YouTube TV adds a bunch of channels and cities—for a price

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YouTube TV is expanding its programming, and will be available in more cities with a higher price.

The network has added a number of channels to its lineup, including TNT, Adult Swim, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies. Soon, sports lovers can also expect NBA TV and MLB Network to join YouTube TV’s base package, and NBA League Pass and MLB.TV as add-ons. 

The service is also expanding to new areas, to cover what it clams is 85 percent of U.S. households. The service was previously available in around 75 cities. The new regions include Honolulu, Hawaii; El Paso, Texas; Richmond, Va.; Charleston, S.C.; Syracuse, N.Y.; and Scranton, Penn; Burlington, Vt.; and Lexington, Mass.  Read more…

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Google adds more channels to YouTube TV, but service gets more expensive

YouTube TV is a relatively new service that’s been launched in some regions in the the United States. We’ve been reporting about YouTube TV since its launch and the service is now available in more than 40 markets in the US.

In order to benefit from YouTube TV, customers must pay a $35 monthly fee. Then, they will get access to live TV from major broadcast networks, popular cable networks, as well as premium networks. On top of that, the service enables subscribers to watch various shows from YouTube creators and YouTube Red Originals.

To make it easier for subscribers to watch their …

Download this: YouTube Go is here to save your data plan

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YouTube doesn’t have to be a data hog.

At least, not if you’re using YouTube Go, the company’s data-saving version alternative for video streaming. First released in India in 2016, the Android app has now expanded to 130 countries.

YouTube Go is designed to give users more control over how and when their data is used. The app lets you preview a video before you commit to watching the whole clip. If you do want to watch a full video, you can choose how much data you want to use at any given time. You can also download clips you want to save for later. Read more…

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YouTube TV service lands on Apple TV and Roku

Google’s YouTube TV service is not yet available across all the United States, but that doesn’t prevent the search giant to make accessible from many devices.

Earlier this week, YouTube TV service went live on a few other platforms that pretty popular in the US: Apple TV and Roku. It’s been less than one year since the service was launched and it’s already available on Android, iOS, PC, Xbox One and Android TV, in addition to the two platforms announced today. Also, if you own an LG or Samsung smart TV, you’ll be able to access the service as well.

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YouTube on iOS scores native dark mode for some users, but what about Android?

A while ago, we told you that code suggesting that YouTube on Android is about to score a native dark theme has been unearthed in the app. 
However, as it often happens with Google’s software, it’s the iOS version of the YouTube app that receives this new feature first. 

Well, that’s only true for a select few iOS users who boasted on Reddit that version 13.01.4 of the app has introduced  a neat switch in the preferences that allows users to switch opt for the new dark interface in favor of the default light one. 

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Latest version of YouTube for Android app features code for a dark theme and more

A report published this weekend discusses a teardown of the latest version of the YouTube for Android app (v. 13). Code found inside this new version of the app indicates that the next update could give Android users the choice to activate a dark theme for YouTube. This really wouldn’t be shocking considering that on the web, the streaming video site already offers this capability.

Also discovered in the teardown was code related to an incognito mode. Currently, Android users of the YouTube app can go into the History & privacy menu of YouTube and toggle to pause watch history and search …

YouTube star Logan Paul apologises for video depicting an apparent victim of suicide

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YouTube star Logan Paul has issued an apology for posting a video containing footage of an apparent victim of suicide, but it might not be enough for some.

In the now-removed video, the 22-year-old vlogger visited Japan’s Aokigahara forest on the northwestern flank of Mount Fuji. The forest’s name translates to the “Sea of Trees” but is known internationally as the “Suicide Forest,” the site of hundreds of suicides every year.

According to New York Magazine, Paul posted a video to his 15 million YouTube subscribers with the title “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…” that was meant to be the third part of his “Tokyo Adventures,” series. The publisher reports that the video contained footage of a person who had apparently died by suicide, with their face blurred. Read more…

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Amazon working on YouTube clone for Echo Show and Echo Spot to be called AmazonTube?

You might remember that back in late September, Google pulled YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show and its 7-inch display. Google was upset that Amazon had removed certain features from the version of YouTube that was being used with the smart speaker. Amazon took away the autoplay capability, which allows a viewer to sit and watch video after video after video without having to lift a finger. Amazon also disabled the ability of  Echo Show users to subscribe to a YouTube Channel. These channels are where you will find videos posted by a particular company, or individual.

Amazon apparently …

YouTube Go hits 10 million downloads even though it's not available worldwide

YouTube Go made it out of beta back in September after about a year of testing. Even after the final version of the app was released in the Google Play Store, YouTube Go wasn’t made available worldwide and it still can’t be downloaded in most countries.

Even so, YouTube Go app recently hit the impressive 10 million downloads milestone on the Google Play Store. This is quite the achievement considering the rather short time it took to hit the 10 million mark and the limited availability of the app.

YouTube Go is a lighter version of the popular YouTube app, which enables users to watch …

Google expands YouTube TV service to 34 more regions in the US

Google has just announced that its YouTube TV streaming service is now available in 34 new markets in the United States, the only country where it can be accessed. With the addition of the new regions, YouTube TV is now available in 84 cities across the US, which is quite impressive considering Google debuted the streaming service early this year.

Here is the full list of cities that have just got access to YouTube TV service: Albany, Baton Rouge, Buffalo, Cedar Rapids, Chattanooga, Colorado Springs, Des Moines, Flint, Fresno-Visalia, Ft. Myers-Naples, Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers …