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Echo Show YouTube support is back

Echo Show YouTube support is back

The Alexa-powered Echo Show has regained YouTube support, following a spat between Amazon and Google, though there have been compromises along the way. The touchscreen-fronted smart speaker launched earlier this year with the ability to search for and play YouTube videos. However, that was subsequently disabled after the Google-owned video service complained about how Amazon had implemented the streaming.

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YouTube TV arrives on some Samsung, LG smart TVs

YouTube TV arrives on some Samsung, LG smart TVs

YouTube TV is the streaming giant’s latest attempt to be the one-stop shop for all forms of moving pictures, and sometimes video-less music as well. But despite its name, YouTube TV actually isn’t directly available yet on, well, actual TVs. Sure, it’s found on devices you can connect to TVs, but as far as standalone TVs are concerned, not so much. That changes now that YouTube has announced that YouTube TV is now available on Samsung Smart TVs as well as LG smart TVs. Well, at least some of them.

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YouTube now selling you Ticketmaster tickets

YouTube now selling you Ticketmaster tickets

YouTube won't cost any more cash than it does already, but soon you'll see concert tickets offered on music artist videos. This is the way of the future. This is the day YouTube joined forces with Ticketmaster in a partnership that found a super inventive way to jam another thing to buy into your content stream.

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YouTube iOS 11 battery drain problem will be fixed soon

YouTube iOS 11 battery drain problem will be fixed soon

YouTube users running the video app on iOS 11 are reporting a problem with rapid battery drain, an issue that causes the affected devices to get very warm to the touch. As a result, many users have elected to uninstall the app entirely and resort to watching YouTube videos in Safari, an annoying workaround to help preserve battery life. YouTube is working on a solution to the problem.

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YouTube tweak will help filter bizarre videos from Kids app

YouTube tweak will help filter bizarre videos from Kids app

YouTube has increasingly faced criticism for a large library of bizarre videos collectively dubbed the 'ElsaGate' collection. These videos feature keyword-stuffed titles that seem to be aimed at luring in as many clicks as possible, and many of these involve the fictional character Elsa, as well as Spiderman and other superhero characters. Many of the videos have been criticized for containing disturbing, sometimes violent or inappropriate content that is targeted at the platform's youngest viewers.

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YouTube Kids adds personalized profiles, more controls

YouTube Kids adds personalized profiles, more controls

Kids these days are getting more and more tech-savvy and, while there’s still some debate on whether they should be exposed to mobile devices and the Internet at that early age, it is an inevitable fact of life. YouTube Kids takes a proactive approach to help parents control the kind of content their children get exposed to right from the very start. With the latest update to the app, it gives parents even more control while also giving kids a little bit of personal space to call their own.

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YouTube Red’s next original series is a Tinder-based comedy called ‘Swipe Right’

YouTube Red’s next original series is a Tinder-based comedy called ‘Swipe Right’

YouTube Red's original programs have yet to catch up to those from Netflix and Amazon in terms of quality and viewership, but the premium service continues to expand its catalog of content. The company has now greenlit a scripted comedy series based on the dating app Tinder, titled — wait for it — Swipe Right, and focuses on a woman who decides to go on a date with all 252 of her Tinder matches.

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YouTube TV voice control arrives via Google Home

YouTube TV voice control arrives via Google Home

YouTube TV subscribers now have the option of controlling the service using their voice via a Google Home device. The new support has arrived for the Google Home and Google Home mini; it'll also be available on the Google Home Max once it is available. YouTube TV is the service's live TV option available in most of the nation's major metro regions.

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YouTube app might silently autoplay videos in Home page

YouTube app might silently autoplay videos in Home page

Don't bring out the pitchforks yet. Google is known to test out features in public, making them available to a few, sometimes unlucky, individuals. Some of those never see the light of day, and some might wish this is one of those. Google is reportedly testing out a feature on the YouTube app that will automatically play a preview of videos while you're scrolling the app's Home page. But to give Google some credit, its implementation is far less obtuse than, say, Facebook's.

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Amazon Echo Show price cut after losing YouTube

Amazon Echo Show price cut after losing YouTube

Amazon has slashed the price of the Echo Show, its touchscreen-fronted, Alexa-powered assistant, not long after Google unexpectedly yanked one of its most popular features. Most expensive of the Echo line-up, the Echo Show is the only model in the range to have a display, which Amazon uses to show videos, search results, products, and more. While it launched back in June at $230, it's now down to under $200.

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YouTube bans videos showing how to add a bump stock to rifles

YouTube bans videos showing how to add a bump stock to rifles

Following the deadly Las Vegas shooting that involved a firearm containing a bump stock, YouTube has banned videos that show how to modify rifles so that they contain this particular feature. The videos recently disappeared from the service, and the guidelines were updated alongside this to reflect the new restriction. Until now, such modification videos were allowed on the site.

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YouTube Activity tab tests the mixing of notifications and shared videos

YouTube Activity tab tests the mixing of notifications and shared videos

YouTube is tweaking its interface again, at least according to a screenshot that has appeared from one user seeing the change. It seems the company is testing a change to the bottom menu in the Android app; there's a new 'Activity' tab that combines together both notifications and shared videos, presenting them in a single feed.

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