Youtube

YouTube is a platform home to thousands of content creators and streamers producing videos for entertainment and education. As one of the companies owned by Google, there’s many tips, news, scandals, features, and tools we’ll share for you to read.

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YouTube keyboard shortcuts help you save time on the site

YouTube is one of the most popular video streaming sites on today's Internet. What many desktop users do not know is that it supports keyboard shortcuts that may help save time on […]

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How to subscribe to YouTube RSS Feeds without third-party services

YouTube, at one time, supported RSS feeds. Anyone could subscribe to channel feeds to receive updates in any RSS reader. Google made it harder over the years to subscribe to channels, likely […]

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Huge update for third-party Android YouTube client NewPipe released

The developers of the third-party Android YouTube client NewPipe released an update this week for the application. NewPipe 0.23.1 introduces support for new technologies that YouTube uses, which improve the performance of […]

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Play YouTube Shorts like normal YouTube videos

YouTube Shorts brings short-form videos to YouTube. The integrated service resembles what other short-form video services, such as TikTok, bring to the table: time-limted videos in portrait mode. Google's been late to […]

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Hitomi Downloader: versatile media downloader for Windows

Hitomi Downloader is an open source media downloader for Microsoft's Windows operating system that can be extended with user scripts. The downloader supports downloads from many sites by default, including YouTube, Facebook, […]

YouTube Vanced alternatives for Android

The popular third-party YouTube client Vanced for Android is being discontinued. The developers announced the decision on the official Twitter account and through other channels. I reviewed YouTube Vanced back in August […]

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Google is removing dislike counts on YouTube

Google announced this week that it will remove dislike counts from all videos on the YouTube video platform. Dislike counts are made private but the dislike button will remain available to users […]

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YouTube's experimental desktop video downloading feature is severely lacking

Google is testing a new experimental feature on YouTube currently that gives YouTube premium subscribers options to download videos on the desktop for later viewing. It is unclear how wide-reaching the experiment […]

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How to use youtube-dl to download multiple YouTube, playlist or channel videos

You have a lot of options when it comes to downloading YouTube videos or videos from other video sites. One of the most advanced programs for that kind of task is youtube-dl. […]

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YouTube Premium Lite disables ads on YouTube for €6.99 per month

YouTube Premium Lite is a new YouTube subscription plan that disables advertisement on YouTube for €6.99 per month. The plan is being tested in several European countries currently such as Denmark, Belgium […]

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SkyTube: open source YouTube app for Android with ad-blocking and video downloading

SkyTube is an open source third-party YouTube application for Android that users may install and use instead of the official YouTube application. SkyTube offers a view-only experience, which means that it does […]

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Here is the easiest way to get rid of Google's "Before you continue to YouTube" prompt

If you visit Google's YouTube website in private browsing / incognito mode, you will get the company's cookies and data prompt each time you do so. The reason for that is simple: […]

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How to browse hashtags on YouTube

Google introduced a change to its YouTube video site this week that brings dedicated hashtag pages to the site. Hashtags are used by video publishers to label content; a tech video could […]

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Looking for YouTube's Autoplay option? Google moved it!

Google released updates for the company's YouTube application for Android and Apple's iOS operating system recently. One of the changes of the update moved the autoplay toggle; it is now displayed in […]

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Watch YouTube without Ads on your Fire TV

Google revealed plans this week to monetize videos from publishers on YouTube that have not joined the partner program. The change takes affect in the United States first but will roll out […]

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Expect even more ads on YouTube soon

YouTube visitors may see more ads in the future as Google changed the terms of use on the site this week in regards to displaying video ads on videos that are not […]

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How to deal with Google's and YouTube's aggressive popups (before you continue, sign in)

When you visit Google's main website for the first time, or after clearing cookies, you get a "before you continue" popup. On YouTube, another Google property, you will get a "sign in […]

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YouTube Vanced is a modded version of YouTube that adds much needed features

YouTube Vanced is a modded version of YouTube for Google's Android operating system that adds much needed features to the client. Features that it adds include background playback, ad-blocking, sponsor-blocking, and more. […]

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Bypass ads on YouTube and some paywalls without third-party tools

