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Xiaomi’s 2019 financial report is in, signals huge growth

Xiaomi published its 2019 financial report. Even with plenty of hurdles in 2019, the company is reporting significant growth. Yearly revenue came in at CNY 205.8 billion — (USD $ 29 billion) — marking the first time that Xiaomi has passed the 200 billion milestone. Revenue is great — it means the company is doing more […]

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LG posts record earnings for 2019

LG announced its earnings for the 2019 year, posting a record profit despite a struggling mobile division. The mobile world can be a sort-of fishbowl, but LG is much more than its mobile products. It has thriving appliance and entertainment divisions, and more. That said, despite a poor mobile division, other departments are able to […]

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Samsung Galaxy Fold sales figures for 2019 are in

Samsung has been fairly hush hush on Galaxy Fold sales figures, but now at CES 2020, they’re giving us a look into what first-gen Galaxy Fold sales actually look like, from 2019. The Korean tech giant’s CEO, DJ Koh, says that, even after the early fiasco, the company sold between 400,000 and 500,000 Galaxy Fold […]

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Everything Engadget played to wrap up 2019

Welcome back to Engadget's Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where we run down what our editors are playing. For the most part, we spent the slow month of December catching up on the great games of the year, including Life is Strange 2, Astrologaster, Hy…
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The top-selling Android phone in Q3 of 2019 might surprise you

Counterpoint Research has released a new data set of the best selling smartphones in the third quarter of 2019. The results probably aren’t what you’d expect, either, unless you’re even more bullish about cheap phones than the rest of us. This confirms that Apple still makes a pretty strong showing, especially now that they have […]

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The worst tech of 2019

2019 was full of hype. From excitement over foldable phones and laptops to plenty of noise about 5G, the year was packed with news about promising new technology that had the potential to monumentally change the industry. But many of these were first…
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Talk Android’s Holiday Gift Guide (2019)

It’s winding down to the end of the year, and that means many of us are scrambling to finish up buying presents for the holidays. Don’t let it stress you out, though; there’s a lot to figure out, but Talk Android has a pretty comprehensive gift guide covering a ton of potential gift options for […]

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A different kind of #YouTubeRewind: What you liked in 2019

In 2019, you joined forces to set a record for the most liked video on YouTube, helped an unlikely country star take over the charts, and brought Minecraft’s popularity to new heights. As 2020 draws near, it’s time to celebrate the moments that defined the past twelve months in pop culture.

But first, we can’t ignore the elephant in the room: Last year’s YouTube Rewind, um, wasn’t your favorite (to put it lightly…). So this year, we tried something different and looked at what you did like — a lot. Our Rewind 2019 video compiles the top videos and creators that you liked and watched the most around the world, from the biggest games to must-watch beauty palettes and breakout stars.

But of course, it’s also time to announce our annual lists of top trending videos and top music videos.

2019 saw creators transform into mainstream celebrities with genre-defying influence: James Charles and Tati’s back-and-forth transcended the beauty community; Shane Dawson continued to find success with his longform docuseries format and foray into the makeup world; and MrBeast’s ultra-charitable challenge videos united viewers across the internet.

Also on this year’s top trending list: A long-requested episode of Hot Ones, a meme-making moment from Soulja Boy, a conversation-starting short film, SNL’s most-watched sketch of 2019, an underdog victory in the ring, and an informational video on why spiders and bees are actually our friends.

Collectively, these 10 videos were watched 305 million times and for around 50 million hours. The channels behind them total more than 110 million subscribers.

Top Trending Videos in the U.S.

  1. James Charles – No More Lies
  2. First We Feast – Gordon Ramsay Savagely Critiques Spicy Wings | Hot Ones
  3. shane – Investigating Conspiracies with Shane Dawson
  4. MrBeast – I Bought Everything In A Store – Challenge
  5. Gillette – We Believe: The Best Men Can Be | Gillette (Short Film)
  6. DAZN USA – HIGHLIGHTS | Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr.
  7. jeffreestar – Kylie Skin Review with Shane Dawson
  8. Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM – Soulja Boy Drags Tyga, Drake, Kanye West & Reclaims The Best Comeback Of 2018
  9. Saturday Night Live – R. Kelly Interview Cold Open – SNL
  10. TheOdd1sOut – The Spiders and the Bees

In music, Lil Nas X emerged from obscurity to take the top spot, and powerhouse female artists (Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish) continued to transform the sound of pop.

