Google appears to be working on a YouTube for web design overhaul. The interface could see its biggest change in design since the service’s official debut. Just about every aspect follows right in line with Google’s Material Design UI found across platforms and services.
Earlier this year, YouTube started to take significant flak in the form of a protest called “Where’s The Fair Use?” The movement started in response to what critics say is a broken copyright challenge system implemented by YouTube called Content ID that fails to recognize legitimate uses of copyright material. YouTube finally acknowledged that they indeed had a problem on their hands and promised to work on addressing the issues. A new step has been taken in that process with YouTube’s announcement that they are going to modify their systems so that revenues will continue to accrue while videos are in the dispute process. Read more
Remember how new technology has killed the music industry several times over? Every few years something new crops up that will supposedly destroy music as we know it, making it so that no one could possibly continue to make new music with that particular technology around. Literally every new contraption in the music industry was regarded as a “threat” at one point or another: records, CDs, MTV, the internet, etc.
What’s the newest boogeyman for the music industry? Well, according to Peter Mensch, manager of rock bands like Metallica, it’s YouTube. Read more
Google has brought two new features to YouTube that’s going to dramatically improve the virtual reality experience for anyone using the app. These features expound upon the 360-degree video support that was added last year, which allowed creators to upload immersive videos and experiences to YouTube for fans to enjoy. Read more
Listen to the second episode of the Talk Android Podcast.
Version 11.13 of the YouTube application on Android brings a new interface overlay.
If you have been by the YouTube web site any time today, you may have noticed a new icon in the video control bar. Matching the logo shown above, the button gives viewers the ability to switch over and watch videos in the new SnoopaVision mode. Read more
Listen to the first episode of the Talk Android Podcast presented by iClever.
YouTube Gaming has expanded its video-sharing service and is now available to try in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland.
Google’s ATAP division has dropped a new short film onto YouTube that promotes the platform’s new 360 degree video experience. It’s a Spotlight Story, so it’s only about 30 seconds long, but it’s a well animated, light-hearted skit. Read more