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…)

YouTube Gaming Launches Tomorrow

YouTube Gaming, which is Google’s take on a Twitch-like live-streamed gaming experience, launches tomorrow, August 26, according to Gamespot.

With the service, users will find more than 25,000 dedicated game pages to keep up with, support videos, and of course, live streams from your favorite gamers. At launch, YouTube Gaming should have both web and mobile applications available, so that you can feed that gaming addiction from anywhere.  (more…)

Victory: Google Decoupling Google+ and YouTube

In a blog post published this morning, Google states that with Google+, a few things could have gone better. “While we got certain things right, we made a few choices that, in hindsight, we’ve needed to rethink,” Google admits. If you happen to use YouTube and Google+, then you will know that statement could not be more true.

Before the changes that are set to take place, setting up a YouTube account attached to a Google+ profile, especially if you are a Google Apps user, was beyond ridiculous. And please, let’s not get started on the YouTube comments section regarding the involvement of Google+ and your need for a profile attached to your existing Google account.
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