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YouTube Music App Now Lets You Listen To Songs Without The Video

YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium subscribers can now toggle between 'song' and 'video' modes. This gives them the option to listen to only the audio track or watch the music video of a song.

Google

Google Is Killing The YouTube Gaming App: What You Need To Know If You’re A Subscriber

YouTube is killing the standalone YouTube Gaming app and site on May 30. Users will lose all their saved games, and there’s no way around it.

Apps/Software May 28, 2019

YouTube VR To Launch On Oculus Quest The Same Day The Headset Is Released

YouTube VR will launch alongside the Oculus Quest when it comes this May 21. That’s never happened before, it’s worth noting that usually, the app is released months or even years later.

Wearable Tech May 18, 2019

Google Is Putting Shopping Links Under YouTube Videos: Report

Links to products are appearing on some videos on YouTube. This is apparently part of a Google Express test as the company tries to boost its bottom line.

Internet May 4, 2019

90,000 Terrorist Videos Removed From YouTube, Google Reveals

In an attempt to track down extremist content on YouTube, Google checked a million videos with suspected terrorism content. Almost 10 percent of the uploaded videos violated their terrorism policy.

Google May 3, 2019

You’ll Be Able To Watch YouTube Originals For Free Later This Year, If You Can Stand Ads

'Cobra Kai,' 'Liza On Demand,' 'Impulse.' These are just a few of the YouTube Originals you’ll be able to watch for free later this year.

Internet May 3, 2019

YouTube Returns To Amazon Fire TV, Prime Video Comes To Chromecast As Amazon, Google End War

Google and Amazon have seemingly halted their years-long feud. As a result, expect YouTube on Fire TV soon, and Prime Video access on Google Chromecast and Android TV.

Apps/Software April 22, 2019

Google Home Users Can Now Access YouTube Music For Free, If They Can Stand Ads

There’s no way to pick songs individually, but at least the free tier of YouTube Music is finally available on any smart speaker powered by Google Assistant. Expect ads, of course.

Google April 19, 2019

Watch Out, Netflix: YouTube Is Making Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Interactive Shows, Too

YouTube has created an entire division solely focused on interactive programming and live specials. The company is set to announce the first few projects soon.

Internet April 10, 2019

PewDiePie Briefly Lost Top Spot On YouTube

YouTube gamer PewDiePie got dethroned briefly on Monday morning when Bollywood record label T-Series got ahead of the subscriber count for two hours. The feud between the two YouTube channels is intense.

Internet March 20, 2019

YouTube Stories Gets AR Selfie Tools Similar To Snapchat

AR filters are now available in YouTube Stories. Google announced in a blog post that the AR effects tool uses machine learning to help create filters that are more realistic without needing a dedicated depth sensor.

Google March 12, 2019

Researcher Finds Link Between Increased Calorie Intake In Children And Social Media Use

Children who use social media, particularly YouTube, are getting exposed to marketing through influencers. New research found that children who saw vloggers endorse junk food are also likely to eat junk food, such as chocolate bars and cookies.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2019

Mother Finds Suicide Tips For Children In YouTube And YouTube Kids Videos

Last summer, YouTube Kids took down a video containing instructions on how to commit suicide. Months later, another video with the same harmful content resurfaces on YouTube.

Internet February 26, 2019

Big-Name Companies Such As Disney, Nestle Pull YouTube Ads Due To Child Videos Problem

Companies have pulled their ads from YouTube after the problem with child videos on the platform surfaced. Video blogger Mark Watson, who discovered the issue, said he found a 'wormhole into a softcore pedophilia ring' on the website.

Internet February 20, 2019

You’ll See Less And Less Conspiracy Theory Videos, Says YouTube

YouTube has now confirmed that it’ll be making changes so people don’t get as much recommendations for extremist content. But is it really as simple as that?

