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What is YouTube Premium, how much is it, and how does it work?
What is YouTube Premium, how much is it, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

YouTube Red is dead. Long live YouTube Premium.A couple years ago, YouTube began offering a new service called YouTube Red. It's a paid-for subscription service that essentially allowed people to watch ad-free YouTube videos, among other things. However,... Read more

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?
What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

Google officially made its entry into the streaming of live TV, with the launch of YouTube TV, last year.The new service lets you access live and recorded content from all the major networks typically found on cable. It is available alongside YouTube's... Read more

YouTube's live TV app finally comes to Apple TV and Roku devices
YouTube's live TV app finally comes to Apple TV and Roku devices By Elyse Betters

You can now watch YouTube TV on the Apple TV. Google officially launched its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV, last year. It starts at $35 a month and lets you access live and recorded content from major networks typically found on... Read more

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2017 #MozTheMonster commercial
John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2017 #MozTheMonster commercial By Rik Henderson

Over several years, John Lewis has firmly ensconced itself as the king of the Christmas commercial, not only with extended short movies but with cover versions of songs that regularly make it to the top five of the British music charts.Each year's effort... Read more

YouTube HDR: Here's how to find and watch YouTube videos in HDR
YouTube HDR: Here's how to find and watch YouTube videos in HDR By Elyse Betters

YouTube now supports HDR (high dynamic range) content.With HDR-compatible televisions bursting onto the market, and several media companies such as Netflix and Amazon offering HDR content, many consumers are likely wondering what's going on with Google-owned... Read more

KeepVid.com: Download any YouTube video or song to your computer
KeepVid.com: Download any YouTube video or song to your computer By Pocket-lint Promotion

Sometimes you want to download a YouTube video but you don't want to mess around with computer or mobile apps.No worries. Try KeepVid.com. It lets you download videos or audio files from YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion, and several other online video and... Read more

KeepVid Android: Download any song or video from YouTube to your Android
KeepVid Android: Download any song or video from YouTube to your Android By Pocket-lint Promotion

There's an Android app that will let you download YouTube songs and videos to your Android. It's called KeepVid Android.KeepVid Android is not only a free YouTube downloader, which lets you download directly to your device at not cost, but it also lets... Read more

Tumblr's new video app essentially lets you watch YouTube with friends
Tumblr's new video app essentially lets you watch YouTube with friends By Elyse Betters

Tumblr has a new app, and strangely, it's all about YouTube videos.The Yahoo-owned company was apparently interested in catering to YouTube users, because it has launched Cabana, an app that allows you to watch YouTube videos with up to six friends simultaneously.... Read more

YouTube launches live mobile streaming: Here's how it works
YouTube launches live mobile streaming: Here's how it works By Elyse Betters

Google-owned YouTube is trying to catch up with Facebook Live and Twitter-owned Periscope. It's finally adding a live-stream button to the YouTube mobile app, even though it's already offered the feature in a limited capacity for about 5 years.YouTube... Read more

What is YouTube's paid Super Chat feature and how does it work?
What is YouTube's paid Super Chat feature and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

YouTube has announced a feature that'll give creators more money.Called Super Chat, it essentially allows viewers to pay to pin a comment on live streams. So, when someone goes live, you will see a new cash symbol in the chat window and can click it to... Read more

YouTube Unplugged online TV service might launch soon with ESPN
YouTube Unplugged online TV service might launch soon with ESPN By Elyse Betters

YouTube has been working on an online TV service, and a new report makes it seem like it might finally be coming together.According to The Information, YouTube is close to inking deals with ESPN, ABC, and CBS. If that's true, those channels will be offered... Read more

YouTube could soon offer a paid service that streams cable channels
YouTube could soon offer a paid service that streams cable channels By Elyse Betters

YouTube is getting into premium online television. Like, a subscription-based service that'll let you stream cable channels.Now, Hulu has just confirmed it is doing the same thing. It basically wants to go after Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation... Read more

YouTube introduces live streaming for 360-degree videos, spatial audio
YouTube introduces live streaming for 360-degree videos, spatial audio By Elyse Betters

YouTube doesn't just want you to experience all angles of scene; it wants you to do so as the action unfolds.Google-owned YouTube first launched support for 360-degree videos in early 2015, but now, just in time for the Coachella music festival in the... Read more

Watch out Periscope, YouTube Connect is coming for you
Watch out Periscope, YouTube Connect is coming for you By Luke Edwards

