Youtube is the official app for the world’s largest and most popular video platform. It’s home to millions and millions of videos, with hundreds of thousands of new clips uploaded every day.
From the official app you gain full access to all the featured videos for each day, as well as an easy way to locate videos that deal with topics of your interest. All this comes via a easy-to-use interface that’s perfectly adapted to smartphones, and the added possibility to set up and use gesture shortcuts.
One of the most interesting features in the Youtube app is that you can play videos in the background while you’re browsing other apps or sites. That way you can listen to music, for example, while working on something else. Plus, you can close any video simply by sliding your finger over the screen.
Other interesting features of the official Youtube application is that it let’s you broadcast videos you’re playing on your Android by setting up a Chromecast device. You can also run voice searches directly from the app itself.
Youtube for Android is a very useful app for any regular Youtube user. It makes browsing YouTube a lot more convenient than from your browser. In fact, Youtube is an app recommended for virtually anyone with an Android.
How to activate night mode in your favorite Android apps
In recent months, a bunch of apps have launched a night mode or dark theme. Although it may seem like a trend, the truth is that you can prevent eye strain caused by screens by simply activating this option. It’s also been shown that applying this mode can help reduce battery consumption. In fact, if your smartphone has an OLED screen, each black pixel will turn off. Therefore, in light of all of the above (pun totally intended), we thought it was a good idea to make a list of steps on how to apply the night mode on the apps you use the most.
YouTube Premium and YouTube Music are coming May 22
Google just announced some important changes for its video platform with the arrival of two new paid services that will add exclusive features to the platform. YouTube Red will now be called YouTube Premium, while the variant focused on music will be called YouTube Music. We already know which countries will have it available and how much it will cost in each one.
YouTube is launching Reels, their own version of Stories
It seems like everyone wants to get a piece of the Stories feature that was created by Snapchat and popularized internationally by Instagram. YouTube is now joining the party, with their own version now in beta. They’re calling this new video format Reels, and one characteristic has been strategically omitted: the videos don’t expire.