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Comcast puts YouTube in its TV boxes to entice would-be cord-cutters

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Comcast on Tuesday said that it has started integrating YouTube into its X1 set-top boxes across the US. The two companies first announced the partnership this past February.

Much like the deal Comcast struck with Netflix last year, the move will see the YouTube app sit in the X1’s home screen, allowing subscribers to put the popular video service on their TV without switching to a third-party device like a Roku or Apple TV.

Comcast says it will also plant a handful of YouTube videos in its on-demand video section as well. Clips in the “Music” section of the on-demand menu, for instance, might feature music videos from the YouTube app.

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Hulu’s live TV service is here: $40 for 50 channels

Hulu Live TV beta

2017 is already a good year for cord-cutters, and things are getting a little better starting today. Hulu just announced a "public beta" of its new live streaming TV service, which should be a good alternative to a standard cable package.

For $40 per month, you get access to 50 cable channels, including content from major broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. You also get access to the regular Hulu on-demand library, six individual user profiles, permission for two simultaneous streams, and 50 hours of cloud DVR storage.

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