Social Media

YouTube’s makeup superstar Michelle Phan moving away from beauty videos

YouTube celebrity Michelle Phan recently announced, in an open letter on her YouTube channel, her plan to move from beauty vlogging to other businesses, and asked for suggestions from fans.

YouTube Red serves up ad-free, downloadable videos for $10 a month 0:39

YouTube has officially launched its subscription service, letting you watch ad-free content for $10 per month. The new subscription also lets users download videos, listen in the background, and watch original series.

YouTube is ready to make you pay to watch some of its best new videos

We've known for some time that YouTube is planning a premium tier, and a new report suggests that programs from the platform's biggest stars are going to help tempt users into upgrading.
Movies & TV

YouTube gives fan funding and subscription features to gamers

YouTube is launching two new funding features, called subscription and fan funding, for members of YouTube Gaming as a way to get more money to gaming video makers, and increase their own revenue

DitchTV delivers your daily dose of YouTube video

A new free Web and iOS app called DitchTV serves up random categorized YouTube content using a combination of old-school channel surfing and gesture controls. It's sort of like the old-school method of flipping through channels on TV.

You can now stream mobile gameplay on Android and make a few bucks in the process

Get ready for an onslaught of gameplay video from Android devices. Gamers can now stream mobile gameplay on Android devices using Mobile Capture in the YouTube Gaming app. Sponsorships will enable gamers to make a few extra bucks in the…

YouTube star buys $4.5 million mansion with cash from Minecraft videos

Minecraft player Jordan "CaptainSparklez" Maron has purchased a Los Angeles mansion worth $4.5 million using proceeds earned from his YouTube video production career and a sizable fanbase.

Wiz Khalifa joins YouTube’s exclusive ‘1 billion views’ club

The Furious 7 track is now part of the most exclusive club on YouTube — Khalifa joins Mark Ronson, Meghan Trainor, Enrique Iglesias, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and of course Psy.

YouTube iOS update brings fresh design, adds new in-app editing tools

Continuing its Material Design rollout for its collection of iOS apps, Google has just launched a new look for YouTube as part of an update that also adds new in-app video editing capabilities.

PS4 system software 3.00 launches this week with YouTube sharing features

Sony has outlined the improvements, tweaks, and new gameplay sharing features it has in store for the next major PlayStation 4 firmware update, which is due to launch at the end of this month.

YouTube’s ad-free subscription service may finally launch in October

The contents of a leaked email sent to YouTube content creators suggests the Google-owned site is looking to launch its ad-free subscription service next month. The offering is likely to combine with Music Key, which launched last year and…