Top Music Videos in the U.S.

  1. Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) [Remix]
  2. Dababy – Suge (Yea Yea) Official Music Video
  3. Yo Gotti ft. Lil Baby – Put a Date On It (Official Video)
  4. Polo G Feat. Lil Tjay – Pop Out 🎥By. Ryan Lynch Prod. By JDONTHATRACK & Iceberg
  5. Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (Official Movie) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  6. Offset – Clout ft. Cardi B (Official Video)
  7. Billie Eilish – bad guy
  8. 21 Savage – a lot ft. J. Cole
  9. Ariana Grande – 7 rings
  10. Daddy Yankee & Snow – Con Calma (Official Video)

For a deeper look at the year on YouTube and to see the top videos and trends in many other countries, head to this year’s Rewind site.

Posted by Kevin Allocca, Head of Culture & Trends

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2000 VS 2019 – What We Did Then, Compared to Now – A Trip Down Memory Lane with OnePlus

Do you remember when mobile phones were actually used for making calls and sending texts, instead of checking emails, posting to Facebook and Instagram, managing your finances, replacing your dedicated point-and-shoot camera, usurping the role of the walkman, and even taking the place of your wallet? Well, OnePlus has come up with a list of […]

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The October 2019 security update will be the end of the road for the OnePlus 3/3T

The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were both very solid phones from a few years ago, before OnePlus really starting to hit the mainstream market. They were really some of the first phones to launch OnePlus into a competitive place, and they’ve been receiving security updates ever since. But all good things must come to […]

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HTC is launching a phone with Android Oreo… in 2019

HTC honestly just had a run of bad luck that knocked them off the Android mountain, but some of their recent decisions make it hard to feel bad for them. Case in point, the brand new Exodus 1s that’s running Android 8.1 Oreo in 2019. What? Not only is this brand new phone running an […]

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The Morning After: Our 2019 Microsoft Surface event preview

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Microsoft's 2019 Surface event is just hours away, so before we kick off coverage at 10AM ET, it's time to lay out everything we're hoping to see unveiled. Also, Nintendo released a major upgrade for Super Mario…
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Did you forget about the folding Motorola Razr? It’s still coming in 2019

The Motorola Razr was rumored to get a reboot over the summer this year to compete with the other brand new foldable phones that have been announced. If anything deserved to tackle the folding form factor, the Razr legitimately makes more sense than anything else, but that rumored launch date came and went without any […]

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How to buy a soundbar in 2019

It's no secret that the built-in speakers in most TVs are trash. They don't project enough sound out to the front so you can hear well — especially subtle details. Thankfully, you don't have to splurge for a five-speaker (or more) surround…
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TCL’s 2019 quantum dot-enhanced 4K TVs go on sale starting at $599

Over the last few years TCL has developed a reputation for releasing high-quality, low-price 4K TVs, with Roku's smart TV platform built-in as well as support for Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos audio. Its 2018 lineup garnered awards and recommendations f…
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Best truly wireless earbuds for your smartphone [2019]

Totally wireless earbuds are all the rage these days. Tons of phones don’t even have headphone jacks anymore, so more and more people are going wireless with their headphones. It’s incredibly convenient, too, especially with how portable they are and the fact that you don’t have a wire to get tangled up in your pocket. […]

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Talk Android’s best of IFA 2019!

