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On Saturday, the world’s most famous giraffe, April, gave birth to a baby boy.
Since February 10, 2017, Animal Adventure, an educational animal park in New York, has been livestreaming April’s pregnancy and creating a social media sensation with fans all over the world tuning in regularly to check on her progress. One industrious fan created an app to crowdsource pregnancy updates from tens of thousands of other fans following the livestream. A pregnant woman even parodied April’s livestream, becoming an internet sensation in her own right. Waiting for April to give birth became an experience shared around the world.
As the anticipation and audience grew leading up to the big moment,Animal Adventure Park became the second most live-viewed channel in the history of YouTube despite launching a mere 66 days ago. Here are the highlights of April and her baby bump:
Giraffes already hold the record for being the tallest land animals in the world, but here are some other records April set this weekend:
But April wasn’t just the star of a popular stream; she sparked a pop culture phenomenon, with YouTube creators and fans posting videos of their own that were watched over 48.7 million times, including day-by-day analysis of pregnancy signs, baby showers, and anxious messages about the wait.
We’ve seen some of the biggest events in music, sports, politics, and gaming play out on YouTube over the years. Thanks to one endearing mother giraffe, we’ll have to add animal events to that list now too.
Posted by Kevin Allocca, Head of Culture & Trends, recently watched “African Animal Lookout Camera.”
When you think of Coachella you think of amazing music artists, thrilling performances and nonstop fun in the middle of the desert. This year’s fest will be bigger than ever and even if you can’t make it to Coachella in person, you don’t have to miss out on a moment of the action.
For the seventh year in a row, YouTube brings you the exclusive Coachella livestream presented by T-Mobile. This year, with select acts also available in Live 360. Music fans from around the world can tune-in to Coachella’s YouTube channel from April 14-16, on any screen (desktop, mobile and living room).
Catch performances from global superstars and the hottest rising talent in the world, including headliners Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead, as well as Bon Iver, Future, Gucci Mane, Lorde, New Order, ScHoolboy Q, The xx, Two Door Cinema Club and more.
You can choose from three always-on channels as well as a Live 360 Mode that will appear for select performances. Don’t miss any of the shows you’re most excited for by creating a personalized calendar that lets you track all your favorite performances. The livestream channels will automatically change to your favorite artists based on your selection. And if you turn on notifications for artists you subscribe to, you’ll get a note when they go live.
For the first time ever you’ll even get a sneak peek inside the famous underground dance music Yuma tent.
If you miss one of the big performances, we still have you covered with a video-on-demand hub that will showcase highlights and footage from performers throughout the weekend.
Stay tuned to find out more information about Coachella performances and be sure to subscribe to Coachella’s YouTube channel so you’re part of the action!
Ali Rivera, Head of Artist Partnerships, YouTube recently watched “Kendrick Lamar ‘Humble’” & Brian Anderson, Global Music Sponsorships, recently watched “Juan Atkins, Derrick May + Kevin Saunderson in Conversation.”
We love TV. We love the shows, live sports, and can’t-miss events that drive our FOMO and need for #spoileralerts. But while what we watch on TV seems to get better every year, the way we watch TV never seems to change. How long do we have to wait until we can watch live TV on the go, on all our devices? When will we have DVRs big enough to handle all the things we want to record? And when will we be able to get the channels we care about, at a price we can afford, without all the commitments, equipment fees, and hassle?
The answer? Today.
Finally, live TV made for us. YouTube TV is here.
Today, we’re launching YouTube TV in the nation’s largest metro areas—New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia—with more U.S. markets coming soon. A YouTube TV membership is only $ 35 a month, less than half the average cost of cable. And there are no commitments; you can cancel anytime.
We can’t wait for you to experience YouTube TV for yourself, so we’re giving you a free one month trial. We’ll also give you a complimentary Google Chromecast after your first month’s payment, while supplies last.
With a YouTube TV membership, you’ll get:
To get started, check out tv.youtube.com today to start your free trial. You can also sign up on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. If you’re not in one of the initial launch markets but want to find out when YouTube TV is coming to your area, you can sign up here.
While on the go, Andrew Jeon, Head Engineer for YouTube TV, recently used YouTube TV to watch UNC take on Gonzaga in the NCAA March Madness championship game, live on CBS.
