Amazon’s Echo Show Has YouTube Access Again

Amazon’s Echo Show has YouTube access again after the access to the service was taken away a little bit earlier this year, following Google’s decision to remove the capability to launch YouTube from the Echo Show back in the last part of September. Google’s initial reasoning for removing YouTube access from the Echo Show had […]

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Android 8.0 Oreo Users Now Get PiP Mode With YouTube TV

Android 8.0 Oreo users now get Picture-in-Picture mode on YouTube TV through the application’s latest update, something which could be pretty useful if you use the streaming service and are wanting to continue watching a live TV program but also may want to multitask and take care of something else at the same time. Just […]

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YouTube Bans Kids Channel Amid Child Endangerment Concerns

YouTube banned a controversial kids-oriented channel Toy Freaks earlier this week, citing violations of its policies and community guidelines. The move came amid a major public outcry over child endangerment concerns raised by the contents of the channel run by one Greg Chism and his two daughters which was focused on gross-out humor. Immediately before […]

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YouTube Is Preparing Dark Mode For The Android App

YouTube is preparing a dark mode for the Android application and although there’s no guarantee on a time window for when it may launch, it looks as if Google may be close to pushing the dark mode (referred to as Dark Watch) out to users at some point in the near future as you can […]

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YouTube App Expands Support For 18:9 Aspect Ratio Phones

The latest version of the YouTube mobile app now includes greater support for smartphones boasting an 18:9 aspect ratio. Up until now, phones making use of the newer ratio were likely to be resigned to having to watch videos accompanied by a black bar at either side of the screen. A straightforward result of the ratio […]

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Google’s Chromebook Ad Apparently Violated YouTube Policy

In a strange turn of events, it seems YouTube managed to flag a Google ad for Chromebooks as inappropriate. At least that is what seems to have been the case for a short period of time before the issue was rectified. It was however, not fixed before someone managed to record the event and post […]

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Google Cracks Down On Extremist YouTube Videos

YouTube has expanded its crackdown efforts against content posted on the video-sharing platform deemed to be of potential interest to terrorists, meaning that those videos were not necessarily extremist in nature but have been tagged as being so anyway by the governments in the United States and United Kingdom. The move marks a major change […]

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YouTube May Be Working On A Fix For The 1080p HDR Cap

YouTube appears to be working to bring 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) playback back to its platform, following a cap placed on the content earlier this month which set the maximum resolution at 1080p. That’s according to a response from at least one Googler, which was posted to the official help forums in response to […]

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YouTube To Restrict Inappropriate Kid-Targeting Videos

The YouTube app and its Kids variant have long had an issue with numerous strange and outright inappropriate videos popping up with keywords that target kids and use family-friendly characters, but YouTube is reportedly planning to start filtering those videos out of the YouTube Kids app by age-restricting them when they’re found. These videos typically […]

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YouTube TV Android App Gains A Bell & Notification Support

The YouTube TV Android app for mobile received an update recently which adds the option to receive notifications on content the app user might be interested in. The feature comes by way of a new ‘bell’ icon which is now present throughout the app. In the shortest of terms, clicking on the bell icon will […]

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