IFA 2019 is winding down, and there were plenty of things announced to get excited about. Huawei is pushing 5G processors, we saw a ton of speakers that are smarter than ever, and quite a few new phones were announced that we’re looking forward to. Check out our list of our favorite gadgets and announcements […]

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Weirdest IFA 2019 news: Samsung wants to turn your phone into a Square reader

Samsung hasn’t had a huge IFA 2019 (they rarely do) but they did talk about the relaunch of the Galaxy Fold. Aside from that, they’ve been pretty quiet. The might take home the award for weirdest announcement after this one, though. A new feature called SoftPOS aims to turn your Samsung smartphone or tablet into […]

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LG ditches Google Assistant for Amazon Alexa in its new appliances at IFA 2019

LG’s smartphones have typically utilized Google Assistant, with some of them even having a dedicated Google Assistant button. This has always been a pretty stark contrast to the rest of the Android ecosystem, with many manufacturers opting for all kinds of Amazon Alexa integration, and Samsung rolling their own with Bixby. But that tide might […]

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Best Wireless Chargers For Your Android Phones and Tablets [2019]

Tons of new smartphones are supporting wireless charging, especially many of Samsung’s best offerings. If you go with some really high-end stuff, you’ll also get some incredibly fast wireless charging speeds, like what we’ve seen in the Galaxy Note 10. However, you don’t get the wireless charger in the box, so that’s probably one of […]

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Motorola One Pro is Moto’s quad-camera phone, leaks ahead of IFA 2019

Earlier this year you probably heard about the Motorola One Zoom; it was a leaked high-end phone from Motorola and Lenovo that packed in quad-cameras on the back with some impressive image processing capabilities. Up to this point it’s just been a rumor, but now it looks like it’s being prepped for an IFA 2019 […]

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Huawei releases earnings for the first half of 2019 instead of Q2 to hide trade ban damage

Huawei has released their most recent earnings report, but there’s something a little strange with the timing. Instead of releasing their report on Q2 2019, Huawei is going to be talking about the first half of 2019 instead. Pretty odd, but there’s a reason for that. Huawei’s first half of 2019 has legitimately been fantastic. […]

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YouTube brings the sights and sounds of Lollapalooza 2019 to millions of music fans around the world with official live stream

YouTube will exclusively bring the biggest performances from Grant Park, Chicago to millions of music fans all over the world with the official live stream of Lollapalooza 2019, August 1 to 4. Iconic music moments from artists including twenty one pilots, The Revivalists, Janelle Monae, Rüfüs Du Sol and more will also be available via the live stream within the YouTube Music app.

In addition to curated performances throughout the four-day festival, YouTube Originals is partnering with Lollapalooza to produce original creative content, including backstage moments and exclusive artist moments just before they take the stage to be featured in and around the live stream. YouTube Music will amplify the Lollapalooza experience by presenting Lollapalooza themed playlists, The Lineup and Emerging Artists, to give fans another way to find all the music they love in one place.

YouTube’s live streams bring the festival experience into the hands and homes of millions of fans around the world. There is no other platform of its kind that allows artists to connect with a global audience and share their creativity in both visual and audio formats with billions of viewers around the globe, making the world smaller and music more expansive. The 2019 Lollapalooza live stream is presented by COVERGIRL, Warner Bros. Pictures (for the film “Blinded by the Light”), and T-Mobile.

Subscribe to Lollapalooza’s YouTube Channel for up-to-date information on when your favorite artists are streaming live, and follow @youtubemusic on Instagram and Twitter for behind-the-scenes moments all weekend long. There, you can watch the latest videos and relive past moments.

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Amazon smashed records with Prime Day 2019, beating out Cyber Monday and Black Friday combined

Amazon has released some early numbers for their Prime Day numbers from the last few days, and they’re impressive, to say the least. Not only did Prime Members buy more than 175 million items throughout the two-day event, but it ended up being bigger than both Cyber Monday and Black Friday, combined. That’s a feat. […]

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Apple and Google show off their more inclusive emoji for 2019

The Unicode Consortium teased the next round of emoji additions for 2019, and now it's clear just what they'll look like when they reach your phone. Both Apple and Google are marking World Emoji Day (July 17th) by showing their adaptations of the doz…
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Huawei P30 Pro review: The phone to beat in 2019

2018 brought us the eye-catching P20 Pro from Huawei that featured a mesmerizing Twilight finish, a notched display, and perhaps more importantly, a trio of rear cameras that conspired to turn night into day. Taking handheld pictures in low-light conditions had never before yielded such fantastic results without the use of a tripod. And while […]

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Best wireless headphones for your Android smartphone [2019]

If you’re an avid music listener or movie watcher on your phone, you probably have a good set of headphones, or you’re looking for an upgrade. But with modern smartphones, you might not have the option to use older wired cans anymore, since many devices are ditching the headphone jack in favor of wireless options. […]

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Bandai-Namco E3 2019 leak reveals ‘Tales,’ George R.R. Martin games

E3 2019 is almost about to get rolling, but there's time for at least one more pre-show leak. Several games from publisher Bandai-Namco have apparently leaked out due to a flaw on the company's website. Those include a From Software (Dark Souls, Bloo…
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Live from WWDC 2019!