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The Galaxy S8 has been leaking like crazy, but there’s one thing we still aren’t completely certain about: when preorders start, and when we’ll be able to officially get our hands on the phone. We know it’ll be announced on March 29th this year, and it’s a very safe bet that April would be the […]
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There’s no question that people love TV, from live sports to breaking news to sitcoms and dramas. But the truth is, there are a lot of limitations in how to watch TV today. Unlike online video, people can’t watch TV when they want, on any screen and on their terms, without commitments. Consumers have made it clear that they want live TV without all the hassle. They don’t want to worry about their DVR filling up. They don’t want to miss a great game or their favorite show because they’re on the go. They tell us they want TV to be more like YouTube.
Well, we’ve got some good news! We’re bringing the best of the YouTube experience to live TV. To do this, we’ve worked closely with our network and affiliate partners to evolve TV for the way we watch today.
Meet YouTube TV. It’s live TV designed for the YouTube generation—those who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, without commitments.
Here’s what YouTube TV offers:
YouTube TV will be available soon in the largest U.S. markets and will quickly expand to cover more cities across the country. Visit tv.youtube.com and sign up to find out when we’ll launch in your market.
With so much great content available on TV, we’re thrilled to build an experience that lets you enjoy it as easily as you watch YouTube. We can’t wait for you to tune in.
Christian Oestlien, Product Management Director, recently used YouTube TV to watch “The Oscars” live on ABC.
Wires make many things difficult, but they really make being active tough. Between limiting mobility and getting tangled, wires are just no good! The BK Sport wireless earbuds featured on Talk Android Deals eliminates the hassle caused by wires. The wired connection between your device and ears goes away at a slim price courtesy of […]
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What do Madonna, Liam Gallagher and Robbie Williams have in common? They all made a scene (and global headlines) at the BRITs. The BRIT Awards with MasterCard has given us some of the most memorable moments in music history. Scrap that, in pop culture history. So it is with some joy that we are able to bring you all of this year’s action LIVE on YouTube. For the fourth year running, you can watch the full show live in fabulous, star-studded, rock ’n’ rolling glory if you’re based outside of Great Britain (and if you’re based in GB, catch up on performances after the show). Just tune in at youtube.com/Brits on whatever screen you find yourself closest to: mobile, tablet or TV.
Famous YouTube funnyman Caspar Lee will bring you top gossip from the event on the official BRITs channel. And just who might Caspar be rubbing shoulders with? ROYALTY. Pop royalty, that’s who. This year’s bill is topped by Brit legends and international superstars and includes performances from Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sandé, Little Mix, The 1975 and U.K. sensation Skepta. And given it’s the BRITs, you just know there’s going to be a whole lot more magic beyond the awards and performances themselves.
As Geoff Taylor, Chief Exec of The BPI and BRIT Awards says: “It’s really exciting for us that so many people around the world will get the chance to celebrate the U.K.’s biggest night in music live as it happens.” Well said, Geoff, couldn’t agree more.
After the live show, you’ll find performances from the artists on their own YouTube channels for you to relive again and again, plus there will be catch-up content on the BRITs channel itself. So, tune in to the official BRITs channel on February 22 at 2.30 p.m. ET and enjoy yourselves a Britpop bonanza.
Azi Eftekhari, Head of Music Partnerships at YouTube in EMEA, just relived Pharell’s impersonation of Skepta (“You Get Me?) on BBC Radio 1.
A huge focus for us here at YouTube is to find new ways to let creators and viewers interact with each other and the videos they watch. And that’s why we’ve supported live streaming since, well, before Beyoncé even had a baby – way back in 2011! And in 2016, we witnessed the most-viewed political live streams of all time – the 2016 U.S. presidential debates – and we launched the world’s first 360-degree live streaming support with full 4K video, at scale and for free.
So what’s next? The roll out of our new mobile live streaming feature to every creator with more than 10,000 subscribers (the rest of you will have it soon!). It’s a launch that’ll put the power of live streaming in the hands of hundreds of thousands of talented creators, giving them a more intimate and spontaneous way to share their thoughts, lives, and creativity.
Mobile live streaming has been built directly into the YouTube mobile app. All you have to do to start streaming is open YouTube, hit the capture button, and you’re live! Streamed videos will have all the same features as regular YouTube videos. They can be searched for, found via recommendations or playlists, and protected from unauthorized use. Our mobile live streaming uses YouTube’s rock-solid infrastructure, meaning it’ll be fast and reliable, just the YouTube you know and love. And we’ve been working hand-in-hand with hundreds of creators to refine the mobile streaming experience while they stream from a boat or take live calls from their fans. Based on their feedback, we did things like slowing down live chat (it turns out receiving 2,000 messages per second is a little too fast!) and pushing for better streaming quality across devices.
