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YouTube Red blocks several gaming videos from US viewers

YouTube Red blocks several gaming videos from US viewers

Earlier this month we introduced you to YouTube Red. Personally, I'm excited to see Google working on a way to remove ads from videos, without using some sort of ad-blocker. Unfortunately, with good intentions you can unfortunately have some negative side-effects. In this case, it's lead to some gaming videos to be blocked in the US.

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YouTube Red: How, When, and Why

YouTube Red: How, When, and Why

This morning YouTube revealed a subscription service that'll encompass not only all of the video content they have to offer, but music from Google as well. With YouTube Red, users will pay a monthly fee to be able to view the vast majority of YouTube content without advertisements, and offline, too. This service ties in with Google Play Music - and YouTube Music Key - as they'll soon all be offered under the same umbrella, for the same monthly fee, all at once.

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YouTube Red: subscription service for ad-free video and music

YouTube Red: subscription service for ad-free video and music

This morning YouTube debuted "YouTube Red", Google's first attempt at making a fully ad-free subscription-included video service. This service will be delivered for $9.99 a month and will include the entirety of YouTube without any advertisements whatsoever. This service also includes the ability to play videos on your smartphone or laptop offline - similar to downloading said video, sort of. YouTube Red also includes YouTube Music and includes a full subscription to Google Play Music - streaming all the music you want.

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YouTube Gaming debuts Android gameplay streaming, paid subscriptions

YouTube Gaming debuts Android gameplay streaming, paid subscriptions

Just as was promised last month at the Tokyo Game Show, the YouTube Gaming service has been updated with the impressive new feature of allowing gameplay from Android devices to be broadcast live to viewers. This is the latest move in YouTube's attempt to keep up with rival game broadcasting service Twitch, which is most popular on PC and consoles. The best part is that YouTube Gaming doesn't require any additional hardware or apps, as Android device users can simply start broadcasting with a single tap.

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Facebook Video testing YouTube-like features for expansion

Facebook Video testing YouTube-like features for expansion

This week Facebook has released a barrage of updates for their Video initiative, bringing the world up to speed with their goings-on behind the scenes. In addition to the bits and pieces we've already seen, Facebook Video is set to be a fully integrated service, aiming to compete - albeit indirectly - with services such as YouTube. Earlier this year Facebook revealed 360-degree video with brands like Lucasfilm for Star Wars - and that's just the start. Live video is also beginning to take hold on Facebook.

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Paramount puts up 100+ films YouTube, streaming for free

Paramount puts up 100+ films YouTube, streaming for free

While video streaming is the hot thing these days, not all studios, especially the big ones, are always keen on following the trend. Perhaps more than anything, they fear the likelihood of increased piracy. So when Paramount Pictures makes puts more than a hundred films up on YouTube and makes them available absolutely for free, you might think it's some late/early April Fools' prank. And yet that is exactly what the studio did on its verified The Paramount Vault, giving free access dozens of content on the world's largest video streaming service.

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YouTube update iOS app with video editing tools, Material Design

YouTube update iOS app with video editing tools, Material Design

YouTube has just released an updated version of its app to the iOS App Store, featuring new, native tools for editing video before uploading, plus Google's Material Design aesthetic. This app refresh has been a tad long-overdue, as Material Design was first introduced over a year ago, and it has already graced many of Google's other iOS apps, plus the YouTube app for Android was updated several months ago.

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YouTube updates Kids app to appease worried parents

YouTube updates Kids app to appease worried parents

YouTube launched an app early this year that tried to harness the wealth of information and knowledge available on the video streaming site for the benefit of children. It was a laudable goal but YouTube Kids was immediately beset with problems, from searches that lead to inappropriate content to the usual problem of ads. Now YouTube has updated its child-friendly app in order to allay those fears, or at least some of them. But even YouTube admits it isn't perfect and tries to enlist the help of parents themselves.

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Google talks up new Shopping ads YouTube advertising format

Google talks up new Shopping ads YouTube advertising format

YouTube is one of the most popular video streaming sites on the internet. One of the things that people who use YouTube get upset about is any new type of advertising that comes along that might interrupt their viewing experience. Google has announced a new advertising capability that will be coming to YouTube with new ads that can run along with a video called Shopping ads.

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Watchable, Comcast’s YouTube killer, launches in beta

Watchable, Comcast’s YouTube killer, launches in beta

Last month, Comcast was tipped to be eying a slice of the video streaming business to challenge the near invulnerability of YouTube. Now the cable company confirms that rumor by announcing the beta testing phase of its new service simply called "Watchable". Aiming to "connect creators of compelling content with viewers", the Internet video streaming service gathers a few known brands and channels in the media scene in the hopes of leaving a market in an already crowded space, most of it occupied by the hulking Google service.

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Star Wars VR trailer released to Google Cardboard on YouTube (unofficially)

Star Wars VR trailer released to Google Cardboard on YouTube (unofficially)

Today we begin to see what it'll be like to be part of the Star Wars universe in virtual reality. While we saw the Facebook release of a 360-vision speeder journey through a shipyard on Jakku yesterday, today we're going to the planet with VR goggles on. Today we don't just imagine what it'll be like to look around this environment - we can really do it! And you can too - all you'll need is a pair of Google Cardboard goggles and your smartphone.

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YouTube game broadcasting coming to Android

YouTube game broadcasting coming to Android

While broadcasting live gameplay from consoles has become quite standard, mobile devices have yet to get in on the action. Until now, that is. YouTube announced at the ongoing Tokyo Game Show that Android phones and tablets will soon be able to live broadcast their play to the web service. There's no firm date for availability yet, but the feature is said to require no additional apps or hardware, and will even let users add audio and video commentary.

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