Having been much rumored in recent weeks, YouTube has finally pulled the trigger on launching paid channels. The subscription based channels start at a monthly rate of $0.99 and all come with a 14 day free trial period. Best of all, once subscribed the channels are available to enjoy on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV beyond the browser on your Mac.
I wanted to watch Apple's iPhone 5 product design video again this morning so I went over to YouTube/Apple, found it, clicked "Play"... and was greeted with a pre-roll ad for the Verizon BlackBerry Z10.
YouTube for iOS has been updated with a new features and enhancements, including support for live events. Events like Coachella have often been streamed live on YouTube in the past, but users could not view them on iOS devices. iOS users can now view live events through the app, and YouTube has added a feed called “Live” to the “From YouTube” section of the guide which lists the live events that are currently available.
YouTube for iOS has been updated, gaining the ability to send videos to your TV. Users can now pair their YouTube app on iPhone, iPad, or both with a Smart TV, Xbox 360, or Playstation 3, and the elect to play videos that they find through the iOS app on their television.
DIAL, an open standard form of wireless playback, is being given a rather large push by both Netflix and YouTube. Their hopes are that using an open standard will allow developers to solve second screen playback issues in a better way than Apple's AirPlay. In other words, it wouldn't be a proprietary solution and would be available to anyone who wants to implement the protocol.
Google has released YouTube Capture, an app dedicated to recording videos for quick upload to YouTube, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter simultaneously. You can also touch up your videos with color correction, stabilization, trimming, and music tracks.
Google is on a roll today; this morning, they updated Gmail for iPhone and iPad and now YouTube has been updated with optimization for the iPad and iPhone 5, AirPlay support, and more. All three of these have been huge user requests, so this is great news.
Apple has always produced amazing adverts that are often as cool as its products. Thankfully one loyal Apple follower has taken the time to create a YouTube playlist that he claims includes every single television ad that Apple has created. Apple has created a lot of great ads for its products, the playlist contains a massive 485 videos.
YouTube recently launched a service very similar to Apple's AirPlay that allows Android users to beam movies to their Google TV. Apparently Google wants to take it a step further yet, and with an open standard.