Show me the money
To help creators earn revenue from live streaming, we’re also excited to launch Super Chat, a new live stream monetization tool available to creators in more than 20 countries (and viewers in more than 40 countries). Super Chat is like paying for that front-row seat in the digital age: it lets any fan watching a live stream stand out from the crowd and get a creator’s attention by purchasing chat messages that are highlighted in bright colors and stay pinned to the top of the chat window for up to five hours. Super Chat gives viewers a chance to add a little visual flair to their chats and gives creators a new way to keep connected to their fans while earning a little money on the side, let’s say for example, while shopping at Target or playing video games 🙂
Stream you soon. 🙂
The results are in and in one week President-elect Trump will take the oath of office. As in 2013, YouTube is live streaming inauguration coverage and this year you can tune into live streams from more news organizations than ever before.
Head to YouTube on Friday, January 20, and choose a news channel to follow the day-long events:
You’ll also be able to feel what it’s like to be in the center of the action – look out for special coverage from some of the channels above in 360 degrees and amazing 4K quality.
Stay up to speed on U.S. political news, including live coverage, by heading to youtube.com/news.
Brandon Feldman, YouTube News and Politics, recently watched ”Presidential History.”
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Back in 2010, we enabled 4K video support for the very first time. Since then, millions of videos have been uploaded at that eye-popping resolution, making YouTube’s the largest library of 4K videos online. Today, we’re proud to say that we’re taking 4K video one step further with the launch of 4K live streaming for both 360-degree videos and standard videos.
Supporting this new format will let creators and partners stream incredibly high-resolution video, and let viewers enjoy the clearest picture possible when watching a live stream on 4K-supported devices. The image quality is just mind-blowing on screens that support it, and in 360 degrees … the clarity can truly transport you. If you want to experience it for yourself, make sure to check out the Game Awards tomorrow, December 1 at 9 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST on YouTube. The entire show will be live streamed in 4K resolution.
4K video isn’t just a little different from HD video; it’s a giant leap. It shows 8 MILLION pixels total, with an image that has four times more image definition than even 1080p video. What does this mean in real world terms? Live streams look better, show a more detailed, crisper picture, and aren’t as blurry when there’s fast action on screen. Basically, 4K makes everything better to look at. And because we support 4K at up to 60 frames per second, creators can make content that looks silky smooth, and more realistic than ever before.
For creators this means the ability to take advantage of an incredibly clear picture for recorded and now streaming video. It’s the kind of thing that can help to push their hardware (and their talent) to create the most beautiful or just plain crazy-looking images and videos possible. And with 360 4K live streams, the sky is (literally) the limit. Get ready for 360 concert and event streams that look sharper, cleaner, and brighter than ever before. If you want more information on how to stream in 4K, just check out this Help Center article.
Today’s an exciting day, and we can’t wait for everyone to experience the beauty of 4K live streams from their favorite creators.
Kurt Wilms, Senior Product Manager, recently watched “BABY PUG LIVESTREAM!”
In fact, over the past few weeks you spent over 20 million hours watching – and rewatching – the presidential debate live streams on YouTube. That’s the equivalent of over 2,288 years of time!
With just over a week until election day, all eyes are on the candidates as they work to earn your vote. As in 2012, YouTube is back live streaming election results coverage and this year, you can choose from more news organizations than ever before.
Head to YouTube starting at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 8, and select your favorite news channel to follow all the action:
Also, tune in to a special election night event at YouTube Space NY, where host Complex News will deliver live results coverage and celebrate the momentous occasion.
If you haven’t already sent in your ballot, head to Google, search “how to vote” and get all the info you need to make your voice heard.
Brandon Feldman, YouTube News and Politics, recently watched ”U.S. Government & Politics”
Sound the horns! The King has declared a tournament to host the most skilled Clash Royale players in the land. Who among you can beat his champions and take the King’s Cup?
We are proud to present the King’s Cup Live on YouTube Gaming, a first-of-its-kind major tournament event featuring the second largest mobile title on YouTube this year, Clash Royale. The tournament will take place on Sunday, November 6, live in Los Angeles with a prize pool of $ 100,000.
