YouTube Red and Google Play Music are merging for a new service

Google has confirmed plans to merge YouTube Red and Play Music into a new streaming service. YouTube’s head of music said the move was necessary to take the services forward and attract new subscribers, but he insists nothing will change without plenty of notice.

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Amazon will take on iMessage with new ‘Anytime’ messaging app

Amazon is working on a new “Anytime” service that plans to take on the likes of Apple iMessage. The retail giant has begun asking customers what they would like to see from a new messaging app, which promises to incorporate texts, video chat, and “a whole lot more.”

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Boosting games for Xbox One X will be easy, but getting to 4K and 60FPS might not be

When a console manufacturer is getting ready to unleash a new system, making sure it has games is crucial. That’s no different when releasing an upgrade, but it’s a much tougher equation. Showing developers how easy it is to work with the new hardware is key to getting them to spend time and money on it. Microsoft has done just that, and we can glean some better ideas about the system’s power from what the company has said. Eurogamer‘s DigitalFoundry gathered and verified some benchmark information for the Xbox One X from various developer contacts and laid the information out for us.

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PlayStation 4 games are now on PS Now, here’s what you can play

If you were going off of its E3 presentation this year, you’d hardly know that Sony has services and initiatives like PlayStation Vue, PlayStation Classics, and PlayStation Now, but they’re still alive and kicking. PlayStation Now, Sony’s game-streaming service, is getting a nice bump this week in the form of its very first PlayStation 4 games.

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Halo 5 will be ‘true 4K’ on Xbox One X, but it’s not coming to PC

Despite a lack of any announcements regarding a new title in the series, this is a big week for Halo fans. Halo 5: Guardians is officially getting the “true 4K” treatment, and tons of Halo is heading to Xbox One via backward compatibility.

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OnePlus 5 has a frustrating bug when recording video

It appears that the OnePlus 5 has a hidden talent, though we’re not sure it’s one you’re going to appreciate. According to a number of Reddit users, videos recorded in landscape mode on the handset are being rendered with inverted audio, which essentially means that sound captured using the microphone on the right of the device is being played through the left speaker and vice versa.

There’s some good news, though: OnePlus should be able to fix the glitch using a software update as the bug is apparently caused by a faulty line of code. When exactly the upgrade will arrive remains a mystery, but we’ve contacted the firm to find out and will update this post if we hear back. In the meantime, here’s a video of the bug in action.

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Chrome for Android now supports PIP, but you probably can’t use it

One of the most exciting features Android O is set to bring to the table is support for picture-in-picture (PIP) video. It’s something that’s been a part of Android TV since Nougat, but will finally make its way to smartphones and tablets with the next major build of the open-source operating system.

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Xbox boss offended by Sony’s reason for blocking cross-play

The head of the Xbox team, Phil Spencer, has expressed a measure of frustration or offense with how Sony reacted to questioning about their choice to block cross-play.

This all came up as Minecraft and Rocket League are set to work across the PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch platforms in cross-play. If I own those games on my Switch, for instance, I’ll be able to play with you on your Xbox One.

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