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After Math: The golden age of streaming

After Math: The golden age of streaming
From Engadget - April 15, 2018

30-ish: If you were a fan of cruising the streets of Liberty City while jamming out to the melodious mixes of Vladivostok FM, I have got some bad news. Due to copyright claims, pretty much all of the songs currently available on the station are being pulled. The silver lining, however, is that this means fans of GTA IV will have a whole new set of singles to listen to come April 26th.

6 months-ish: Hulu subscribers who like to watch androids go nuts and kill stuff in the Old West are in for a treat. The streaming service announced this week that it would offer users the HBO add-on for just $5 a month for "as long as 6 months" to help kick off Westworld season 2. The price bumps back up to $15 after the promotion, mind you.

30 percent more amplitude: "What vinyl needs is better fidelity," said nobody. Yet here we are with HD records thanks to Austria-based Rebeat Innovation and their laser audio conversion system. It promises better sound quality, longer playing times and is guaranteed to make the audiophile in your life just a little more unbearable.

180 MLB and NHL games: Not to be left out of the cord-cutting revolution, ESPN rolled out its streaming app this week, dubbed ESPN+. For $5 a month you will get access to a bunch of live pro and college games, though for MLB, NHL and MLS broadcasts, they will only be out of market matches. So you will still need an OTA system or YouTube TV to catch your local sportsball organizations.

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