForzPd
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Facebook Watch Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Sorry For Your Loss’, ‘Five Points’, The New ‘Human Discoveries’, ‘Limetown’, & More

Facebook Watch boasts 720 million monthly and 140 million daily users who spend at least a minute on the video platform, spending 26-plus minutes on average. It said last month that MTV’sThe Real World, its reboot of the seminal reality series, will bow in June 13. – Erik Pedersen, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2XC2HKI

Quibi cofounders reveal pricing and launch date for the short-form streaming service

Already, [Quibi] has raised $2 billion to produce its slate of original content, and it’s been picking up a number of projects in recent months. Last year, it signed directors Guillermo del Toro and Sam Raimi to produce a pair of horror shows for the service. It’s also developing a Social Network-eque show about the founding of Snapchat, #Freerayshawn, a drama series starring Stephan James and Laurence Fishburne from Antoine Fuqua, a court show starring Chrissy Teigen, and remakes of MTV’sPunk’d and Singled Out. – Andrew Liptak, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2wN4alu

Music to Apple’s and Spotify’s Ears: Paid Streaming Expected to Skyrocket

On the flip side, average revenue per user (ARPU) is expected to continue trending lower, which is something that Spotify investors have become accustomed to as the Swedish streamer has been seeing strong uptake of family plans, which have lower ARPU but much stronger retention characteristics. Goldman expects ARPU to decline from $32.70 in 2018 to $24.60 in 2030. – Evan Niu, CFA, The Motley Fool via Yahoo Finance » https://yhoo.it/2IlmZSc

Netflix price hike being passed on to T-Mobile subscribers

T-Mobile will continue to cover $10.99 for Netflix for existing customers for as long as they keep their plan, but the Netflix price increase of $2 per account will passed through beginning July 5. Customers on qualifying T-Mobile ONE voice plans who have or redeem a Netflix Standard two-screen subscription will see a $2 charge per month on their bill. T-Mobile ONE customers with a Premium subscription will see a $5 charge. T-Mobile One w/One Plus Family customers will continue to receive the Standard two-screen subscription for no additional cost and the Premium subscription for $3. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » http://bit.ly/2Xfieju

Steam Link now lets you beam Steam games to your iOS devices

Because there’s no way most PC games would be fun on a touchscreen, you’ll probably want a controller — Valve says that Made for iPhone-certified controllers should work, as will its own Steam-branded controller. The company also notes that for best performance, the computer doing the streaming should be hardwired to your router, and your iOS device should be running on your Wi-Fi network’s 5Ghz band. – Greg Kumparak, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2WNcuNM
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