The Autoplay video option has been available on the Youtube Premium Apps for a while now and YouTube claims that it has been getting good response for the feature. Now, the company is extending this feature to the free Apps as well which aims to bring more user engagement on the App. The Autoplay on Home feature will start rolling out on YouTube’s iOS and Android Apps and users can see the videos playing automatically on the home screen. Read More
YouTube had began testing the feature similar to Instagram’s Stories last year and it was named “Reels“. The company later renamed it to YouTube Stories and has finally launched it for all the creators who have over a 10,000 subscribers. This new feature will let the creators have more tools to create and deliver their video updates or where they have been travelling before uploading their daily or weekly videos. Read More
YouTube is planning to make YouTube Originals non-chargeable and ad-supported from the year 2020. This is will be similar to how most of the content is currently available on the free web version of YouTube. This means users will be able to watch Original show or movies without spending money and have the comfort of watching them anytime. Read More
YouTube had started adding some of the best movies for free since October and you can watch it right on the site. The videos can be watched by anyone, but comes with ads. The company says that that ad-free videos will be available on YouTube Premium for those who are willing to pay for the service. Read More
Nintendo will be adding the App for YouTube on it’s Nintendo Switch gaming device soon. The features is currently available only is select places like Japan and Hulu. However, the company has promised on a post on its American website that YouTube is coming soon on Switch with the expected date written as Nov 8, 2018. Read More
YouTube has added a new tool for users to check the time they spend watching videos on a daily and weekly basis. This is in addition to many of the new tools the company is bringing to help users have full control on their daily viewing habits.
The ‘Time watched’ section can be accessed when you go inside your YouTube account. The section will show the amount of time the user viewed videos that day, the previous day, and over the last week. With this new update, YouTube is joining the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple who are constantly trying to better the usage habits of users and give them an overview of their viewing activity. Read More