News tagged: YouTube
AT&T and Verizon have joined a growing group of companies and other entities that are no longer advertising on Google's platform. The advertisers have complained about their ads showing up next to hate speech and other extreme content on the web and on YouTube.
After a number of advertisers complained about having their ads displayed next to extremist content, Google says it'll "raise the bar" for its ad policies. Philipp Schindler, Google's chief business officer, says the company already has policies meant to protect advertisers.
YouTube is facing a bit of criticism over the way its Restricted Mode works. The Restricted Mode feature is supposed to filter out "videos that discuss more sensitive issues" and it's an entirely opt-in feature. Despite being opt-in, some people are angry about the way it works.
Virtual reality and 360-degree videos are the next big thing for YouTube and every start is tough. There is a lot of room for improvements, and Google has now announced that its YouTube VR platform is working with Daydream to make 360-degree and VR video even better.
Annotations are about to become a thing of the past on YouTube. The site is removing them to make newly posted video more optimized for mobile viewing. Features like Cards and End-Screens will fill in the role that annotations once had. Cards and End-Screens work well on mobile.
Area 120, an incubator within Google, has come out with a YouTube-based experimental app that lets you watch videos with friends. The app, called Uptime, makes YouTube a bit more interactive and provides another way for you to react to videos in a way that your friends will see.
This was expected to happen at some point. YouTube is entering the entertainment streaming business by announcing YouTube TV live streaming service. The new streaming service bundles content from networks, including ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS, as well as about 35 of other cable
YouTube's total daily watch time is over one billion hours, according to an announcement from the company on its blog. The billion hours of view time each day is split across many millions of viewers all across the world. It reached that new milestone last year.
The Comcast X1 set-top box will receive a YouTube application sometime later this year. Through a deal between Comcast and Google, the video site is going to be available and voice commands will be supported. The box already includes Netflix, one of the top streaming services.
A Google spokesperson has announced that they plan to kill 30-second unskippable ads on YouTube in 2018. Instead, the company will focus on providing a better ads experience that works for both users and advertisers. This doesn't mean that the unskippable ads are going away.
YouTube's automatic captions are now available on over a billion videos. The feature is far from perfect, but it does make a lot of content more accessible to those with hearing impairments. Google announced the milestone on Thursday. Captions were first added in 2006.
Google has begun rolling out YouTube Go for Android. The app, which was first announced in September 2016, lets users save videos to their mobile device for offline viewing. YouTube Go displays a short preview of the video so you can decide if you want to save it.
Every YouTube creator with more than 10,000 subscribers is gaining access to mobile live streaming. The feature launched last year for an even smaller group of people, but now access is expanding. YouTube says everyone else will gain the feature shortly.
YouTube is rolling out a new feature on iOS and Android that makes it a little easier to browse around videos on mobile devices. The feature adds a double-tap control for fast forwarding or going back 10-seconds. You'll tap on the right for the former and left for the latter.
You can now view all of YouTube's 360-degree videos on the PlayStation VR. Sony has added support for the content to the virtual reality headset. Partial support was added for some users in December, but the feature capped videos at 1080p and had other limitations.
An in-app messaging feature is being trialed in YouTube. It's currently being tested on Android and iOS, and it lets users share clips, text content, and links without leaving the app. For now, the feature is only available in Canada. This may not turn into an official feature.
YouTube has introduced a livestreaming feature called Super Chat that's similar to Cheering on Twitch. It allows viewers to send money to creators in exchange for having their messages highlighted in the chat section. Messages can be pinned and show up in a bright color.
YouTube is updating its content discovery mechanisms to feature newer creators on a weekly basis. Videos from "On the Rise" channels will be highlighted on the Trending Tab in the US. Two regular creators and two musicians will be shown in that section each week.
Facebook is going to begin leveraging its large collection of videos by adding mid-roll ads to the platform. Publishers will be given the option of placing ads in their videos that'll appear after at least 20 seconds have been played. 55% of revenue will go to publishers.
YouTube content can now be viewed inside Sony's PlayStation VR virtual reality headset. Version 1.09 of the YouTube app adds support for the system and is beginning to roll out to users. Users can view regular videos as well as view 360-degree videos in a more immersive way.