YouTube’s outline-style icons arrive on Android TV participant

YouTube’s updated outline-style icons were introduced to the Android and iOS apps last year and are now available in the main player view of the Android TV version of the streaming platform.

Over the past few months there has been a steady rollout of YouTube outline style icons, first with the above mobile apps for iOS and Android, then with the YouTube Music app and desktop versions, and now with Android TV. It’s a subtle tweak that ties all of the different platforms and the main user interface together.

The YouTube sidebar has been showing the new icons for a while, but the actual video player icons have been updated across a variety of devices over the past week and brought to our attention by the at team Android police. We’re seeing the new icons on YouTube for Android TV on multiple Chromecast with Google TV devices and some generic Android TV set-top boxes. It’s a humble change that you may not even have noticed before.

In the main view of the player, when you expand the on-screen menu, new icons and a direct display for video resolution and frame rate are now displayed, which updates one. introduced in 2020 to quickly find out what quality the YouTube video in question is being streamed in. This saves a lot of time, especially when troubleshooting or tweaking settings for the best experience.

The thinner symbols look particularly sharp on a 4K UHD television, but can be harder to see from a normal viewing distance of a few meters. That’s pretty much the only thing we can really say about this very small UI change, as it has very little effect beyond adding that resolution switch.

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The most effective methods for golf followers to reach in model to THE NORTHERN TRUST

The fastest and most scenic route for golf fans is to take the ferry from New York City THE NORTHERN TRUST this summer. And travel is free, courtesy of United Airlines.

Those who live in the border triangle are no strangers to commuting. When it comes to attending events, getting somewhere is half the battle. That’s why THE NORTHERN TRUST offers a variety of seamless ways – highlighted by United Airlines sponsored ferry transport – to bring fans to the tournament in August when the PGA TOUR returns to Liberty National Golf Club.

Here are the four best options to get you and your friends to THE NORTHERN TRUST:

  • Ferry from NYC – With United in 15 minutes from town to golf course. Visit THE NORTHERN TRUST for free courtesy of United Airlines. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the breeze as you take the fastest (and most scenic) route down. to take THE NORTHERN TRUST this summer. Hop on the ferry from Lower Manhattan, cruise by the Financial District, take in the sights as you glide past the Statue of Liberty and slide into the harbor, where the ferry docks right on the steps of the stunning Liberty National Golf Club’s clubhouse operated by United Airlines, tournament viewers can take the ferry from Manhattan for free, and MileagePlus members can skip the line and board the ferry using the premium entry lane.

    Hop on the Lower Manhattan Ferry, pass the Financial District, take in the sights as you glide past the Statue of Liberty and slide into the harbor, where the ferry will dock right by the steps of the stunning Liberty National Golf Club’s clubhouse.

  • Park – General parking is located in downtown Jersey City near the Jersey City Medical Center. A shuttle runs from the parking lot to the West Entrance. General parking permits must be purchased online; They cannot be bought in person. The ADA parking lot is located at 30 Audrey Zapp Drive in Jersey City. Ticket holders with an ADA hangtag or license plate do not need to purchase a parking permit for this parking space. An ADA shuttle drives from the parking lot to the West Entrance. Guest service shuttles will be stationed at the West Entrance for spectators who need further assistance after arriving on the route.
  • Share Uber / Ride – THE NORTHERN TRUST recommends using Uber as the fastest route to tournament action. There is an Uber pick-up and drop-off location near the Liberty State Park boat ramp on Morris Pesin Road. From there, fans will walk along the waterfront and enter through the east entrance next to the clubhouse.
  • train – Spectators planning to take the train to Jersey City are advised to use Uber to get to the golf course from the train station. Please note that the Newport Center shopping mall will no longer provide a shuttle service; there will be a security entrance for spectators residing in Port Liberte where the Hudson River Waterfront Walk path meets Constitution Way. Spectators must have a valid ticket for the respective day in order to enter the tournament via this entrance.

Once they figure out how to get to the tournament, participants can find out which fan experiences they can use during their stay.

To redeem parking fees or to learn more about transportation to THE NORTHERN TRUST, visit the tournament website at THENORTHERNTRUST.com.

Quibi reveals arrive on the Roku Channel subsequent week | Arts & Leisure

Months after troubled Hollywood startup Quibi banned its shows, these programs, many of them A-list stars, will get a second attempt at engaging audiences by watching the Roku’s streaming service -Change channels.

San Jose, California-based Roku announced that it will be putting 30 Quibi shows on its free, ad-supported streaming service on Thursday. Programs that are shown in episodes of a maximum of 10 minutes include the thriller “Most Dangerous Game” starring Liam Hemsworth; the comedy “Die Hart” with Kevin Hart; and the “Dishmantled” cooking competition.

Sweta Patel, Roku’s vice president of Engagement Growth Marketing, praised the quality of Quibi’s content and said she believes it will resonate with Roku Channel viewers as not many people have seen these shows.