Competitors from all over the world will attend this open event to qualify to play against eight of the top Clash Royale creators from YouTube. Come sharpen your swords and ride your hogs and take down our legendary Clash Royale creators:
Can’t battle? No worries! Watch the tournament live exclusively on YouTube Gaming and YouTube. There’ll be awesome gameplay, fun interviews, and even opportunities to win prizes. Running alongside the tournament will be a limited time, in-game “King’s Cup Special Event Challenge” where players can join for free and play with cards they haven’t yet unlocked! This special event will be available on iOS and Android between Friday, November 4, and Sunday, November 6.
Lester Chen, Head of eSports Content & Partnerships, recently watched the “2016 League of Legends World Championships.”
This year, more news organizations live streamed the U.S. presidential debates on YouTube than ever before, and we saw record-breaking interest from the YouTube community. The 2016 presidential debates rank as the three most-viewed political live streams of all time. In total, these debates drove 8.5M live watch hours and averaged 1.7M live peak concurrent viewers.
Last night’s final presidential debate delivered:
Elections-related YouTube searches are also at an all-time high. Searches for U.S. election content are up 547 percent compared to this time in the last presidential race.
Throughout the debates, millions of viewers tuned in and stayed engaged. The average live session duration was 22 minutes across all three presidential debates and concurrent viewership consistently peaked towards the end of the debate.
In true YouTube fashion, Americans weren’t the only ones involved. Have a look at who was watching the most around the globe:
With only 18 days until U.S. Election Day voters are preparing to head to the polls. If the voter registration deadline in your state hasn’t passed, register today! It only takes 1 min., 34 seconds.
Kurt Wilms, Product Lead, Live Streaming at YouTube, recently watched “The Third Presidential Debate.”
With just 21 days remaining, the U.S. presidential election is top of mind for voters across the country.
Over the past three debates you’ve come to YouTube to follow live coverage from more news organizations than ever before. And Wednesday’s third and final presidential debate will be no exception.
Pick your favorite news channel and tune in to the debate starting at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 19. Here is where you can watch live on YouTube:
Can’t decide on one stream? Check out youtube.com/news to follow all of the coverage.
At YouTube, we believe in giving everyone a voice. So this U.S. elections season, we’re committed to making sure that people–especially young people–use their voice by voting.
With November just around the corner, election-related content is exploding. Over 200,000 election videos have been uploaded to YouTube every day since the July Conventions and you’ve watched more than 110 million hours of candidate and issues-related content on YouTube.
But while people are clearly engaged with the election online, we want to make sure they get involved “in real life,” too. Today, we’re announcing YouTube’s get out the vote campaign, #voteIRL, where together with the YouTube creator community, we’re helping get young people to the polls. Check out our new #voteIRL anthem video featuring some of YouTube’s top talent, including Bethany Mota, Hannah Hart, Kingsley, Hank Green and more.
Did you know it only takes 1:34 to register to vote?1 With voter registration deadlines looming in October, it’s fast and easy to register to vote using registration tools built by Google. Starting today, look out for familiar faces making 1:34 videos where they do anything from hosting their radio show (hey Ryan Seacrest) to doing their eyebrows, while encouraging their fans to go register. We teamed up with AwesomenessTV, Fullscreen, Machinima, and Maker Studios, so watch for more 1:34 videos every day until National Voter Registration Day.
In addition to the link above, you can also find voter registration tools directly on YouTube. Watch out for registration reminders on the homepage, watch page, and search results page on September 27, Voter Registration Day.
Voting requires you to get educated with the latest and greatest from the candidates. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’re live streaming the presidential debates from more news organizations than ever before including NBC News, PBS, Fox News, The Washington Post, Univision, and Telemundo. You can also follow your favorite YouTube creators, including The Young Turks and Complex News, who will be on the ground reporting from the debates using YouTube Live directly from their phones.
Stay tuned to youtube.com/youtube and our social media channels as we release new videos, report from the presidential debates, and bring you closer to the election (and the polls) this November. And make sure you’re registered to vote!
Claire Stapleton, YouTube Elections team, recently watched “Maymo the Dog Runs for President: Maymo 2016.”
1 We got a group at YouTube together and registered in every state and the average was just 1:34.
With 42 days remaining, voters across the U.S. are gearing up for this year’s presidential election — and tonight they’ll be able to watch the first presidential debate live on YouTube!
