YouTube

YouTube subscriptions are coming

Rumors of a YouTube subscription service have been rumbling in the background all year, but a new report suggests a revamped version of Music Key and a separate plan are launching soon.

Web

Look out, Twitch – here comes YouTube Gaming

From today, gaming fans can check out YouTube Gaming, the company's much anticipated Twitch-like streaming service that promises 25,000 pages for various game titles, live streams, archived gameplay footage, and more.

Gaming

Comcast’s YouTube rival is just weeks away

Watching television on your smart living room set is becoming identical to watching video on your laptop or smartphone, and Comcast's newest venture is proof. Its YouTube rival is expected to launch soon.

Home Theater

After YouTube Kids, is Google Maps next for the child-friendly treatment?

Google's already rolled out a kid-friendly version of YouTube, and is known to be interested in launching other child-oriented editions of its most popular Web tools. According to a recent job posting on its site, it looks like Maps could be next.

Mobile

Thanks to a counting tweak, YouTube videos won’t get stuck on ‘301+’ views anymore

YouTube has announced it's doing away with the infamous "301 view" threshold on popular videos. It'll move to a more accurate system -- a system better at distinguishing legitimate views from illegitimate ones -- soon.

Mobile

Live life from a cat’s perspective as Trip chases a laser pointer

In 90 seconds of truly riveting footage on YouTube, Tyler Crompton allows viewers to live the life of a laser-pointer-chasing feline by strapping a GoPro camera to the head of his cat.

Social Media

Major labels consider yanking music videos from YouTube, says report

Major label execs may be forced to remove their tunes from YouTube unless the site makes a change, according to a NY Post report. Execs told the Post that YouTube is one of the industry's worst partners: it pays creators little, lacks transparency. 

Music

Google+ cuts its ties with YouTube, but don’t delete your account yet

Google announced that it will separate Google+ from YouTube, so users can upload videos and comment without the need for a Google+ account. However, if you have a YouTube channel, it would be a huge mistake to delete your Google+ account right now.

Social Media

Google brings immersive, 360-degree video ads to YouTube

With virtual reality grabbing all the headlines lately, and YouTube recently rolling out support for 360-degree videos, it was only a matter of time before the Google-owned company found a way of introducing the technology to advertisers.

Mobile

The AP opens a YouTube time portal with the largest archival upload ever

The Associated Press has teamed up with Movietone to offer 550,000 videos over 100 years of archival news clips on YouTube, allowing users to search for everything from footage of the Pearl Harbor bombing to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Movies & TV

Vervid embraces the scourge of YouTube, wants to host your vertical videos

Everyone watches video on their phones. but for some, it's annoying to have to turn their phones to the side to watch full-width videos. Vervid, a new site, wants to do for vertical video what Vine did for square vids.

Mobile

Hilarious new Sling TV ads mock ‘Old TV’ in the cleverest way possible

Aimed at fed-up millennials, the campaign uses the hashtag #TakeBackTV and mocks the established broadcast model across, TV, social and digital platforms with three satirical spots

Movies & TV

YouTube strikes back: video sharing site is now bigger than cable

It has more competition than ever, but YouTube is fighting hard to keep its position as the world's No. 1 video destination, according to figures released in Google's earnings call.

Web

Mobile gamers with Sony Xperia devices can now stream to Twitch or YouTube

Both mobile gaming and game streaming are exploding in popularity, so why not combine both? A new app from Sony lets users of its Xperia devices stream games directly from their phones to Twitch or YouTube.

Mobile

YouTube star PewDiePie said to have made a whopping $7 million in 2014

Ever tried to make some money on YouTube? PewDiePie gave it a go, and now he's raking in millions of dollars annually. The YouTube star, who's scored nearly 10 billion views in five years, has made a living out of recordings of himself playing video games.

Gaming