If you’re watching YouTube videos on your smartphone, count yourself as the majority these days. Plenty of us have had to deal with a viewing experience that lags behind a more robust desktop one. But more features are sprouting up every so often and now there’s this one for those who could do away with starts-and-stops and even the data-conscious.
Some YouTube users are getting badges while their videos have paused that show how much of the video has been buffered and how large the video is. What’s more, as opposed to just buffering a few seconds ahead of your [...]
Apple Music stirred up controversy earlier this year when it debuted its pay-only service by providing a three-month free trial to users. In so doing, Apple said it would not be paying royalties to artists for those three months. Taylor Swift put an axe in that idea and Apple wholly admits it. The backlash that scarred Apple is something YouTube wants to avoid in debuting its own paid subscription program.
YouTube Red, which will charge $9.99 a month for ad-free video viewing, is extending a 30-day free trial of its own to the globe of viral clip watchers. Unlike its unfortunate [...]