YouTube has gotten so big over the years that it is now viewed by more 18-49 year-olds than any cable network in the United States. But even though online video platforms continue to gain ground on traditional TV stations, there's one aspect to the viewing experience that live TV still does better—it lets you tune into a channel, then just sit back and watch indefinitely.
Over the years, we've covered many different methods for enabling background playback for YouTube videos on Android, but none have ever been as easy as this: Simply watch the videos with Firefox for Android, and they'll continue playing when you leave the app.
Downloading YouTube videos for offline use to watch later has always been a problematic endeavor. Dedicated third-party apps don't last long in the App Store, web-based converters aren't very functional on mobile, and rogue apps outside the App Store are tricky to sideload and open up the possibility of vulnerabilities. But that doesn't mean you still don't have a few good options.
When you think about it, YouTube may actually have one of the largest music collections on the planet. This is why, at $10 per month, Google's new YouTube Music Key subscription is a solid value for many users, especially with its inclusion of Google Play Music.
Whether I'm writing up something online, playing games in Chrome, or just browsing the annals of the Internet, I always like to keep a tab open for YouTube so I can listen to interviews, trailers, and music videos at the same time. But a tab can get lost, and it's not easy to "watch" if I don't have a second display to utilize—even with snapping windows.
The Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013 edition) boast beautiful 1080p screens that are capable of displaying images and videos in ultra-sharp high definition. But for some strange reason, the YouTube app only allows for streaming of 720p content on these devices. It's not a limitation of YouTube for Android, since other devices support 1080p playback out of the box, and some, like the LG G3, even support higher resolutions.
With over a billion videos uploaded to YouTube, passing your time browsing through the immense library can be an emotional roller coaster ride. One second you're bawling your eyes out over this devastatingly sad clip of Oden the dog's last minutes with his owner, and the next you're laughing hysterically at Spider-Man falling on his face.
I'm not lying when I say that my iPhone is at my side at all times, and is really one of the best devices I own. My second favorite gadget would be my PlayStation 3, however, when it comes to browsing apps like YouTube, it's pretty terrible.
Real suffering is sitting through a thirty-second ad to watch a fifteen-second video, or watching your favorite music video in three-second fragments. Real suffering is this: “An error occurred, please try again later.” If you’re a modern human and multitask with multiple tabs while you're on YouTube, you don’t have to sacrifice your bandwidth and sanity. There's a simple way to watch YouTube ad-free and lag-free.
I love YouTube for listening to music I don't already have on my phone or in my iTunes library, but there is one very simple thing that you think they would've figured out by now—the ability to have your video continue to play outside of the app!
While putting content and information online gets easier every day, it seems like getting it back is only getting harder. In a lot of cases (we're looking at you, Facebook), once you upload something, it's forever in the hands of someone else. That's where The Data Liberation Front comes in. Believe it or not, The Data Liberation Front is a team of Google engineers who work to make it easier for users to take their stuff back whenever they feel like it.
There's a strange grey area for "guerrilla filmmaking" on YouTube. Generally, someone shooting a video needs to get permission from the people in it to show their faces. But on YouTube, that "rule" is more of a suggestion (and sometimes not even that).
Millions of people use YouTube every day, whether it's for trailers, new music, or gameplay walkthroughs. But according to Pew Research Center, over half of U.S. adults use YouTube to figure out how to do things. If you fall into that crowd, adult or not, sometimes it's good to have written instructions to follow along with the video or in lieu of it completely.
How frustrating is it to watch YouTube in 4K on your computer, Roku, or Amazon Fire Stick, only to settle for measly 1080p on your brand-new iPhone? For years, those of us on iOS had no option for streaming YouTube videos in full resolution, but these days, things are finally different.
In this Video I show how to add a Watermark to all your YouTube Video, without editing them. You also can change the Watermark anytime you want and of course the position too.
Almost any video you could want is on YouTube for free, including those very high quality 1080p music videos. You just have to put up with a few ads. But what happens if you're going on a trip and won't have any Internet access? How will you enjoy your favorite YouTube vids?
A messaging app that blows your mind doesn't come along very often. Yeah, there's WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, which are both good for what they are (web-based messaging platforms), but when it comes to interesting or unique features, they're somewhat lacking.
While the phenomena of viral videos and internet celebrities are relatively new, it seems like there's a new one every other day. Sometimes they're funny, other times they have a social mission, like Kony 2012, and sometimes they're just videos of cats jumping in boxes.
How To: This Shortcut Lets You Download YouTube Videos on Your iPhone Straight from the Source, No Shady Services Needed
If you've ever wanted to download YouTube videos directly to your iPhone, there's an easy solution — just update to iOS 12 and install Apple's new Shortcuts app. With the Workflow-replacement app, you can add a shortcut that lets you download any YouTube video you want, without needing to jailbreak or use shady third-party tools.
How To: Save Battery & Data When Streaming YouTube Videos in the Background on Your Samsung Galaxy S4
YouTube may have started out as a video-sharing site, but these days a lot of people use it as a source for music. When I'm browsing the internet on my desktop, I usually have a YouTube tab open in the background playing some music.
For me, YouTube on my Samsung Galaxy S3 is more of a music player, not a video player. I have tons of YouTube playlists for music, but since I'm mostly only interested in listening, it'd be nice if YouTube would continue to play in the background while I use other apps.
