YouTube could be arriving on the Nintendo Switch this month

The Nintendo Switch has been going from strength to strength since its launch last year, with a host of top-tier titles released for the hybrid console, but it still lacks many of the most popular apps you can find elsewhere.

One of those missing apps is YouTube, but that’s a gap that might be filled in the very near future: a few Switch users have spotted YouTube appearing in the “suggested” section of the Nintendo website, with an availability date of November 8. It’s not direct confirmation, but it appears to be a rather big hint.

We don’t have anything official from either YouTube or Nintendo, but we do know that Netflix and YouTube functionality was previously included on a Best Buy Nintendo Switch listing. The listing was later amended to remove the streaming services.

Will Netflix be next?

Even with its solid gaming line-up and new games arriving all the time, it would make a lot of sense for Nintendo to add to the Switch’s capabilities – letting users relax and watch a few videos in between their gaming sessions.

At the moment Hulu is the only streaming service you can get on the Nintendo Switch, and that’s only available in the US. Let’s hope the imminent arrival of YouTube, if it does indeed show up, is the start of more and more services showing up on the portable console. The likes of Spotify and Amazon Prime Video would certainly be welcome.

Bearing in mind the Switch can be docked to a TV, this would be another way of getting YouTube – and maybe YouTube Music – up on the big screen as well. We’ll have to wait and see what happens on November 8, this coming Thursday.

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UFC 230 live stream: how to watch Cormier vs Lewis fight online from anywhere

UFC 230 has a lot to live up to after the drama of last month’s PPV. The main event – Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis – is a serious heavyweight fight and they’re all set to go head-to-head. And we’ll tell you how to live stream UFC 230 from anywhere.

This UFC 230 Heavyweight bout will see American and former Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier “DC”, defend his title from fellow American Derrick Lewis “The Black Beast”.

Cormier has been enjoying the burden of that champion belt since July’s UFC 226 when he knocked out Stipe Miocic in the first round. Coincidentally, it’s a knock out punch that’s earned Lewis his shot at the title, too, so this championship bout could all be over with one mighty blow.

In a fight against Alexander Volkov earlier this year, Derrick Lewis managed to knock the Russian out with just 11 seconds left in the fight. His career had perhaps been faltering until that point so he could be about to make a huge jump up – or get knocked down hard.

Either way this will be an entertaining fight with the huge fighters throwing their weight – and each other – around. So stick with us if you want a UFC 230 live stream. And we’re not talking about some dodgy feed you might find at Reddit that can leave you vulnerable to attacks.

Live stream UFC 230 from anywhere in the world

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How to watch UFC 230: US live stream

PPV on cable or via UFC TV
For US cable and satellite subscribers, the options to watch are many with the fight aired on Fox Sports, ESPN and many more. Check out the service you use to see if it’s being shown. And if you have one but are out of territory, then read the information above to find out more about how to use a VPN to watch UFC. You’re not getting away from a PPV fee though, we’re afraid.

If you’re a cord cutter or don’t bother with cable these days, then the obvious option is UFC TV.

How to watch the Cormier vs Lewis fight in the UK

Watch UFC 230 on BT Sport 3
UFC 230 will be aired live in the UK on BT Sport. The coverage of the main card title fight will start at around 2am, so don’t forget the coffee and snacks.

It will be aired in HD to all devices capable of running the broadcast. That means not only via TV but also using the BT Sport app on smartphones, tablets and computers.

BT subscriber out of the UK at the moment? Then you can always use a VPN to tune in.

Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis fight: Australia live stream

UFC TV PPV
You guessed it, UFC 230 will also be available in Australia via UFC TV, and that means PPV. So you can watch a Cormier vs Lewis live stream over your Sunday lunch from pretty much any device that connects to the internet.

Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis on Kodi

Stay protected with a VPN
Kodi’s versatility and vast range of content has changed the landscape of live sport watching over the past few years. TechRadar in no way condones the use of Kodi for illegal streaming, but having a VPN in play for when you do use Kodi for proper means is a no-brainer. That’s because it gives you an extra layer of security to avoid companies using tools to collect IP addresses when you torrent or P2P file share.

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The Google Pixel Slate edges closer to going on sale

If you’ve been itching to get your hands on the brand new Pixel Slate from Google then you’re probably very keen to hear when it’s actually going to go on sale. While the Chrome OS tablet has been announced, interested punters can only join a waiting list for now.

That could be about to change, because the Pixel Slate has arrived at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the regulatory body charged with approving all gadgets in the US before they hit stores. Pending regulatory approval is one of the reasons that Google hasn’t been able to start selling the tablet yet.

With the device already announced, the filing doesn’t have anything new to reveal, but it’s a sign that the Pixel Slate will be on sale soon. Why FCC approval has come so late isn’t clear – a late change in the device design might be something to do with it.

Here for Black Friday?

All of which still means we’re waiting on a specific on-sale date. Most sources suggest Google will try and get the slate available for Black Friday (November 23), which makes a lot of sense. It may end up arriving even earlier than that though.

In our early hands-on review of the device, we described it as both “simply gorgeous” and “perplexing”, a tablet with a lot going for it but a few question marks over its performance. Even at the lowest configuration, the Pixel Slate is going to set you back a big chunk of cash, but we’ll have to wait for a full review to decide whether it’s worth the outlay.

What seems certain is that Chrome OS tablets with Android apps running on top are the future, with pure Android tablets largely relegated to the past. Watch this space for our final Pixel Slate review – which we’d recommend reading before buying the tablet.

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England vs South Africa live stream: how to watch today’s Test rugby from anywhere

Hooray! Rugby Union on the world stage is back as the autumn internationals roll in to town. England kicks things off today with a real bang at Twickenham as the Springboks provide some stiff competition. The good news is you can watch the full match no matter where you are in the world with an England vs South Africa live stream and you’re in the right place to find out how.

Eddie Jones’s side will be seeking revenge on South Africa after the Boks came out 2-1 winners in a three-part test earlier this year. Danny Cipriani had featured in those ties but did not make the latest squad, meaning Owen Farrell and George Ford will share fly-half duties for the forthcoming fixtures.

South Africa should have plenty of confidence having recorded a famous win in New Zealand in September, but are struggling with injuries to key men – as are the English – which throws an element of unpredictability into this fascinating clash at Twickenham.

If you want to tune into the action live, you’re in the right place. We’ll tell you how to stream England vs South Africa live, even if there’s no dedicated broadcast in your country.

How to watch the England game in the UK

How to watch the England vs South Africa rugby in the US

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