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Google is gifting a free Home Mini to some YouTube Premium subscribers

Google will announce a new rebranded Google Home Mini next week.

What you need to know Some YouTube Premium subscribers are receiving an offer for a free Google Home Mini via the Google Assistant. A Google Home Mini normally retails for $ 50, but with this promotion you’ll only pay tax and shipping. Google is expected to announced a new and improved Google Home Mini rebranded as the Nest Mini at its October 15 Made by Google  [Read More…]

YouTube TV subscribers can now gift two-week trials to friends and family

The two-week extended free trials will have to be redeemed by 11:59pm PST on October 16.

What you need to know YouTube subscribers are getting a special two-week extended trial code to share with their friends and family. The two-week free trial will have to be redeemed before October 16. YouTube TV offers access to over 70 channels and unlimited storage space.

If you are a YouTube TV subscriber, you can now share a special two-week extended  [Read More…]

YouTube TV is finally available on Amazon’s Fire TV

Amazon and Google have had a tenuous relationship over the past few years. From pulling each others apps from Fire TVs and Android, to not having Google products on Amazon and vice versa on Google Shopping, the companies are frenemies to the Nth degree. One such casualty has been YouTube TV on Fire TV devices, but that wait is now over as Google brings its live TV offering to Amazon’s streaming platform.

Much like the regular YouTube app a few  [Read More…]

After Google/Amazon peace accord, YouTube TV is now available on Fire TV

Available on the Amazon Appstore for customers in the U.S.

What you need to know YouTube TV is now available on Fire TV devices. Support has been added for most Fire TV devices except for the first-gen Fire TV stick and Fire TV. The new addition is the result of an agreement Amazon and Google came to earlier this year.

Amazon announced via a blog post today that YouTube TV is finally available on Fire TV devices.  [Read More…]

Google is giving away a free Home Mini to some YouTube Premium subscribers

Google is giving away free Home Minis yet again.

What you need to know Google is offering a free Home Mini to select YouTube Premium subscribers in certain regions. The company started offering a free Home Mini to some Google One and YouTube Music subscribers in Europe recently. Google Nest Mini, the rumored successor to the Home Mini, is expected to be launched on October 15.

If you happen to be a YouTube Premium subscriber and have  [Read More…]

YouTube Music app will now come preinstalled on new Android 10 devices

The move could potentially help Google catch up with rivals in the music streaming space.

What you need to know The YouTube Music app will now come preinstalled on all new devices launching with Android 10 as well as Android 9 Pie. Google Play Music, however, will no longer come preinstalled on new Android devices. Those of you who use Google Play Music will need to manually install it from the Play Store on new Android 10  [Read More…]

YouTube changed its mind, you can keep your verification badge

The updated badge look has been delayed until next year.

What you need to know YouTube updated its verification policies on September 20 and caused a backlash by un-verifying many creators on the platform. It has now backtracked, allowing verified users to keep their badge. The updated badge is still coming but has been delayed until next year.

On September 20, YouTube announced some big changes coming to the verification badges on the site. First, it was  [Read More…]

YouTube is un-verifying channels as it updates its verification policies

The policy is also changing the verified checkmark to a dark gray background.

What you need to know YouTube is changing its requirements to become verified on the platform. Previously, channels with 100,000 subscribers were able to get verified with no proof of authenticity. The verified checkmark is also being retired in favor of a dark gray background behind the channel’s name.

Some big changes are coming to how YouTube verifies accounts and how that verification is  [Read More…]

YouTube Premium and Music expand to 8 new countries in the Middle East

YouTube Music is now in over 70 countries.

What you need to know YouTube Premium and Music have expanded to eight new countries in the Middle East. In total, that makes over 70 countries with access to YouTube Music (which is more than Google Play Music ever had). The new countries are Bahrain, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudia Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Google is continuing its global media takeover by expanding YouTube Premium and  [Read More…]

YouTube creates new award for T-Series and PewDiePie for reaching 100M subs

The Red Diamond Award is named after one of the rarest colors of diamonds

What you need to know YouTube has created the Red Diamond Award to honor channels that surpass over 100 million subscribers. The award is named after one of rarest colors of diamonds. T-Series and PewDiePie are the only two YouTube channels that currently qualify for the award.

On September 6, the official YouTube Twitter account tweeted out about a new prestigious award to  [Read More…]