YouTube Announces Live TV Service

YouTube Announces Live TV Service

Feb 28, 2017

YouTube TV is here.

This interesting service might get the cable companies rethinking strategy.

The features:

– Live TV streaming from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, regional sports networks and dozens of popular cable networks.

– A cloud DVR, with no storage limits.

– A service that works great on all your screens.

– YouTube Red Originals.

– Six accounts, one price.

– Half the cost of cable with zero commitments.

All available on all one’s screens… even mobile.

YouTube Live is on its way to be released in big cities first, with more to follow.


YouTube Gaming Gets New Features via Update

YouTube Gaming Gets New Features via Update

Oct 16, 2015

YouTube Gaming has an update going out now.

One major feature added is Mobile Capture, which allows players to record and live stream gameplay on the go from Android devices.

Also, there is a new beta Subscription feature which allows people to fan fund content creation.

More features, per the presser, include:

– More easily see when there are live streams for games in your collection
– Easier video bookmarking with Watch Later
– Improved performance and a redesigned watch page on
– Better search navigation on iOS by remembering your previous searches
– Import existing subscriptions anytime from YouTube via Settings

For more specific details, check out the YouTube Gaming Blog Post detailing the changes. It remains free on Google Play.

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[via Youtube Gaming Post]

Google Launches YouTube Gaming

Google Launches YouTube Gaming

Aug 26, 2015

YouTube Gaming is a new service that allows folks to immerse themselves further into games they play. There’s a lot of streams to pick from, and numerous ways to stay connected.

Per the Android app page:

YouTube Gaming keeps you connected to the games, players, and culture that matter to you. Featuring videos and live streams with chat — including let’s plays, reviews, speedruns, trailers, and more from your favorite gamers and publishers — you can explore the games you care about more deeply than ever before.
With videos covering Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Garry’s Mod, and tens of thousands more, it’s all on YouTube Gaming.

Note that you may encounter mature content in YouTube Gaming.

• Watch videos from more than 25,000 games
• Experience live streams while chatting with other gamers
• Get recommended videos based on games you love

• Browse dedicated pages for every game, as well as publisher and gamer channels
• Explore categories from reviews to let’s plays, machinima, eSports, and more
• Favorite your games and channels for updates and easy access

• Receive live stream notifications to keep up with the action
• Join a community of publishers and gamers over 100 million strong
• Tune in to live streams of events like E3, PAX, and Gamescom

The app is available now, for free.

[via YouTube Blogpost]

YouTube Adds Homepage Tweaks via Update

YouTube Adds Homepage Tweaks via Update

Jan 23, 2015

Google is hard at work improving its core Android apps; YouTube is getting an update that is rolling out currently.

Per the app page:

It’s easier than ever to find new music and rock out to old favorites on YouTube. Discover songs and artists on a music homepage made just for you. Listen to an endless YouTube Mix inspired by your favorite song or artist. Play albums fast – right from search.

YouTube remains free on the Play Store.

[Source: Google Play Store Page]

Looking to Watch the State of the Union Live? Check out YouTube.

Looking to Watch the State of the Union Live? Check out YouTube.

Jan 20, 2015

For those looking to dial in on the President’s annual State of the Union address, there is yet another online/mobile option: YouTube.

Starting at 9 PM ET tonight, folks with internet access can navigate to the White House YouTube Channel to access the address live. That means folks on Android devices with access to the YouTube app and/or can watch and listen President Obama give his remarks.

The White House Channel also serves as a public-facing interaction tool. It highlights life and work in the White House, with access to press briefings, weekly addresses, “raw video” and a whole lot more. It gives interested parties a view of presidential happenings, and even includes information from and about the first family.

There is also an interesting “Catching up with the Curator” series available.

The link (and actual video feed) is shown below. The Android YouTube app is available for free on Google Play.