Yes, another Apple event. After devoting an entire keynote this March to streaming services, Apple is kicking off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference today, and so it's time for the company to shift its attention back to its bread-and-butter pl…
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2019 Brandcast stage highlights: Primetime is now personal

Today, people want to watch videos that relate to their interests and passions – whenever they choose, on any device. For some of us, it’s guitar lessons, but for others, it’s baking their own masterpiece alongside experts like How to Cake It. Everyone’s primetime is personal, and what you watch often reflects who you are.

There’s no better place than YouTube to find the creators, music and shows that you love. And that’s why YouTube is #1 in reach and watchtime among ad-supported streaming media, according to Comscore.1

For advertisers, this means being able to reach people who are increasingly cutting the cord. In fact, YouTube now reaches more 18 to 49 year-olds in an average week than all cable TV networks combined.2

Tonight, at our eighth annual Brandcast event, we celebrated the creator, entertainment and music content that audiences love on YouTube. We also showcased new ways we can better help brands reach viewers in an on-demand world.

It’s all about the engagement and results

YouTube is focused on helping brands reach their audiences and drive business impact. To deliver this, we announced that Nielsen Total Ad Ratings (TAR) is now supported on YouTube. This lets brands compare YouTube and TV reach apples-to-apples.

Across the 20 Total Ad Ratings (TAR) studies we’ve commissioned with Nielsen for brands like Colgate and the U.S. Navy, YouTube has consistently driven incremental reach at a more balanced frequency compared to TV.3

And across all Marketing Mix Modeling studies we’ve commissioned from Nielsen in the past two years that measured Google Preferred, we had greater sales per impression than TV in every one of them.4

To give advertisers more opportunities to validate their investments, we announced that Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) Sales Lift will be available for Google Preferred campaigns before the end of 2019. The tool helps brands measure the lift in offline sales for U.S. consumer packaged goods brands, and provide deeper performance insights across audiences, creative and more.

Karate-chopping the paywall: Bringing more YouTube Originals to advertisers

From Hollywood celebrities to top YouTube creators, YouTube Originals deliver the content audiences love. We saw this reflected in last year’s star-powered slate, which amassed over 2.5 billion views across 50 shows like Will Smith’s “The Jump” or Liza Koshy’s “Liza on Demand.”5

But some of our best content was still behind the paywall, including “Step Up: High Water,” which achieved unprecedented viewership for its season two premiere, and “Cobra Kai,” the critically acclaimed reboot of the 1984 classic “The Karate Kid.” In its rookie season, “Cobra Kai” received 11 award nominations (including an Emmy nomination), the Golden Tomato Award for Best TV Drama and a 100-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes – making it the highest-reviewed reboot of all time. And just after its season two premiere last week, which reached 20 million views in six days, Parrot Analytics confirmed Cobra Kai is the most in-demand digital original series in the world right now.6

Today, we announced that all new YouTube Original series and specials will soon be available for fans around the world to watch for free with ads — just like they enjoy other content on the platform. And we are excited to confirm this includes the renewal of “Cobra Kai” for season three.

This gives advertisers more opportunities to engage with a broader audience, drive meaningful results and align with top Hollywood talent and YouTube creators.

Our new slate builds upon the success of our first two years. We’re continuing to focus on stories that delight us from our favorite personalities, inspire us through rich cultural moments and educate us on topics that matter. From returning hits like “Kevin Hart: What the Fit” and “Liza on Demand” to new shows — with Dude Perfect, Markiplier and a top secret project with Justin Bieber — the slate celebrates the diversity, authenticity and spirit characteristic of the YouTube community.

YouTube Originals will be available to advertisers through bespoke sponsorships or Google Preferred lineups.