Advertising on YouTube has become a little excessive in recent time as you may be forced to watch one or multiple video advertisements while watching a single video on the site. While […]

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YouTube app experiment adds Google Search results to YouTube searches

Do you use Google's YouTube application on your device (if available) to browse YouTube and watch videos? If you do, you may have noticed the insertion of Google Search results when you […]

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YouTube is rolling out chapters support

YouTube appears to be rolling out a new feature currently that brings chapters support to the video streaming platform. I use YouTube regularly to watch new videos published by some of the […]

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How to get your YouTube History deleted automatically

The video streaming site YouTube keeps track of every video that a user watches on the site and every search that is made. It uses the information for its recommendation engine that […]

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How to clear and disable the YouTube Watch and Search history

The video streaming site YouTube keeps track of your activity on the site. If you are signed in to an account, it keeps a record of all videos that you watched, all […]

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Enhancer for YouTube is an add-on for Firefox and Chrome which offers a ton of customization

There are a lot of quirks in YouTube, but we have plenty of workarounds for most issues. Most of these are possible thanks to add-ons. Today, we take a look at Enhancer […]

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YouTube is testing large thumbnails on the homepage

If you have been to the streaming video site YouTube lately you may have noticed that the design of the homepage changed. Google is apparently at it again with yet another test […]

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How to block endscreen video recommendations on YouTube

Whenever playback of a video on YouTube ends or is about to end, video recommendations may be displayed; these recommendations are based on the viewing history and display thumbnails of videos picked […]

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YouTube removed 7.8 million videos and 224 million comments in Q3 2018

Google owned YouTube published the YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement report for the third quarter of 2018 yesterday. The report highlights that YouTube removed 7.8 million videos, 224 million comments, and 1.6 million […]

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YouTube now with free ad-supported blockbuster movies

Most YouTube users don't associate the site with blockbuster movies, probably, even though it is possible to rent movies on the site just as it is possible to do the same on […]

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SoundFixer fixes sound issues on YouTube

SoundFixer is an extension for the Firefox web browser that attempts to fix sound related issues on YouTube and select other sites with audio. Internet users who watch videos with audio on […]

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YouTube Miniplayer first look

YouTube Miniplayer is a new YouTube feature on the desktop that users of the video streaming site may activate to play videos in a smaller player on the page. Eagle-eyed YouTube users […]

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How to enable AV1 support on YouTube

AV1 is a new media codec that is being integrated into various web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome at the moment. The codec is developed by a consortium of […]

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Enable the dark theme in the Android YouTube app

Google began to roll out dark theme support for the company's YouTube application for the Android operating system yesterday. The company started tests months ago but only a select few Android users […]

YouTube pushing non-skippable ads

YouTube revealed in a new video for content creators recently that it plans to push unskippable video ads on the video hosting site. The video "Want to earn more money from ad […]

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YouTube modifies player size on desktop; reception is mixed

If you have been to YouTube in the past couple of hours  using a desktop computer you may have noticed that the player size and interface looked different to before. Google has […]

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Google making YouTube slower for non-Chromium browsers?

If you use Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox to access YouTube to stream videos, read comments, or interact with the site in other ways, you may have noticed that the site is […]

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You can't sign out of the YouTube app on Android anymore

Google rolls out Incognito Mode for the YouTube application on Android at the time of writing; YouTube's incognito mode works similarly to Incognito Mode (private browsing) in Google Chrome in that it […]

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How to repeat (loop) YouTube Videos automatically

If you like a particular video on YouTube very much, you may want to play it over and over again using some sort of repeat functionality. Problem is, most users don't know […]

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How to watch YouTube videos on your desktop (without browser)

You have plenty of options when it comes to watching videos hosted on YouTube: you can use a web browser, an application on mobile devices, or watch the videos on your Television. […]

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What is YouTube Music, Youtube Music Premium and YouTube Premium?

YouTube Music, YouTube Music Premium, and YouTube Premium are new services that Google announced yesterday; they are Google's next, and maybe final, attempt at establishing a free and paid streaming service to […]

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Apply video effects to YouTube Videos in Chrome or Firefox

YouTube Video Effects is a free browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome which you may install and use to apply filter effects to YouTube videos. The browser extension supports other […]


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