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.

How to block ads on YouTube app

How to block ads on YouTube app: iPhone, Android

Many people are tired of seeing annoying ads on YouTube videos, and they search for a solution to block them. Luckily, there are a couple of ways that they can try to […]

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How to bypass YouTube's anti ad blocker prompt

For the past couple of days, some YouTube users were blocked from watching videos on the site. These users were informed that "ad blockers are not allowed on YouTube" and that they […]

YouTube is blocking ad blockers to push Premium subscription

YouTube is blocking ad blockers to push Premium subscription

Google is reportedly blocking videos from playing if you have an ad blocker. A reddit user on YouTube's subreddit came across a pop-up while watching videos, it said that "Ad blockers are […]

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How to monetize YouTube channel in 4 steps?

Social media has become a real source of money for many people all around the world, and most of them love their jobs, as they basically own the "work" and have a […]

YouTube Premium adds SharePlay support for iOS, higher bit rate for 1080p videos

YouTube Premium adds SharePlay support for iOS, higher bitrate for 1080p videos

YouTube Premium users are getting a handful of new features. Google is bringing a higher bitrate option for 1080p videos, SharePlay support for iOS, and more. Manage queues on phones and tablets […]

You Tube Team sent you a video? It is a scary phishing scam

Users from all over the world are receiving seemingly legitimate emails from YouTube these days, that turn out to be scams on careful inspection. The emails, which look legitimate on first glance, […]

The proposed TikTok ban will benefit companies like Meta, Google and Snap

The proposed TikTok ban will benefit companies like Meta, Google and Snap

Bernstein says that Google, Snap, and Meta will benefit from the ban of TikTok in the US, but what about new apps like it? Let’s have a look.

Linus Tech Tips hacked by crypto scammers

The popular YouTube channel Linus Tech Tips, which boasts a subscriber count of 15.3 million, has fallen prey to hackers who have replaced its tech hardware evaluations with videos promoting cryptocurrency scams. […]

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Unlike Spotify, YouTube Music rolls out recaps seasonally, and the Winter 2023 Recap is now out for all users!

Find out the "hottest" tracks with YouTube Music Winter Recap 2023

We are almost at the end of Winter this year, and YouTube Music has started rolling out the Winter Recap 2023 with a couple of changes. Users of music streaming platforms like […]

YouTube gives the green light to strong language

YouTube has declared a relaxation of its contentious profanity regulations that were instituted towards the end of 2022. The company's recent statement revealed that the rules resulted in a more rigorous approach […]

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Podcasts are coming to YouTube Music, but there is a caveat

YouTube Music is getting dedicated support for podcasts soon, according to a recent announcement by YouTube's head of podcasting Kai Chuk. Chuk revealed the plan during the Hot Pod Summit. The company […]

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FreeTube is an open source private YouTube client

FreeTube is an open source cross-platform client for YouTube that promises better functionality and improved privacy. The free application is available for Windows, Linux and Mac devices. Windows users may download a […]

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How to disable YouTube's new Ambient Mode playback feature

Google announced the rollout of a new design on its YouTube website today. After gathering input from "thousands of viewers around the world", Google decided to give YouTube a "cleaner, more lively […]

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Google is increasing the price of YouTube Premium Family significantly

Google is informing YouTube Premium Family subscribers currently that the price of the service will go up for them. Especially those grandfathered into YouTube Premium plans receive emails, but the price increase […]

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Rumor: You may soon need YouTube Premium to watch 4K video

Google experimented on YouTube to increase the company's revenue on the platform recently. After running tests with up to 10 unskippable ads before videos, users on Reddit report that YouTube limited 4K […]

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YouTube is testing up to 10 unskippable ads before videos

If you are still using YouTube, you may have been hit with an increase in unskippable advertisement recently. Up until now, YouTube viewers saw up to two so-called unskippable ads before the […]

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First look at YouTube's Podcast directory

YouTube just launched a dedicated podcast page on its website. Limited to visitors from the United States at the time, it is designed as a central hub for all-things podcasts on the […]

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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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