More music live streams, more opportunities for brands

Last month, YouTube’s live stream of Coachella’s first weekend was the most viewed yet, earning over 82 million live views — an increase of over 90 percent compared to 2018.7

After nine years of success in the desert, we’re doubling down on music festivals, starting with a new two-year partnership to live stream Lollapalooza this August. In addition to the curated live stream over the four-day festival, for the first time ever, fans will get additional custom content that gives them unique access to the festivals’ artists.

These key moments in music, along with other cultural events like YouTube FanFest, provide more opportunities to reach audiences with the content they are most passionate about.

The magic of Google Preferred

Google Preferred represents among the best content on YouTube.

To help advertisers better reach their audience, we’re evolving our Google Preferred offering to reflect changing viewing habits, and help advertisers connect with those viewers where they are.

Our proprietary algorithm, the P-Score, looks at the popularity and viewer passion of specific content — things like the amount of repeat views and how often videos are shared to keep Google Preferred Lineups fresh. It also draws on protection, which places a greater emphasis on content suitability where Google Preferred Lineup ads will only serve on videos that are reviewed first by machine classifiers, then verified by humans.

Tonight, we shared that we’re adding two new ways to help the P-Score be even more useful to brands. There’s platform (for videos frequently watched on larger screens) and production (for content that has higher production values like advanced camera work or sound quality) to bring more high-quality inventory into Google Preferred.

Where our TV offering is going and how it’s growing

Our TV offering comes in two parts: The first is YouTube on TV screens, which is the YouTube app optimized for Internet-connected TVs. Tonight, we shared that connected TVs represent our fastest growing screen, where watch time now tops 250 million hours per day.8

The second is YouTube TV, which launched two years ago to give people a new and reimagined way to enjoy cable-free live TV along with the best of YouTube content. Now with over 70 broadcast and cable channels, YouTube TV is available nationwide and will be accessible as a standalone lineup in Google Preferred this upfront season. This change, along with audience guarantees and show-level exclusions, allows advertisers to zero in on live and on-demand inventory. And most importantly, brands can go beyond demographics to reach audiences based on their interests – just like with the core Google Preferred offerings.

For today’s viewers, primetime is personal. With this expanded offering, advertisers and brands can reach and influence audiences on proven platforms like YouTube.

Check out #Brandcast to see highlights from the night.

Kate Stanford, Head of Global Advertiser Marketing at YouTube, whose personal primetime includes PostmodernJukebox, Mark Rober and First We Feast.

1 Comscore OTT Intelligence and Custom Reporting based on Total Home Panel, September 2018, U.S

2 Google commissioned Nielsen study, U.S., May 2018. People age 18-49. Average weekly reach for Cable TV and YouTube (includes mobile, desktop, and living room devices)

3 “Nielsen Total Ad Ratings (TAR) Meta Analysis, including all 20 TAR US studies inclusive of YouTube in-app traffic commissioned by Google running from January 2018 to March 2019 across desktop, mobile and TV. Incremental Reach Value calculated as YouTube’s on-target incremental reach / YouTube’s Total on-target Reach. Standard Deviation 22%. On Target Frequency calculated as On Target Impressions / On Target Reach. Standard Deviation 6.5

4 Commissioned Nielsen MMM Meta-Analysis, US 2017-2018. Base: all the studies Google commissioned in 2017 and 2018 where Google Preferred Lineups was measurable, a total of 20 MMM across 3 categories. Count based on incremental offline retail sales measured as two-tailed significance > 90%. Effectiveness is defined as incremental sales per impression. Incremental offline retail sales measured for TV represents average across all TV broadcasters. calculated as On Target Impressions / On Target Reach. Standard Deviation 6.5

5 YouTube Originals YouTube Analytics, Global, Jan 2018-Dec 2018

6 YouTube Internal Data, Global, [Apr 24-30, 2019]; Parrot Analytics, [Apr 24-30, 2019]

7 Youtube Internal Analytics, Global, April 2019

8 YouTube Internal Data, Global, March 2019. Based on 90 day average of WatchTime for Living Room Devices, which include smart TVs, Roku/Apple TV, and game consoles

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Wear OS gains widget-like Tiles ahead of Google I/O 2019

