YouTube

is a video-sharing website where users can upload videos. It is currently (7/2012) the largest such site, and was founded in 2005 by  Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who all worked at PayPal before. While it mainly featured movies from regular folks (and some illegal user uploads) at the beginning, but eventually YouTube grabbed enough market share to attract higher quality content over the years. Now, there is something for everyone, and YouTube continues to push for high-quality content, while keeping the support from amateur video-makers. The company was acquired by Google in 2006 for $1.6B.

YouTube’s Explore Tab Is Now Rolling Out For iOS And Android
A couple of years ago, YouTube was testing out a new way for users to find and discover new videos. As it stands, YouTube relies on a Trending section where users can discover hot new videos, but it looks like the Trending tab will be going away as YouTube has since announced that finally, after years of testing, they will be replacing it with the Explore tab.

YouTube TV Subscriptions Made Through Apple’s App Store Will End In March
Apple’s App Store provides a place where users can manage their subscriptions easily. This is because Apple allows users to directly subscribe to various services through in-app purchases, but the only problem with that is that companies need to pay Apple a cut of up to 30% for all in-app purchases.

YouTube TV Could Be Getting An Apple TV Channels-Like Feature
Streaming services like Netflix allow users to stream directly from the company’s catalogue of TV shows and movies. However, unlike Netflix, Apple has a slightly different approach where on the Apple TV, there is a feature known as Channels in which it allows users to subscribe to various streaming services directly within Apple TV.

YouTube Music Could Soon Allow Users To Upload Their Own Library
While YouTube Music pretty much does what it advertises, where it can stream songs on demand, one of the features that seems to be lacking compared to some other streaming services is the inability for users to upload their own music libraries. This is important because due to licensing and regional issues, some songs that you want might not be available for streaming.

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YouTube Music For Android Updated With A Lyrics Section
Most of us love to sing along to songs, but sometimes we don’t always know the lyrics. So what do we do? We pull up a website that has the lyrics for us, but if you’d rather not interrupt the process by pulling up another app on your phone, not to worry if you’re a YouTube Music subscriber.

Classic YouTube Desktop Interface Will Be Phased Out In March
As with most companies, YouTube has tweaked its design over the years where it has evolved to better suit the needs of its users, and also to adapt to current trends. This is a good thing, of course, but if you still prefer the old and classic YouTube desktop interface, you might be interested to learn that YouTube will be killing it off this coming March.

Samsung Sero Rotating TV Closer To a Global Launch
The Samsung Sero TV has debuted in South Korea as a concept device, but at CES 2020, it seems ever closer to becoming a full-on product with future global availability.

Google Giving Free Nest Mini Devices For International YouTube Premium And Music Subscribers
It’s not surprising that companies would want to lock you into their ecosystem. This makes sense as it means that you would keep using their products and services and eventually become too dependent on it to quit. For those who are using YouTube Premium or YouTube Music, you might be in luck.

YouTube Superstar PewDiePie Will Be ‘Quitting’ YouTube In 2020
YouTube sensation PewDiePie is no stranger to controversy and has been on the platform for the longest time ever. However, it seems that come 2020, the YouTuber has announced that he will be taking a break. Exactly for how long remains to be seen, but either way, it seems that we might see less of him in the new year.

YouTube May Delete Your Channel If You Don't Make Enough Money
The title of this news might sound misleading but that is how YouTube’s new terms of service appear to be.With its latest update to the terms and conditions, it has got all the content creators confused with something specific.Under the section for “Account Suspension & Termination“, a controversial statement has been added:“YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube […]

YouTube Music Replaces Play Music As A Preinstalled App On Android 10
If you install Android 10 on your device and you’re wondering where the Play Music app has gone, it turns out that Google has announced that with Android 10, they have decided to replace the Play Music app as the preinstalled music app with YouTube Music, so don’t be surprised if you find it in place of Play Music.

For The First Time, Apple’s iPhone Event Can be Live Streamed On YouTube
Whenever Apple hosts an event, they typically make it available for live streaming. However, in the past, the company has made it exclusive to their platforms, where you could either only stream it on an iOS device or a Mac device using their Safari browser. Apple has since slowly expanded its availability, where last year’s event could be watched live on Twitter.

How to Unblock YouTube Videos
YouTube is probably the best place to find good video content. However, nowadays, due to copyright issues and legal troubles, you might find some YouTube videos to be age-restricted and blocked for some countries. Hence, it becomes an inconvience at times when you don’t want to sign in or if a video is not available in your country.

PewDiePie Is The First Individual YouTuber To Hit 100 Million Subscribers
These days technology has opened up all kinds of doors when it comes to a career. No longer are people limited to more traditional jobs, and where one could do jobs on the internet that could potentially make them millions. PewDiePie is a name that many are familiar with, and rightfully so.