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Topic: YouTube

Google announces ad-free YouTube Red subscriptions with Music service & offline caching

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.


Google launches Twitch clone YouTube Gaming with companion iOS, Android apps

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.


Apple Watch video banner ads land atop YouTube's homepage

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.


YouTube app vanishes from older Apple TV models, latest version unaffected

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.


Apple efforts to end free streaming music on Spotify, YouTube spur DOJ inquiry - report

05/04/2015, 09:05 am

As it prepares to launch a new streaming music service, Apple is said to be pressuring music labels to force rivals like Spotify to abandon their free tiers -- something that has apparently brought scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice.


Google to discontinue YouTube support on older iOS devices, Apple TVs

04/20/2015, 05:04 pm

The YouTube app will no longer function on many older iOS devices and Apple TVs after today, a consequence of the YouTube Data API being updated to support newer features, according to an official Google document.


Advocacy groups ask FTC to investigate YouTube Kids app for targeting children with ads

04/07/2015, 06:04 pm

Consumer and child advocacy groups, such as the Center for Digital Democracy, today asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google's YouTube Kids app violates rules for children's programming.


Google launches new YouTube Kids app on Apple's iOS

02/23/2015, 10:02 am

Parents with young children now have a new option for tablet-based entertainment, as Google on Monday officially unveiled YouTube Kids, a new app for the video sharing site focused on enabling children to discover content for themselves.


YouTube to launch kid-friendly app exclusively on Android, ahead of Apple's iOS

02/20/2015, 10:02 am

The prospective launch of Google's new YouTube Kids app could be a boon for families with young children, but those invested in Apple's iOS ecosystem find themselves on the outside looking in as the video site reportedly will not support the iPhone or iPad at launch.


YouTube pushes Flash to the back burner, will now default to HTML5 player

01/27/2015, 03:01 pm

Nearly five years after Steve Jobs published his infamous "Thoughts on Flash," streaming video service YouTube has announced plans to migrate away from the technology as users accessing the site via Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari 8, and beta versions of Firefox will now be served the HTML5 video player by default.


Sony renting 'The Interview' for $6 on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox & Crackle, but not iTunes

12/24/2014, 11:12 am

Though Sony apparently held talks with Apple about debuting the film "The Interview" on iTunes, the movie is instead now available for rent on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Live and Sony's own Crackle service for $5.99, while viewers can purchase the movie for $14.99.


Apple TV gets overhauled YouTube app, adds new channels for UFC, DailyMotion & more

12/09/2014, 10:12 am

Google on Tuesday unveiled a redesigned YouTube app for the Apple TV with a number of new features, while Apple simultaneously added four additional channels to its lineup, including one from popular mixed martial arts league UFC.


Google unveils YouTube Music Key subscription service to compete with Apple's Beats

11/12/2014, 02:11 pm

Search giant Google on Wednesday announced YouTube Music Key, a subscription service that will allow users to stream music from the popular video sharing site without ads, play music in the background, and access playlists offline.


YouTube teases new mobile app for content creators, on-site crowdfunding

05/23/2014, 03:05 pm

Online video powerhouse YouTube on Friday gave users a glimpse at the future of its product roadmap, which is set to expand to include a new mobile application aimed at helping content creators manage their channels as well as a way to raise money from viewers.


Google to push royalty-free VP9 4K video codec as H.265 alternative for YouTube

01/03/2014, 09:01 am

While VP8, Google's initial attempt at a royalty-free video codec, failed to gain much traction, the search giant is now focusing its efforts on ultra-high-resolution 4K video with its new VP9 codec, with a large-scale unveiling with YouTube multiple hardware partners set to take place next week, according to a new report.


YouTube for iOS gets multitasking, Radical.FM takes on Pandora with pay-what-you-can model

08/20/2013, 04:08 pm

Google's iOS YouTube app has received an update that brings multitasking capabilities, and a new music service is taking on established brands like Pandora and Spotify with a "pay what you can" business model.


Apple's removal of built-in YouTube iOS app contributes to tripling of mobile ad sales

06/06/2013, 08:06 pm

In an interview on Thursday, YouTube's vice president of sales Lucas Watson disclosed that mobile ad sales have tripled over the past six months, suggesting the removal of Apple's ad-free version formerly baked into iOS was a key factor in driving revenue.


Google tells Microsoft to take down unofficial YouTube app from Windows Phone store due to lack of ads [u]

05/15/2013, 08:05 pm

Google's YouTube on Wednesday sent a cease and desist letter to Microsoft requesting the company remove the made-for-Windows Phone YouTube client app from its store, citing a number of reasons for the takedown, one of which being an inability to garner advertising revenue.


YouTube for iOS updated with live streaming, new 'My Subscriptions' feed

04/15/2013, 05:04 pm

Google on Monday updated its YouTube app for iOS, adding a number of new features like support for live streaming, a new personalized subscription feed and the ability to queue videos for TV playback.


iOS YouTube app updated, gains AirPlay-like 'beaming' for televisions

02/28/2013, 02:02 pm

Google on Thursday announced an update to its YouTube app for iOS that adds a new streaming feature similar to the AirPlay capability built into Apple's devices.