Netflix and YouTube find unlikely home in Tesla cars

Netflix and YouTube are set to continue their ubiquitous availability in an unusual platform – cars.  More specifically, Tesla cars.  Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday: “Ability to stream YouTube & Netflix when car is stopped coming to your Tesla soon! Has an amazingly immersive, cinematic feel due to the comfy seats & surround sound […]

Children’s content is most popular on YouTube

Children’s content and content featuring children receives the most amount of views on YouTube, new research has revealed.  According to a Pew Research Center study that analysed nearly 50,000 YouTube channels, videos aimed at children were highly popular, as were those that featured children under the age of 13 – regardless of their intended audience.  […]

Fortnite World Cup 2019 Finals attract 20m viewers

Fortnite cemented its position as one of the hottest properties in esports with its inaugural World Cup attracting 19,629,975 total viewers on Twitch between July 26-28. According to Esports Charts, which collates esports viewers across multiple platforms, viewers watched a total of 22,705,809 hours across Mixer, Facebook, OpenRec.TV, Twitch and YouTube. The overall viewing peak […]

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 […]