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Lionsgate is streaming ‘John Wick’ for free on YouTube at 9 PM ET

For the final night of its ‘Night at the Movies’ events to benefit people who work in the movie industry, Lionsgate is planning to stream John Wick tonight. The live stream will kick off at 9 PM ET on YouTube, … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube follows Netflix by reducing video stream quality in Europe

YouTube is joining Netflix in reducing streaming quality in Europe to reduce strain on the internet, Reuters has reported. "We are making a commitment to temporarily switch all traffic in the EU to standard definition by default," it said in … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube reportedly considered screening all YouTube Kids videos

YouTube paid the FTC a $ 170 million fine this year, which was pocket change for Google. However, the charge of violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act will remain a very costly stain on its reputation. In fact, things … Read the rest of this entry

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PBS is now available on YouTube TV

It took a few months to become a reality, but PBS channels are now available on YouTube TV. Over 100 member stations for PBS and PBS Kids are streaming live (the mix depends on where you live, of course), with … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube creators will chat with famous authors in new series ‘BookTube’

YouTube will debut a new "book club" series on October 17th as a follow to its successful Michelle Obama special, which garnered over over 1.5 million views since March. The show is aptly called BookTube, and like the former first … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube is shutting down its TV-friendly web interface

If you tend to watch YouTube using the Leanback interface on a home theater PC, you might have to scrounge for an alternative. YouTube is warning visitors to the Leanback web portal that this version "will be going away soon." … Read the rest of this entry

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Google to settle YouTube child privacy violations for up to $200 million

Google will allegedly pay between $ 150 and $ 200 million to end the FTC investigation into whether YouTube violated a children's privacy law, Politico reported this afternoon. The FTC reportedly voted along party lines (3-2) to approve the settlement,… … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September

YouTube's direct messaging feature isn't exactly Google's most popular way to chat, but it was a convenient way to share videos on the platform, especially on mobile. It probably wasn't used often enough, though, because the company has decided to … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube Originals will be free to watch starting on September 24th

Earlier this year, YouTube promised to make its original shows — exclusive to paying Premium members at the moment — available to the public as ad-supported programming. Now, the Google subsidiary is staying true to its word and making all … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube tweaked its algorithm to surface ‘quality family content’

YouTube has quietly made some changes to its algorithm in July, and according to Bloomberg, it led to a significant decrease in views for a number of creators. A spokesperson for the platform told the publication that it rolls out … Read the rest of this entry

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