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YouTube to Let Users Launch Pre-Recorded Videos as Live Moment

"Premieres" would roll out over the next two weeks, reaching select YouTubers who were beta test partners first, The Verge reported

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Google-owned YouTube has announced several new updates to the platform including the new “Premieres” feature that would allow creators to debut pre-recorded videos as a live moment.

Premieres are starting to roll out to creators today and will be available broadly soon, Neal Mohan, YouTube’s Chief Product Officer, said in a blog post on Thursday.

“When creators choose to release a Premiere, we’ll automatically create a public landing page to build anticipation and hype up new content,” Mohan added.

When all fans show up to watch the premiere, YouTube will enable them to chat with each other and with the creator in real time via live chat.

“It’s as if a creator’s entire community is in one theatre together watching their latest upload,” Mohan said.

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“Premieres” would roll out over the next two weeks, reaching select YouTubers who were beta test partners first, The Verge reported.

YouTube also announced a new “Merchandise Integration” option with which creators could make products like shirts and mugs and have their items advertised on a shelf below their video, the report added.

To help businesses grow, the video-sharing app additionally notified that as part of the new updates, YouTubers could get an opportunity to be hired by brands for branded content curation with “Famebit Integration” feature.

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This feature does not have a set roll out date as yet.

YouTube made all these announcements at VidCon US 2018 that commenced on June 20 in Anaheim, California and will continue till June 23.

“With more than 1.9 billion logged-in users who come to YouTube every month and localised versions stretching across 90 countries and 80 languages, we’re opening up the world to anyone with a cell phone and an Internet connection,” Mohan said. (IANS)

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YouTube Premium Service Expands to 7 New Countries

The subscription costs $11.99 per month

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YouTube Premium, the paid streaming subscription service and YouTube Music Premium is being rolled out to seven new countries, taking the services to 25 and 21 global markets, respectively.

Initially launched in June and formarly known as “YouTube Red”, YouTube Premium gives users access to advertisement-free video streaming.

The new countries are Chile, Colombia, Japan, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland and the Ukraine. India is yet to get the YouTube Premium services.

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“If you want ad-free access and offline streaming, you can get Music Premium. The more all-encompassing YouTube Premium gives you the same benefits as Music Premium plus an ad-free experience across all of YouTube’s videos and access to exclusive content,” Android Police reported late on Wednesday.

YouTube Premium includes Music Premium but adds the full YouTube experience while adding background and offline playback along with exclusive YouTube original series.

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The subscription costs $11.99 per month.

Charges for YouTube Music Premium are $9.99/month that bring the entire former Google Play Music catalogue and YouTube’s exclusive mixes, covers and live performances. (IANS)