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YouTube changes strike system to go easier on first-time rule breakers

YouTube changes strike system to go easier on first-time rule breakers

Ask any YouTube creator who has dealt with the platform's community guidelines strike system and they'll probably tell you that it's confusing and at least fairly inconsistent. Those are issues YouTube is looking to solve today by updating its community guidelines and overhauling how it hands out strikes. This includes consistent punishments for channels that break its rules, as well as a cushion for first-time offenders who may not have done anything with malicious intent.

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YouTube Music finally gets Android Auto support in latest update

YouTube Music finally gets Android Auto support in latest update

YouTube Music is finally getting support for Android Auto, joining Google Music and other audio apps already supported by the platform. With this addition, Android Auto users are able to directly access their YouTube Music content via the platform's interface using a couple taps. When launched, the YouTube Music inclusion offers recommended content, downloads, and more.

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YouTube Music arrives on your Sonos speakers today

YouTube Music arrives on your Sonos speakers today

If you're a YouTube Music subscriber who happens to have an arsenal of Sonos speakers, then today is a good day. Google and Sonos have flipped the switch on YouTube Music integration for the latter company's speakers, making it the latest on a long list of music services that play nice with Sonos' products. With this new functionality comes the ability to control YouTube Music from within the Sonos app as well.

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YouTube ends conspiracy theory video recommendations

YouTube ends conspiracy theory video recommendations

YouTube has made big changes to its recommendation system over the last year, refining which videos it suggests to users based on feedback it has received. The system works to offer a wider variety of suggested content, as well as cutting down on the amount of clickbait and misleading garbage that could show up. One problem has persisted, though: conspiracy theories.

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YouTube TV is finally available across the entire US

YouTube TV is finally available across the entire US

YouTube is finally expanding its livestreaming television service across the nation, making it available to just about everyone in the United States. This milestone expansion follows the service's relatively slow deployment in specific markets over the months since it launched. According to the company, YouTube TV can now be accessed by more than 98-percent of homes in the US.

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First Android Q features revealed, including Dark Mode

First Android Q features revealed, including Dark Mode

Today Android Q begins to spill, and all of its lovely insides - Android smartphone and tablet features - begin to leak all over the place. The next version of Android comes after Android Pie, and will likely be called something like Quiche or Queijadinha, or might just be the end of desserts as names altogether. Inside the first leaks of Android Q, one of the most key features appeared - finally, after long last. It's time - or might be time - for Android's Dark Mode.

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YouTube explicitly bans videos of dangerous pranks and challenges

YouTube explicitly bans videos of dangerous pranks and challenges

Some people are willing to engage in extreme -- sometimes dangerous -- challenges and other activities in hope of going viral on YouTube, something the platform has explicitly banned. In a recent update, YouTube called attention to "dangerous challenges and pranks," stating that content encouraging these activities is in violation of its policies and will be removed.

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YouTube mobile apps get new swiping gesture for skipping videos

YouTube mobile apps get new swiping gesture for skipping videos

YouTube is pushing out updates for its Android and iOS apps that bring a new swiping gesture. With this change, users are able to swipe on the screen in order to quickly jump forward or back to different videos -- either to the next recommended video or the last one they were watching. The change comes at a time when the vast majority of YouTube viewers watch on mobile.

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YouTube glitter bomb video ‘faked’, sort of (but not really)

YouTube glitter bomb video ‘faked’, sort of (but not really)

How can something be fake, but at the same time not fake at all? When it comes to viral content on the internet, anything is possible. Last week we had a peek at the contents of a box made by a former NASA JPL engineer that aimed to deliver glitter bombs to package thieves. As it turns out, parts of the video he produced weren't as simply epic as they appeared.

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Comcast Xfinity X1 platform gets YouTube 4K Ultra HD streaming

Comcast Xfinity X1 platform gets YouTube 4K Ultra HD streaming

Comcast is back with another update for its Xfinity X1 entertainment platform: YouTube in 4K quality. According to the company, "YouTube" has been one of the most commonly used voice commands since the app's arrival on the X1 platform. With this new support, customers with compatible TVs are able to stream content from the video site in Ultra HD 4K quality.

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National Geographic and YouTube are creating three VR video projects

National Geographic and YouTube are creating three VR video projects

On December 11, the first of three virtual reality projects from YouTube and National Geographic will debut on the video platform. Called "The Okavango Experience," this VR series will take viewers through the Okavango Delta in Africa, following a NatGeo team across 1,500 miles over the course of four months. Each episode is designed to be short and easily consumed in VR.

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YouTube Autoplay on Home lands for all on Android, iOS

YouTube Autoplay on Home lands for all on Android, iOS

If Wikipedia has become notorious for being the Internet’s information rabbit hole, YouTube is its video counterpart. Thanks to Google’s famous algorithms, your YouTube app’s home page can be filled with a nearly endless list of suggestions based on your search and viewing history. Not all of them, however, end up being what their cover images make them out to be. Fortunately, YouTube is taking the guesswork out of the equation by bringing its Autoplay on Home feature to both Android and iOS and for all user tiers.

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