It’s almost time for Google I/O 2019 which means that the search giant has once again remembered about its Wear OS platform. As such, Google has announced that it is adding glanceable widgets to its wearable OS in the form of swipeable Tiles showing useful information such as headlines and fitness metrics. The Tiles will […]

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Google looks to announce new phones at Google I/O 2019

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been making the rounds in and out of the rumor mill lately, but we still aren’t really sure when Google will make them official so we can, you know, actually buy them. We still have a couple weeks, but now it looks like those announcements will come […]

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[TA Deals] Learn to make your own games with the 2019 Game Dev & Design Mega Mastery Bundle (98% off)

Whether you’re just a hobbyist or looking to get into creating games professionally, games and game development are huge markets right now. But there’s a lot to learn, and you’ll need to know some tricks of the trade before jumping in with both feet. Right now you can score the 2019 Game Dev & Design […]

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YouTube delivers Coachella 2019 to millions of global music fans with official two-weekend live stream

For the ninth year in a row, YouTube continues to take the magic of Coachella beyond the Indio desert and into the homes and phones of millions of people around the world with the exclusive two-weekend live stream of Coachella 2019. YouTube is providing a global stage for artists and fans to connect with live stream performances from headliners to some of the biggest artists on the rise, including Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, Tame Impala, Kacey Musgraves, Billie Eilish, BLACKPINK, Juice WRLD, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Gryffin, Maggie Rogers, Chvrches Little Zimz, Cola Boyy and many more.

YouTube Music is turning it up a notch at Coachella 2019, making sure music fans — no matter where they are — can enjoy the world’s preeminent music festival in convenient and immersive new ways.

Weekend 1 Live Stream (April 12-14)

YouTube’s Weekend 1 live stream, presented by T-Mobile in the U.S., and Garnier and Coca-Cola in Canada, will give music fans around the world the best seats in the desert for groundbreaking performances from their favorite artists when they tune into Coachella’s YouTube Channel on any screen (desktop, mobile and living room) and within the YouTube Music app.

Fans tuning in will have their choice of three live stream feeds with different artists performing simultaneously. Programming starts at 4 p.m. PT on Friday, April 12, and runs through the weekend. To ensure you don’t miss your favorite performance, personalized viewing schedules can be created and live stream channels will automatically change to artists selected by fans.

Highlights from the weekend will be available through a video-on-demand hub, with co-hosts Nadeska Alexis, Valerie Lee, and special guests to bring fans interviews with artists and creators from throughout the festival.

First-Ever Weekend 2 Coachella Curated Live Stream (April 19-21)

For the first time ever, YouTube Music and Coachella will keep the cameras rolling on weekend 2, with a carefully curated live stream sponsored by Pantene and CALVIN KLEIN in the U.S., and Garnier and Coca-Cola in Canada. Coachella Curated, hosted by Jason Bentley from KCRW, will take a deep dive into the festival experience and deliver fans a slate of original content—encore and live performances, artist commentary, mini-docs, animated adventures and more—to accompany the best bits of live music and in-studio interviews with Coachella performers.

Coachella Curated sets its sights on artists from across the line-up and captures them on-site and off, spanning the globe to share stories from the homes of headliner performers, festival favorites and newly discovered talent. These traveling tales—filmed on six continents with Coachella’s Paul Tollett—offer a unique look at the multinational energy that comes together on the Empire Polo Grounds before beaming back out via YouTube.

Confirmed artists appearing in the Coachella Curated live stream display the diversity of talent taking the stage in Indio. Weekend 2 programming and live stream schedule will be available soon.

Experience Coachella Through the YouTube Music App

The YouTube Music app (iOS, Android) will be home to this year’s most complete Coachella music experience with the launch of live streaming. Whether you’re at home on the couch or at the pool in Indio, you can enjoy playlists based on this year’s lineup, such as The Lineup, Hip-Hop, and Latin. Watch or listen in audio-only mode to the live stream both weekends, and check out performance clips after the festival is over.

Live from New York City’s Times Square

YouTube will make history with a first-ever broadcast of a festival live stream on New York City’s iconic Times Square big screen, giving East Coast music fans a chance to gather together and share in the Coachella experience. YouTube will stream BLACKPINK’s highly anticipated performance on The Beast screen in Times Square at 11:50 p.m. ET on Friday, April 12, 2019.

