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Vodafone will pay to replace channel removed from NOW TV subscribers

That includes access to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which will boast 55 live event feeds and 2,000 hours of on-demand action. Even though the six-month subscription is paid by Vodafone, you won’t be limited to stream shows and movies on your smartphone.

You’ll be able to use your Discovery+ anywhere with the app, including Sky Q, Fire TV, Apple TV and other popular set-top boxes, Smart TVs, and games consoles with access to streaming services.

If you’re subscribed to NOW and gutted about the recent removal – or even if you’ve subscribed to NOW and just fancy streaming the latest sporting action, documentary films or must-binge shows, you can redeem the offer right now. Using VeryMe or the Vodafone companion app on iPhone and Android, customers will be able to jump into a six-month subscription for free.

Find out if you’re eligible for the offer here.

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PS Plus July 2021 free PS4 and PS5 games reveal: Bad news for PlayStation Plus subscribers

The free PS Plus monthly games reveal is always a highlight for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Unfortunately, however, there’s bad news for fans awaiting the July 2021 free PS5 and PS4 games reveal, because it’s still over a week away.

Because of the way the dates fall, Sony isn’t expected to reveal the next wave of PlayStation Plus games until 4.30pm June 30.

The July 2021 PS Plus releases will be available to download and play less than a week later on July 6.

While there’s always a chance Sony will break with tradition and announce the games early, this seems unlikely without a State of Play event in the diary.

It’s more likely that the next batch of PlayStation Plus free games will leak ahead of the scheduled reveal.

Indeed, if the latest reports are to be believed, one PS Plus free game may have already leaked.

According to the rumours, the PS5 version of A Plague Tale Innocence could be included in the July 2021 PS Plus line-up.

The rumours mainly revolve around the plans for the PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrades of A Plague Tale.

A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting a next-gen upgrade on July 6, which is the same day the PS Plus games will be available to download.

With the game also coming to Xbox Game Pass, the thinking is that it would be a great fit for PlayStation Plus, especially with the announcement of a sequel.

The next-gen Plague Tale update will include a visual boost for 4K graphics and 60 frames-per-second gameplay.

Needless to say, the PS5 version will support 3D Audio, while DualSense functionality is also expected.

A unique game involving Inquisition soldiers and swarms of rats, A Plague Tale is currently sitting pretty with an 81% score on Metacritic.

“Follow the grim tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo, in a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history.

“Hunted by Inquisition soldiers and surrounded by unstoppable swarms of rats, Amicia and Hugo will come to know and trust each other.

“As they struggle to survive against overwhelming odds, they will fight to find purpose in this brutal, unforgiving world.”

The sequel – which was announce during E3 – will launch on PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Nintendo Switch (via the cloud) in 2022.

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PS Plus June 2021 free PS4, PS5 games reveal: Great news for PlayStation Plus subscribers

Sony is getting ready to reveal the PlayStation Plus free games for June 2021.

After a fantastic year of free PS5 and PS4 games, subscribers will be keen to find out if the trend will continue in June.

Fortunately, there’s not long to wait in order to find out, because the June 2021 PlayStation Plus reveal is just a few days away.

Assuming Sony sticks to the traditional schedule, the company will reveal the next batch of free PS5 and PS4 games on May 26 at 4.30pm BST UK time.

The next wave of PS Plus freebies will be available to download and play less than a week later on June 1.

Needless to say, the new PlayStation Plus games will replace the May 2021 line-up, which includes Wreckfest: Drive Hard. Die Last on PS5.

PS4 users, on the other hand, can download and play EA shooter Battlefield 5 and survival game Stranded Deep.

It’s another strong line-up in a year when PS Plus subscribers have been rewarded with the likes of Control: Ultimate Edition, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Destruction All-Stars.

That’s on top of Days Gone, Concrete Genie, and perhaps most impressive of all, Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

This month’s highest profile new game is Battlefield 5, which takes the action back to WW2 in both single-player and multiplayer.

“Enter mankind’s greatest conflict with Battlefield V as the series goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2.

“Experience all-out multiplayer with your squad in the vast Grand Operations and the cooperative Combined Arms, or take on single player War Stories.

“As you fight in epic, unexpected locations across the globe, enjoy the richest, most immersive Battlefield yet. Now also includes Firestorm – Battle Royale, reimagined for Battlefield.”

Stranded Deep, meanwhile, is a survival game in which players scavenge for supplies and set up camp on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

“In the aftermath of a mysterious plane crash, you are stranded in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Alone, without any means to call for help, you must do what you can to survive.

“Explore underwater and on land as you hunt for supplies to craft the tools, weapons, and shelter you’ll need to stay alive. Stay sharp: hunger, thirst, and exposure conspire against you as you brave treacherous elements and the dangerous creatures of the Pacific.”

Finally, Wreckfest is a destruction derby-style game featuring a variety of different races and vehicles. One minute you’ll be smashing up lawnmowers at a local fair, while the next you’re racing motorised sofas around a race track.

