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Netflix debuts on Firefox for Linux, but not everyone's happy about it

You can now watch Netflix videos on Firefox for Linux, but not everyone is happy about it as the battle over DRM in HTML rages on.

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Apple Music recruits new student ‘ambassadors’

The Apple Music Ambassador program will have Twitter influencers in the U.K. promoting the streaming service in exchange for a free membership and other perks.

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Netflix is dropping star ratings for a simple thumbs up or down

Siskel and Ebert would be proud. Netflix is adopting a simple like/dislike format for user ratings and dumping the stars.

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Netflix wants to be awesome on phones, with HDR support and mobile-specific video cuts

Netflix will bring HDR content to phones, and it's looking at creating phone-specific cuts of its videos.

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Spotify, Waze invade each other to seamlessly keep the music jamming on your commute

Now you can get at your Spotify playlists inside Waze, and driving directions inside Spotify.

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HBO brought its best shows to life at SXSW with an awesome escape room

Fans of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep were delighted by HBO’s clever SXSW installation.

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Pandora's new Premium streaming service leans on personal playlists to compete with Spotify

For $10 a month, Pandora Premium users get access to Pandora's popular radio services and a new on-demand catalog.

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Adding video apps like Netflix to the Nintendo Switch is a waste of Nintendo's energy

The Nintendo Switch doesn't need video apps like Netflix, so why is Nintendo even trying?

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Spotify is launching a Hi-Fi lossless audio tier that could cost twice as much

Users are seeing test offers to upgrade to Spotify Hi-Fi for $5 or $10 above the $10 premium subscription.

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YouTube launches streaming TV service with 40 channels and unlimited cloud DVR storage

Google-owned YouTube has announced plans for a streaming TV bundle that includes all four major networks, ESPN, Disney, and others for $35 a month.

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Can iTunes do...? Sometimes the answer is no

Kirk McElhearn works hard to answer your toughest questions about iTunes, Apple Music, and the iOS Music app. But there are times when there are no answers.

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The problem with Apple's 'original' programming

Apple is trying to take on Netflix and Amazon, but its shows leave a lot to be desired.

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Up next for Apple TV: 4K streaming reportedly in the works

Can Apple set its streaming box apart from lower-priced rivals?

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Apple’s original TV shows are almost ready for prime time

Apple Music plans to make exclusive original content a selling point for subscribers.

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Google turns up the integration between Home, Play Music with new personalized playlists

Google Home now uses machine learning and location services to deliver the perfect Play Music mix for whatever you're doing.

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Let’s go crazy: Prince’s music is back on Apple Music and Spotify

Prince is back on the major streaming services as of February 12.

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Google merges YouTube, Play Music teams as it looks to create a streamlined experience

A new unit that combines the YouTube Music and Play Music teams looks to bring some clarity to Google's streaming music ambitions.

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Apple snags Amazon Fire TV exec to lead Apple TV efforts

Hopefully the hire is a sign that Apple is investing more in the Apple TV.

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