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Wish you could channel surf on Netflix? This Chrome extension can help

If you find yourself wishing Netflix had some of the spontaneity of channel surfing via cable or satellite, a Chrome extension called Ottoplay can help bring some of that old-school charm back into your life.
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YouTube Red original programming is coming: Three film sneak peeks screened at Sundance

Sundance Film Festival attendees got an early look at three films that will be coming to YouTube Red soon. The subscription arm of YouTube has plans to introduce original programming as early as February.
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You can now loop YouTube videos directly without any third-party software

Can't get enough of a new song or music video? You can now set your favorite YouTube videos to repeat, without the need for third-party software, thanks to a new loop feature, available on the Web version of the service.
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YouTube gets Super Bowl 50 ads weeks before the main event

YouTube has once again launched its AdBlitz channel and website, allowing brands the ability to preview their popular Super Bowl spots in the run-up to this year's main event. The Google-owned service has also unveiled a real-time…
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There are 2,000 years worth of football videos on YouTube

America watched 16 million minutes of football makeup videos last year on YouTube. With Super Bowl 50 only 18 days away, the site has rolled out a few new tools to help advertisers take advantage of that passion.
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YouTube is bringing its new slate of original shows to Sundance

YouTube's biggest stars will descend on the Sundance Film Festival in Utah to present panels centered on the service's new slate of original shows. The likes of Lilly Singh and Matt Kaplan will discuss the new projects due to air on YouTube…
Movies & TV

Haters Back Off! YouTube star Miranda Sings lands her own scripted show on Netflix

Netflix has signed YouTube personality Miranda Sings to her own scripted original series. It's the first time a YouTuber has landed a scripted show, and a rather bold move by Netflix.
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YouTube launches in Pakistan even though it’s still banned there

The YouTube ban could be soon overturned in Pakistan according to reports. The video streamer has been banned in the country since 2012 because of a controversial anti-Islamic video Google refused to remove.
Web

Three Asian countries now have their own YouTube homepages

In a new move recognizing that the Internet doesn't exactly revolve around the U.S., YouTube has given three Asian countries brand new home pages, each of which is customized with local languages and content.
Music

Bowie breaks YouTube record posthumously, Spotify streams skyrocket by 2,800 percent

David Bowie posthumously broke the record for most channel views in a day on YouTube, amassing 51 million views in the 24 hours following his death on January 10. Streaming of the rock legend's music on Spotify also increased by 2,800…
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YouTube’s biggest star PewDiePie launches Disney-backed Web network

YouTube star PewDiePie has launched a video talent network in conjunction with the Disney-owned Maker Studios. The new network will produce original shows starring PewDiePie and other YouTube celebs.
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YouTube stars to interview President Obama following SOTU speech

YouTube stars Destin Sandlin, Ingrid Nilsen, and Adande Thorne will interview President Barack Obama days after his final State of the Union speech. Viewers will be able to pitch questions that will be asked as part of the event.