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Google helps YouTube and Chrome for Android work better with slow (or non-existent) wireless coverage

Google is unveiling a number of new features designed to help Android smartphones work better when connected to slow or spotty networks. That includes updates to the Chrome browser which allows users to download pages for offline reading or to compress more data while surfing the web and a trial of YouTube Go, which lets […]

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YouTube Music for Android, iOS turns your phone into a non-stop jukebox

YouTube is already one of the best places to find pretty much any song you’re looking for: if an artist hasn’t officially uploaded the track, odds are some user has. And in addition to official recordings there are a ton of live recordings that are either professionally recorded or captured at concerts by smartphone users. […]

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Record and share your Android gaming sessions

Google recently rolled out an updated version of the YouTube Gaming app for Android, allowing users to record and/or stream live video of their gaming session over YouTube. Now the company is bringing support for game recording to anyone with an Android device that has the Google Play Games app installed. Just fire up Play Games, […]

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YouTube Red launches Oct 28th: Ad-free YouTube for $10 per month

Love watching videos on YouTube, but hate sitting through (or waiting 5 seconds to skip) the ads? Google is launching another option. Starting October 28th, you’ll be able to pay $9.99 per month for a YouTube Red subscription. It provides access to all YouTube content on all your devices. But you’ll never see an ad […]

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Now you can watch other people play Android games (YouTube Gaming)

Some folks like to watch other folks play video games. A lot. That’s why Amazon paid a billion dollars to acquire game streaming company Twitch last year, and it’s why Google launched a new service this summer called YouTube Gaming. While YouTube Gaming may be the newcomer, Google’s got a bit of experience with streaming […]

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Google starts unbundling Google+ from services, starting with YouTube

YouTube is going anti-social… or rather, Google is reversing its controversial decision to require users to sign up for a Google+ social network account. New users don’t need a Google+ profile to upload videos, create a channel, or leave comments anymore. And comments left on videos won’t show up on your Google+ profile should you […]

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YouTube Mobile app get video editor, vertical video improvements

Google has rolled out an updated version of its YouTube mobile apps for Android, iOS and web which includes new a revised user interface and a few new features. When you watch a vertical video in full-screen mode, it will now stay vertical. And there’s an improved video editor that makes it easier to trim […]