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YouTube VR for Oculus Go is finally here

YouTube VR for Oculus Go is finally here

Back in September at its fifth Oculus Connect conference, the company that started the VR renaissance announced that YouTube VR, Google’s premiere hub for 360, and 180, degree videos, would be coming to the new, independent VR headset and platform. It seems, however, that after the hype and frenzy died down, either Google or Oculus or both forgot to make good their promise. Because it’s only now, almost two months later, that YouTube VR has finally landed on the Oculus Go.

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YouTube silently launches on Nintendo Switch

YouTube silently launches on Nintendo Switch

It's been a long time coming, but there's finally an official YouTube app available for the Nintendo Switch. Switch owners have been asking for a variety of streaming apps since the console released back in March 2017, and YouTube is unquestionably one of the most requested. Does this mean that more streaming apps are on their way?

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Nintendo Switch to get YouTube app next week, says leak

Nintendo Switch to get YouTube app next week, says leak

The Nintendo Switch is a great portable gaming handheld that’s made even greater by the assortment of games that come raining down on it. All that’s really missing, at least for some owners, is the ability to turn the device into a great portable media player like the Nintendo DS system. That may still be a long time coming but Nintendo might be taking baby steps forward with the expected arrival of a YouTube app on the Switch in the next few days. At least based on one leak.

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YouTube TV gives subscribers one-week credit after outage

YouTube TV gives subscribers one-week credit after outage

On October 16, YouTube experienced an outage that affected all of its users, including YouTube Music and YouTube TV customers. Though the sites weren't down for long before being restored, Google is offering a one-week service credit for YouTube TV customers who were impacted. A new support page has been created where customers can redeem their credit.

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YouTube and Eventbrite team up to sell live performance tickets

YouTube and Eventbrite team up to sell live performance tickets

YouTube and Eventbrite have teamed to make it easier for viewers to buy live performance tickets. The new experience is launching on YouTube Official Artist Channels, where viewers will be presented with Eventbrite concert listings in the US. Anyone who wants to purchase one of these tickets will be able to directly do so from the video page.

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YouTube is down and the Internet goes crazy [UPDATE: It’s back]

YouTube is down and the Internet goes crazy [UPDATE: It’s back]

It wasn't just the PlayStation Network that abruptly went offline for a short while. Now an even bigger network outage is affecting users all over the world, not just a few thousand who own specific devices. Yes, YouTube is down. I repeat, YouTube is down. And as with any Internet service that the entire world has come to rely on, the Web is on fire with reports and complaints about how people now have to pry their eyes away from their screens. Or at least start using other social media apps.

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Pixel 3 freebie disclaimers: The fine print

Pixel 3 freebie disclaimers: The fine print

Today Google launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with a couple of pretty enticing freebies onboard. One was a half-year of YouTube Music Premium for free, the other was unlimited photo storage with Google Photos (including original size photos and video, etc). Let's talk about the limits to these enticing bits before you jump in headfirst!

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All new Google products leaked before event

All new Google products leaked before event

One Google promo video seems to have spilled the beans. Today we're at the big Google event in New York City and we've been treated to a video promoting all the products Google will show - before they show. This video included the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, a new stylus, and a Google Home Hub. All of these devices will be detailed further this morning, but for now, let's have a peek.

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YouTube Miniplayer now on the Web

YouTube Miniplayer now on the Web

While some like to be completely immersed in what they are watching, there are those who might need to navigate away from their YouTube vid and look for something at the same time. That's somewhat ironically easier on the limited screens of phones and tablets but not on web browsers where you'll have to make do with opening tabs instead. Those days of YouTube tabs juggling finally comes to an end with the general availability of the YouTube Miniplayer on web browsers.

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YouTube brings showtime listings to movie trailer ads

YouTube brings showtime listings to movie trailer ads

Google is making it easier for YouTube users to purchase movie tickets. The company has detailed a new ad experience for the platform that allows advertisers to include showtime listings for a movie when presenting its trailer as an advertisement. The company teases other interactive elements for ads, as well, such as enabling the viewer to book a trip from the ad.

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YouTube HDR support expands to iPhone XS and XS Max

YouTube HDR support expands to iPhone XS and XS Max

YouTube has expanded its High Dynamic Range support to Apple's latest OLED smartphones, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. The new support comes only a few months after YouTube similarly launched HDR for the iPhone X. Upon updating, YouTube mobile users with one of these new models can watch the HDR version of videos when available.

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YouTube VR released to Oculus GO

YouTube VR released to Oculus GO

YouTube VR finally made its way to Oculus GO this week at OC5. That's Oculus Connect, the 5th in a row, bringing with it a wide array of new games and experiences in each of the three Oculus VR headsets. This app brings the entire world of YouTube to Oculus GO in more ways than one.

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