Miquela Interviews Performers at Coachella 2019!

2019 will go down as Lil Miquela’s first-ever appearance at Coachella and first time hosting on video! The 19-year-old robot is teaming up with YouTube Music to host artist interviews with 2019 Coachella performers, including J Balvin, King Princess, and more. Check out her interviews during the webcast on Coachella’s YouTube Channel and across @youtubemusic and @youtube on social media.

Subscribe to Coachella’s YouTube channel for up-to-date information on when your favorite artists are streaming live, and follow @youtubemusic on Instagram and Twitter to watch the latest videos and relive past moments.

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The final dispatch from MWC 2019

All the phones have been powered down here in Barcelona. Some have even been folded up to make the journey home. After a week's worth of flagships, foldables and 5G, we're departing MWC with a good idea of what the immediate future of phones lo…
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These are the best things we’ve seen at MWC 2019

Another year, another batch of stuff coming out of Mobile World Congress. Most of the major players in the smartphone industry show up to this event to show us what they have cooked up for the year, with pretty few exceptions. Apple doesn’t tend to do much at these events, and Samsung already unveiled their […]

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Nokia’s new line of phones drops at MWC 2019, including the PureView 9 with five cameras

Nokia has brought their latest crop of phones to kick off MWC 2019, and there’s plenty here to be excited about. Not only are we finally getting to see that phone with the ridiculous camera layout that’s leaked multiple times, but Nokia is keeping their non-smartphone game going, too. Nokia 9 PureView First up, let’s […]

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Watch everything from Nokia’s MWC 2019 event!

HMD's Nokia had to share billing with Microsoft's surprise MWC press event this afternoon in Barcelona — funny, when Microsoft once owned the phone brand. Now standing on its own again, the company once again had plenty of new device news to sha…
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Sony’s Xperia lineup for MWC 2019 has completely leaked

Sony has had most of their MWC plans leaked well before the actual event next week, but there’s still time for one last rumor to fully detail everything the company is planning on doing. We’ll know exactly what to expect from the rebranded Xperia 1 and Xperia 10, plus the more budget-friendly Xperia L3. As […]

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LIVE TOMORROW: Tune into the BRIT Awards 2019, featuring George Ezra, Dua Lipa and Jorja Smith on YouTube

It’s that time of year again. With awards season in full swing, one of the most anticipated musical celebrations of the year has arrived: The BRITs. Known for its memorable performances such as Stormzy’s “Blinded By Your Grace Pt 2” in the rain and Liam Gallagher’s moving tribute to Manchester—plus top pop culture moments (Ginger Spice’s iconic Union Jack dress, anyone?)—the BRIT Awards are a celebration of UK musical talent on a global stage. And this year for the first time, YouTube Music is the Official Music App of the 2019 Awards and will provide one-of-a-kind access to the show for fans around the world.

For the sixth consecutive year, for those outside the UK, YouTube is letting you in on the action with a livestream of the show from the O2 Arena in London. Just tune in at on your favorite screen—whether that’s your mobile, tablet or TV—tomorrow, February 20 at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. GMT. Following the show, no matter your location, you can watch and rewatch the performances on YouTube Music.

Adding to tomorrow’s excitement, YouTube star and global sensation, Todrick Hall, who has 2.9 million subscribers, will present the YouTube Livestream, giving people outside the UK incredible behind-the-scenes access from the show, while providing a front row seat to the drama, gossip, and artist interactions. Vick Hope will join Hall as co-host; and once the show is over, they will continue broadcasting an everyone’s-invited Official After Party on YouTube, recapping the biggest moments from the night.

This year, nominated stars like George Ezra, Dua Lipa, The 1975, Little Mix and Jorja Smith—who either got their start on YouTube, launched albums on the platform, or have used it to grow their fanbases to a global level—are set to perform. Be sure to tune in to see their show-stopping, on-stage renditions of their beloved hits.

