Timed to coincide with last week’s Google I/O 2016, Google released their latest Spotlight Story, Pearl, to YouTube including full 360-degree viewing support. The short film was originally shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, but the release via YouTube makes it available for all to view. Read more
The NFL and YouTube have expanded upon their already existing pact that will allow the site to upload more previews, highlights and recaps of football games on the service.
So, you’ve just watched an amazing video on YouTube and want to enthuse about it with your bestie, usually it means you have to leave the YouTube app to access a separate messaging app. But hold on, that may not be the case for much longer because the YouTube app will soon offer a built-in messaging capability. Read more
While this feature may not be favorable by everyone, it’s arriving whether you like it or not.
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.