“Break the rules and take full-contact racing to the limit with Wreckfest!

“Expect epic crashes, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line and brand-new ways for metal to bend – These are the once-in-a-lifetime moments that can only be achieved in Wreckfest, with its true-to-life physics simulation crafted by legendary developer Bugbear, who also brought you FlatOut 1 and 2.”

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Spotify just launched a brand-new way to listen, but UK subscribers miss out

You just need to use the ‘Hey Spotify’ wake phrase and then ask for a song, album, artist, playlist, station or podcast.

Other voice commands you can call upon for quick access to some new tunes while you drive include…

• Hey Spotify, play rock

• Hey Spotify, play my favourites

• Hey Spotify, shuffle today’s Top Hits

The Car Thing also features four preset buttons, so you can quickly get access to your most listened to content – such as the latest episode of the podcast you’re binging, playlists you often belt out or songs from your favourite artists.

If you like the sounds of Spotify’s first foray into hardware there are a few important things you need to know.

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PS Plus free games NEWS: Great update for disappointed PS4 and PS5 April subscribers

PlayStation Plus remains Sony’s main subscription service in 2021, with the free games helping to keep it in the headlines each month.

April’s new lineup of titles has proven to be a great mix of genres, headlined by Days Gone.

But while the first-party exclusive is one of the more eye-catching, Oddworld Soulstorm is a fresh title that includes a free PS5 upgrade.

That’s great news for anyone with a PlayStation 5 console, and there is no limitation on who can download it.

January’s Maneater was only available to gamers with a PlayStation 5 console, excluding PS4 console owners.

This led to some frustrations among subscribers and disappointment that they could miss out on future games.

The good news is that there are no PS5 exclusives this month, and there is something even better coming.

If you’re not a fan of Days Gone, Oddworld: Soulstorm and Zombie Army 4, Sony offers something just as good.

One of the best PS4 games released 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn is being made available to download for free in April.

That won’t be happening just yet, but Horizon Zero Dawn will be available to download for free starting on April 19.

The best part is that it will be open to everyone, so you won’t need a PlayStation Plus subscription to grab it.

The official description for anyone who hasn’t played it yet, reads: “In an era where Machines roam the land and mankind is no longer the dominant species, a young hunter named Aloy embarks on a journey to discover her destiny.

In a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, pockets of humanity live on in primitive hunter-gatherer tribes. Their dominion over the new wilderness has been usurped by the Machines – fearsome mechanical creatures of unknown origin.

“Shunned by her tribe since birth, Aloy has never known a mother’s embrace or the acceptance of a community.

“Her only companion was Rost, the stern, impassive recluse who fostered her. Rost taught Aloy to survive any physical hardship and to scorn comforts as weakness – but he couldn’t provide the answer to the questions which troubled her above all else: who her parents were, and why she was cast out.”

Horizon Zero Dawn is part of Sony’s Play At Home lineup which already boasts some cracking games.

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition will be available for free download between April 19 8:00pm PT / April 20 04:00 BST / 05:00 CEST and May 14 8:00pm Pacific Time / May 15 04:00 BST / 05:00 CEST.

The other remaining titles will be available to download alongside it and highlights include these free games:

Paper Beast

Experience a dreamlike odyssey in virtual reality. Discover a wild ecosystem, born from lost Internet data. Be the first to explore a world inhabited by exotic and surprising creatures, and shape your environment to overcome obstacles and puzzles. Unravel the mysteries of Paper Beast, a game born from the imagination of Eric Chahi (Another World, From Dust).

Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Get a whole new perspective on platform games, thanks to PlayStation VR, in this daring rescue operation. Take control of Astro in a massive adventure to rescue his crew, where the PS VR headset puts you right in the thick of the action. Judge every jump with accuracy and be curious – there are lots of secrets to discover in your daring quest.

Subnautica

You have crash-landed on an alien ocean world, and the only way to go is down. Subnautica’s oceans range from sun-drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches, lava fields, and bio-luminescent underwater rivers. The water teems with life: Some of it helpful, much of it harmful.

Enter the Gungeon

Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

Xbox Game Pass adds Yakuza 6 and Octopath Traveler: More great news for subscribers

And this brilliant double act aren’t the only new games added to the Xbox Game Pass service today.

Genesis Noir is also available to play on consoles, PC and the cloud while Supra Land and Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire Ultimate Edition are both available for Xbox Game Pass PC.

The latest additions to Xbox Game Pass comes hot on the heels of Empire of Sin and Undertale also getting added to XGP across all formats in March.

While Nier Automata and Torchlight III became available for PCs and Star Wars Squadrons arrived on consoles via EA Play.

Speaking about the release of Yakuza 6 in a blog post earlier this month Megan Spurr, the community lead for Xbox Game Pass, said: “Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, returns with the dream of living a quiet life. But soon he discovers Haruka has been in an accident and is now in a coma, leaving her young son, Haruto, without care.