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YouTube Now Supports 8K Video Playback For Android TV App

San Francisco: The latest YouTube for Android TV update has reportedly started rolling out limited support for 8K streaming. According to a report in Android Police, YouTube TV for Android v. 2.12.08 version includes support for 8K streaming to TVs running Android 10 and above. The changelog states that the update brings 8K streaming support […]

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YouTube Faces Massive Outage In India, Back Now

New Delhi: Google-owned YouTube experienced a major outage in India and elsewhere on Thursday morning and the users were unable to watch videos owing to loading issues. DownDetector website showed severe user reported problems with YouTube, indicating the problem was widespread and numerous users on Twitter reported that YouTube wasn’t working for them. “If you’re […]

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'Baby Shark' Most Watched Video Of All Times On YouTube

San Francisco: The addictive children’s rhyme Baby Shark has become the most-watched video ever on Google-owned YouTube, overtaking the previous record-holder Despacito. Recorded by a South Korean educational entertainment company Pinkfong, the song has now been played over 7.04 billion times, according to YouTube. The two-minute song video features some animated baby sharks underwater and […]

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YouTube In India Hits 325 Million Monthly Unique Viewers

New Delhi: Google-owned YouTube on Wednesday said the platform is now being watched by over 325 million unique viewers (over 18 and above) month on month in India and it is the top platform for accessing videos in regional languages in the country. YouTube creators in India are now entering diverse categories, driving massive watch […]

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Google To Boost Fake News, Illegal Content Monitoring On YouTube

Seoul: Google’s video-sharing platform YouTube will cooperate with South Korea to closely monitor and prevent the spread of fake news and illegal content. Google’s Senior Vice President Neal Mohan made the comments during a videoconference with Han Sang-hyuk, chairman of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC). The remarks came after Han requested such cooperation, considering fake […]

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YouTube Targets TikTok With New 15-Second Video Test

New Delhi: Google-owned YouTube appears to have taken an aim at TikTok as the Google-owned platform has now started testing a way to record multi-segment videos that run up to a maximum length of 15 seconds. The 15-second video format, made popular by TikTok, is now being increasingly tried by other social media platforms as […]

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YouTube Music Set To Replace Google Play Music

New Delhi: In line with its plan to retire Play Music, Google on Tuesday started inviting users of the service to transfer their music libraries, personal taste preferences and playlists to YouTube Music. “We want to ensure everyone has time to transfer their content and get used to YouTube Music, so we’ll provide plenty of […]

YouTube reduces its video streaming quality to standard definition in India
YouTube reduces its video streaming quality to standard definition in India

New Delhi: Google-owned YouTube on Wednesday announced that it is reducing streaming quality for users in India in order “to reduce strain on Internet networks during the coronavirus pandemic.” In India, YouTube will temporarily default HD and ultra-HD streaming to SD content at bitrates no higher than 480p on mobile networks, until March 31. “We […]

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Google Removing Fake Coronavirus-Related Videos From YouTube: Sundar Pichai

San Francisco: Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company has taken down thousands of videos related to dangerous or misleading coronavirus information using its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technology. In a blog post, Pichai said that since January, Google has blocked hundreds of thousands of ads attempting to capitalize on the coronavirus pandemic. “Last week, […]

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YouTube hits 20mn paid subscribers, 2mn join YouTube TV

San Francisco: Google-owned YouTube has reached 20 million music and premium paid subscribers and over 2 million YouTube TV paid subscribers. YouTube ended 2019 at a $3 billion annual run rate in YouTube subscriptions and other non-advertising revenues, Alphabet Founder and CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Monday. YouTube logged $15 billion in annual ad revenue […]