Some upcoming changes to streaming media services

Google, the owner of YouTube recently announced that they were stopping support as of April 15/15 for a lot of devices that currently support a YouTube app. Most notably are a lot of Blu-Ray players and some televisions. This is obviously a cost cutting move for Google as they won’t have to write and provide product updates for the apps on these devices. This makes sense in the fact that Google has Google TV,  their own plug in streaming media device, that plugs into an available HDMI port on your television. If you do use your device for YouTube streaming check the YouTube App on the device. If you see a notice, your device will not be able to play YouTube content after April 15th. YouTube will continue to be available through your computer browser.

In other news, Sony has announced an agreement with Spotify to include a Spotify app on both the PlayStation 3 and 4 gaming consoles. Free service will be available immediately with registration and paid service will provide advertising free streaming and better sound quality. This is available to all PlayStation owners now! One neat plus is that you will be able to listen to your Spotify music at the same time as you are playing your favourite PlayStation game.

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