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YouTube for Android preps new “Listen with YouTube Music” button

After rolling out a new video player UI, YouTube is now preparing to add yet another useful feature: a dedicated button for launching YouTube Music. Within the latest APK of YouTube for Android (version 17.05.33_beta), we have discovered some strings that suggest that the app may soon add a new "Listen with YouTube Music" button. <string name="listen_with_youtube_music">Listen...

YouTube mobile app is getting a redesigned video player

YouTube mobile app is rolling out a new design that makes it easier to access controls when you’re watching videos in full-screen mode. The new interface adds a row of buttons in the bottom left corner (via The Verge). Buttons are revealed when you pause the video or tap anywhere on the screen and let you...

YouTube Shorts might get a dedicated voiceover feature soon

After debuting its TikTok clone in September 2020, YouTube released Shorts in over a hundred countries in July last year. Much like TikTok, YouTube Shorts allowed users to create short video clips up to 60 seconds in length within the YouTube app and it offered a couple of handy features, like the ability to add...

YouTube may soon let you loop video chapters

In May 2020, Google unveiled a new feature for YouTube called video chapters. As the name suggests, video chapters break down a YouTube video in chunks, making it easier to jump to specific sections of a given video without having to fiddle with the progress bar. The feature is immensely helpful when watching long videos...

Google is officially giving up on YouTube Originals

YouTube Premium was first introduced in October 2015 (then known as 'YouTube Red'), which removed advertising on YouTube videos (while still paying the creators) for a monthly subscription. YouTube also started producing exclusive high-budget content to attract subscribers, known as YouTube Originals, to make the service more competitive with Netflix and other streaming platforms. YouTube...

YouTube introduces annual YouTube Premium & Music plans at a discounted price

YouTube has introduced new annual subscription plans for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music. The new plans are currently available at a discounted price, but the promotion ends soon. If you're a YouTube Premium or YouTube Music subscriber, you should check out the new annual subscription plans below and consider subscribing before the offer ends. According to 9to5Google,...

YouTube TV can now sort your channels by ‘most watched’

YouTube TV hasn't had a great time over the past few months, between dealing with carriage disputes and fighting Roku. However, there is one piece of good news for the platform: there's a new way to sort channels in the app. No, really, that's all the good news there is. The tab for live TV in...

YouTube is testing a new Smart Downloads feature on Android

If you use YouTube music, you would be aware of the Smart Downloads feature baked into the app. It's essentially a feature that downloads some tracks offline whenever you're connected to Wi-Fi so as to conserve mobile data when you're out and about. The YouTube app on Android is testing something similar on the video...

The developer of PUBG is suing Garena, Apple, Google and YouTube over Free Fire

PUBG gets counted as one of the most popular online shooter games in the past few years, and it has had a great impact on the gaming scene for both desktop and mobile. In addition to fuelling competitive e-sports, PUBG also gets some credit for popularizing the online multiplayer battle royale genre. Many other franchises...

XDA Basics: How to download YouTube videos to your PC (or phone)

Normally, if you want to download a YouTube video, you have to be paying for YouTube Premium, and even then, you have to do it on your phone using the YouTube app. What if you want to watch a video on your computer later when you're not connected to the internet? We're here to show...

YouTube TV offers $15 one-time discount after it regains Disney access

After a brief disappearance, Disney channels are returning to YouTube TV, Google's internet TV streaming service. This comes after YouTube TV announced late last week that it had failed to strike a new deal with Disney and as a result users would lose access to ESPN, FX, and other Disney content come December 17. But...

NewPipe 0.21.14 brings description snippets and a new “Add to playlist” option

NewPipe is an open-source YouTube client that lets you play YouTube videos on your smartphone without the YouTube app. This is helpful if you either do not like the YouTube app on Android or don't have Google Play Sevices installed, which is a requirement for the YouTube app. In regions where Google services aren't present...