The wave of Google app updates continues to roll in today, with YouTube now joining the party. The Play store listing has yet to update and tell us what is new, but after opening the app, we noticed a couple of things almost immediately. The first, was a listing at the top our timeline which showed as an advertisement from Google for Drive. We aren’t sure if we are only going to see Google ads like this after the update or if this is the beginning of a new advertising machine for any company. (more…)
This news isn’t necessarily Android-related, but YouTube is as big of a Google service as any, and we wanted to make sure you were aware. Comments on YouTube videos and in channel discussion tabs will no longer be quite as terrible thanks to the incorporation of Google+ comments. The discussion tab comment overhaul has already begun, but comments in actual video pages won’t rollout for some time, though you can see an example of what they will look like above. (more…)
YouTube may do some questionable things every now and then, like changing their video settings user interface every 6th months, but for the most part Google likes to keep YouTube as a pretty high priority in their app lineup. Late last night, YouTube took to a blog post to announce a new feature that will be a welcome addition for video watchers on the go. (more…)
As you might have seen, the new YouTube application for Android began rolling out today. It’s a big update, full of features that we think are completely video worthy, so we went ahead a made a highlights video. The biggest change you might see is an updated layout – it still has the side panel for navigating your channels and trending videos, but the colors are more light and contrasted now than they were before. It is definitely a more polished UI. (more…)
A new update to the official YouTube app on Android has started rolling out as version 5.0.21. To put it simply, the update is huge. It introduces an entirely new card-style UI, a way to continue watching videos while your browse, and more. A reader just tossed it over to us, so we’re digging through with jaws dropped and drool all over our desk. But so far, I think I can safely say that you’ll all be impressed.
It’s rolling out slowly through the terribly obnoxious new staged rollouts app delivery method, so if you want it now, you’ll have to sideload with the link below. (more…)
We have heard the rumors, but today HTC has officially announced that actor Robert Downey Jr. is going to be spearheading a marketing campaign for them. In his first YouTube video for the company, RDJ arrives at HTC HQ looking to change things up, suggesting that they should look into Humongous Tinfoil Catamarans. (more…)
Ryan Socio, the gentleman who first reported the name Hangouts in regards to Google’s “Babel” project, recently got his hands on an unreleased version of the YouTube app for Android. According to Socio, the app has some sweet new features on the way.
Without giving any info on when we could expect the new version to hit Google Play, the insider states that the app will feature real multitasking capabilities, allowing watchers to view their videos, while also searching for other videos at the same time. (more…)
YouTube took to their blog today to announce a subscription-based model of monetization on some of their biggest channels. Everyone take a deep breath, the world is not ending. Now that we have all calmed down, let’s look at this rationally. YouTube’s post mentions that they were approached by many of their already money-making partners and asked for different ways to monetize and distribute content. Starting today with a select few channels, paid monthly subscriptions have come to YouTube. (more…)