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Weekly Tech Wrap-Up: Apple TV, Twitch app on PS4, & more

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Image: Apple TV 4th Generation 2015 model

Twitch launches app for PS4
Twitch launched a full-featured app for the PS4 that makes broadcasting much easier, and sharing is no longer restricted to PS4 accounts. Broadcasters can now simply use the app instead of the more complicated approach using Live from PlayStation, and, viewers can follow or interact live with any broadcaster or game — no matter the platform. Sony promises dedicated apps for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita are coming soon. Read More

Official Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Full-Length Trailer Released
Not exactly tech news but tech-related, Lucasfilm released the first official full-length trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. The two-minute trailer premiered during halftime of ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast. The film will release to theaters in the US and other countries on December 18th, with premieres starting on Dec. 14th in the US. Read more

New Apple TV channels available
At the same time Apple announced the pre-order date for the new, 4th-generation Apple TV (Oct. 26), three new app channels appeared in the Apple TV app store to download free-of-charge (although require authentication or subscription): CBS All Access ($5.99 per month), NBC (authenticate for more content), and the new exclusive fashion-based Apple TV app M2M (Made to Measure). Read more

Netflix sued in New York court
Netflix is being sued in a New York federal court for streaming the English subtitled version of the classic Italian film The Bicycle Thief by director Vittorio De Sica. Although the film became public domain in 1985 after no-one renewed the copyright, the subtitled version of the film is considered a derivative and therefore protected by copyright law in the US. Read more

YouTube to launch subscription video service
Google is launching a new SVOD (Subscription Video On Demand) service titled YouTube Red subscription that will cost $9.99 per month. The service will a include gaming app, pending YouTube Music and access to Google Play Music along with proprietary and third-party video content. Google will offer a free 30-day trial of the service when launched on October 28th. Read more (Multichannel)

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