According to a post on the YouTube Blog, “YouTube Music is your personal guide through the complete world of music—whether it’s a hot new song, hard to find gem, or an unmissable music video. Music fans on Android phones can now easily unlock the magic of YouTube Music, which will come installed on all new devices launching with Android 10 (and Android 9), including the Pixel series.”
That being said, it does not mean that Google has done away with Play Music. In fact, users who want to install Play Music back on their devices in favor of YouTube Music will be able to do so. All you need to do is go to the Play Store and search for the app and you can redownload it once again.
Nintendo’s 3DS is more than just a handheld gaming console. The console also comes with support for some apps, such as the YouTube app that allows gamers to watch videos on their consoles, a nice break from just playing games all day. However, if you do use the YouTube app quite a bit, you might be disappointed to learn that the app will be going away in September.
In an announcement on its website, Nintendo confirmed that the YouTube app for the 3DS will be officially shutting down on the 3rd of September. They note that the YouTube app will continue to exist for both the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U, although we can’t imagine that support for the Wii U will continue much longer either given the focus on the Switch these days.
A feud between Google and Amazon had essentially forced users to pick sides since the companies blocked their services from each other’s platforms. So YouTube wasn’t available on Fire TV and Amazon Prime Video wasn’t available on Chromecast and Android TVs. This was bound to change after both companies announced that they were making peace and would allow the services on their respective networks. That’s precisely what has happened today.
Starting today, Amazon Prime Video subscribers can stream content from their preferred streaming service on Chromecast and Android TV devices. The Prime Video app is now available for these platforms from Google Play.
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Most of us have used the YouTube app on our phones. One of the ways to view the comments on our phones is by scrolling all the way down. This isn’t the most convenient way of viewing comments, but according to a report from XDA Developers, it appears that the company is testing out a new way of displaying comments on the Android app.
The God of War franchise has been quite a staple in Sony’s PlayStation-exclusive line for years now, and with the last release, Sony attempted something different by introducing a new character to the game in the form of Kratos’ son. It proved to be a good idea because the game was extremely well-received and won a prize at the Game Awards.
For those who love to see what goes on behind-the-scenes during game development and want to know what the game’s designers and developers were thinking, Sony has since released the “Raising Kratos” documentary on YouTube where you can watch it for free in its entirety.
It was reported last week that the YouTube app may finally be coming to Nintendo Switch. Many would have expected the app to be there already since YouTube is the world’s number one source of online videos but that wasn’t the case. The wait is finally over for Nintendo Switch owners as it has been confirmed that the official YouTube app for their console is arriving today.
To commemorate their 50th anniversary, 'Weekly Shonen Jump' has launched an official YouTube channel to upload anime adaptations of their serialized manga.
The channel will feature popular anime that has supported the history of Jump. It will be updated everyday from Monday to Friday with the initial works being episodes one to five of "Kinnikuman," "Hokuto no Ken," "Yu Yu Hakusho," and "SLAM DUNK." This service is free, and it will run until March 31 of next year.
YouTube on mobile devices currently supports gestures such as double tapping either end of the video, where upon doing so, users will be able to skip forwards or backwards in a video. However there is currently no gesture that will let users skip the entire video, save for the user clicking another video.
However according to a post on Google+ by user Joe Kelly (via 9to5Google), it seems that YouTube is testing out a new feature on Android which lets users skip an entire video by swiping. Note that this swiping not only skips the entire video, but the page as well where basically the entire page changes, including its description, like/dislike/share buttons, suggested videos, and so on.
YouTube confirmed back in March this year that it would release a dark mode for its mobile apps. The mode was actually released first for the iOS app even though many would have expected it to arrive for the Android version first. A few months after the YouTube dark mode made its appearance on iOS, it’s finally available for YouTube on Android devices.
The dark mode was first added for YouTube on the desktop late last year. It was then revealed that the mobile apps would get it as well starting with the iOS version.
A feature that Google Chrome users are well accustomed to is making its way to the official YouTube app for Android. The company has added an incognito mode to the app which is quite similar to the one in Google’s popular web browser. The mode is available in the Account section of the YouTube for Android app.
It’s already possible to pause the watch history in the YouTube app but the incognito mode takes things one step further. It will let users browse videos on the mobile app without leaving any trace. Browsing in incognito mode will not result in any changes in their recommendations as well.
YouTube is the main destination for promoting movie trailers as people flock to the video sharing website to find out more information about new and upcoming films. Sony Pictures Entertainment was supposedly going to launch the official red band trailer for Khali the Killer on YouTube today but it ended up doing more than that. Someone at Sony apparently uploaded the entire movie on YouTube instead of the trailer.
The video that was uploaded in place of the trailer was an hour and a half long because it was actually the full movie. It was uploaded on the official Sony Pictures Entertainment YouTube page and remained online for a few hours after ultimately being taken down.