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YouTube PiP mode stops working on iOS 14, except for Premium subscribers

YouTube PiP mode stops working on iOS 14, except for Premium subscribers

Many consumers have expressed frustration over YouTube's pushy Premium marketing, which often badgers users with prompts encouraging them to sign up for the service. The company may have taken things to a new level for iPhone users, though, by seemingly disabling their ability to use the system's picture-in-picture mode unless they pay for the subscription service. Users are, quite understandably, not happy about this change.

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YouTube Shorts launched in India on TikTok’s judgment day

YouTube Shorts launched in India on TikTok’s judgment day

TikTok was practically an overnight sensation just like FaceApp and, like the face-morphing app, it got dragged into a privacy and security scandal. Unlike FaceApp, however, TikTok's problems grew to a national level in the US and its demise in the country was all but ensured. While its fate still likes in the hands of Oracle and the US government, YouTube seems to be taking no chances and is launching a beta test for its new Shorts format, directly taking on TikTok while it's down.

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YouTube Music Playlists gets smarter, more social

YouTube Music Playlists gets smarter, more social

Much to the consternation of Play Music users, Google is clearly pinning its music business on YouTube Music. Naturally, it is trying to convince the users that the latter offers an even better experience than the former. While some are still looking for feature parity, YouTube Music is busy rolling out new features that would put it on the same footing as its bigger and stronger rivals like Spotify and Apple Music, features like making playlists more dynamic and even more collaborative.

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Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch and land from onboard camera

Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch and land from onboard camera

The August 30th SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of the SAOCOM 1B mission included an onboard camera which captured the entire rocket takeoff and return back to the surface of our planet for all to see. If you ever wanted to experience what it was like to launch in a rocket into our atmosphere, then return safely back down on a landing pad - now's your chance. In our lifetime it wasn't possible to launch and recover a rocket such as this - now we've got footage of the entire process on YouTube.

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YouTube TV just made some important changes for football fans

YouTube TV just made some important changes for football fans

Though fans were concerned that it may not happen this year due to the pandemic, the National Football League (NFL) is gearing up to launch its next football season later this month, giving fans the ability to watch the content from the safety of their homes. Here to make that easier is YouTube TV, an over-the-top live television streaming service that just made some major changes to its football offerings.

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Watch RTX 3080 4K gameplay with DOOM Eternal

Watch RTX 3080 4K gameplay with DOOM Eternal

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 gameplay appears in a video delivered this morning by NVIDIA depicting DOOM. It's a demonstration of sorts, showing DOOM Eternal with two different graphics cards. One is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the other is the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080. If you've never seen DOOM before, know this: there's a lot of blood.

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BTS shatters YouTube record with 101 million views in 24 hours

BTS shatters YouTube record with 101 million views in 24 hours

It seems that not even the pandemic is enough to take away the power of the almighty K-Pop. Or perhaps it's exactly because of current world affairs that more people have ventured to discover new kinds of entertainment. Regardless of the underlying cause, the fact remains that hit Korean boy group BTS just made a world record by amassing over a hundred million views on YouTube within 24 hours of the release of its latest single, "Dynamite".

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Nest multi-room audio control released for Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora

Nest multi-room audio control released for Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora

Today the folks at Google responsible for updating the Nest system of media control and smart home hardware made a big jump in the realm of audio. Nest products now work with multi-room audio control. Multi-room audio control works with YouTube Music, Pandora, and Spotify, and compatibility with other apps appears to be in the works.

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YouTube cracks down on videos intended to disrupt the election

YouTube cracks down on videos intended to disrupt the election

As the US presidential election nears, many companies are detailing the measures they've taken to prevent their platforms from being used as a tool to manipulate the public and interfere in politics. YouTube is the latest among them, revealing the steps it is taking to address the potential abuse of its streaming platform as a means for election interference. Which videos are facing the banhammer?

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Wear OS won’t be able to play music because Play Music is shutting down

Wear OS won’t be able to play music because Play Music is shutting down

The end for Google Play Music, one of the few remaining "Play" services, is just around the corner. It has been months, maybe even years, coming but it hasn't been a smooth transition. YouTube Music, which is set to replace is it, still isn't on feature parity with Play Music and only recently got the ability to migrate albums from one to the other. When Google flips the switch in the coming weeks, however, it will be Wear OS smartwatch owners that will be left with the short end of the stick instead.

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Google Play Music’s days are officially numbered: How to transfer to YouTube Music

Google Play Music’s days are officially numbered: How to transfer to YouTube Music

Ever since YouTube Music became Google's primarily music streaming service, we knew Google Play Music wasn't long for this world. Today, after years of the two services coexisting, Google gave us a better idea of when Google Play Music will be shutting down. The big G says that YouTube Music will be replacing Google Play Music by December 2020, so if you're one of the remaining Google Play holdouts, you might want to begin the process of transferring your music library.

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YouTube ditches community captions because they’re rarely used

YouTube ditches community captions because they’re rarely used

Google has announced that it is getting rid of YouTube's Community Contributions feature because it is hardly ever used on videos and when these captions are present, they're often low-quality, spammy, or otherwise problematic. These captions aren't going away immediately, however, with YouTube giving its users time to switch their videos to other caption options.

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