Google's New Uptime App Lets People Watch YouTube Together
Google recently released Uptime, an app that lets people share and watch YouTube videos simultaneously from different phones. The idea is to make YouTube (even) more social and interactive. With Uptime installed, people can watch a video, interact and chat, curate favorites, and get daily recommendations together with friends. Interactions include stickers, emoji, and other real-time reactions to videos. Uptime is only available to the iPhone for now. Google hasn't said if or when it will bring Uptime to Android handsets.
Google Creates YouTube Go with Slow Networks In Mind
Google today released YouTube Go, a version of the mobile video app that has been optimized for slow and inconsistent wireless networks. The idea, says Google, is to allow people to get the most from YouTube even under poor network conditions.
YouTube Adds VR Video Content for Google Cardboard
YouTube today kicked off widespread support for virtual reality video content in the Android YouTube app. Android handset owners can find VR content in YouTube and watch it through the Google Cardboard viewer.
Google Overhauls YouTube App
Google released a revised version of YouTube and the updated app focuses on improving usability. The user interface now focuses around three tabs: Home, Subscriptions, and Account.
YouTube to Automatically Adjust Playback Size to Fill Your Screen
Google is about to make it easier to watch videos shot in different aspect ratios. With an update scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks, the YouTube mobile app will "dynamically adapt to whatever size you choose to watch it in.