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YouTube just revealed its plan to crush Twitch

YouTube just revealed its plan to crush Twitch

YouTube is continuing its quest to pull streamers away from Twitch today, rolling out an expansion to its sponsorship program. Up until now, YouTube sponsorships had been available to a select number of users in a limited beta, but beginning today, they'll be available to a lot more content creators who run gaming channels.

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YouTube TV expands again: Austin, Portland and more get service

YouTube TV expands again: Austin, Portland and more get service

As promised, YouTube has once again expanded its live television service into more markets throughout the US, this time tacking an additional eight cities/regions onto the coverage map. YouTube TV now covers municipalities throughout the US, including some of the biggest cities as well as other smaller-but-densely-populated regions.

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Elon Musk just made a SpaceX FAIL video

Elon Musk just made a SpaceX FAIL video

The many crashes of SpaceX were just captured in a single video edited by none other than Elon Musk. Musk is the founder and CEO of the company, and the video contains the many failed attempts at landing their Orbital Rocket Booster before pulling out a win. This is quite likely the most expensive FAIL compilation ever made for YouTube.

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YouTube on mobile finally gets speed controls, but it wasn’t easy

YouTube on mobile finally gets speed controls, but it wasn’t easy

Technology has made somethings so magical and so easy that we often take for granted how difficult they are to actually do. Like speeding up or slowing down a video. We have apps that let us do that anyway, so why can’t YouTube? The good news is that the engineers over at YouTube have finally solved the puzzle. The even better news is that this variable speed playback feature is finally available on mobile as well.

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YouTube HDR rolls out for Galaxy S8, Pixel, V30 and other phones

YouTube HDR rolls out for Galaxy S8, Pixel, V30 and other phones

Certain Android smartphone owners noticed a welcomed new feature when using YouTube recently: the availability of an HDR feature that takes advantage of HDR-capable mobile displays. News of the new feature began surfacing on various Reddit communities, where users noticed the HDR feature when adjusting the streaming resolution of a video.

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Popular YouTube to MP3 website is being shut down by RIAA

Popular YouTube to MP3 website is being shut down by RIAA

Long before YouTube Red was a thing, many casual pirates filled their MP3 players with music ripped from YouTube videos. Though the earliest methods of getting this audio were cumbersome, websites quickly appeared online that made the process as simple as providing a YouTube URL and clicking a download button. The most popular of these websites is being shut down for good.

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YouTube Live flips the switch on iPhone streaming, ultra-low latency

YouTube Live flips the switch on iPhone streaming, ultra-low latency

Just days after rolling out a new design for its logo and website, YouTube is looking to gain an edge in the world of streaming. Though YouTube Live has played second fiddle to other streaming services like Twitch since it first launched, the new features announced today could actually cause some Twitch users to jump ship. At the very least, they'll make YouTube look a lot more attractive for streamers who are just starting out.

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YouTube’s major redesign brings the service’s first logo change

YouTube’s major redesign brings the service’s first logo change

YouTube has rolled out a major redesign to both its desktop and mobile apps, and alongside them you may notice that something seems a bit off. That's because the logo, still so similar to the one we've always known, has just received its first ever change: the red rectangle is now located to the left of the word YouTube rather than behind the word 'Tube.' It's not a huge change, but it does punctuate the design overhaul.

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YouTube Breaking News category streams important global events

YouTube Breaking News category streams important global events

YouTube users have noted the arrival of a new 'Breaking News' category that contains important news videos on major events around the globe. The feature hasn't been officially announced by Google at this time, but many users are reporting seeing the category, which aids users in finding live and otherwise important news segments in a post-cable world.

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YouTube TV goes live in Boston, Sea-Tac, Vegas, Cincinnati and 10 others

YouTube TV goes live in Boston, Sea-Tac, Vegas, Cincinnati and 10 others

YouTube TV, the company's livestreaming television service, has just expanded to another fourteen markets. This expansion follows a recent one that brought the television option to a number of major cities, and it will be followed up in 'coming weeks' with another expansion into an additional 17 markets. This time around, YouTube TV has gone live in big and moderately large cities like Boston, the Seattle-Tacoma region, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, and others.

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YouTube Kids app for Android TV has finally arrived

YouTube Kids app for Android TV has finally arrived

We found out in April that a YouTube Kids app for Android TV was in the pipeline, and now that app is finally available. The app, of course, gives Android TV owners the ability to watch child-friendly content from the YouTube Kids service, rounding out the Android TV offering to make it a slightly more robust system. Whether the app is better than the new YouTube update everyone is upset about is yet to be seen.

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Facebook Watch takes on YouTube, TV with original shows

Facebook Watch takes on YouTube, TV with original shows

They all try to kill the age-old TV but end up themselves becoming one. Sort of. Facebook has just taken a major step forward that puts it at odds not just with YouTube but with every tech company that is trying to become the TV of the future today. More than just one single place to find videos on Facebook (it already has a Video tab for that), Watch is a platform that brings order and consistency amidst the randomness of Facebook videos. In other words, episodic content or regular shows that revolve around a theme or personality. This, folks, is Facebook TV.

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