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1080p and 480p streaming options added to latest YouTube app

Last week we told you that a change in the latest YouTube app allowed better control over the resolution when streaming, and now two new (and requested) options have been added — 1080p and 480p streaming.

YouTube v5.7 debuts with streaming quality picking

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After updating Hangouts, Google gives some love to YouTube as well. YouTube gets yet another great and long-awaited feature in the newest update. Choose the quality of your YouTube video stream.

This feature is long overdue if you ask me. Every time I watch a YouTube video via mobile data I wish I could see exactly in which quality is video being streamed. You might  [Read More…]

YouTube update allows users to select streaming quality

Google had just pushed out an update to the YouTube app to allow you to choose your video streaming quality on the fly. Now, with the update, you can choose if you want your videos to stream at 144p, 240p, 360p, 720p, or an auto mode that detects your connection. It seems that an option for full 1080p HD isn’t available as a selection, however.

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Watch YouTube videos while using other apps with Viral Popup [App of the Day]

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Google’s stock youtube player is great, but if that app leaves you wanting more look no further than Viral Popup (Youtube Player).

Viral Popup is a full-featured Youtube player designed for phones and tablets.  It has a familiar user interface and all the usual options that we have become accustomed to when using the stock app, but that’s where the similarities end.

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YouTube aims to help content creators with Creator Preview project

If you’re out there creating original content and putting it on YouTube, Google wants to help you do it even better. As announced on the YouTube Creator blog today, a Creator Preview project has been launched based on the idea that those who create content want to know more about what’s in the works.

In addition to what’s highlighted in the video above, YouTube has laid out some of the features they’re currently working on to get added  [Read More…]

YouTube to acquire Twitch in billion dollar deal

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YouTube, owned by Google, is acquiring the popular videogame-streaming company Twitch for more than $ 1 billion.  The deal is an all cash offer and is expected to be annoounced very soon.

Twitch is a San Francisco based company that allows users to upload and watch live gameplay videos which can be streamed from your favorite console.  Twitch claims to have more than 45 million  [Read More…]

Google’s YouTube rumored to be buying video game streamer Twitch for over $1 billion

Google’s YouTube is reportedly going to acquire popular video game streaming service, Twitch for more than $ 1 billion. Twitch lets Xbox and Playstation gamers share and watch live gameplay footage, and they claim more than 45 million visitors a month.

YouTube for Android updated to support casting live videos to Chromecast

Head into the Google Play Store and you’ll see YouTube sitting at version 5.5.27. The last time we covered an update for YouTube on Android was in late November when the app improved search results and channel pages. The changelog listed is old, but there are reports that there is now support for casting live videos to Chromecast.

Play around with the settings and you’ll notice that the Preloading menu has been removed. You’ll also find  [Read More…]

Google to take legal action in Turkey over YouTube ban

Google has filed a formal protest with the Turkish courts over the recent YouTube ban. The ban had been lifted Saturday by a lesser court, but the decision was reversed until “criminal content” — recordings of a state security meeting about Syria — are removed.

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If you’ve not swung by our YouTube channel lately, now would be a good time to do so. We’ve got a new look, new videos — and, most important, even more on the way.

We’d recommend starting with a few playlists — especially the Android Central Podcast, Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8.

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