Google is reportedly working on a live broadcasting service that will take on Twitter's Periscope. This service is called YouTube Connect.According to sources of VentureBeat, YouTube has committed to building the Connect service not only to take on Twitter's... Read more

YouTube tipped to start live streaming 360-degree VR videos
YouTube tipped to start live streaming 360-degree VR videos By Rik Henderson

One of the big tech trends of 2016 is thought to be virtual reality. Not only has Google sold plenty of its Cardboard headsets and Oculus and Samsung had great success with the consumer version of Gear VR, but we'll soon see Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive... Read more

The Chickening film remix is the craziest thing you'll see today
The Chickening film remix is the craziest thing you'll see today By Rik Henderson

Video effects artist Nick DenBoer has created possibly one of the weirdest, most disturbing remixes of a famous film yet. The Chickening is his own adaptation of Stanley Kubrik's The Shining and, while stunningly, maddeningly brilliant, once seen it'll... Read more

Have you seen these? Watch the UK's top-trending YouTube vids for 2015
Have you seen these? Watch the UK's top-trending YouTube vids for 2015 By Elyse Betters

It's that time of year when companies announce their milestones or stats for the last 12 months.Spotify did it recently, showing off which artists reigned supreme in terms of most streamed in 2015, and now YouTube is following up with its own list. The... Read more

YouTube wants to take on Netflix and Amazon by streaming movies and TV shows
YouTube wants to take on Netflix and Amazon by streaming movies and TV shows By Rik Henderson

YouTube is looking to expand its offering to include TV show and movies, claims the Wall Street Journal.The US paper says that YouTube executives have met with Hollywood studios and production companies in the last few months to secure deals for new content.... Read more

YouTube now supports VR vids with Cardboard, adds theater experience
YouTube now supports VR vids with Cardboard, adds theater experience By Elyse Betters

YouTube is fully embracing virtual reality, as of today.YouTube has long offered 360-degree videos, in which you can pan around and watch and feel like you're in the middle of the action, though it's not the same as strapping on an immersive VR headset... Read more

YouTube Gaming now supports Android live streaming and paid subscriptions
YouTube Gaming now supports Android live streaming and paid subscriptions By Elyse Betters

Google-owned YouTube has updated its YouTube Gaming service in order to better compete with Twitch. As part of that update, the app will now offer the ability to stream live video and gameplay from Android phones.Google launched its YouTube Gaming initiative... Read more

Time to start a YouTube channel: PewDiePie worth $12 million in the last year alone
Time to start a YouTube channel: PewDiePie worth $12 million in the last year alone By Rik Henderson

PewDiePie has been revealed to be the highest earning YouTuber in the last year, raking in an estimated $12 million (£7.7 million) before tax from his YouTube exploits. And videogames commentary and tomfoolery clearly pays as the UK's own KSI has also... Read more

Here is every video in YouTube's exclusive Billion View Club (yeah, that's a thing)
Here is every video in YouTube's exclusive Billion View Club (yeah, that's a thing) By Elyse Betters

Google wants you to know how well YouTube is doing, and so it has announced a bunch of interesting facts about some of the most popular YouTube videos, including which one just became the 10th video to cross 1 billion views.It's not a funny cat complication.... Read more

Is cinema moving to YouTube? Paramount Vault YouTube channel offers free movies
Is cinema moving to YouTube? Paramount Vault YouTube channel offers free movies By Luke Edwards

Paramount, one of the biggest studios in Hollywood, has started a YouTube channel with free movies.The Paramount Vault is a free to view YouTube channel with hundreds of movies available to stream at the click of the play button. These are sectioned into... Read more

This guy plays all the bad iOS GTA clones so you don’t have to
This guy plays all the bad iOS GTA clones so you don’t have to By Rik Henderson

Have you ever been compelled to try the mobile Grand Theft Auto clones that appear under Rockstar's official games when you search for "Grand Theft Auto" on the Apple app store? If not, you're one of the lucky ones. Not only have you saved yourself a... Read more

YouTube Kids app adds new parental controls to combat safety complaints
YouTube Kids app adds new parental controls to combat safety complaints By Elyse Betters

Google introduced a version of the YouTube app designed just for children earlier this year, and now it is updating that app with more parental controls, in response to criticism about the app not being safe for kids.Two consumer groups - the Center for... Read more

18 YouTube stars and channels you should be watching
18 YouTube stars and channels you should be watching By Elyse Betters

