YouTube on Android Now Does the VR Video Thing, Adds Cardboard Viewer Too

Google announced today that YouTube on Android now does VR video. Not only that, but if you own a Google Cardboard product, you can also view almost all videos through sort of a virtual movie theater like experience.

With VR in YouTube, Google is fully jumping on the current trend for video experiences, where creators try to “give you a sense of depth” and help you feel “like you’re actually there.” In order to experience them, all you need is Google Cardboard and a VR video (like the Hunger Games Experience or TOMS Shoes Giving Trip). Once you have Cardboard loaded up with one of those videos, you should be able to tap on the settings button in the top right corner to find a Cardboard option that will launch you into VR mode.  (more…)

Google Play Games Updated With Record & Share Feature

Calling all mobile gamers who wish to share their gaming experiences with the world, you may now do so. Thanks to an update for Google Play Games, you can now record any gameplay you do on your smartphone, then edit and share that gameplay footage directly to YouTube. Not to confuse this with YouTube Gaming, which allows you to stream gameplay to YouTube, Google Play Games is an offline option for those who wish to do a bit of editing before allowing the world to view it.  (more…)

Early Google Play Music Subscribers Get to Keep $7.99 Price With YouTube Red, Receive Free Month

Wondering what would happen to that $7.99 Google Play Music price you locked into in the early days, now that YouTube Red is about to launch? According to emails being sent to subscribers who have hung onto the $7.99 price, nothing is changing at all. In fact, Google is going to give you a free month of service, just because.  (more…)

Google is Also Launching YouTube Music on October 28, Yet Another YouTube App

As a part of its YouTube red announcement, Google announced a new app to the growing YouTube line-up, YouTube Music. Yes, come October 28, we will not only have YouTube, YouTube Kids, YouTube Gaming, YouTube Red subscriptions, and Google Play Music, we will also have a stand-alone music app for YouTube, called YouTube Music. Keeping up with all of that?  (more…)

YouTube Announces YouTube Red, It’s Ad-Free Service With Special Perks (Updated)

This morning, YouTube announced a new service called YouTube Red. The service has been rumored in the past, but we now officially know what it will offer to users who are willing to pay its $9.99 per month fee. The service kicks of on October 28.

With YouTube Red, subscribers get an ad-free experience, whether they are watching videos or streaming music, there will be offline saving of clips, and background audio play on mobile, so you can continue listening to talks or tracks without having your screen on. Oh, it also includes a Google Play Music subscription at no additional cost. On the flip side, if you are a Google Play Music subscriber, you will also receive a free subscription to YouTube Red. (more…)