We announced last week that more news organizations than ever before are live streaming this major political event on YouTube. Have your choice and tune-in to your favorite news channel starting at 9:00 p.m. ET tonight. Here is where you can watch live on YouTube:
Can’t decide on one stream? Check out youtube.com/news to follow all of the live coverage.
And don’t forget, tomorrow is National Voter Registration day and YouTube creators want you to head to the polls and #voteIRL. Tune in to this playlist to see how you can register to vote in the amount of time it takes Ryan Seacrest to host a radio show or The Fung Bros to shoot hoops. Surprising fact: it only takes one minute and 34 seconds!
Brandon Feldman, YouTube News and Politics, recently watched “How to Vote in Every State.”
As U.S. voters prepare to head to the polls in just over a month, all eyes are on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as they debate for a second time — and like the last two debates, you can head to YouTube to watch the candidates take the stage.
Just choose a news channel on YouTube and join us live from St. Louis, Mo., on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET:
Brandon Feldman, YouTube News and Politics, recently watched “The Vice-Presidential Debate.”
After last week’s record-breaking presidential debate, Americans are gearing up to hear from the vice presidential nominees in the only debate where they’ll face off — and you’ll be able to follow all the action live on YouTube!
Whether you’re watching from your smartphone or your smart TV, head to YouTube tonight at 9 p.m. ET and choose your favorite news channel, which will bring you live coverage from Farmville, Va.:
As always, check out youtube.com/news to follow all of the live coverage. See you tonight, and from the upcoming presidential debates in St. Louis, Mo., and Las Vegas, Nev.
Brandon Feldman, YouTube News and Politics, recently watched “The First Presidential Debate.”
Last night’s debate marked the largest political live stream of all time and was one of the biggest live streams in YouTube history. This record-breaking political stream garnered nearly 2 million live concurrent viewers and 3 million live watch hours across the six news organizations that streamed the debate on YouTube.
To put these numbers into context, we took a look at 2012 debate viewership on YouTube. Compared to 2012, last night’s debate had 14x larger live viewership, 5x higher watch time, and 4x more peak concurrent viewers. And views on all debate-related videos exceeded 88 million.
Of course YouTube is a global community and people in the U.S. weren’t the only ones watching. Here are the top five countries, in descending order, outside of the U.S. that tuned in live:
Up next we’ll see you live from the vice presidential debate on Tuesday, October 4.
Kurt Wilms, Product Lead, Live Streaming at YouTube, recently watched “Fastest Skateboarder Ever!“
It could be an important week for Google as the company is said to be releasing its marquee messaging platform for the public. Allo’s release date is, according to a very strong source, scheduled for September 21. 9/21. https://t.co/8Ne6gj0NJS — Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 19, 2016 Going by what Evan Blass says, you’ll be using […]
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Android Nougat is official and rolling out to devices, which means we’ll soon have access to factory images for many Nexus devices directly from Google. These builds are useful to flash a completely clean, stock image back to your device if you’ve been tinkering, playing with ROMs, or just want to start from scratch with […]
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And now the YouTube community will have a chance to be front and center for the next phase of the election.
Just like in 2012, beginning next week, YouTube will again be the official live stream provider of both the Republican National Convention, which starts on Monday, July 18 in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Democratic National Convention, kicking off on July 25 in Philadelphia, Pa. Not only will you be able to watch gavel-to-gavel coverage of the conventions wherever you are, but for the first time, we’ll live stream the conventions in 360 degrees, so you’ll feel what it’s like to be in the center of the action.
In addition, to help provide more information about what’s going on at the conventions, some of your favorite YouTube creators are getting involved too. Look out for coverage from The Young Turks, Complex News, Seeker Daily, Ingrid Nilsen, Mark Watson, Julie Borowski and more. These creators, along with other news organizations, will report back to their communities using new tools including mobile live streaming and Jump VR cameras, so you will have nonstop coverage from a variety of perspectives.
We believe that access to more information can help everyone participate in the political process and we look forward to the YouTube community’s lively discussion as we prepare to elect our next president.
Brandon Feldman, YouTube News, recently watched “Political Campaigns: Crash Course Government and Politics #39.”
In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories.
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Music is a universal language that unites people around the world. It reminds us of who we are, where we come from, and the moments that matter the most.