YouTube has more stuff to watch than funny cat videos.Shocking! We know. In fact, there is so much to watch on Google's video-sharing site that some content creators have become international "YouTube stars". Yes, that is a thing. From PewDiePie to Zoella,... Read more

What is YouTube Gaming and could it kill Twitch?
What is YouTube Gaming and could it kill Twitch? By Elyse Betters

Google is about to launch something a lot like Twitch. It's YouTube Gaming.At an event held at YouTube Space LA on 12 June, Google previewed a new initiative called YouTube Gaming. It's a mobile app as well as a website designed to showcase YouTube's... Read more

Step aside, Twitch: YouTube Gaming is set to go live 26 August
Step aside, Twitch: YouTube Gaming is set to go live 26 August By Elyse Betters

Google said it planned to launch its Twitch-like YouTube Gaming service sometime this summer - and now we have an exact date: 26 August.Google previewed a new initiative it was working in on in June called YouTube Gaming. It's a mobile app as well as... Read more

Real-life first-person shooter takes to Chatroulette, the result is amazing
Real-life first-person shooter takes to Chatroulette, the result is amazing By Luke Edwards

There have been a few real-life videos of first-person shooter games, but nothing like this.The creative geniuses at RealmPictures have created an entire gaming world, including zombies, weapons and boss baddies. But rather than just making a video,... Read more

NASA just uploaded its first 4K 60fps space video to YouTube
NASA just uploaded its first 4K 60fps space video to YouTube By Elyse Betters

NASA + 4K videos = awesome.As if videos of outer space weren't amazing enough to watch, NASA has decided to start publishing some to YouTube captured in 4K resolution and at 60 frames per second. Yeah. Gorgeous. We know."The view of life in space is getting... Read more

Forget 4K this YouTube video is 8K: Bet you can't run it though
Forget 4K this YouTube video is 8K: Bet you can't run it though By Rik Henderson

A video able to run in 8K has appeared on YouTube. It is also labelled as such and has a 4320p resolution (7680 x 4320).Of course, considering you need a beefy computer and display to get 4K video to work it's highly unlikely you'll get 8K video to run... Read more

YouTubers get their own action figure range… no, really!
YouTubers get their own action figure range… no, really! By Rik Henderson

YouTube stars are getting their own action figure range, with early versions already hitting Toys R Us stores in the States.That's not to say you'll be able to pitch PewDiePie up against a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle any time soon - more's the pity -... Read more

Watch this 360-degree, VR-like video to experience a Formula E race from the driver's view
Watch this 360-degree, VR-like video to experience a Formula E race from the driver's view By Elyse Betters

Imagine experiencing a Formula E motor race, but without ever having to leave your house. Now you can.The Formula E series uses electric cars, and some of those cars were recently fitted with 360-degree cameras, with the purpose of allowing you to experience... Read more

YouTube takes on Hollywood: Set to back feature films and original series, starring YouTubers
YouTube takes on Hollywood: Set to back feature films and original series, starring YouTubers By Elyse Betters

YouTube has officially begun moving away from a site that hosts billions of clips to a Hollywood-like company that green lights feature films and original series, but of course, these productions will premiere on YouTube first and star some of the biggest... Read more

YouTube apps will retire on some smart TVs, Apple TV, iOS devices: Here's what to do
YouTube apps will retire on some smart TVs, Apple TV, iOS devices: Here's what to do By Chris Hall

Are you seeing a strange warning video on your YouTube app? It might be that your device is using an older version of YouTube that's about to expire.In March 2014, YouTube announced that it was moving from something called Data API v2 over to Data API... Read more

Want to see YouTube in 4K at 60fps? Now you can
Want to see YouTube in 4K at 60fps? Now you can By Luke Edwards

YouTube has not only added 4K video but also higher frame rates, and now it's combining the two. YouTube videos that offer 4K resolution and run at 60 frames per second are now available to view online.At the moment the YouTube videos running at 4K and... Read more

What is the Bootleg Universe? Power/Rangers, Bond, Punisher short films and more
What is the Bootleg Universe? Power/Rangers, Bond, Punisher short films and more By Luke Edwards

If you've not yet heard of the Bootleg Universe but enjoy short films, prepare for some treats. These are films shorts based on big name franchise films, comics and TV shows that have been made into gritty versions of themselves.The two big names in the... Read more

Dedicated YouTube Kids app is a goer, expect it to arrive for Android very soon
Dedicated YouTube Kids app is a goer, expect it to arrive for Android very soon By Rik Henderson

