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TikTok’s creator fund, TCL’s new TVs | Digital Trends Live

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler discusses the top tech news of the day, including TikTok’s creator fund, Lucid Motors’ electric sedan with 500 miles of range, Android’s earthquake alert system, the Google Lookout app’s latest update, and more.

DT’s Caleb Denison joins the show to review TCL’s new TV line, the No. 2 TV brand in America. It’s TVs are consistently good and priced to undercut the other major players.

Tanner Wideman

We then speak with Tanner Wideman, owner and creator of the BarbarianBody fitness program on YouTube, which has has more than 750,000 subscribers.

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TCL Communications has announced a multiscreen software platform, called Multi-Screen Collaboration, for the TCL 20 Pro 5G smartphone, which will arrive as an update for the recently announced device in the near future. It opens up the ability for the phone to integrate with a compatible television, tablet, or computer. Think of the functionality as being similar to Huawei’s Huawei Share, Samsung’s DeX, and even Google’s Chromecast.

Pair the TCL 20 Pro 5G to a TCL television using DLNA or Miracast, and the system makes it easy to display the photos stored in the gallery. What makes it different from Chromecast is being able to navigate using your phone's screen and annotate images too, ready to take a screenshot and then share in a document. It’s an interesting collaborative twist on the basic functionality we may have first expected. Music and video can be streamed directly to the TV from the phone too.

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Samsung reveals 76-inch MicroLED, adds TikTok to all of its 2021 TVs
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Today, at its virtual Unbox & Discover 2021 event, Samsung formally announced its entire line of 2021 TVs and soundbars, and shared news that it will be bringing a 76-inch version of its MicroLED TV to the U.S. market "in the future." The company reiterated many of its previously announced models and specs, including 8K and 4K Neo QLED TVs featuring Mini-LED backlights and a new, full-sun version of its Terrace outdoor TV. Samsung also said it plans to roll out support for TikTok on all of its 2021 smart TVs later this year. Here's everything Samsung announced.
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One of the biggest pieces of news coming out of CES 2021 was Samsung's announcement that its MicroLED technology had moved from being a display that could only be installed by professionals -- and at very large sizes -- to a fully self-contained TV that anyone (with enough money) could buy and set up themselves.

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T-Mobile’s TVision live TV streaming service starts at $10 a month, with a catch
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Cord-cutters will soon have yet another option when it comes to ditching their cable or satellite subscriptions: T-Mobile is launching TVision, a live TV streaming service that starts at just $10 per month, with special bundles for live news, sports, entertainment, and premium channels. It launches November 1, but unlike competitors such as YouTube TV, Sling TV, or Hulu + Live TV, you must be a qualifying T-Mobile subscriber to sign up for TVision.

If you are a T-Mobile customer (or you become one), the company claims you can save up to half of your regular cable bill. "A TV package on the average cable bill costs $156 — and that’s before add-on fees," according to the TVision website. Your actual savings will depend a lot on which TVision package you choose, but there's no doubt that you can spend as little as $10 per month if your needs are minimal.

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