01/12/2017, 03:01 pm
What appears to be Google's shift to the VP9 codec for delivering 4K video on the YouTube homepage is preventing Safari users from watching videos uploaded to the service since early December in full 4K resolution, but not from viewing webpage-embedded videos in the same resolution.
01/09/2017, 12:01 pm
Facebook is reportedly preparing to test "mid-roll" advertising spots in non-live videos, in a move that would finally allowing video publishers to make serious revenue -- if potentially at the expense of turning off some viewers.
11/16/2016, 09:11 am
In Safari, the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro can currently be used to scrub through YouTube videos -- including normally unskippable 30-second pre-roll ads, owners have discovered.
10/20/2016, 10:10 am
Google has forged a deal to carry CBS channels on its upcoming live TV streaming service, YouTube Unplugged, a report claimed on Thursday.
06/24/2016, 11:06 am
Putting itself in direct competition with Facebook and Twitter, YouTube is now in the beginning stages of rolling out live video streaming from its main mobile app.
05/10/2016, 11:05 am
Amazon on Tuesday revealed Amazon Video Direct, a self-publishing platform for uploading to Prime Video and generating income from plays, competing with the likes of Google's YouTube, but focusing more on professional content.
05/04/2016, 04:05 pm
Though best known for user-uploaded videos, Google's YouTube is nevertheless planning to launch a live TV subscription service dubbed "Unplugged," a report said on Wednesday.
03/22/2016, 03:03 pm
Just ahead of the launch of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Google on Tuesday released an updated YouTube app, implementing some long-awaited iOS 9 multitasking features for iPad owners.
03/17/2016, 01:03 pm
T-Mobile on Thursday added several more video services to its "Binge On" program, most notably YouTube, one of the focal points of controversy about the promotion.
02/23/2016, 05:02 pm
FreshBooks on Tuesday launched an iPhone-based card reader, competing against the likes of Square, while Google separately updated the YouTube iOS app with iPad Pro compatibility.
01/20/2016, 08:01 am
Netflix this week revealed that in 2015, its streaming video service accounted for 37 percent of peak download Internet traffic in North America, more than doubling YouTube, and coming well ahead of Apple's iTunes.
01/07/2016, 01:01 pm
T-Mobile added 14 new partners in its controversial Binge On program on Thursday, while CEO John Legere simultaneously rebutted critics accusing the company of improper data throttling and/or violating the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.
01/05/2016, 10:01 am
For Binge On users, T-Mobile is indeed throttling all video -- despite the carrier's statements to the contrary, according to a report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
12/30/2015, 04:12 pm
Looking to deflect allegations, T-Mobile denied that it's throttling YouTube for users of its Binge On perk, instead saying that it's presenting "mobile optimized" content.
12/23/2015, 11:12 am
T-Mobile is reportedly downgrading the quality of YouTube clips viewed by customers, even though the service isn't a partner in T-Mobile's Binge On program.
12/03/2015, 12:12 am
YouTube is said to be seeking out licensing deals for television shows and movies as it fortifies its position in an online video arms race with competitors Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, a sector Apple could wade into next year with a rumored over-the-top streaming service.
10/21/2015, 05:10 pm
Google on Wednesday revealed YouTube Red, a $10-per-month subscription plan that will lift some of the limits of regular YouTube while also revamping Music Key as YouTube Music.
08/26/2015, 06:08 pm
Google officially launched YouTube Gaming on Wednesday, entering into direct competition with Amazon's Twitch for live and pre-recorded videogame content.
05/11/2015, 03:05 pm
The YouTube homepage on Monday began featuring a series of video banners advertising the Apple Watch, each using shortened clips from the company's recent series of TV commercials.
05/04/2015, 11:05 am
The YouTube app has disappeared from many second-generation Apple TV units, users noted on Monday, with both the home screen icon and references to the app in Settings vanishing overnight.