Several months ago, rumours started to fly that YouTube was planning a dedicated version of its video site designed for kids. That has now been confirmed with YouTube Kids launching on Monday 23 February.The free app will be initially available for Android... Read more

You can now watch multi-angle videos on YouTube, and here's the first example
You can now watch multi-angle videos on YouTube, and here's the first example By Elyse Betters

YouTube has quietly unveiled a yet-to-be-named feature that essentially allows a content creator to upload multiple camera angles for a video, thus enabling you to watch that multi-angle video along with the audio track.The new feature is automatic, meaning... Read more

Vessel premium video service is now live, giving YouTube some competition
Vessel premium video service is now live, giving YouTube some competition By Elyse Betters

Hulu's former CEO has launched a direct competitor to YouTube, called Vessel, following an open call last month for creators to join.Jason Kilar dreamed up Vessel because he wanted to overhaul the online video business. He, along with former execs from... Read more

YouTube celebrities are a thing: Here are the top ones and tips on how to be the next PewDiePie
YouTube celebrities are a thing: Here are the top ones and tips on how to be the next PewDiePie By Elyse Betters

Let's talk about YouTube for a minute.If you only use YouTube to look up funny cat videos or how to brine a turkey, then you're probably unaware of this thing called YouTube celebrities. It's not really a thing...it's a fact. There are people on YouTube... Read more

Vessel premium video service hasn't even launched but is already nabbing YouTube stars
Vessel premium video service hasn't even launched but is already nabbing YouTube stars By Elyse Betters

Hulu's former CEO has unveiled a direct competitor to YouTube named Vessel.Jason Kilar dreamed up Vessel because he wanted to overhaul the online video business. He, along with former execs from Amazon and Microsoft, therefore created a service that... Read more

GTA Online: Most Wanted trailer will crack you up and leave you wanting more
GTA Online: Most Wanted trailer will crack you up and leave you wanting more By Luke Edwards

Just when you thought Grand Theft Auto V had little more to offer, this movie trailer surfaces.Be warned this isn't official, before you get to excited. GTA Online: Most Wanted is made by a fan whose YouTube account has plenty of examples of his work... Read more

YouTube just made GIF creation as easy as a click
YouTube just made GIF creation as easy as a click By Luke Edwards

The internet loves a good GIF. There are lots of tools for making them but YouTube has just released its own that should make them even easier to produce, ultimately meaning more wonderful GIFs.YouTube has quietly added a button in its Share menu called... Read more

YouTube looks back at 2014's top videos (and that iPhone 6 Plus bendgate video is included)
YouTube looks back at 2014's top videos (and that iPhone 6 Plus bendgate video is included) By Elyse Betters

It's that time of year again, when Google-owned YouTube looks back at the year's top videos.The video-sharing service has assembled a top 10 list for the most trending videos in 2014, as well as a celebratory Rewind video featuring tonnes of YouTube celebrities... Read more

What is YouTube Music Key, how much does it cost and where can I get it?
What is YouTube Music Key, how much does it cost and where can I get it? By Elyse Betters

Google has just announced YouTube Music Key beta, a new way to pay for the music you love.After months of leaks and rumours, the new music video subscription service is now official. Google said you'll see a new home just for music on the YouTube app... Read more

YouTube Music Key leak reveals Google has another subscription service coming soon
YouTube Music Key leak reveals Google has another subscription service coming soon By Elyse Betters

A subscription music service for YouTube has reportedly been in the work for months, and now a new report has shed some more light on the upcoming service along with some leaked screenshots.Tech website Android Police has claimed Google's new service... Read more

Kid-optimised version of YouTube could be in the works
Kid-optimised version of YouTube could be in the works By Elyse Betters

Tech companies are always looking for ways to expand their userbase. Last year was all about tackling emerging markets with low-end versions of high-end devices, while year it could be all about...children.According to report published by The Information on... Read more

Man turns kitchen microwave into lethal weapon, survives
Man turns kitchen microwave into lethal weapon, survives By Elyse Betters

A new YouTube video has shown the world that everyone has access to a lethal weapon in their kitchen. Oh, and it can also warm up your leftovers quite nicely.There are some things in life that definitely need a warning label, and this is one of them:... Read more

Google brings back centre-aligned YouTube design, puts emphasis on playlists
Google brings back centre-aligned YouTube design, puts emphasis on playlists By Jake Smith

Google-owned YouTube has taken the wraps off its new design, to keep up with the changing viewing habits of its users. The redesign aims to make it easier for users to find videos, with an emphasis on playlists, the company said.The new design brings... Read more

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