Tag: YouTube

Google is testing out a cheaper YouTube Premium Lite plan in Nordic and Benelux countries

Google is testing out a new cheaper plan for YouTube Premium, with a Lite option. YouTube Premium currently costs £11.99 in the UK, $11.99 in the US and €11.99 in the rest of Europe and gets you advert free video viewing on all platforms, access to YouTube Music, background playback and the ability to download videos. However, there seems to be a subset of users who want to just watch […]

YouTube will be hiding the dislike count from some videos

YouTube will be planning on removing the dislike counter on the bottom of YouTube videos in the near future, as the company begins testing new interface designs. YouTube has shared a concept of that the new interface could look like, which simply removes the number of dislikes a video has, while the thumbs down button still remains – only YouTube creators will be able to see the amount of dislikes […]

YouTube will stop working on the 3rd generation Apple TV next month

The third generation Apple TV is going to be losing support for the dedicated YouTube app in March this year after being supported since 2013, over eight years. YouTube support for the older second generation was removed back in 2015 and going forward YouTube is suggesting that the newer Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K are an option as well as AirPlay from an iPhone, iPod touch or iPhone […]

YouTube on Android TV now supports 8K video playback

YouTube itself has supported the 8K resolution about five years ago and we’re now starting to see some 8K TV hit the market, and to meet that demand, YouTube has updated its app on Android TV to support 8K, up until now standard Android TV boxes have been capped at a maximum of 4K. The new version is 2.12.08 and according to Android Police, it is rolling out slowly. Android 10 is […]

YouTube on Apple TV is rolling out support for 4K

With tvOS 14 Apple finally opted to support Google’s own VP9 codec for UHD 4K content, as well as on iOS too. tvOS launched a few weeks ago and starting late last week, the official YouTube app on Apple TV was updated to support 4K videos. Previously the max was 1080p on the Apple TV and now users will have access to 1440p and 2160p (4K) videos on YouTube. tvOS […]

Google Play Music will be shut down at the end of this year

Google has always had a long history of starting something, then shutting it down and now Google Play Music is going to be shut down this year, with the recent launch of YouTube Music, which is included as part of YouTube Premium. Google will be shutting down and deleting data for Play Music in December with a four month plan in place, starting this month users will not be able […]

YouTube Kids app is now available on Apple TV

YouTube Kids, which is a separate app on iOS and Android is a customised, pared back experience for kids which provides a safe environment for parents to give to kids and be safe in the knowledge they won’t see anything age inappropriate by accident. The service uses humans to review the content, feedback from parents as well as automated filters. Parents can even restrict screen time in the app too. […]

Sonos speakers now support YouTube Music

Today, Sonos has announced that its speakers will now work with YouTube Music, which is Google’s relatively new streaming service which gives you access to offline YouTube videos and all the covers you can get on youtube.com. YouTube Music joins Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Tidal, Google Play Music, Amazon Music plus many, many more. YouTube Music is supported from today. Let us know if you have tried it in the […]

YouTube TV expands to 34 new areas, in the US

This week, YouTube TV has expanded to 34 new locations within the United States. When the service was first launched back in April this year the service was only available in 49 locations so today’s additions brings to total to 83 different markets where YouTube TV is available. The service has added support in Green Bat, San Diego, New Orleans, Tulsa, Tuscon and much more. Whats is YouTube TV? YouTube […]