Tag Archive: YouTube


Here’s are all the features YouTube Music is still missing

Google’s newest music service may be shiny and new, but it’s still quite lacking.

Youtube Music is a hybrid music service with a lot of promise and an unparalleled library to tap into. Unfortunately, all that potential is held down by how many things — including very, very basic things — the service and its apps are still missing. YouTube Music is already working on some of the items on this list, and hopefully we’ll be able  [Read More…]

There is a YouTube channel is dedicated to getting you caught up for Kingdom Hearts 3

Prepare yourself for a story told across multiple consoles.

One of the biggest questions I saw after E3 this year was about the amount of work needed to prepare for Kingdom Hearts 3. If you think all you have to do is play the Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 remakes on your PlayStation 4, you have been misinformed. The Kingdom Hearts franchise sprawls across multiple consoles, including the Nintendo 3DS and even a mobile game with a  [Read More…]

YouTube: Everything you need to know

From user-uploaded videos to movies and music, YouTube’s got you covered.

In February 2005, a small company by the name of YouTube was founded. YouTube was trying something new by giving people a free, easy-to-use platform for uploading videos, and a little over a year later, it was purchased by Google.

While YouTube continues to be the largest and most popular user-uploaded video site around, it’s since expanded into the markets of music streaming, live television programming,  [Read More…]

The biggest problem facing YouTube Music comes from within

The biggest problem facing YouTube Music isn’t a slow rollout. It isn’t casting bugs, or wacky library sorting, or missing albums, or poor handling of going offline. No, no, no, my friends, YouTube Music’s biggest problem is a YouTube that predates the service by years. And with how important rating songs in YouTube Music is, this problem is going to bite music-lovers, long-time YouTube users, and YouTuber creators hard.

While evaluating YouTube Music’s capabilities compared to other  [Read More…]

YouTube Music vs. Google Play Music: Which should you use?

You pay for one, you get both, but which one should you actually use right now?

When we compare music services, we’re usually trying to help you figure out which one you should give your money to. After all, it’s somewhat rare for a company to offer two completely different music services with completely different feature sets and catalogs, but Google has always been somewhat rare when it comes to music.

If you pay for Google Play  [Read More…]

How to use YouTube for Android

Get the most popular video platform in the world in the palm of your hand.

YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the entire internet, and one of the largest video platforms in the world. Whether you’re coming here for infuriatingly stupid “challenge videos”, the newest jaw-dropping music video, how to cook without ruining everything, or tech reviews. It’s a tool for information, education, and enough distracting videos to fill ten lifetimes. Aren’t we lucky  [Read More…]

What YouTube Music means for the future of Google Play Music

Slow your roll and let’s think practically for a minute here.

Ever since YouTube Music and YouTube Premium were announced, I’ve seen Google Play Music subscribers freaking out about whether to cancel their subscriptions. I’ve seen YouTube Red subscribers users kicking and screaming about not getting the new YouTube Music yet and then kicking and screaming about it being broken. I’ve seen a whole, whole lot of people who are even more confused about this than they  [Read More…]

YouTube Music Premium doesn’t make sense, and that’s exactly why it exists

Audio-only and casting to Google Home are Premium features, but please don’t pay YouTube Music Premium to get them.

Let’s call a spade a spade: This is a price jump.

YouTube made several announcements this month, from the announcement of a “brand-new” YouTube Music to the evolution of YouTube Red into YouTube Premium. There were many things to get excited about in the new YouTube Music, but one thing made absolutely no sense: the pricing for  [Read More…]

YouTube Music vs. Spotify: Which is the better streaming music service?

Can the biggest name in streaming video overtake the biggest name in streaming music?

If there is a throne to be won in music streaming, Spotify won it years ago. They’ve got a great selection, they’ve somehow gotten a better reputation for algorithms than Google, and with their Student pricing, they lure in younger listeners in droves and then hook them into staying long after they graduate. Not even Apple — the name synonymous with music players  [Read More…]

How to sign up for YouTube Music

Get started with the new YouTube Music in just a few taps.

The YouTube Music app has technically been around since 2015, but it was only recently that Google shifted its focus from Play Music and made YouTube Music its own proper streaming service.

YouTube Music is showing a lot of promise with its new direction, and now that it’s got a brand-new desktop site and redesigned Android app, it’s absolutely worth checking out.

To do so,  [Read More…]