Chastity Mansfield I'm a writer, an amateur designer, and a collector of trinkets that nobody else wants. You can find me on Noozeez, and Twitter.

Yahoo’s failed video streaming hub has been killed off

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Remember when Yahoo decided it was jumping into the video streaming market with a revamped Yahoo Screen, and even generated a bit of buzz when it saved Community from dying by renewing it for another season? Well, that’s over now. Yahoo Screen has been removed from the Android and iOS app stores, and people trying to access the website are redirected to the main Yahoo website. The content that was hosted on Screen has been scattered across Yahoo’s other services, and the company has confirmed that Screen is indeed dead.

Yahoo has axed its on-demand streaming service Yahoo Screen after just over two years, Mashable has confirmed. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based tech company launched a revamped Screen in 2013 in hopes of competing with other streaming giants in the industry. It began adding originals in 2014. The platform featured 1,000 hours of content, everything from Saturday Night Live clips to a slate of original programs, including the sixth season of the former NBC comedy Community. “At Yahoo, we’re constantly reviewing and iterating on our products as we strive to create the best user experience,” a Yahoo spokesperson said in an email statement sent to Mashable. “With that in mind, video content from Yahoo as well as our partners has been transitioned from Yahoo Screen to our Digital Magazine properties so users can discover complementary content in one place.” Now, people who go to Yahoo Screen’s website (https://screen.yahoo.com/) are redirected to the Yahoo homepage. On Twitter, followers of Yahoo Screen are also told to go to the main Yahoo social media page. The account’s most recent tweet was from Dec. 30, 2105.

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