YouTube received an update last night to v5.7.36 that includes one major new feature – video quality playback. In the past, YouTube on mobile would only allow you to toggle between standard and high quality streams, but with the new update, you can manually choose anything from 144p up to 720p. An Auto mode exists as well, just like it does on the web, so assuming your connection is proper, I would imagine that it will default to 720p. There are also options for 240p and 360p.
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Over the weekend, a report from Variety suggested that Google was in the final stages to announce plans to buy video game streaming service Twitch for roughly $1 billion. A separate report from the Wall Street Journal, who must have much different sources, claims that the deal is still early, and that Twitch may decline whatever offer is made, opting for additional funding instead of selling off the company to Google. (more…)
Welcome to Google’s Update Wednesday, folks! Now that we have the introduction of Google’s Camera to the Play Store, and the Chrome Remote Desktop app as well, we’re now on to more minor updates. A new YouTube update brings some minor, but welcome, changes, including the ability to cast live videos to your Chromecast, a feature we first saw on desktop recently. (more…)
Ever wanted to watch The Droid Life Show live on your big screen? Even after the release of Chromecast, it’s been fairly tedious due to the limitation on live video streaming from YouTube. We now know that that’s about to change, as desktop streaming of live events looks to be working. (more…)
Google is still going strong with their trademark “Update Wednesdays,” and this week is absolutely no exception. We already saw the Wallet update and the possibly erroneous YouTube update, but now have a plethora of other fresh meat, most being relatively minor. Regardless, it’s definitely a good thing to see Google paying attention and squashing those bugs, adding nifty new features along the way.
All the updated apps are listed down below. We’ll be updating this post as we learn more. (more…)
Sooooo, YouTube just updated on all sorts of devices, which often times prompts us to write it up. Thing is, today’s update is different than most as it appears to have been an update targeted to employees of Google. Once updated, you’ll see that the YouTube icon has changed to an icon with a bone inside, which means it is part of their “dogfooding” program. Dogfooding, meaning internal testing. (more…)
Sometimes, new functionality brings new issues. Such seems to be the case with saved playlists in the YouTube app for iOS and Android, which have disappeared for a number of users. (more…)
It’s not you, it’s Google.
The dashboard is showing all things “green,” though. That is clearly wrong.
Update 11:19AM: We have orange for Gmail!
Update 11:22AM: Gmail is now sort of back. Can login to accounts, struggling with multiples, though. Contacts hating life. Hangouts won’t sign-in at all.
Update 1:00PM: Gmail seems to mostly be up now after an hour or so of frustration. Everyone good?
We are seeing issues with Gmail, Google Apps, Hangouts, Google+, and more. Will update this post as things come back online.