YouTube in-app messaging goes live in Canada first
YouTube's messaging service, previously invite-only, is now live for all Canadian users of the YouTube app on iOS and Android. For the first time, users can share content in private conversations entirely within the app. The post YouTube in-app messaging goes live in Canada first appeared first on Digital Trends.
YouTube Super Chat lets viewers stand out during a livestream
YouTube has introduced a new feature called Super Chat, a way for viewers to make their messages stand out during a livestream. Says YouTube, anyone who is watching a livestreaming video on the service can buy a Super Chat, which will make their message stick out in the chat stream with a highlight. Those chats then spend five hours pinned … Continue reading...
Facebook is becoming YouTube with mid-roll video ads
We knew they were coming sooner or later, and now ads in Facebook videos seem to be right around the corner. A new report claims that Facebook will soon put mid-roll ads in News Feed videos, splitting the revenue with content creators. This is a big step in Facebook’s effort to pull content publishers away from YouTube, though even with … Continue reading...
10 key takeaways for a better India from Sundar Pichai’s interaction with students at IIT-KGP
Google CEO Sundar Pichai interacted with current students of his alma mater. The session lasted almost an hour long, and it was the first time that Pichai was revisiting the campus after passing out 23 years ago. The discussion covered the efforts by Google, Pichai’s time at the institution, and how things are changing in India. Here are the ten most important pointers for transforming India into a major player in the digital economy. Indian startups need to aim higher Pichai noted that st...
Roland helps YouTubers get their audio right with Go:Mixer
 Your cell phone has an awesome camera on it, but if you’re doing streaming or YouTubing, you’re going to need to look elsewhere to make your audio mix come together. Musicians and podcast heroes rejoice: At $99, Roland’s Go:Mixer might just prove to be the silver bullet to make magic happen. Read More ...
Roland helps YouTubers get their audio right with Go:Mixer
 Your cell phone has an awesome camera on it, but if you’re doing streaming or YouTubing, you’re going to need to look elsewhere to make your audio mix come together. Musicians and podcast heroes rejoice: At $99, Roland’s Go:Mixer might just prove to be the silver bullet to make magic happen. Read More ...
Samsung app update suggests Chromecast-like streaming on HDTVs
Potentially useful for anyone that's interested in purchasing a new Samsung television, a recent app update alludes to the addition of mobile device casting from popular video apps like YouTube and Hulu. The post Samsung app update suggests Chromecast-like streaming on HDTVs appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to play YouTube videos in the background on iOS and Android
Playing YouTube videos in the background can be a real chore. Thankfully, apps such as Safari and Firefox -- along with the premium offerings like YouTube Red -- make it easy to do on your mobile device. The post How to play YouTube videos in the background on iOS and Android appeared first on Digital Trends....
Watch this massive, custom-built drone tow a snowboarder around the slopes
YouTube filmmaker Casey Neistat has won Christmas with an epic holiday-themed video that features him as a snowboarding Santa who ditches the sleigh and replaces it with a human-flying drone. The post Watch this massive, custom-built drone tow a snowboarder around the slopes appeared first on Digital Trends.
Samsung to support YouTube HDR playback on 2016 UHD and Quantum dot TVs
Samsung has announced that it plans to support YouTube HDR playback on TVs for the first time. The support will come via an expanded version of the YouTube application that will run on the TV. This new YouTube app is offered on all 2016 Samsung Quantum dot TVs and UHD TVs. The app will roll out progressively through the entire … Continue reading...
Twitter, Facebook, Google being sued by families of Orlando nightclub victims
A lawsuit filed by the families of victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting claims Twitter, Facebook, and Google provided “material support” to the Islamic State, which led to the radicalization of shooter Omar Mateen. The post Twitter, Facebook, Google being sued by families of Orlando nightclub victims appeared first on Digital Trends....
Marvel’s fireplace videos bring festive superhero homes to your TV
Marvel has a new library of fireplace videos themed after various superheroes, and you can fire them up in your own home via your television. Fireplace videos themselves are nothing new — they’ve been on YouTube for years. These ones are a bit different, though. The somewhat annoying Coca-Cola advertisements aside, the fireplace videos contain subtle (and not-so-subtle) nods toward … Continue reading...
YouTube blocks North Korea’s state television channel
YouTube has blocked the “Korean Central Television” channel, a North Korean state-run broadcaster used as a propaganda tool by the country’s autocratic regime. The channel actively used its YouTube page to upload daily and breaking news broadcasts. The post YouTube blocks North Korea’s state television channel appeared first on Digital Trends....
Giroptic iO 360-degree camera is designed for Facebook and YouTube Live
Giroptic iO is a new 360 degree camera that has debuted and is designed specifically to make it easy for users to get live 360 video onto social media platforms. The camera is small and compact with a design meant specifically for attaching to the iPhone or iPad. One of the biggest features of the camera is that it supports … Continue reading...
Google signs deal with Cuban government for quicker access to Google services
Google signed an agreement with the Cuban government on Monday granting internet users on the Communist-run island quicker access to its branded content. Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc, signed the deal with Mayra Arevich Marin, president of state telecommunications monopoly ETECSA. It grants Cubans speedy access to the Google Global Cache network, which stores content from sites like Gmail and YouTube on servers located closer to end users. In a country wher...
Alphabet signs pact with Cuban telecom firm to improve access to Google properties
Today, Google's parent company Alphabet announced that it's doing just that, by entering into an agreement with Cuba's state telecommunications monopoly, ETECSA, that will make it easier for Cuban citizens to access Google properties. The post Alphabet signs pact with Cuban telecom firm to improve access to Google properties appeared first on Digital Trends....
Want to listen to a YouTube video on any device? Here’s how to make it an MP3
Want to rip music from YouTube, but leave the video behind? Check out this tutorial to learn own it's done in five easy steps - you won't find a better method anywhere else The post Want to listen to a YouTube video on any device? Here’s how to make it an MP3 appeared first on Digital Trends.
YouTube releases 2016 Rewind, announces most viewed videos in India for 2016
YouTube has released the YouTube Rewind video for 2016. The video features appearances from over 200 YouTube stars across 18 countries who paid homage to the biggest pop culture moments of the year. The stars hunt for video content in a manner similar to hunting down Pokémon in Pokémon GO. There are surprise guest appearances, and an original mix created by Major Lazer. YouTube also released the top trending video content in India, according to views, likes, comments and shar...
YouTube’s 2016 review: rattlesnakes, pineapple pens and more
It’s that time of the year when companies evaluate their platforms across the last year, compiling interesting tidbits of data. We’ve already seen Flickr’s end of year data, and now we have YouTube’s year-in-review. The video service calls this YouTube #Rewind, and it highlights the biggest trends it saw over the past year, as well as the top ten videos … Continue reading...
Pocket your favorite videos with our guide to downloading from YouTube
The web can be a scary place when it comes to downloading YouTube videos. Thankfully, our guide will provide you with some viable methods for getting it done, using both desktop and web-based services like Clip Converter. The post Pocket your favorite videos with our guide to downloading from YouTube appeared first on Digital Trends....