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YouTube TV arrives in another 34 markets: New Orleans and more

YouTube TV arrives in another 34 markets: New Orleans and more

YouTube's live television service has expanded into an additional 34 markets, bringing streaming access to a bunch of cities like Fresno, CA and New Orleans. As with the markets that already had access, people in these new markets can get access to live TV channels over the Internet by subscribing to YouTube Live, a service similar to PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, DirecTV NOW, and Hulu Live TV.

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Xbox One YouTube app gets 4K and 60fps support

Xbox One YouTube app gets 4K and 60fps support

Xbox One owners can now stream YouTube videos in 4K resolution using the console thanks to a new app update. The update adds support for the Ultra HD resolution, giving users the feature they've been requesting for many months. The console's app also now supports 60fps, which tends to come alongside 4K resolution in cases where it is used. The update is available now.

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Essential Phone Camera update brings Facebook and YouTube 360 streaming into play

Essential Phone Camera update brings Facebook and YouTube 360 streaming into play

This week the folks at Essential released an update to their Essential Phone's camera app. The Essential Camera app build 0.1.091 was made to bring YouTube Live 360 support for the first time. The ability to broadcast Facebook Live 360 video to a Facebook page was added in this update as well.

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YouTube Remix on-demand music Spotify rival leaks

YouTube Remix on-demand music Spotify rival leaks

YouTube is preparing to make yet another attempt at getting music fans to pay for streaming, with a new service in the works to try to coax better revenues from the video site. The company has made several attempts over the past 5-6 years to better monetize its content, most recently focusing on videos - including music, but not limited to that - which it offers ad-free to subscribers of YouTube Red.

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YouTube reveals the Top 10 trending and music videos of 2017

YouTube reveals the Top 10 trending and music videos of 2017

It's that time of the year: YouTube has unveiled the most popular videos on its service over the last year. These videos span multiple categories, including music videos, comedy, and that interrupted BBC video that went viral earlier this year. YouTube also picked the top videos from throughout 2017 in music specifically; not surprisingly, we see songs like "Despacito" and people like DJ Khaled on the list.

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Echo Show loses YouTube support, Fire TV will soon follow [Update: Amazon responds]

Echo Show loses YouTube support, Fire TV will soon follow [Update: Amazon responds]

Google and Amazon are in the middle of a squabble of some sort and its customers are suffering as a result. The matter became public back in September when Google pulled YouTube support for Amazon's Echo Show without warning, leaving those device owners without access to the popular video platform. Amazon eventually got YouTube back for the customers, but Google has doubled down and will be stripping it away entirely.

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YouTube Reels is the platform’s own version of Stories

YouTube Reels is the platform’s own version of Stories

YouTube has a new feature in the pipeline called Reels, the company's own variant of the Stories format found in a growing number of apps. The new feature is designed for creators, not users, and it is still in development at this point. However, once available as an everyday feature, YouTube creators will be able to create their own Reels that don't expire. This is part of an overall larger announcement from the company.

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YouTube GO: You’re not allowed to use it

YouTube GO: You’re not allowed to use it

This week we're seeing the first non-Beta version of YouTube GO, an app that allows downloads of YouTube videos. This is not the only official app that allows video downloads - that distinction also belongs to the subscription payment service YouTube Red, as well. This app is the only free official YouTube video downloader from Google - but there's another catch or three.

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Apple now has YouTube videos for basic support tips

Apple now has YouTube videos for basic support tips

Apple has always prided itself on having personable customer support staff that add a human touch to their service. As nice as that might sound, it doesn’t scale well with the growing number of Apple users. It took to Twitter last year as a sort of compromise that can fit in 140, now 280 characters. Now it is hopping on YouTube to provide moving pictures instructions on some of the most burning support questions users have, like how to take screenshots on an iPhone or how to print from an iPad.

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YouTube Go lightweight app is only 9MB, exits beta

YouTube Go lightweight app is only 9MB, exits beta

Back in February, YouTube introduced the public beta of YouTube Go, a lightweight version of its mobile app. As with Facebook Lite and things similar to it, YouTube Go is designed to cut down on how much data is used by the service, making it ideal for those primarily using limited data plans instead of WiFi or unlimited plans.

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YouTube loses major advertisers over controversial videos

YouTube loses major advertisers over controversial videos

YouTube has lost major advertisers as the controversy over inappropriate videos targeting and featuring minors on its site grows. At the heart of the matter are a glut of videos hosted on YouTube that feature predatory comments directed at children, as well as inappropriate videos that target and/or feature minors. YouTube has taken steps to address the problems amid the controversy, but it hasn't been enough to stop some brands from pulling their ads.

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YouTube iOS battery drain bug fixed in latest update

YouTube iOS battery drain bug fixed in latest update

In recent weeks, YouTube users on iOS began reporting an issue with the app that was causing it to drain their iPhone battery rapidly. Due to the rapid battery drain, these users reported that their device would get very warm to the touch, making it a frustrating issue all around. YouTube said earlier this month that it would investigate the matter, and now it is back with a fix.

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