Tomorrow, the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, which features former and current members of the Syrian National Orchestra, will take the stage at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London for a special performance, presented by Africa Express, that will be live streamed globally on YouTube from 7:30 p.m. BST (11:30 a.m. PST) at youtu.be/aH_FP67cLP0.
As a result of the ongoing conflict, many Syrian musicians, including the orchestra’s conductor Issam Rafea, have been forced to leave their homes. This performance will see musicians who previously worked with Damon Albarn on the Gorillaz track “White Flag,” travelling from both inside and outside Syria to reunite for an orchestral performance of Arabic music with Albarn and other guest performers – including Bashy, Bassekou Kouyaté, Bu Kolthoum, Eslam Jawaad, Faia Younan, Julia Holter, Malikah, Mounir Troudi, Noura Mint Seymali, Paul Weller, Rachid Taha, and Seckou Keita – to highlight and celebrate the remarkable music culture of Syria.
Communities around the globe are likewise coming together to host viewings of the performance, including at the YouTube Space in New York and Berlin; at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts Brussels; and in homes and cultural centers around the world.
Tune in on Saturday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m. PST, 7:30 p.m. BST to watch the concert live alongside viewers around the world, or catch the event afterwards, all at youtube.com/africaexpress. The concert was co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Holland Festival.
David Mogendorff, Artist Relations and Music Partnerships for YouTube, recently watched “Saviour by Jacob Collier.”
With the unveiling of the latest flagship out of Lenovo, the Moto Z, it seemed like the demise of the Moto X line was imminent. The Moto X line had been Motorola’s flagship for the last few years, with the Moto G and the Moto E representing mid-range and budget offerings. The launch of the Moto […]
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Strava has introduced a new feature to its fitness tracking app for iOS and Android. Live Segments offers real-time info on how you train during a particular segment, as well as info about personal records.
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Growing up as a kid, my favorite basketball player was Magic Johnson. I wanted nothing more than to be able to watch him play in person, but unfortunately I never got the chance. Whether it’s a sporting event or a concert or even a family gathering, all of us have had the feeling of wanting to be somewhere we couldn’t. But these days, virtual reality and 360-degree video can help get you one step closer to actually being at those places and in those moments. Today, we’re taking immersive video even further with 360-degree live streaming on YouTube.
We first launched support for 360-degree videos back in March 2015. From musicians to athletes to brands, creators have done some incredible things with this technology. Now, they’ll be able to do even more to bring fans directly into their world, with 360-degree live streaming. And after years of live streaming Coachella for fans around the world who can’t attend the festival, this year we’re bringing you the festival like never before by live streaming select artist performances in 360 degrees this weekend.
Starting today, we’re also launching spatial audio for on-demand YouTube videos. Just as watching a concert in 360 degrees can give you an unmatched immersive experience, spatial audio allows you to listen along as you do in real life, where depth, distance and intensity all play a role. Try out this playlist on your Android device.
To make sure all creators can tell awesome stories with virtual reality, we’ve been working with companies across the industry. We’re working with companies like VideoStitch and Two Big Ears to make their software compatible with 360-degree live streams or spatial audio on YouTube and more will be available soon. We’ll also make 360-degree live streaming and spatial audio technologies available at all YouTube Space locations around the globe, so you can take it for a spin.
What excites me most about 360-degree storytelling is that it lets us open up the world’s experiences to everyone. Students can now experience news events in the classroom as they unfold. Travelers can experience faraway sites and explorers can deep-sea dive, all without the physical constraints of the real world. And today’s kids dreaming of going to a basketball game or a concert can access those experiences firsthand, even if they’re far away from the court. What were once limited experiences are now available to anyone, anywhere, at any time.
Are you ready to never miss a moment again?
Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer, recently watched “Dub360: Stephen Curry pregame warmup routine.”
Not everyone can make it to the California desert, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on Coachella. Un-leashed by T-Mobile, music fans around the world can tune into Coachella’s YouTube channel on April 15-17 to catch performances of both emerging artists and the biggest acts on the lineup. The live stream will also be available on the YouTube Music app, and on any screen where you can watch YouTube.
You can further enhance your experience with several new features on Coachella’s YouTube channel for this year’s festival:
Stay tuned here to find out which artists will be in the live stream and subscribe to Coachella’s YouTube channel to watch the latest videos and even relive past performances.
Who wants to live forever? According to Ray Kurzweil, the famous American inventor who has been described as the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” the answer oughta be everyone, because we’re nearing immortality.
