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Apps on tap with no downloading? I’ll take it!

Downloading apps to your smartphone could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a software streaming service reportedly being developed by Google.

A new report claims the search giant wants to make apps available on-demand without the need to install them locally first — and Google has already acquired the company that could make it happen.

All you can eat movies for a monthly fee? Maybe. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

All you can eat movies for a monthly fee? Maybe. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google could have plans to take on Netflix and other video streaming services with a “monthly movie pass.” The company hints at the new service in a Google Opinion Rewards survey that’s being distributed to some Android users this week.

Spotify will continue to improve Connect instead. Photo: Spotify

Spotify will continue to improve Connect instead. Photo: Spotify

A notable omission from Google’s list of services that will support Google Cast was Spotify, the biggest music streaming service on the planet. We assumed Spotify support would be added eventually, but the company has now confirmed it will be snubbing Google’s new platform to concentrate on Spotify Connect instead.

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HTC is rolling out a big update for its RE camera app tomorrow, which will enable the ability to live stream to YouTube. The feature is designed to let users share special moments with loved ones who can’t be there in real-time, and it’ll be available on Android first.

Chromecast is a steal at just $23. Photo: Google

Chromecast is a steal at just $23. Photo: Google

Chromecast is already excellent value for money at its regular retail price of $30, so Amazon’s Black Friday discount, which brings the price down to just $22.99, makes it an absolute steal. And is if that wasn’t enough, the device also comes with two months of Hulu Plus absolutely free.

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