YouTube has announced that later this year, they will be rolling out a new app that will allow for offline content viewing and sharing. The new app, YouTube Go, will allow users to download content to their phones and view that content later, even if they are offline. You will be able to select the quality of that content so you can control how much space on your phone is taken up with YouTube content and you will be able to share that content with others via NFC. The idea is that the app can work completely offline.
If you have been thinking about trying out YouTube Red, the ad-free version of YouTube, now is a good time to give it a go. Right now you can sign up for three months for just .99 Cents, giving you full access to the service, and as a bonus, to Google Play Music Unlimited as well. For those who may not remember, Red is the ad-free version of YouTube which gives you an ad-free experience but also allows you to download videos for offline viewing later on your Android devices. It also gives you access to original YouTube content.
Whether you like the feature or not, the autoplay feature in YouTube has made its way to Android. The video streaming site has had the autoplay feature – where the site plays the next video automatically as you are watching – for some time now and it has both friends and foes. In the latest update to the Android app for phones and tablets, this feature has been enabled. For those who like the feature, now you can get endless streaming of videos without having to touch your phone. For those who don’t like the feature, good news! You can disable it.
Whether you like it or not, T-Mobile’s BingeOn service has been a pretty big hit for the carrier. If you aren’t familiar with it, BingeOn allows customers to stream video and music content on the T-Mobile network without taking a hit to their monthly data allotment. There has been a lot of digital ink spilled on if the program is good or bad but the bottom line is it works for customers. One big gap though was YouTube. Google’s video service was not in BingeOn and there has been a fair amount of tussling between the carrier and Google. Now, it seems, all is better between the companies as the service has now been added.
Today YouTube has launched the all new YouTube Music app. This music centric app follows in the footsteps of other content specific apps like YouTube Kids and YouTube Gaming by providing music audio and video content in an clean and simple app that allows offline listening. Tied in with the recently launched YouTube Red service, YouTube Music allows subscribers to view music videos, listen to music online or offline and has a powerful search function to find your favorite artist. Further, you can setup your own stations (playlists) for the genre or artist you like most.
YouTube is going into the premium content game. Well, to be fair, they were kind of already there but they are getting legit with the announcement of YouTube Red. The new ad-free, $9.99 per month YouTube Red will be officially launched next Wednesday, October 28, 2015 and will bring with it the ability to no only enjoy YouTube Red ad-free but also will allow you to download content for viewing offline later.
YouTube Red is the experience fans have been asking for. For just $9.99 a month, you’ll be able to enjoy videos across all of YouTube without ads, save videos to watch offline on your phone or tablet and play videos in the background.
For those of you in the United States, you can try YouTube Red free for 30 days when it launches. Here is the really good news: If you are a Google Play Music Unlimited subscriber, you get YouTube Red subscription included. So essentially you get both for $9.99 per month.
As the growth of online gaming has grown, so has the way people learn and consume gameplay. Twitch has taken off over the past 18 months and now Google is getting into the gameplay watching fray. Today they launched YouTube Gaming, an app and web portal dedicated to streaming video, videos and live chats to help gamers with over 25,000 different game titles. YouTube Gaming has a dedicated page for every game, making finding content much easier as you look to watch or chat about a particular game. The app and the service are both free and it leverages the power of YouTube.
Google has released a minor update to the YouTube for Android app that should help those of who have been challenged when trying to use your Chromecast with the app. This latest update deals squarely with those issues and should make things a bit better. The updated version is build 10.31.55 for those keeping score at home and it is available now in the Google Play Store for both Android phone and tablets.