YouTube TV Picks-Up Mega Expansion to 35 New Markets

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YouTube TV pushed into 35 new markets today, according to a Google Support listing for the service. By our count, Google’s TV streaming option jumped from 49 markets in September to 84 today. The new YouTube markets to join the list are: Albany Baton Rouge Buffalo Cedar Rapids Chattanooga Colorado Springs Des Moines Flint Fresno-Visalia Ft. Myers-Naples Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (Arkansas) Grand Rapids Green Bay Greenville (either SC or NC, whichever didn’t have it last time) Huntsville-Decatur (Florida) Jackson (Mississippi) Knoxville Little Rock Madison New Orleans Omaha Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg Portland-Auburn (Maine) Providence Roanoke-Lynchburg (Virginia) Rochester Savannah Shreveport South Bend-Elkhart (Indiana) Spokane Springfield (Missouri) Toledo Tucson Tulsa Waco YouTube TV still costs just $35 per month, includes really slick apps on mobile and Android ...

Report: YouTube Remix, Yet Another Paid Music Service, to Launch in March

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According to a source of Bloomberg, YouTube is currently working on a new music subscription service known internally as Remix to compete with Apple Music and Spotify. If you’re as confused as we are, you have every right to be. Remix is apparently YouTube’s attempt to please music publishers with more revenue from music placed on its service. With YouTube continually pulling in major online traffic, a lot of which is dedicated to music streaming, music executives want in on the action. But what about YouTube Red, isn’t ...

YouTube for Android TV 2.01.04 update brings back brand accounts and channel switching [APK Download]

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The update to version 2.0 ushered in some major changes to YouTube for Android TV. Many of them were superficial, but there were also useful things like being able to turn off autoplay. It also got a fair amount of criticism for essentially just being a web wrapper and having some things missing. The biggest disappointment for many was that you could no longer sign in with a brand account or switch channels as you could in the previous release. Google said they would ...

YouTube Makes Major UI Changes for Desktop and Mobile Official

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For us who run this Android blog and for those that read it, the following news may not surprise you. In fact, it shouldn’t, so long as you kept up on the stories we’ve been writing for the past few months. This morning, YouTube made many UI changes official for desktop and mobile users, including the usage of Material Design, the Dark Theme, and proper scaling for easily viewing videos shot in portrait. Let’s talk mobile first. As you may have noticed, the navigation bar has been ...

Did You Get YouTube’s New Sharing/Messaging Feature?

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On Monday, YouTube announced its new sharing feature for at least the third time (that’s not an exaggeration), suggesting that it was finally rolling out to everyone. I still didn’t get access until Tim invited me yesterday, but it is readily available now to everyone even if you need a bit of help. We thought we’d just check in to make sure you all knew that this week is the week for it and to be sure you got it. What is the new sharing feature ...

Android TV app for YouTube Kids now available

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YouTube Kids launched in 2015, as a portal for child-appropriate content with parental controls. It has been over two years since then, but for most of that time, only apps for Android and iOS were available. An app for select smart TVs was released in April, and now Android TV owners can use the service as well. Judging from the screenshots, this appears to be the same exact app released for smart TVs. Considering the main YouTube app has been switched to a web wrapper, ...

[Update: Brand account support coming soon] YouTube for Android TV 2.0 sparks outcry for being a web wrapper and other issues

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The YouTube for Android TV app was updated to version 2.0 last month, with an all-new interface and changes to the video player. While there are a few great aspects of this update, like the new auto-play screen, many users aren't happy with it. The main complaint is that YouTube for Android TV is now a web wrapper for the YouTube on TV webapp. If you click that link, you'll get the same exact UI that Android TV users now have. While I don't really ...

YouTube for Android TV 2.0 sparks outcry for being a web wrapper and not supporting brand accounts

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The YouTube for Android TV app was updated to version 2.0 last month, with an all-new interface and changes to the video player. While there are a few great aspects of this update, like the new auto-play screen, many users aren't happy with it. The main complaint is that YouTube for Android TV is now a web wrapper for the YouTube on TV webapp. If you click that link, you'll get the same exact UI that Android TV users now have. Read MoreYouTube for Android TV ...