This development may put the FCC’s meeting with T-Mobile in a new light — and perhaps the meetings with AT&T and Comcast as well. After YouTube took first spat against T-Mobile’s Binge On program that zero-rated end users’ costs for access to 480p video. That’s so long as video providers ask to be on the program, which is free to participate in.
YouTube was and is not a partner in the program and the company is claiming that its video is being “throttled” down to 480p. T-Mobile responded with a different term, “downgraded,” [...]
When a company acknowledges a “less flattering” way of addressing spats with another company, you’re likely to raise an eyebrow or two — no more, though. T-Mobile subscribers using the eyes below their brows to browse their YouTube subscriptions might have noticed their viewing on the go stuck at 480p.
YouTube used the word “throttling” in its reading of the act to T-Mobile via the Wall Street Journal. It’s not one of the 24 video service partners that signed on with T-Mobile’s Binge On program that zero-rates data fees for end users [...]
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 [...]