How to Download Everything from Your Favourite Streaming Services

Don’t let a long flight or a loss of signal get in the way of your music and video streaming: Just about all the popular services let you cache downloads for offline use, and Netflix just upgraded its download mechanism to be smarter—downloading the next episode of shows you are watching and automatically deleting the old ones. Here’s how to take advantage of it, and find the features in all the other streaming services you use too. Read More >>

YouTube Says Sorry for Ruining Your World Cup Moment

YouTube got a lot of crap earlier this week when its budding cable TV substitute, YouTube TV, went down during England and Croatia’s World Cup semi-final match. Read More >>

This May Be Stanley Kubrick Himself Explaining the End of 2001: A Space Odyssey 

A video has surfaced which appears to feature Stanley Kubrick himself explaining the end of 1968's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Allow us to explain. Read More >>

Goofballs at Sony Accidentally Upload Entire Film to YouTube Instead of the Trailer

Sony Pictures Entertainment just released what may be the longest film trailer ever. The Khali the Killer official red band trailer is an hour and a half long on YouTube. That’s because it’s the entire damn movie. Read More >>

Looks Like YouTube is Testing Picture-in-Picture Mode, Without a Premium Subscription

One of the most irritating things about YouTube is that you have to stay in the app if you want to keep the audio and video playing. So unless you have a Premium or Music Premium subscription, there's no option of leaving something on in the background while you do other things. Surprisingly that might be about to change, sort of, with users reporting that the app has started supporting Android Oreo's picture-in-picture mode - even for free users. Read More >>

You’ll Soon Be Able to Sponsor Your Favourite YouTube Creators

Fans of popular YouTube personalities will soon have a new way to show their support for their favourite creators. YouTube announced Thursday several new tools for YouTubers to generate revenue, including a Channel Memberships feature that will allow viewers to subscribe to channels for a monthly fee. Read More >>

Meet Instagram’s YouTube Clone: IGTV

Instagram’s YouTube era apparently starts now. Today it officially announced IGTV, a new home for up to hour-long videos that will live on Instagram’s explore page and in a separate, standalone app. Read More >>

YouTube’s Finally Stopped Ignoring Us, Will Launch YouTube Premium and YouTube Music in the UK

YouTube Premium originally launched in October 2015 as YouTube Red, a subscription services that gave people an ad-free YouTube experience and later exclusive original content. Red launched in many countries, but none of them were in Europe. Recently the service rebranded itself as YouTube Premium, but still there was no word of a launch in the UK and the rest of Europe. Today is the day things change, however. Read More >>

Horror Film Ads Shown Before YouTube Kids Compilations

Children searching for songs from Frozen and Lego assembly videos on YouTube were given a special treat last winter, when adverts for 15-rated horror film Insidious: The Last Key were shown before the brightly coloured things meant for children. Read More >>

Instagram Is Reportedly Pivoting to Hour-Long Video

Facebook subsidiary Instagram has long been very good at making users feel bad about themselves. Now, per the Wall Street Journal, it’s planning a new effort to annoy the hell out of them with longer, YouTube-style video content as well. Read More >>

YouTube Livestreamer Arrested for College Bomb ‘Prank’ That Sent Panicked Bystanders Fleeing

A YouTube and Twitch personality calling himself “Arab Andy” was arrested yesterday after entering a crowded room on the University of Washington campus and playing a message declaring an explosive device had been planted and would soon detonate. Read More >>

YouTube Music Isn’t Even Close to a Spotify Killer

After trying and failing to launch a competitive music streaming service for years, Google released YouTube Music last month. You might’ve thought Google’s latest attempt to compete with the likes of Apple Music and Spotify would’ve pushed forward with new ideas. Nope. A quick browse through the app reveals that at the moment it’s simply a lacklustre Spotify clone. Read More >>

Drunk YouTuber’s Fake Shooter ‘Experiment’ Sent Disney Resort Into Lockdown, Police Say

YouTube has spawned a lot of egregiously dumb shit: everything from a high-profile scandal over a video gawking at a suicide victim in a Japanese forest to a vlogger wearing a Nazi armband at a Donald Trump rally as part of a “social experiment.” But an incident where an 22-year-old man allegedly ran around a Disney resort in Florida warning of an active shooter so he could film peoples’ reactions really takes the cake. Read More >>

Met Police’s Drill Music Squad Gets Hundreds of Videos Pulled From YouTube

A bunch of confused old men working at the Met Police have succeeded in getting some apparently offensive content removed from YouTube, as efforts to blame the drill music trend for London's current spate of violent crime continues. Read More >>

French Teens Arrested for Hacking Vevo, Defacing Despacito Music Video

Last month, a handful of extremely popular music videos on YouTube were defaced. Now two 18-year-old French citizens are in police custody and have been charged with crimes related to the hack of Vevo YouTube accounts. Read More >>