Internet January 26, 2019

YouTube Is Now More Like Instagram Stories: Introducing Swipe Gestures

iOS users will soon be able to flip through YouTube videos just by swiping. The Instagram Stories-like feature is crucial to have on YouTube’s mobile app, where 70 percent of viewership occurs.

Apps/Software January 15, 2019

Glitter Bomb Inventor Admits Video Showed Fake Thieves, Apologizes For 'Misleading' Clip

Mark Rober, the guy behind the glitter bomb that splashes glitters and farts on porch thieves, aired his apology for staged reactions on his video. Apparently, two of the robbers knew the person who volunteered to help the ex-NASA engineer.

Viral December 23, 2018

Former Microsoft Intern Joshua Bakita Claims Google May Have Deliberately Crippled Edge Browser

Bakita said that Google added a hidden code on YouTube videos causing Edge browser to use more energy. Google then started to advertise Chrome as having better energy performance when playing videos.

Internet December 20, 2018

Former NASA Engineer Mark Rober Designs Glitter Bomb That Farts On Amazon Package Thieves

Ex-NASA engineer Mark Rober took six months to create the glitter bomb. The amusing booby trap is his way to take revenge at 'porch pirates' who steal Amazon delivery packages right off peoples' doorstep.

Viral December 18, 2018

YouTube Warns Creators Their Subscriber Count May Fall As It Purges Spam Accounts

Some YouTube creators will see their subscriber count dip down going forward, YouTube says. The company is performing a routine purge to keep the service as clean as possible, and part of that is eliminating spam accounts.

Internet December 14, 2018

YouTube Stories Rolling Out To More Creators: How Is It Different From Instagram, Facebook?

More creators will be able to use YouTube Stories moving forward. Pretty soon, users with 10,000 or more subscribers will be able to take advantage of YouTube’s own take on the popular Stories format.

Internet November 30, 2018

YouTube Originals To Be Free With Ads Starting Next Year, No Need For YouTube Premium

YouTube wants more people to watch its original content, which is why it’s going to make them available to stream for free starting next year. Expect ads, of course.

Internet November 28, 2018

Say Goodbye To Those Pesky YouTube Annotations For Good

YouTube is going to clear out all existing annotations for good. They never really worked that well on mobile, so the news doesn’t come as a surprise.

Internet November 27, 2018

Nintendo Switch Might Finally Be Getting YouTube

Apparently, YouTube is coming to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 8. The app has languished in terms of video streaming services since its release, but that gap might finally be closing little by little.

Video Games November 5, 2018

YouTube Back Online After Outage Makes Internet Freak Out

YouTube services went dark late Tuesday night for at least an hour stirring a buzz on the web. This has prompted the Philadelphia Police Department to send out some very hilarious tweets.

Internet October 18, 2018

YouTube Down: YouTube Fans Greeted By 500 Error Messages, Issue Rattles Online Community

YouTube video service suffered an outage late Tuesday night, rattling the online community, who were greeted by '500 Internal Server Error' messages.

Internet October 16, 2018

Facebook Watch Goes Global: Should YouTube And Netflix Worry?

Facebook Watch has now gone global, allowing it to better challenge rivals YouTube and Netflix. Does the social network's video platform have what it takes to dominate the video streaming space?

Apps/Software August 30, 2018

Video Ad For ‘The Nun’ Was So Scary, YouTube Had To Take It Down

YouTube has probably never taken down an advertisement simply for being too scary for audiences. Until now, that is, thanks to a film called ‘The Nun.’

Movies/TV Shows August 16, 2018

YouTube Dark Mode Now Available On Android: Here’s How To Turn It On

YouTube’s dark mode is now finally available for Android users after first coming to the iOS version of the app. It’s not really that ‘dark,’ though.

Apps/Software July 30, 2018

Google Allegedly Slowing Down YouTube On Purpose When Using Firefox

YouTube is definitely slower on other browsers. That’s because the redesigned YouTube relies on a special element only found on Chrome, but thankfully, there’s an easy fix.

