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ABC News Live starts streaming on Android TV and Fire TV

Sponsored Links ABC ABC is expanding access to its live news app right at a moment when as-it-happens updates are particularly vital. The broadcaster has released versions of its ABC News Live app for Android TV sets and Fire TV, giving many more people access to its mix of anchored news, on-demand clips and documentaries. …

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AMC’s free streaming TV includes ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘MST3K’

Sponsored Links Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for ReedPOP AMC is joining the ranks of high-profile TV networks in streaming shows for free during the COVID-19 pandemic. To start, it’s making the first half of The Walking Dead‘s tenth season free to watch from the AMC website and apps until May 1st. IFC, meanwhile, is offering …

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Twitch viewing soared 23 percent in March

Sponsored Links Alex Kormann/Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images It won’t shock you to hear that livestreaming services are seeing an upswing in viewership due to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping people at home, but now it’s clear just what kind of effect the outbreak has had on viewing habits. Streamlabs and Stream Hatchet have …

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Spotify and Warner sign a new global music licensing deal

Sponsored Links Igor Bonifacic / Engadget Spotify and Warner Music Group have signed a new global licensing agreement. If Spotify is your go-to streaming platform, the good news here is that your music listening experience won’t change as a result of this deal. The Warner Music artists you were listening to yesterday will still be …

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Steam limits game auto-updates to manage peak demand

Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget Console makers aren’t the only ones managing game service bandwidth to keep traffic flowing during the COVID-19 outbreak. Valve is scaling back game auto-updates in Steam to “spread out” the load and prevent its servers from buckling under the strain. As of this week, only games you’ve played in the past …

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Microsoft disables Xbox gamerpic uploads to help its moderators

Sponsored Links David Becker/Getty Images for Xbox Live The COVID-19 pandemic is having more small but noticeable effects on gamers. Microsoft has temporarily disabled custom picture uploads for Xbox Live, including gamerpics and club images, to help it “streamline moderation” and support the community — in other words, to help its staff keep up with …

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Dropbox beta for Mac can finally sync your desktop

Sponsored Links Mat Hayward/Getty Images Dropbox has been less alluring to some Mac users than iCloud in part because of its limited syncing. Where Apple’s service can sync your desktop and Documents folder, you’ve had to be content with syncing a special folder with Dropbox’s service. You might have reason to give it a second …

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Roku is giving away 30 days of premium video

Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Add Roku to the list of companies offering free premium TV trials to keep people entertained while they stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s launching a Home Together initiative that provides extended 30-day trials of familiar networks and services. Epix, Showtime, Hallmark and A&E Crime Cental are among the …

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Here’s How to Order Food From Your Home Using Cryptocurrency

</header> <strong>Staying home during the coronavirus epidemic reduces the risk of getting infected with the deadly covid-19. The disease, which has already claimed the lives of over 20,000 people globally, spreads through human contact. Food is one of the few basic necessities that can regularly get you out of your house. That’s why food delivery …

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Plex makes live TV free for three months

Sponsored Links Plex Plex is joining the chorus of companies handing out freebies to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. The media app makers are offering their Live TV feature free to all users for three months through June 30th. You’ll still need a tuner and an over-the-air antenna, but you won’t need a Plex Pass …

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