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In YouTube Music, you can find a song if you hum or play it - the feature is already rolling out on Android

The YouTube Music app for Android is rolling out a feature that has long been requested - hum and find a song. You can sing, whistle, or play a recording of a song to find it. If the feature is working, after clicking search in the top right corner o...

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Watch out, YouTube - TikTok is testing uploading 60-minute videos

TikTok has started testing the upload of long-hour videos, which YouTube is unlikely to like. The feature is available in a limited number of countries, but will not become widely available in the near future, according to company sources (via TechCr...

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YouTube for Android TV has received a revamped sidebar interface

The YouTube app for Android TV has received an interface update. Developers have added new animation when accessing the side menu panel with updated highlighting of elements during navigation. When accessing the YouTube side panel in the Android TV a...

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For YouTube Premium subscribers they are testing Jump ahead feature based on artificial intelligence - quick movement to interesting video fragments

In March, YouTube began testing a new feature called Jump ahead, and now it has become available to a wider range of users through the youtube.com/new section. It is available to Premium version service subscribers. Jump ahead is an artificial intel...

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YouTube is blocking those apps that block ads from accessing its videos and is considering "ad breaks"

YouTube administration continues its war against ad blockers and this time strikes at the tools that allow watching videos on mobile devices without showing ads. The service announced that it is "strengthening [its] measures against third-party appli...

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YouTube is stepping up its fight against third-party apps that block ads

YouTube continues to fight against ad blocking. In June of last year, the service conducted a small experiment on this matter, then in October started a full-scale attack on ad blockers. Now the company is once again tightening restrictions in this a...

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YouTube tests new design, users compare it to 'interesting' sites

Although YouTube's design has been updated over many years, there have been no major changes for a long time. However, now the online video service is testing a more radical update that shifts many elements to the side panel. The reaction to this has...

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Ukrainian schoolboy created Youtube-audio-translator into Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar

A 17-year-old Ukrainian developer Taras Ivanov from the city of Selidovo in the Donetsk region created the service "Free Video Translator" - it translates and voices over videos from YouTube into Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages for free. It op...

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Zoomers love the iPhone and Apple Watch, but rarely use Apple Music and Apple TV+

According to a new report from Piper Sandler, 85% of surveyed teenagers in the United States own an iPhone and are not planning to switch to another brand. 34% of teenagers use Apple Watch — the figures are similar to the report from last fall. At th...

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OpenAI has transcribed over a million hours of YouTube videos for GPT-4 training

According to The New York Times, OpenAI has developed the Whisper audio transcription model and transcribed over a million hours of YouTube videos to obtain high-quality materials for training the GPT-4 model. It is reported that the company was awa...

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Sorry, Sora. YouTube says OpenAI neural network is not allowed to learn from clips from the platform

It is not certain whether the new neural network OpenAI used videos from YouTube for training — however, the chief executive officer of the video platform assures that it would be a clear violation of the terms of use. "If a creator uploads their wor...

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More than a quarter of YouTube's affiliate program members get paid by Shorts, but the payouts are negligible

One year after YouTube introduced monetization for Shorts videos, more and more creators are making money from this format. Over a quarter of creators in the YouTube Partner Program are now earning money through YouTube Shorts. With over 3 million cr...

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U.S. authorities demand Google reveal the identities of viewers of certain YouTube videos

The US federal authorities have requested Google to provide names, addresses, phone numbers, and actions of users of accounts who viewed specific videos on YouTube from January 1 to January 8, 2023. People who watched these videos without logging int...

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X Twitter will be the new YouTube - X's video app for TVs

Recently, the publication Fortune reported that Elon Musk plans to launch the X Twitter social network as a video service on smart TVs. Researcher Nima Owji has published a video demonstrating the interface of the future application on X. The video ...

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YouTube blocked Sternenko's old video with Russian prisoners from being shown on Russian territory - at the request of Roskomnadzor

The issue is about a video showing Russian soldiers surrendering, published on the channel of journalist and activist Sergey Sternenko back in 2022. What's most interesting is that the video was blocked due to a complaint from Roskomnadzor — so esse...

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