News tagged: YouTube
Like on YouTube, Facebook is going to let video creators make money when their videos are stolen. If someone re-posts content without the creator's permission, the original creator can receive all of the revenue from the content. Facebook has updated its Rights Manager.
YouTube's Kids app, which offers a content selection that's acceptable for children, is now available on smart TVs and it'll soon reach Android TV. Kids is popular in many households as it makes it easy for parents to give their children access to kid-friendly content.
YouTube has addressed a problem with its Restricted Mode that was filtering out an unnecessary portion of LGBT content. The site was criticized recently for the filtering even though Restricted Mode is only utilized by a small portion of YouTube users.
Tumblr has come out with a new app that aims to make watching YouTube videos a social activity. The new Cabana app lets up to six people video chat while watching a piece of content. When you're in a Cabana chat, anyone in the room can browse YouTube and pick a video.
YouTube's mobile livestreaming is now available for a larger set of creators. Anyone with over 1,000 subscribers can use the feature. YouTube had previously been restricting mobile streaming to accounts with over 10,000 subscribers. You can stream from the mobile app.
To prevent advertisements from showing up on problematic and barely viewed videos, YouTube is removing ads from all channels with under 10,000 views. That view requirement applies to an entire channel, so it's not very difficult to reach and won't really reduce revenue.
Motorola's upcoming Moto X phone isn't a new to us, as we have already seen many leaked renders and specifications. However, this time, the smartphone has leaked in a video that the Moto USA uploaded to YouTube to celebrate 44-years of mobile phone calls.
A beta of YouTube Go is now out on Android. The new version of YouTube's app was first mentioned by Google last year. It's intended for countries that have less reliable internet connections. With YouTube Go, users can download videos for offline viewing.
Google is improving its AI system on YouTube in order to better locate and flag propaganda content. This change follows complaints from advertisers about their ads appearing alongside problematic content, including terrorist and hate group propaganda.
YouTube is expanding its Community Contributions feature to let viewers contribute translated descriptions to videos. YouTube has let people contribute subtitle translations since 2015 and this move could make videos easier to find in a variety of languages.
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.