Tag Archive: YouTube


YouTube for Android just got a new Incognito mode, here’s how to use it

YouTube for Android recently received an important update which adds a new feature called Incognito.

Google has been testing this option for months and now the tool is live for people who are using YouTube on their Android devices. Just like Incognito Mode in Google’s Chrome browser, Incognito Mode for YouTube lets you browse content in private.

So if you ever wanted to hide your Despacito addiction from your partner, Incognito mode is here to help you get away with  [Read More…]

Want to play YouTube in the background of your Android? Here’s how

Ever wanted to do something on your smartphone while also listening to music on YouTube? Or simply to listen to a song with your smartphone’s screen off? Unfortunately, exiting the YouTube app or turning off your phone’s display means the music will stop playing.

The good news is that there’s a workaround to bypass this problem and it involves using one of your mobile browsers. Whether you use Chrome or Firefox, you can easily get YouTube play in the background.

  [Read More…]

YouTube app for Android: Everything you need to know!

YouTube started as a simple video site, but today it’s much, much more.

YouTube is so much more than cute cats and mindless pranks; it’s where millions come for education, information, and live, late-breaking news. YouTube streams more than just Google keynotes; it streams important political debates and allows users to stream from almost anywhere in the world with an internet connection. It’s important to understand YouTube and how to use it, and whether you’re just looking  [Read More…]

YouTube picture-in-picture no longer requires YouTube Premium/Red

The change appears to be live in the U.S. right now.

Android Oreo brought a lot of exciting features to our beloved OS, but one of the most interesting/useful was easily picture-in-picture. One of the first apps PiP worked with was YouTube, but ever since Oreo’s release, you’ve needed a YouTube Premium/YouTube Red subscription in order for it to work.

Thankfully, it looks like Google’s reversing its decision here.

According to a growing thread on Reddit, multiple  [Read More…]

How to disable background playback on YouTube Premium

Playing videos on YouTube without the screen on is a great feature, but it’s not one we all want turned on all the time.

Background playback is quite possibly the best part of YouTube Premium. Being able to start a fun playlist or a long discussion panel, turn off the screen, and listen while you keep going about your day is indispensable, but there are times where it can get annoying. For instance, you tap a Reddit  [Read More…]

YouTube TV adds 16 Starz channels as a $9 add-on

That’s a lot of movies.

YouTube TV gained another optional add-on, bringing some 16 channels of Starz for $ 9 a month. As always, you’ll get a free seven-day trial before being charged, so you can test things out to see if you actually want to purchase the movie network.

That includes the East and West feeds of the main Starz and Starz encore channels, along with other offshoots of each.

Here’s the full breakdown of what  [Read More…]

YouTube Premium, Pokemon Go, and Datally (Podcast #14)

It has been another quiet few days in the world of smartphones, but there’s still plenty to talk about today. In this episode of the AndroidGuys podcast, we discuss a number of Google endeavors as well as major new features to Pokemon Go. Listen in as Scott and Andrew tackle Android Messages, Datally, YouTube Premium, and more.

Topics YouTube Premium and YouTube Music are live Pokemon Go gains friends and trading Google’s Datally app adds features Android Messages comes to  [Read More…]

How to change from YouTube Music to YouTube Premium

Sign up for YouTube Music but want Premium instead? Here’s how to switch.

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are Google’s two premier subscription services for digital music and video content, and while YouTube Music isn’t necessarily a bad deal at $ 9.99/month, you might as well go all the way with YouTube Premium at $ 11.99/month.

The added benefits and features that come with YouTube Premium for just $ 2 more each month is more than worth  [Read More…]

How to sign up for YouTube Premium

YouTube’s $ 12/month subscription gets you a lot for your money.

YouTube Premium is finally here, and if you’ve got $ 12/month to spend, it’s absolutely worth the cash.

For that monthly fee, YouTube Premium grants you access to ad-free videos across all of YouTube, offline downloads, YouTube Original content, and all of the perks that come with YouTube Music.

Signing up for YouTube Premium is as easy as can be, and to get started, here’s what  [Read More…]

YouTube Music, YouTube Premium go live in 17 countries

Google on Monday confirmed that its new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium apps and services are available in 17 countries.

As we previously learned, YouTube Music is a music service designed around streaming with revised recommendations, playlists, stations, search, new and trending videos, offline playback, and other exclusives. A paid service, it costs users $ 10 per month.

YouTube Premium, on the other hand, is essentially a refreshed approach to its YouTube Red service. Included in the bundle are  [Read More…]