YouTube Rolls Out Mobile Live Streaming to Channels With at Least 10K Subscribers

YouTube started rolling out its new mobile live streaming feature today to channels that have at least 10,000 subscribers. Don’t worry, though, the rest of the YouTube community will have it soon.

To start mobile live streaming, once it’s enabled on your account, you’ll do so with a live button that sits in the bottom right corner of the YouTube main screen. Tap that, decide to “Go live,” name it, and then be on your way to interacting with the world live.  (more…)

YouTube Intros HDR Support, But You’ll Need a Compatible Display

Announced this week, YouTube now supports the uploading of videos in HDR (high dynamic range), bringing a new era of content with higher contrast and vibrant colors.

While 4K and HDR is all the rage currently, viewers will need a compatible display/monitor/TV in order to enjoy this upgraded video quality. YouTube shamelessly plugs that HDR TVs with a Chromecast Ultra connected will do the trick for viewing HDR content, but states that all 2016 Samsung SUHD and UHD TVs will soon also support HDR.  (more…)

YouTube Creators Can Now Pin Comments, Give Hearts, and Moderate Conversations Better

If you happen to be a content creator on YouTube, things are changing in the coming weeks that you should take note of. In total, there are six things being added for those in charge of a channel, each of which should benefit not only you, but your community as a whole. YouTube lists three changes for the interaction side of things, then three behind-the-scenes changes that can help make your channel a better place for people to be.  (more…)

Upcoming YouTube Go App Engineered to Limit Data Usage, Help Those With Slow Data Speeds

In 2017, YouTube intends to launch a new application called YouTube Go. The app has been in the works at YouTube for some time, with teams of engineers, designers, and researchers travelling to India, collecting ideas and testing prototypes with hundreds of people across 15 cities. The goal, according to YouTube, is to offer those with slower data connections the ability to watch any video at any time, hopefully regardless of connectivity speeds.  (more…)

Google is Moving Hangouts On Air From Google+, Bringing It to YouTube Live

Google, a company known well for its redundancy, is making a move to eliminate a small portion of its duplicate services. For the past few months at least, those looking to produce their own live podcasts could choose between Hangouts on Air (intertwined with Google+) or YouTube Live (essentially the same as Hangouts on Air, but locked to YouTube). In an announcement made this afternoon, Google will end Hangouts on Air via Google+, and is moving everyone to YouTube Live. (more…)

YouTube Gets Mobile Live Streaming

YouTube has been in the live streaming game for a number of years now, but you have never been able to live stream from a mobile device. That seems odd, since YouTube is still video king and Google is a company who has heavily invested its future in mobile. Instead, those who want to live stream from anywhere on mobile have had to turn to services like Periscope and Facebook, who were early into mobile live streaming game.

Today, YouTube is joining the party. As a part of VidCon, YouTube and Google announced that mobile live streaming is arriving to a select group of YouTubers immediately and will then rollout “more widely soon.”  (more…)