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Google Smoothes Out, Adds to YouTube TV App

Google Smoothes Out, Adds to YouTube TV App | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
Google updated its YouTube app for Google TV with smoother navigation and several new features. New channel pages allow users to navigate through playlists and videos on any channel and subscribe with one click. Users can also see related videos and other videos by the same users by pressing up and down keys on their remote control. You can also interact with the video by voting it up, commenting on it or adding it to your playlist.

 

A new feature called Discover allows users to browse YouTube channels by categories such as news, gaming, animation, comedy, and celebrities and gossip, among others. Google says that the new version of the app is faster than before and provides a better overall experience. Users can update their app to the latest version through the Android Market.

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Netflix, Hulu, YouTube Corner The Traditional TV Market With Their Own Programming

Netflix, Hulu, YouTube Corner The Traditional TV Market With Their Own Programming | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- After years of experimenting, the top video destinations on the Web are suddenly flush with original programming: documentaries, reality shows and scripted series.
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TechCrunch | Reuters Launches Web TV Channel, Bringing 10 New & Original Shows To YouTube

TechCrunch | Reuters Launches Web TV Channel, Bringing 10 New & Original Shows To YouTube | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
The move to bring original programming to the web continues to heat up this week, with today's announcement of Reuters TV, a new YouTube channel featuring ten new commentary and analysis shows from the news and media division of Thomson Reuters.
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Meet Beckinfield, a YouTube Show With 4,000 Actors [PICS]

Meet Beckinfield, a YouTube Show With 4,000 Actors [PICS] | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
The make-believe town of Beckinfield is the setting for the Mad Libs-style show of the same name, which uses crowd-sourced amateur actors from all over the world who create the show’s story by posting videos.

Writers outline the plot and email a “town happenings” newsletter to actors each week. Each actor tells a small piece of the story in their video, adding their own flair. Related segments are linked together to create a kind of webisode that will be unique to every viewer depending on which videos they watch.

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YouTube spends $100 million to redefine TV

YouTube spends $100 million to redefine TV | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
The cute cat videos are still there, but dozens of creative professionals are putting out content for many new "channels."...
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