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Nintendo Creators Program puts an end to YouTube livestreaming

Nintendo Creators Program puts an end to YouTube livestreaming

Nintendo is sending out an email to individuals in the Nintendo Creators Program advising them of a change that puts an end to YouTube livestreaming in the program. Of course, it isn't stopping YouTubers from live broadcasting entirely, but is instead telling them that they can't broadcast content on YouTube Live from the channel that they've registered with the game company's creators program.

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Google yanks YouTube from Amazon Echo Show citing ToS violation

Google yanks YouTube from Amazon Echo Show citing ToS violation

Amazon’s screen-toting incarnation of Alexa has just gotten less useful. Well, depending on what you were using the Amazon Echo Show for. If you were mostly using it for watching YouTube videos, which, admittedly, is an odd case for a more or less stationary and limited tablet, then you are in for a rude awakening. Both companies have confirmed that, yes, YouTube has been pulled out of the Echo Show without prior warning to users. And, yes, both companies are blaming the other for it.

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YouTube Plus subscription reference found in app code

YouTube Plus subscription reference found in app code

A tidbit found within the YouTube v12.37 apk indicates that Google's video service may be preparing to launch yet another subscription option, this one called 'Plus.' The subscription seemingly would be a companion to the existing YouTube Red subscription option, but details about it are slight. There doesn't appear to be any sort of information or documentation about the subscription tier online.

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Apple TV 4K won’t let you download 4K content

Apple TV 4K won’t let you download 4K content

The new fifth-generation Apple TV is certainly a big launch for Apple, as it brings the company's line of streaming boxes into the 4K era. While that support will definitely be exciting for the Apple TV faithful, we're discovering some limitations placed on 4K content today. As it turns out, you won't be able to download 4K content for offline viewing - instead, Apple is only letting you stream that content over the internet.

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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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