Internet July 26, 2018

YouTube TV Apologizes For World Cup Outage: Here's How To Get A Free Week Of Service

A YouTube TV outage happened right in the middle of one of the most important matches of the 2018 World Cup. The streaming service apologized for the blunder, while also offering a free week of service to affected users.

Google July 14, 2018

YouTube Launches New Tool To Help Pull Down Re-Uploaded Videos

YouTube is fighting the war against re-uploaded videos with a new tool called Copyright Match. Similar to Content ID, it will scan and search for users who upload the same content as other channels and take them down.

Internet July 13, 2018

YouTube Incognito Mode Rolls Out To All Android Users: How To Use It

A new Incognito Mode started rolling out to YouTube for Android, allowing users to search and watch videos in private without their history being recorded. Here's what you need to know.

Apps/Software July 11, 2018

YouTube Is Funneling $25 Million To Fight Its Fake News Problem: Here’s How It’ll Do It

YouTube is fighting its fake news problem with tons of money. The Google-owned company pledged to spend $25 million to help organizations build better video facilities, educate teens on critical thinking, and accompany video searches with informative articles.

Internet July 11, 2018

Facebook Owns 4 Of Top 5 Most Downloaded iOS Apps Of All Time

Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.

Apps/Software July 3, 2018

Introducing YouTube Premieres, Livestreaming That’s Not Really Live

YouTube Premieres allows creators to upload pre-recorded videos and premiere them as livestreams. This way, they can focus on engaging with their fans as they watch videos together.

Internet June 22, 2018

Google Launches YouTube Music And YouTube Premium In More Countries: Is Yours Included?

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, the company’s rebranded streaming services, are finally rolling out to more countries. YouTube Music is a Spotify or Apple Music alternative, while YouTube Premium is the new YouTube Red.

Apps/Software June 19, 2018

Instagram Could Allow Users To Post Hour Long Videos

The Wall Street Journal released a report that Instagram was deliberating on testing out a new vertical video feature. This feature would allow app users to expand the length of the video content.

Apps/Software June 6, 2018

YouTube Brings Direct Messaging Feature From Mobile To Website

YouTube brought its in-app direct messaging service to its website. The communications feature was previously introduced to Android and iOS users who were able to share videos and have conversations on the app simultaneously.

Apps/Software May 25, 2018

Goodbye To Google Play Music, Hello To New YouTube Music Service

Google is replacing Play Music with a new service that costs the same. Reportedly launching on May 22, it’s the company’s latest effort to catch up to rivals Spotify and Apple Music.

Apps/Software May 17, 2018

Researchers Use YouTube Videos To Study Dog Bites

Researchers used YouTube videos to study dog bites. They were able to identify the breeds of dogs that commonly bite, as well as behaviors leading to bites.

Animals May 13, 2018

YouTube HDR Videos Now Supported On Apple's iPhone X And iPhone 8 Line

The YouTube app now supports HDR video streaming on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The feature kicks in automatically, so no app update is necessary.

Apps/Software May 12, 2018

Better Late Than Never: iPhone X Now Supports YouTube HDR Playback

The YouTube app for iOS has now finally enabled HDR playback. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X users can now watch content with greater colors, better contrast, and more dynamic visual clarity overall.

Apple May 11, 2018

Google Is Replacing Play Music With YouTube Remix Streaming Service: Report

Google Play Music was reported to get shut down soon after forcing all of its users to a new music streaming service. The rumored YouTube Remix service will take its place.

Apps/Software April 25, 2018

YouTube Took Down Over 8 Million Videos In 3 Months, And Machines Did Most Of The Work

In the last three months of 2017, YouTube took down 8.3 million videos that were mostly made up of spam or adult content. The video-sharing website attributed the numbers mostly to machines, which have helped flag the objectionable videos.

Google April 24, 2018

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