Quibi, a startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and a tech industry veteran, Meg Whitman, shut down its monthly subscription service after failing to attract a large enough audience to survive.

Roku estimates that the Roku Canal reaches 70 million US households.

“We have the platform and extensive coast-to-coast map to reach almost anyone who wants to see this content, and it’s free,” said Patel. “There are no barriers, right? Whatever didn’t work with Quibi, we don’t see any of it as an obstacle to us.”

Roku acquired the worldwide rights to Quibi’s catalog in January for an undisclosed price. The rights were sold for less than $ 100 million, according to a person familiar with the business.

The shows remain in their short format and each episode is separated by one minute worth of ads, Patel said. The first 30 programs will be released on May 20, with the rest of the Quibi library being released on the platform at a later date, she added. They will be available on the Roku Canal in the US, UK and Canada.

Many Quibi creators have been thrilled that their programs have new homes.

Kerri Kenney-Silver, co-creator of the comedy Reno 911! Said in a statement, “There is nothing more satisfying than bringing more of Reno’s signature gadgets to Roku’s extensive audience.”

The Quibi shows, branded as Roku Originals, will help bolster the Roku channel’s library of more than 40,000 free movies and TV episodes, plus 190 linear live channels. The Roku Channel competes with streaming services for user attention and advertising dollars. Many streamers believe that good content will help draw audiences to their platforms.

Roku announced on Thursday that it was adding an additional linear channel called LOL to the Roku channel! Network in partnership with Kevin Hart’s comedy brand Laugh Out Loud.

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Stimulus examine standing replace: IRS cost schedule, when your plus-up cash will arrive

The $1,400 stimulus checks are still going out, but you might find yours is only a partial payment, or delayed.


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Whether you’re waiting for a new stimulus check or a plus-up payment because the IRS still owes you money (calculate your stimulus total here), we have answers that can help you know what to expect about the IRS’ plans for stimulus check delivery going forward, and what could hold up or stop your complete payment. For example, if you’re sure you meet the requirements, but got a smaller amount than expected or feel there’s an issue with your check, we can help explain what the problem might be.

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Read on for more details. In the meantime, here’s the current discussion on a fourth stimulus check and student loan forgiveness. You might also get more stimulus money from the American Rescue Plan Act through upcoming child tax credit 2021 payments (here’s how much money you can get and who’s an eligible dependent) and savings on health care and insurance. This story was recently updated.

Stimulus plus-up payment: What is it and when yours could arrive

A plus-up payment is a supplement to the stimulus money the iRS already paid out. But if you didn’t get the right amount the first time, the agency is sending automatic pay bumps to correct the error. You might get a plus-up payment if the IRS used your 2019 taxes to calculate your third stimulus check and then finds it underpaid you after processing your 2020 taxes. For example, perhaps you had a lower AGI this time — or added a new dependent.

If you got your stimulus payment via direct deposit, that’s how you’ll get your plus-up money, too. If the IRS doesn’t have your details on file, you may receive a paper check instead.

Plus-up payments will continue on a weekly basis as the IRS processes 2020 tax forms and reevaluates checks. The batch going out this week includes 1 million plus-up payments totaling more than $2 million.

Stimulus check payments so far

Direct deposit Paper checks EIP Card Direct Express Card Plus-up
First payment batch — March 17 90 million ($242 billion) 150,000 ($442 million) Not released Not released Not released
Second payment batch — March 24 17 million ($38 billion) 15 million ($34 billion) 5 million ($11 billion) Not released Not released
Third payment batch, including Social Security — April 3 2 million ($5 billion) 2 million ($5 billion) Not disclosed Up to 30 million to come Not released
Fourth payment batch, including “plus-up” money — April 7 24 million ($33 billion) 1 million ($3 billion) Not disclosed 3.1 million 1 million ($2 million)

This is how the IRS will send your stimulus payment now

If you’re getting your new stimulus check delivered now (and not a plus-up), expect to receive it in the mail (how to track it) as a paper check or EIP debit card. However, if you’re an SSI or SSDI recipient who has a Direct Express benefits card, you should get an electronic transfer. Otherwise, look for a check in the mail, but not an EIP card, according to the SSA. (More details below.)

Note that it could take days between the date the IRS or Treasury processes your stimulus money and when you receive it, especially if your check is arriving through the mail. If you moved recently, you need to tell the IRS and USPS.


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Track your payment online and in the mail like this

The IRS updates its Get My Payment tracker tool for stimulus checks daily. This online app shows the status of your payment, including when a check is scheduled for delivery. You can also use a free tool from the USPS to track your mailed stimulus payment.

The IRS portal also flags if there’s a problem with your payment that you may need to address, but it doesn’t tell you the amount you’ll receive. You’ll see your payment status in the tracker if you receive SSI and SSDI benefits. VA beneficiaries who are veterans and don’t file taxes can check the status of their payments the weekend of April 10 and 11. 

