#YouTube Rewind 2017: Ed Sheeran tops video and music lists

Everyone loves a list - especially Ed Sheeran I would've thought, given his massive success in recent years. As 2017 draws to a close, the scruffy ginger singer is revealed once again as number one for both the video and music categories according to the latest lists compiled by #YouTubeRewind. Globally, Luis Fonsi’s Despacito is the most viewed music video of all…

Sounds of the summer: Despacito tops YouTube list, Ed Sheeran Number 2

With summer drawing to an end, YouTube has revealed the top  25 “Songs of the Summer” globally as viewed on its platform.  Unsurprisingly, Despacito ranks #1 however, the UK is close behind with Ed Sheeran’s hit song Shape of You, ranking second on the global list!  Here is the list in full: YouTube’s Top 25…

BT Sport brings UEFA Champions League Final LIVE on YouTube

  For the second year running, football fans will be able to watch the UEFA Champions League Final live and for FREE on YouTube, courtesy of BT Sport. Kicking off tomorrow night (Saturday 3rd June, 19.45) at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, the match between Juventus and Real Madrid will be available through a number of 360°streams…

Control your TV with your mind. Smart TVs get smarter with MindRDR technology

If this was April 1st then I would be suspicious, but it's not and it seems that being able to control your 'smart' TV with your mind could actually be a thing. Apparently both YouTube and the BBC iPlayer could be set to integrate MindRDR TV (Mind Reader TV, geddit) technology into their content platforms very…

YouTube killing support for older smart TVs and devices

Bad news if you access YouTube on a smart TV made before 2012 - Google is pulling the plug on YouTube apps for certain devices. Unfortunately we don't have a complete list of affected devices, but according to Google it will affect "Select devices manufactured in 2012 and earlier, including Sony TVs & Blu-ray Discs,…

YouTube testing new look desktop player and iOS app

YouTube could soon be looking a little different, if you watch on your computer or on an iPhone. According to MacRumours, the YouTube iPhone app will soon be getting a redesign to fit in with Google's "Material" design philosophy - so everything will soon look a bit flatter, with more blocks of colour. Meanwhile on…

YouTube goes after Patreon with plans for monthly subscriptions

Would you pay to get rid of the adverts on YouTube? That's what YouTube owner Google is hoping as it is reportedly readying a new subscription service for the video platform. According to The Guardian, the plan is to charge something like $10 a month and in return remove adverts for subscribers. Where this gets…

YouTube is testing 4K video at 60fps

Want to know how good video is going to look in a few years time? Then check out this video, if your computer is capable of running it. As spotted by Engadget, these volcano videos are the first on the site to work at both 4K resolution and at 60fps. Previously YouTube has supported both…

Is YouTube planning its own game streaming service?

YouTube could be about to take on Twitch by launching its own live streaming service for gamers, according to one report. According to The Daily Dot, Google currently has 50 coders working on the new service, which would be a modified version of YouTube Live dedicated to e-sports. Such a move would make sense as…