YouTube Unveils YouTube Music, Its New Streaming Service, While Rebranding YouTube Red

YouTube Music, a streaming music platform designed to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, officially has a launch date: May 22nd. Its existence will also shift around YouTube and Google’s overall media strategy, which has thus far been quite the mess. However, it will debut in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea before expanding to the UK and 13 other countries. There's no date yet, but it's "coming soon". Read More >>

YouTube Red Will be Expanding to More Countries

YouTube Red launched in the US back in October 2015, and in the following couple of years it basically stayed that way. Over the next year or so it expanded to Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea, but after December 2016 it just stopped - much to the frustration of anyone who wants to take advantage of the service here in the UK. Read More >>

YouTube Doesn’t Want You to Know How Many People Are Watching Videos People Pay to See

YouTube’s attempt to break into the original content game isn’t anything revolutionary. In fact, you could say that they’re late to the party Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix are throwing. And in some desperate attempt to fit in, they’ve taken view counts off of YouTube Red shows. Read More >>

I Just Watched My First Pewdiepie Video and Now I Feel Old and Irrelevant

Against my better judgment, I surrendered my credit card information to YouTube today so that I could watch the first episode of the first YouTube Red [the premium paid-for YouTube offering currently still confined to the US] original series. It stars Pewdiepie, a Swedish man who’s become very rich and famous by playing video games on YouTube. Until today, I’d never watched one his videos. Read More >>

YouTube Takes on Netflix With its Own Original Shows. They Look Shit.

The rather under-the-radar YouTube Red service has revealed its first batch of proper, self-funded television output, as Google's subscription service's bizarre YouTuber films are revealed. Read More >>

You Can Download YouTube’s New Music App Right Now (in the USA)

Last month, YouTube introduced us to a number of new initiatives aimed at roping people into a paid subscription. Today, we’re getting our first look at YouTube Music, the service’s tailor-made experience for kicking out the jams. Read More >>

YouTubers Are Up In Arms About YouTube Red 

The past 24 hours have been a tortured 24 hours for YouTube professionals and their fans. The famously free video site announced a new paid service called YouTube Red, and nobody’s really sure what it means. But some YouTubers are already making end-time predictions. Read More >>

Don’t Buy Your YouTube Red Subscription On iOS

YouTube Red, the long-anticipated £6.50-a-month ad-free YouTube, launched today. Whether or not watching ads is worth that is up to you, but one thing is very obvious: don’t get our subscription via the App Store. Read More >>