What's coming next to YouTube?

Feature

Some exciting new YouTube apps are on their way to the UK…
by
What's coming next to YouTube?

We can’t get enough of YouTube. It gets a billion views a day, with more than half of those coming from our mobile devices. In an average month, 80% of 8-49 year-olds will watch a YouTube video.

YouTube isn’t taking its success for granted though, and has been rolling out some exciting new features and apps to its users around the world. Here are a few we’re hoping to see in the UK soon.

Live-streaming

If you’re a successful YouTuber with a big enough following, you can now live-stream to your adoring masses from a mobile device. We really do mean ‘big following’ though - if you’ve got less than 10,000 subscribers, you can forget it.

But if you are one of those fabled five-figure vloggers, it sounds pretty easy to start live-streaming. According to Google, you simply "open YouTube, hit the capture button, and you're live!"

The rest of us will have to wait a little longer to live-stream though. YouTube has said the feature will be rolled out to all users “soon”. Which is nice.

YouTube Red

YouTube Red is the name of YouTube’s paid for subscription service. As well as letting subscribers enjoy ad-free video viewing, it also offers lots of exclusive content

YouTube Red is currently only available in the US, but a recent Daily Telegraph article suggested it’ll launch in the UK this year, with an expected cost of £9.99 a month.

YouTube Go

Meanwhile in India, YouTube has launched YouTube Go, a new app designed for people living in areas with limited data coverage.

When you’re in YouTube Go, tapping on a video will show a ‘Download’ popup, which tells you the amount of space you’ve got left on your smartphone and the size of your video. It also gives you the option of downloading in ‘low’ or ‘standard’ quality.

If you’re worried about the amount of data you use, or you suffer from dodgy coverage, YouTube Go could be just what you need. A worldwide rollout is expected, but no dates have been announced. So don’t hit Go just yet.

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus

19 June, 2018
We've got all the big mobile gaming announcements from E3 2018, including Fortnite...
18 June, 2018
The new Samsung Galaxy A6 is a mid-range phone packed with premium tech, including...
14 June, 2018
There are plenty of easy ways that you can make your battery last longer. And we...
13 June, 2018
Preparing for festival season? You might want to leave your phone at home, and go...
12 June, 2018
The BlackBerry Key 2 truly is a thing of wonder, and it looks the part too. In this...

19 June, 2018
We've got all the big mobile gaming announcements from E3 2018, including Fortnite...
14 June, 2018
There are plenty of easy ways that you can make your battery last longer. And we...
13 June, 2018
Preparing for festival season? You might want to leave your phone at home, and go...
12 June, 2018
This summer, Twitter will be awash with funny World Cup content and not shortage...
8 June, 2018
YouTube Music has launched as a brand new music offering in the UK. Can in take on...
7 June, 2018
If you're looking for a new device in time for the World Cup games, look no further...
5 June, 2018
If you love Instagram, you’ll love their latest raft of updates, making it more personal,...
4 June, 2018
Google Assistant is your very own voice-controlled virtual assistant, ready to help...
3 June, 2018
There’s a whole world of apps out there that are fun and educational – and parent-friendly,...
1 June, 2018
Should you find yourself away from home when a crucial match is about to be played,...
31 May, 2018
If you're going to watch the World Cup on a smartphone, you need one with a decent...
29 May, 2018
When you’re looking for a phone for your child, have you ever considered SIM Only...