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This week on our weekly podcast Trends with Benefits, the DT round-table of experts dissects Apple’s March 21st event. Also on the docket, an AI chatbot learns to be a Nazi from trolls, and VR porn.
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What's the point of live video if you don't watch it when it's, you know, live? That's the reasoning behind a new shift in Facebook's algorithm that'll push live video streams to the top of your News Feed. This comes a few days after Facebook announc…
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You shouldn’t take any risks with your Galaxy S7 Edge because it’s a fragile beauty and a tumble could leave you with unsightly scuffs or cracks. Time to shop for Galaxy S7 Edge cases.
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Jarvis Cocker crashing Michael Jackson’s performance. Madonna’s badly behaved cape. Sam Smith silencing a whole arena with his incredible voice. The BRIT Awards with MasterCard has given us some of the most memorable moments in music history. For the third year, you can watch this must-view music moment streamed live on the BRITs channel if you’re based outside of Great Britain. Just tune in at youtube.com/Brits on whatever screen you find yourself closest to: mobile, tablet or TV.
Some of your favorite YouTube stars will be there live to bring you yet more action. YouTube stars Dan & Phil will present the official BRITs YouTube live stream featuring backstage action and yet more fun and games. Kingsley will be on the red carpet, rubbing shoulders with the biggest stars as they arrive to create more content for the BRITs YouTube channel.
And what stars! This year, international artists like Rihanna will join breakthrough British artists like James Bay for an unforgettable night of live performances. Not one, but TWO holders of YouTube’s prestigious “billion views” club will also perform: Adele and Justin Bieber. That’s alongside live performances from Coldplay, Jess Glynne, Little Mix and The Weeknd. After the live broadcast, individual artists will upload their performances to their own YouTube channels for you to relive again and again, plus there will be catch-up content on the BRITs channel itself.
So, tune in on February 24 at 3 p.m. ET to the official BRITs channel, kick back and as they say in good ol’ Great Britain, prepare yourselves for a right royal knees-up.
Christophe Muller, Head of International Music Partnerships at YouTube and Google Play Music, just watched “Sam Smith – Lay Me Down (Live at The BRIT Awards 2015).”
Over 1 million people from all over the country made their way to the San Francisco Bay Area for the Big Game, but for those watching from home, a friend’s party or their favorite local restaurant, it was more than just what was happening on the field. During the game, people spent 300K hours watching the Big Game ads1 and teaser videos on YouTube and overall we’ve seen nearly 4 million hours of Big Game ads and teasers watched so far. Big Game ads and teasers have been watched over 330 million times, with 60 percent of that coming from mobile devices — the most we’ve ever seen. And that game ain’t over yet.
Brands keep getting in on the game
On YouTube, the game starts well before the kickoff and it continues long after the trophies are handed out, as brands engage with their audience before, during, and after the Big Game. For the ninth straight year, the YouTube AdBlitz program is helping brands extend their reach and brands got in on the game more than ever, with the number of teasers and ads up 25 percent over last year. AdBlitz has been a great way for viewers to watch their favorite Big Game ads again and again, and to share them with friends.
Here are some of people’s favorite Big Game ads so far:
Top Trending Big Game Ads on YouTube based on views (as of 2/8 3 a.m. ET)2
In years past, we’ve seen a big spike the day after the game as people get to work on Monday morning and reminisce about their favorite Big Game moment. In fact, last year more than 40 percent of total watch time for Big Game ads happened in the weeks after the game.3 Some of these ads get ahead, while others will sustain their leadership. Don’t forget that you can vote for your favorite before February 10 at midnight ET.
Moments to remember
People turned to Google to search for their favorite moments of the game – from going Gaga over the national anthem to an end-zone hand jive. Many of us couldn’t get enough of Beyonce’s much-awaited performance and went searching for more: We saw a 1,000 percent spike in search interest in Beyonce after the halftime show. Meanwhile, searches for “Longest punt return” spiked 8,000 percent in the first quarter of the game.
Top Searched Moments of the Super Bowl
The Big Game might be over, but there’s always overtime on YouTube. Over the next few days, weeks or years, you get to check out some of the best ads that ran this Sunday. Thanks for joining us once again – and tune in Friday to find out the YouTube AdBlitz winner!
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1 Classification as a “Big Game ad” was based on public data such as headlines and tags, and may not account for every Big Game ad available on YouTube.
