YouTube adds offline viewing on Android… for some people, anyway.

James O'Malley Android, Apps, Google, YouTube Leave a Comment

Google has announced that it is adding the ability to view videos offline on the Android YouTube app - but currently only for users in India, Indonesia and the Philippines. The new functionality will apparently let users download and cache videos for up to 48 hours without needing an internet connection. The reason for the…

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Online music videos to get age rating in UK

Stuart O'Connor Censorship, Digital Music, Internet, music, YouTube Leave a Comment

In further proof that he has absolutely no understanding of how the internet works, UK prime minister David Cameron has announced that music videos on YouTube and other websites will be given age ratings from October to stop children seeing “graphic content”. Cameron said that new filters will replicate rules that exist offline for media…

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YouTube improves big screen TV app

James O'Malley Google Leave a Comment

YouTube has announced improvements to its app for TVs - which it claims will make accessing its content on the big screen easier than ever. Essentially the changes appear to be to make the app mirror the apps on mobile platforms and the web - introducing a left-hand sidebar "Guide", which gives the user access…

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