Why all or some of your stimulus money could be delayed

Here’s more information on problems you might encounter with your stimulus check.

Stimulus check delivery start and end dates

Stimulus bill signed into law March 11
First direct deposits made March 12 (provisional), March 17 (official)
First paper checks sent Week of March 15
First EIP cards sent Week of March 22
Last day to get direct deposit March 24, unless you receive a “plus-up” adjustment for 2020 taxes
First Social Security, SSI, SSDI payment sent Weekend of April 3, most arriving April 7
First plus-up payments Weekend of April 3
VA benefits for veteran nonfilers April 14
IRS deadline to finish sending checks Dec. 31, 2021 (mandated by the bill)
Last date to receive a check January 2022 (if mailed checks sent late December)
Final claims for missing stimulus money 2021 tax season likely (in 2022)

What if you’re missing stimulus money from your $1,400 check?

There are several reasons the IRS may owe you stimulus money after it sends out the third round of checks.

For example, the agency may have processed your 2019 tax return before it received 2020 tax forms and you’re entitled to a bigger payment. If this is your situation, the IRS said it will automatically evaluate if you qualify for more money after it receives your 2020 tax return. It will then send you a supplemental payment for the difference between what you originally received and the amount you now qualify for. You don’t need to take any action to receive this supplemental payment, according to the IRS.

If you had a baby or added a dependent in 2020, the IRS said it will also automatically send you a supplement payment once it receives your taxes this year.

But what if a clerical error accidentally left out a new dependent? Or perhaps your payment never arrived or was accidentally garnished? The IRS may provide a way to file for missing stimulus money before the Dec. 31 deadline. If not, you might have to wait a year to claim it, when you file your 2021 taxes in 2022 (even if you’re a nonfiler who isn’t typically required to file taxes).

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If you don’t get all your stimulus check money right away, you may need to address the issue down the road.


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How to report a payment problem, and what not to do

The IRS doesn’t want you to call if you have any issue with the delivery or amount of your stimulus check. So what to do instead? Our guide walks you through how to report stimulus check problems, including checks that never arrive (try filing a payment trace), direct deposit payments that go to the wrong account and other issues.

Social Security, SSDI, SSI and veterans: More to know about your stimulus money

After a weeks-long holdup, the IRS is now making payments for SSDI and SSI recipients and retired railroad workers, many of whom automatically qualify for the third check. The first payments started going out April 3, with the majority of payments made electronically — either through direct deposit or to existing Direct Express cards (PDF) — by April 7, according to the IRS.

For those who receive veterans benefits, the IRS said it’s reviewing data for Veterans Affairs benefit recipients and expects to start making payments by April 14. VA beneficiary payment information will be available in the Get My Payment tool this weekend, the IRS said.

Note that you’ll most likely get the electronic payment transfer if this is how you normally receive benefits, and if you didn’t file taxes in 2019 or 2020. But some in this subset of nonfilers could receive an automatic payment sooner if they got a previous check by using the IRS’ Non-Filers tool, which is now closed. The SSA says this group will not receive an EIP debit card. Here’s our complete guide to stimulus checks for people receiving Social Security benefits.

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Millions may wind up getting a smaller check than they’re owed, depending on their 2020 taxes.


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Why your 2020 tax return is tied to this stimulus check

Taxes are now due May 17. So how will the IRS figure out how much it owes you? It will calculate your total (you can also do that here) based on the most recent tax filing it’s processed at the time it’s ready to tabulate the amount of your stimulus check.

If you filed your 2020 taxes early and you know your tax return was already processed, your total will likely be based on your 2020 adjusted gross income, not on your 2019 AGI. That presents complications if the difference between the two years disqualifies you from getting a third stimulus check

On the flip side, if the IRS uses your 2019 taxes and you’re owed more money based on your 2020 AGI and dependents, you’ll need to claim the difference at a later date. Note that if you filed your 2020 taxes after you got your stimulus payment, this IRS is now sending the catch-up payments now. (Learn more about some of the stimulus check exceptions and catches here.)

Stimulus money could still arrive through the end of 2021

Although the IRS and Treasury are sending stimulus checks now, the agencies have until Dec. 31 to complete distributing the third payments. That’s good news in the sense they aren’t facing a compressed deadline to send out all the checks, as they did for the second stimulus check in December, which only gave them a 17-day window to get the payments out. 

On the other hand, the nearly nine-month delivery window also means some people may find themselves waiting for their payment, for a variety of reasons. We’ll have to wait and see how the IRS deals with any fringe issues that arise, such as the need to claim missing money. 

Additional information for people in these payment groups

Stimulus checks aren’t necessarily a one-size-fits-all situation. Here are additional guides for:

And here’s everything you need to know about the third stimulus check, how to calculate your stimulus total and every way the stimulus bill can bring you more money.