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YouTube's looking to take on Netflix and HuluGoogle's pushing to launch their own subscription video service. Plus, sneak peeks at the LG G4 and the Sony's Xperia Z4.
[MUSIC] What's up? Brian [UNKNOWN] here, and we're back with the Googlicious for everything Google that we can pack inside of a. The show, there's always plenty of action and a lot around YouTube lately. Now, according to variety, google's video behemoth is exploring a subscription video service that would compete directly with Netflix, Hulu, and others. YouTube has already started negotiating for it's own service. And in the report. An unnamed YouTube partner says the company not only wanted to discuss a licensing deal but it's very aggressive in moving forward quickly. Now we know viewing behaviors are slowly but surely changing and. TV is not dead yet, but online video continues to grow as a more and more legitimate piece, of the revenue pie. Now the youtubes is also adding a couple new features, including their new cards feature that allows creators to add interactive pop up like cards, on top of your videos that can be displayed on both desktop and mobile. Google hopes this will be a slicker way to replace annotations and inform viewers about other videos, merchandise or playlists, and have a sleek look as well. And 360 degree videos are now also live on You Tube. Google promised they'd be coming in January. And they're exactly what they sound like. You can use your Android device and move your phone around to look around a scene. On your desktop browser, you can drag your mouse around to see the different parts of the video. It's really cool stuff, and with VR headsets gaining more momentum, more content like this is going to help push the platform forward. [MUSIC] Alright. The president of HTC America says HTC has a big announcement for US customers on Wednesday, which could possibly point at the US availability of the new HTC One M9. It's another advancement in the line with a new metal finish. 20 megapixel camera with a sapphire lens and their new flavor boomsound with Dolby digital support plus the ability to instantly connect to different speakers for playing music. But something to also be aware of. According to Dutch website tweakers who are running the gfx bench, bench mark test. Well, the ACCM19 recorded a surface temperature of around 55 degrees Celsius, or 131 degrees Fahrenheit. Yeah, that's hot. Now, it's a benchmark, and phones do run hotter in these tests, but it could support some of the reported issues with a Snapdragon A ten processor overheating. Now we're not saying this will happen to you and it was run on unfinalized software, but this is the one case where you don't wanna be the hottest phone on the market. And if you like phone renders here's some for you, twitter account on leaks recently showed off a few press renders of the LG G4, which, if true, has a design that is more of a hybrid between the LG G3 and the latest G Flex 2. Now with this design, a full metal body seems unlikely, and early reports from Korean media claimed the design would be radically different than the G3 with the metal mixture body. And Sony Experia fans can take a look at this latest leak from @OnLeaks as well at the Z4 which really aligns with some of the design elements we've seen from the Experia Z4 tablet that was launched earlier this month. All right, that's gonna do it for this week's show. You can always email us at email@example.com, or tweet me @briantong. Thanks for watching, we'll see you guys next time for some more of that Googlicious. [MUSIC] Googlicious.