For the second year running, comedian Jack Whitehall will be bringing his brilliant jokes and outrageous capers as the event’s host to make the night one you’ll never forget. After all, what could be better than a mix of top-rated musical talent and hilarious antics to make for an unforgettable night?

And as a special treat for Londoners who didn’t score tickets to the O2: select winners from the night will be projected gloriously onto County Hall and Old Billingsgate to make for a magical, one-of-a-kind YouTube Music moment atop the Thames. There will also be a chance to see your favorite nominees and winners celebrated on billboards throughout the country, and YouTube adverts showcasing the official BRITs content on the YouTube Music App.

Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive of BPI & BRIT Awards said, “The BRIT Awards is the most spectacular night in music, showcasing the exceptional talent of a diverse range of British artists at home and around the world. We have seen tremendous growth in the digital and social reach of the BRITs, and partnering with YouTube once again for our live stream of the show enables us to introduce British music to a global audience that is growing all the time.”

And in case you missed it, after the show you’ll find performances from the artists on a special, exclusive YouTube Music BRITs playlist. But for those who want to enjoy the BRIT Awards LIVE—don’t forget to tune in at on February 20 at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. GMT.

—The YouTube Music Team

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Samsung accidentally reveals all of their 2019 wearables in their own app

We already know everything there is to know about the Galaxy S10, but Samsung apparently has some wearables behind the curtain to show us at Unpacked 2019. At least, they did have some surprises left, but Samsung’s own Gear Wearable app has accidentally revealed all of that stuff early. Samsung has to be doing this […]

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[TA Deals] Save 96% on the AWS Certified Architect Developer Bundle 2019

Amazon Web Services, or AWS for short, is a crucial backbone to the internet right now. Whether you’re developing websites, apps, or other services, there’s a good chance you’re going to need to be familiar with AWS to do your job well. The good news is that we’re here to make that easier with a […]

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Motorola announces the entire new Moto G7 lineup for 2019

The Moto G7 family has been pretty heavily leaked over the past few weeks, but today Motorola has officially announced the devices, clearing up any questions you might still have. Yes, there are notches everywhere, but overall the lineup looks pretty strong for 2019. All the devices are launching with Android Pie, too, and that’s […]

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State of the Union 2019: Live on YouTube

Key moments throughout U.S. presidential history have been captured on YouTube, from visiting American troops and celebrating life’s achievements, to taking the oath of office and hosting world leaders. As President Trump begins his third year in office, this tradition continues.

As we have done since 2010, YouTube will live stream the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5 at 9 p.m. ET, as well as the response. This year, you can tune in to live streams in both English and Spanish. Here are the channels where you can follow the coverage:

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Huawei could launch a foldable smartphone with 5G at MWC 2019

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Google I/O 2019 will be May 7th through 9th at Google’s typically Shoreline Amphitheater spot

We’re a few months away from Google’s annual developer conference, and the dates and location have been confirmed for the event. Google’s sticking with their plan from the last few years and will be holding the multi-day event at the Shoreline Amphitheater from May 7th to May 9th. All of this info came from one […]

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LG to launch handset with touch-free gesture controls at MWC 2019

MWC 2019 is shaping up to be a much bigger deal than it was in 2018 with Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony among the brands scheduled to launch handsets with 5G, foldable displays, and even a smartphone without ports or buttons. It will be a wild few days in Barcelona next month, and LG is joining the […]

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After Math: How we survived CES 2019

As cleanup crews descend on the Las Vegas Convention Center and the events attendees reluctantly make their ways home, it's hard to believe that the weeklong technology expo is already over. We saw autonomous bread machines, self-driving semis, and e…
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LG’s 2019 TVs add HDMI 2.1 and 8K

CES 2019 hasn't started yet, but LG is already drip-feeding information about this year's OLED and LCD TVs. While it didn't mention the rollable OLED we're expecting, it did list model numbers for two 8K sets, with an 88-inch Z9 OLED and SM99 8K LCD…
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Google Pixel 3 Lite set to release on Verizon in Spring 2019

Remember that plasticky Pixel 3 Lite that leaked not too long ago? Well, since Google is the worst at keeping their plans hidden, it looks like we might see that phone sooner rather than later. The latest rumor pegs the Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3 XL Lite heading to Verizon in early spring […]

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