YouTube integrates music and videos, launches Premium in 13 European markets

YouTube has launched a new feature that enables users to switch seamlessly between listening to music and watching videos on its YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium services and has expanded the services to new European markets. Users listening to music on the premium service will be able to tap a button at the top […]

Twitch sees decline in viewers, but is still clear favourite for game streaming

Twitch saw its first record decline in viewership in Q2 2019, claims StreamElements. According to the latest StreamElements State of the Stream report, Twitch saw just over 2.7 billion hours of live streaming content viewed on the platform for the quarter, making up 72.2% of the total time spent watching live streams. While Twitch is […]

Prime Video and YouTube brought back to Google and Amazon products

Google and Amazon have restored their video services to each others devices after almost a year and a half of sparring.  In a statement sent out on Tuesday, Amazon announced the launch of the YouTube app for Fire TV, complete with support for Alexa. Almost simultaneously, Google issued its own statement announced support for Amazon […]

Ampere: Facebook video viewing dips as Netflix and Amazon rise

The proportion of European and US internet users viewing videos on Facebook has declined from 28% to 23% since Q3 2016, according to Ampere Analysis’ latest Barometer of online video trends. Netflix viewers have increased from 22% to 37% of internet users over the same period, while Amazon viewers have increased by nine percentage points. […]

YouTube is testing hiding comments by default in effort to combat toxic community

YouTube is testing a feature that hides comments by default on its Android App, the company confirmed. In a statement issued to the press, a YouTube spokesperson said: “We’re always experimenting with ways to help people more easily find, watch, share and interact with the videos that matter most to them. We are testing a […]

YouTube to face child protection investigation

Google-owned YouTube is set to face an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into its failure to protect children online. A report from The Washington Post claims that the FTC has been alerted to how the company deals with the personal information of children by complaints from advocacy groups. One of The Post’s sources says […]

Nielsen expands measurement for YouTube app on mobile to 26 new countries

Nielsen has expanded its advertising measurement to YouTube’s mobile app. Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings for YouTube Mobile will be available in 26 new markets: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and […]

T-Series hits 100 million subscribers on YouTube

Bollywood record label T-Series has become the first channel on YouTube to reach 100 million subscribers. This major milestone affirms the channel’s status as the top channel on the platform, and follows a months-long feud for supremacy with personality and controversialist PewDiePie (real name Felix Kjellberg). Kjellberg currently sits on 96 million subscribers. Since the […]

Oculus Quest will launch with YouTube

A native version of YouTube will be available on the Oculus Quest VR headset when it launches on May 21. As announced by the company in a blog post, the app will offer both traditional 2D and 360-degree videos. Google has historically taken its time in launching YouTube on third-party hardware. That Quest will have […]

YouTube confirms shift from pay to free for premium content

YouTube has confirmed that its premium content will be available for free as the business shifts to an ad-supported model for originals. The Google-owned platform used its NewFront presentation in New York on Thursday (May 2) to reveal that originals such as Cobra Kai will live on on the platform, but will be moved in front of […]

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