Now you can live stream on YouTube
Friday, December 20, 2013
Over the last year, we’ve seen creators across
categories use the power of live video to create amazing experiences for their audiences, and build new fans.
Now, all YouTube channels that
their account and are in
will be able to live stream live video to the world. We’re rolling out the feature over the next few weeks, and you can see if you have access on the YouTube
account feature page
or wait for Live Events to appear in your
To give you even more ways to connect with fans, you can now launch a Google+ Hangout on Air directly from the
YouTube Live events manager
. This gives you a simple way to reach your fans live and is the ideal way to invite participants to join your show.
To learn more about creating great live content check out the
YouTube Creator Playbook
for strategies and tips.
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Surprise! YouTube is now on Roku
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Who doesn’t love a good surprise? Probably most of the victims of our
most watched Pranks of 2013
. But as for the rest of you, we’ve got one more surprise for you in 2013: we’re bringing you the YouTube app (or “channel” in Roku-speak) today on the Roku 3 in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Republic of Ireland.
This surprise is packed with features like:
: Finally see how intense
Red Bull’s videos
look on your TV.
“Send to TV”
: Control YouTube on Roku from that sick new phone you just got, turning your TV into your personal JumboTron. Just connect your device to the same Wi-Fi as your Roku.
Your subscriptions on TV
: Sign in to YouTube and easily get your subscribed channels on your TV like
Check out their video to learn more and download the YouTube channel for Roku today.
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Update on YouTube Comments
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Since we launched the new comments experience on YouTube two weeks ago, we've received a lot of feedback from creators on the increase in comment spam. While the new system dealt with many spam issues that had plagued YouTube comments in the past, it also introduced new opportunities for abuse and shortly after the launch, we saw some users taking advantage of them.
We’ve worked hard to combat the increase in spammy comments and have made a number of updates, including:
Better recognition of bad links and impersonation attempts
Improved ASCII art detection
Changing how long comments are displayed
We know the spam issues made it hard to use the new system at first, and we’re excited to see more of you getting involved as we've fixed issues. New features like threaded conversations and formatted comments are coming to life, thanks to you and your fans.
So what's next? We're moving forward with more improvements to help you manage comments on your videos better. Bulk moderation has been a long-standing creator request and we'll be releasing tools for that soon. At the same time, we’re also working on improving comment ranking and moderation of old-style comments.
Thanks for sticking with us.
The YouTube comments team
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