If I'm in a hurry, sometimes I'll just turn my computer off and rush out of the house. Sometimes, I'm in the middle of a long YouTube video when I dash off, only to come back and find that my video position has been tragically lost. Hopefully I don't lose my place in that motorcycle accident compilation video when I get ba... damn it.
How To: The Trick That Lets You Link to Specific Start Times in YouTube Videos Right from Your Phone
The desktop version of YouTube, meaning the one you access on your computer, lets you add a timestamp to any video you're watching in just a few clicks. When you share the link or need to reference it later yourself, the timestamp makes the video start at the point specified, not the beginning. Unfortunately, tacking on timestamps from YouTube's mobile app is impossible — but there are workarounds.
It's pretty clear with all of the annoying "Get YouTube Premium" pop-ups that litter the YouTube app that Google really wants you to pay for its Premium membership tier. That's why you'll see that "Get background play with YouTube Premium" ad after closing YouTube with a video playing — even in iOS 14 which supports Picture in Picture playback. But there are workarounds for background listening on iPhone.
Because of its large, high-resolution screen, the iPad is well suited for watching web video (provided said video is delivered by an HTML5 player). With this official video guide, you'll learn how to use the free YouTube app to watch clips from the popular video sharing site on your Apple iPad.
Here they are used to find anime episodes and movies, but you can use advanced Google commands to perform more dynamic searches on Youtube. Learn how to narrow or expand your searches and search for multiple items simultaneously.
YouTube keeps coming up with new awesome Easter Eggs to put in their video player, and we love them for it. This one might be the best yet, especially if you're connection isn't great and you find yourself waiting for videos to load a lot. You now can play Snake, the oft-adapted PC classic, in the player window for any YouTube video without ads or annotations. This video will show you how to get started quickly and easily. Now you can waste even more time on YouTube then before!
Patrick Norton and Veronica Belmont from Tekzilla will show you how to dual boot Windows 7 and download videos from YouTube. The hosts show viewers how to dual boot Windows XP Pro32 bit and Windows 7 RC 1 64 bit. In the first step as always you will want to back up your hard drive and at the very least they recommend to back up your most important files. In the case that something goes terribly wrong you can use a free program called EASEUS to make a complete image of your whole drive, this a...
In this video tutorial, you will see how to use Tooble, free from tooble.tv, to get videos from YouTube into iTunes, then onto your iPod, iTouch, or iPhone. Unfortunately, there's no Windows version for you, it's just for Mac. But don't let that discourage you, there developing one as we speak. So soon you too will be able to get YouTube movies on your iPod.
How To Make Anything demonstrates how to upload YouTube videos in high definition. To upload your video so the HD button becomes available to YouTube viewers, go into your video editor and set your project properties to 1280 x 720 which is the high definition resolution YouTube looks for to give you the HD option. Then, when you render your project, set your rendering parameters to a format like WMV and check to make sure that you're getting the HD image size upon output. Once your video is r...
Learn how to save youtube's FLV files and turn them into editable AVI, wmv files that you can edit with movie maker or your favorite video editing software. You can use this to create video responses to your favorite youtube personalities by cutting direct video quotes from their video.
If you want to change your video information on YouTube, you need to go to your account page by clicking "Account" link on the homepage of the YouTube.
Looking for a primer on how to create custom banners for your YouTube videos with Photoshop CS4, CS5 or GNU GIMP? This guide will teach you everything you'll need to know. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this guide can present a thorough overview of the process in just over eight minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started making your own custom banners, watch this clip.
Almost every video on YouTube is embeddable. Only those that choose not to feature an embed code or non-embeddable. This embed code can be accessed directly on the video page of the video that strikes you. If you want to embed it, simply click the "Embed" button underneath the video player to generate the embed code. You can tweak this embed code to better serve you and your WordPress blog or website. It will generate the code automatically, and you can grab it and use it for yourself. This c...
Sometimes black bars can appear on videos you have uploaded to YouTube (or any other video sharing website). This can get annoying, and is usually the result of uploading a video whose aspect ratio is not synced up with YouTube. This video shows you a couple fixes to getting rid of those bars.
Are you sick of waiting for those darned YouTube videos to load so you can 'finally' watch them? Buffering takes forever sometimes, but it doesn't have to. You can skip the whole buffer process completely in YouTube if you'd like. This video will show you how… using YouTube's HTML5 Beta player.
In order to make a card trick video, you will need the following: a YouTube account, Windows Movie Maker, Webcam Central, a computer, and your props.
Have you caught the 3D bug? It seems ever since Avatar was released in theatres, everyone has gone YouTube crazy... Including YouTube! In this video presented by How to and More, learn how to make your YouTube videos in 3D!
If you like YouTube and own an PSP , then this tutorial is the perfect tool for you today. You will learn how to watch YouTube videos on your PSP. You only need your PSP and one program named Ultimate PSPtube 2.0. You can download that from the link in the description of the video. You have to unzip it after you download it . After that you must extract the ultimate PSP tube folder from the zip and then go to your my computer, click your PSP folder, go to the Game folder and then copy the ult...
Whether you have YouTube favorites or want to keep track of your own uploads on the run, check out this video and learn how to put YouTube videos onto your iPod or iPhone. This video will explain how to use a free program called KeepVid that you can download online and use to rip videos and save them anywhere. This is useful if you are interested in offline viewing, or saving your best clips.