2 Trending Big Game ad, teaser or trailer videos from brands based on number of views as of Feb. 8, 2016
3 YouTube data, January–February 2015, global. Classification as a “Big Game ad” was based on public data such as headlines and tags, and may not account for every Big Game ad available on YouTube.
Next time you’re craving a Starbucks coffee, skip the line and order ahead. Following the launch in the U.S, Starbucks customers across the U.K. can now take advantage of the convenient new feature.
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Voters across the country are gearing up for this year’s presidential election — and tomorrow they’ll be able to tune in live on YouTube! We announced last month that YouTube and NBC News would team up to present the final DNC sanctioned Democratic presidential debate before the first caucus and primary votes are cast.
Not only will this be the first debate live streamed on a social media platform this election cycle, but you can expect to see some of your favorite YouTube creators involved. Take a look at this sneak-peek of the YouTubers you’ll see tomorrow:
Along with creators, we’ll feature Google Trends throughout the debate to give a perspective on the issues Americans care about most. Keep an eye out for the topics, policies and candidates that matter most based on Google data.
Tune in to the NBC News-YouTube Democratic Candidates Debate, hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and moderated by Lester Holt, tomorrow, Sunday, January 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C., airing on NBC from 9-11 p.m. ET and streamed live on the NBC News YouTube channel.
Cities in every part of the world have systems that allow people to rent bicycles to travel from place-to-place. The benefits vary for everyone, but I think it’s best if you’d like to avoid mass transit and enjoy the city around you. My recent trip to New York City proved to me that a lot of people really take advantage of Citi Bike, the United States’ largest bike sharing system. At each block, someone was coming down the street on one of these rented bikes. So it’s clearly becoming a rising form of transportation. Moovit, the local transit app that started focusing on smaller means of travel, is proud to announce Bike Share integration in more than 100 cities worldwide.
Moovit’s addition of Bike Share means that you don’t have to jump between apps in order to rent a bike and get pedaling around a city. Directions to the bike sharing hub are provided in the same nature that Moovit gets you to any other place.
Here’s how to use Moovit’s Bike Share:
Over twenty-five new cities are also being added to Moovit. Mumbai (India), Stuttgart (Germany), Patra (Greece), Clermont-Ferrand (France), Andorra la Vella (Andorra), Puebla & Mérida (México), Apucarana, Parnaíba, Caxias do Sul & Campina Grande (Brazil), Ferrol, Toledo, Murcia, Logroño (Spain) and fourteen Canadian cities are included in the update. So you can travel in almost 1,000 cities worldwide and join the 28 million people that are already using Moovit.
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What do talk show host Jay Leno, YouTube star Derek Muller, Norwegian band a-ha, and singer Jason Derulo have in common? They are all part of the star-studded slate of hosts and performers at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert. And for the first time this year, you don’t have to be in Oslo to have front row seats to the event! The above acts and more, including MØ, KYGO, AURORA, and Emel Mathlouhti, will be live streamed directly to the Nobel Peace Prize Concert YouTube channel, so you can watch from wherever you are and on any Internet-connected device.
Exclusive to the live stream, YouTube star Derek Muller of Veritasium will host a backstage pre-show to give you a unique look at what goes on behind-the-scenes.
In its 22nd year, the Nobel Peace Prize Concert celebrates the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize award and this year is held in honor of the National Dialogue Quartet from Tunisia for their contribution to building a democracy in their homeland.
Be sure to tune in starting at 1:30 p.m. EST (19:30 CET) today, December 11, to watch the live stream at www.YouTube.com/NobelPeaceConcert and follow online at #NobelPeacePrizeConcert
Zayna Aston, YouTube Communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa, recently watched “YouTube Rewind: Now Watch Me 2015.”
Looking extremely stylish is par for the course for James Bond. If you’d like a taste of the 007 lifestyle, check out our Spectre gear guide for the latests gadgets and fashion.
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We’ve got everything you need to know to watch college football using your PC, Mac, set-top box, or mobile device. Grab those jerseys and get ready for action, people. It’s game time.
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Samsung Unpacked starts on August 13 at 11 a.m. EST. Here’s how to livestream the event and all the devices we expect to see at the event, including the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and perhaps more.
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Imagine what it would be like if, with the help of technology, you could make your already good hearing better. What if you could filter out certain noises and amplify other ones to customize what you can hear?
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