[Source: AndroidCentral and White House Youtube Channel]

Google Search, Google+ and Youtube receive updates

Google Search, Google+ and Youtube receive updates

Aug 13, 2014

Google is in a giving mood, and at least three of its mobile apps for Android have updates available to Android users.

First up, Google Search is introducing flight card updates that provide alternatives when there are delays. Also, train and bus reminders can be generated from reservation emails received via Gmail. Of course, there are the requisite performance tweaks and bug fixes.

the card changes will be of special interest to people who are invested in Google Now, the voice-driven extension of Google Search.

Next up, the new build of YouTube introduces automatic correction of misspelled search entries, a video quality selector that allows mobile users adjust screen resolution, a fix for voice search and other unnamed fixes and improvements.

Rounding out the list is Google+, Google’s social networking and sharing app. It now allows users to cast media and links from their stream to compatible TVs. It’s also possible to edit Auto Awesome Movies on select devices; and then there are the enhancements and fixes.

If you haven’t seen the updates yet, no sweat; they have been rolling out this week, and should get to you soon.

[Source: Google Play]

Jongla Brings Cross-Platform Messaging and YouTube Sharing to Android

Jongla Brings Cross-Platform Messaging and YouTube Sharing to Android

Jun 17, 2013

Jongla, a free messaging service for mobile devices, is trying to make mobile messaging more cross-platform and more dynamic with more media options. The app, recently updated on Android, allows for users who register with their phone (sorry tablet users, the app isn’t supported yet) to send messages to other users of Jongla, be they on iOS, the upcoming Windows Phone version, or most interestingly, on the web. Jongla features an HTML5 client that lets its users read and send their messages from any web browser. Take that, iMessage!

Jongla’s newest feature is the ability to easily share YouTube videos from within the app. Tapping the + icon to share media now features a YouTube option. This pulls up a mobile web view for YouTube’s site, which then makes it easy to search for videos, or to check out the top videos featured on YouTube’s front page. Then, tap the send arrow, and a link to the video will be added to the message to be sent to your contact. Simple as that.

Jongla is available for free from Google Play.

Magisto Makes Movie Modifications Magically

Magisto sounds like it should be a villain from a comic series ("Fear me, I am Magisto the Malevolent!" might be some of his nefarious dialogue), but no, it's actually an Android app for shooting and editing Android videos magically. Remember Arthur C. Clarke said about technology and magic.

The app is designed to let users shoot a video, or upload one they've alredy taken to the app. They add a title, choose a soundtrack from the on-device library or from the app's selection of licensed music, and then Magisto claims that it will intelligently add in effects, make edits, and splice together footage in a way that is downright magical. There's facial recognition for recognizing who is who in a video, and stabilization can be applied, because we're not all robots who have hands that don't shake. I mean, I'm not, but other people might be.

Once a video is run through Magisto, it can then be shared to Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and videos can be accessed from any device that runs Magisto, including the iOS app. iOS? Now that is truly nefarious, says Magisto the Malevolent.

Magisto is available for free from Google Play.

VEVO App Available For Android

VEVO App Available For Android

Jan 13, 2011

(In my best old mans voice) “In my days, MTV stood for music television and played nothing but music videos!”

Those days are looong gone thanks to the wretched inception of “Reality TV” (I think I just threw up in my mouth). Thankfully we have technology and the internet to help fill the music video void left in our hearts. Now, thanks to sites like VEVO, getting your music video fix is just a few clicks away. VEVO can be accessed through a multitude of platforms and you can now include Android to that list thanks to their recently released VEVO app.

New YouTube App Hits The Market

New YouTube App Hits The Market

Oct 22, 2010

Google’s YouTube Android App has joined its emancipated brethren and can now be found chillin in the Android Market. Google has been slowly but steadily updating and moving core apps onto the Market and making them available as stand alone apps. You may remember some more recent apps such as “Gmail” and “Car Home,” who also made the move. These moves make for better app management allowing for more updates and quicker releases.