Movies & TV

YouTube TV offers a week of free service after frustrating World Cup outage

For sports fans watching a major event at home, there can be few things more frustrating than the broadcast suddenly going blank. It happened recently for YouTube TV subscribers, and now the company wants to make amends.

How to use YouTube’s Incognito Mode in the Android app

The YouTube Android app is finally getting Incognito Mode -- a feature that will help you browse YouTube in private whenever you want. Here's how to activate Incognito Mode in the YouTube Android app.

Learn how to play YouTube in the background on iOS and Android

We show you how to play YouTube in the background with apps such as Opera, Chrome, and Firefox -- along with the premium offerings like YouTube Premium -- whether you have an Android or iOS device.

Saving your favorite YouTube videos for posterity is quick, easy with these tools

Learning how to download YouTube videos is easier than you might think. There are plenty of great tools you can use, both online and offline. These are our favorites and a step by step guide on how to use them.

Download music from YouTube in seconds with these great tools

Ripping audio from YouTube has never been easier, but there are so many tools out there, which ones are the best? In this guide, we teach you how to download music from YouTube with a couple different tools -- just proceed with caution.

YouTube delights multitaskers by offering picture-in-picture to lots more users

YouTube has offered a picture-in-picture mode for a while, but you had to be a paid-up member of its Red service to use it. The good news is that it's now offering the feature to nonsubscribers, but with some limitations.
Movies & TV

Save a few bucks with the best free feature-length movies on YouTube

Bank account emptier than you thought? Check out our curated list of the best full movies on YouTube to find feature-length flicks that are free, legally uploaded, and actually worth watching.

YouTube boosts creators with channel subs, merchandise stores, and Premieres

YouTube is expanding some existing features and introducing a new one in a bid to help creators earn more money through their work. Channel subs, a merchandise store, and "Premieres" are all part of the effort.
Home Theater

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium launch on mobile in 17 countries

Google officially launched YouTube Music, the app that will eventually replace Google Play Music. YouTube Premium also debuted, replacing YouTube Red in the paid subscription tier.

How to easily record your laptop screen with apps you already have

Learning how to record your computer screen shouldn't be a challenge. Lucky for you, our comprehensive guide lays out how to do so using a host of methods, including both free and premium utilities.

You won’t find the new pop stars in movies. You’ll find them on Twitch.

Game streaming on Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and other sites has become a worldwide phenomenon. You likely know that already – but you may be surprised by how many people tune in, and how much money popular streamers make.
Social Media

The beginning of the end? Teens are abandoning Facebook for YouTube

Pew Research Center found that teens use YouTube at a greater rate than any other social media service, with services like Snapchat and Instagram seeing dramatic growth. Should Facebook be worried?

John Bain, better known to gamers as TotalBiscuit, dies at 33

Prominent YouTuber and gaming critic John Bain, better known as TotalBiscuit or the Cynical Britt, has passed away after a battle with bowel cancer. He was 33 years old and is survived by his wife and son.

YouTube Red is now YouTube Premium. What is it, and should you subscribe?

Thanks to Google, YouTube Red is now YouTube Premium. We explain what exactly a YouTube Premium subscription gets you, how much it costs, and break down if it's a good choice for you.
Emerging Tech

A drone made out of pizza? This YouTuber shows you just how to dough it

How do you like your drones: Thin-crust or Chicago-style? That’s the question you’ll be asking yourself after watching this video of a functioning drone that's built out of pizza. Seriously.
DT Daily

DT Daily: YouTube announces Premium subscription service

YouTube's ad-free subscription service, YouTube Red, is going away. In its place will be the new YouTube Premium with more exclusive original content and music, designed to compete with other streaming services.

YouTube Premium replaces YouTube Red for $2 more -- act now to get the old price

With lots of people hitting YouTube for their music fix, it's always felt well placed to build a subscription-based music service. But up to now the company has failed to nail it. So how about another version of YouTube Music?
Social Media

YouTube TV rolls out voice control, incognito mode in new test

YouTube TV is gaining a voice control option that doesn't require the Google Home. The main YouTube app, meanwhile, appears to be testing an incognito mode to hide search and view history.