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YouTube for Android TV can stream in 8K for only a few

YouTube for Android TV can stream in 8K for only a few

It seems like only yesterday when the market finally caught up with 2K and now TV makers and content publishers are already pushing 8K everywhere they can. It's definitely going to take a lot of time before that even becomes as prevalent as 4K, especially considering the limitations when it comes to the availability of hardware and content. One such limitation is finally being lifted that will allow Android TV owners to watch YouTube videos in glorious 8K, presuming you meet all the requirements.

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YouTube’s new AI experiment automatically adds chapters to videos

YouTube’s new AI experiment automatically adds chapters to videos

The days of having to suffer through an overly long and cringe-worthy YouTube intro are nearly behind us. YouTube has announced a new test that is using machine learning to automatically apply chapters to videos, removing the burden from creators while helping viewers quickly navigate through the content. In addition, YouTube has detailed another experiment involving timestamps.

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YouTube, Twitter, Facebook team to deal with anti-vax COVID content

YouTube, Twitter, Facebook team to deal with anti-vax COVID content

Three of the biggest social media platforms -- Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube -- have teamed up in anticipation of increased COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, according to a new report. All three platforms have been used to spread fake news and disinformation related to the virus and the vaccine rapidly developed to treat it.

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YouTube Rewind 2020 won’t happen and you already know why

YouTube Rewind 2020 won’t happen and you already know why

For the first time in years, YouTube has announced that it will not be releasing its YouTube Rewind video series at the end of the year. The reason is exactly what you've guessed: 2020 isn't a great year and it's not really one we're going to look back on fondly. The company issued a statement on the matter, indicating that it will resume Rewind at the end of 2021.

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YouTube is somewhat down, widespread technical issue confirmed [UPDATE: Fixed]

YouTube is somewhat down, widespread technical issue confirmed [UPDATE: Fixed]

The power of the Internet manifests itself in how most people today consume not only entertainment but even news. From social networks to video streaming, Internet services have become the go-to solutions these days, especially in times of calamities and lockdowns. You can definitely tell how those services have become so ingrained in our lives when people start complaining loudly or even panicking when they go down, like what is currently happening with YouTube.

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Stadia recap: YouTube Premium bundle, Destiny 2 changes, new website features

Stadia recap: YouTube Premium bundle, Destiny 2 changes, new website features

It's a big week for gaming and most of the news and attention is focused on the new PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X. That's not to say other gaming platforms are taking a backseat. In fact, Google's Stadia is having a grand week as well, with promos and new games to distract non-console gamers. Going beyond the games themselves, Stadia is also updating the service to be more personal and social, just like other major gaming platforms.

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YouTube Music personalized daily playlists bring it closer to Spotify

YouTube Music personalized daily playlists bring it closer to Spotify

With Google Play Music officially behind it, YouTube Music can now better focus on growing its user base and features. The latter may involve catching up quickly with the current king of music streaming, Spotify (or Apple Music for some). The service's new features bring it closer to that goal, with a daily selection of music collected and personalized for every user, pretty much like Spotify's Daily Mix.

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YouTube Music’s new filter makes it easier to avoid ‘liked’ videos

YouTube Music’s new filter makes it easier to avoid ‘liked’ videos

YouTube Music, the company's music streaming service, has been quietly updated with a new feature that helps keep content fresh by giving users the option of avoiding videos they've already given a thumbs up. This filter is designed to skip videos that you've already liked on YouTube, helping keep YouTube Music and the regular YouTube platform separate.

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YouTube just made it easier for mobile users to control videos

YouTube just made it easier for mobile users to control videos

YouTube has introduced a new update for its mobile apps, adding refinements to the mobile platform's interface that make things easier for users. Though the UI largely looks the same, frequent mobile users will note some small but convenient changes, including the ability to enter full-screen mode using a simple swipe and some new buttons.

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Delete Google Music, it’s not coming back

Delete Google Music, it’s not coming back

This week Google Music will stop working for your devices, if it's not already stopped working today. Over the past year Google's phased out the Google Music ecosystem in favor of YouTube Music, they're alternative to each service offered by the former. The Google Music platform allows switching to a YouTube Music account, and costs are similar, but users will need to actively make the change to download the new app and log in.

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Garmin gamer smartwatch allows YouTuber heart rate streaming

Garmin gamer smartwatch allows YouTuber heart rate streaming

Garmin made a smartwatch specifically for gamers called Instinct Esports Edition. As the name implies, this is a version of a watch that's already been released, this time made instead with gamers in mind, instead of a primary focus on outdoor sports. This new watch will be sold in stores in time for the holiday season 2020 - you might even see them available for sale later today!

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YouTube setting allows users to choose a default video quality

YouTube setting allows users to choose a default video quality

One of the things that frequent users of YouTube on their smartphones have wanted for a long time was the ability to choose their default video quality setting. YouTube first announced in June that it was in testing with simplified video quality settings for some users. However, no proof of that testing surfaced until now.

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