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[Update: New look] YouTube is testing Up Next filters on Android

When you're watching a YouTube video, the app often taunts you with other recommendations you should watch next, and if you have Autoplay turned on, it even goes through that list automatically. However, you rarely have any control over what shows up in this list. A server-side test tells us that this might be changing soon.

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Google brings YouTube Premium and Music to a bunch of new European nations

Little by little, Google's been making YouTube Premium and YouTube Music available to more and more users. Sometimes that means making the services available on new devices, or offering discounts to lower the barrier to entry. But a lot of the time, it's just about rolling them out to new countries. So far this year we've seen expansion into India, South Africa, and Latin America, and today that trend continues with a push further into Europe.

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[Update: Restored] Kiwi Browser removed from Play Store due to YouTube background playback

Chromium-based Kiwi Browser attracted widespread attention last month after it added support for desktop Chrome extensions. The app recently vanished from the Play Store, and while some assumed it was due to the browser's new extension support, it was apparently removed due to its ability to play YouTube videos in the background — functionality that is supposed to be reserved for the native YouTube app with a Premium subscription.

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How to access Google Assistant with Android Q's new gesture navigation

Android Q Beta 3 introduced a new iPhone-esque navigation bar with back gestures at the left and right edges of a phone‘s display. While this redesign of Android's most fundamental feature will take some time to get used to, one question was left open from the beginning: How to invoke Google Assistant on devices that don't have the Pixel's squeeze option? Well, it turns out there's a rather hidden gesture for that.

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Incognito Mode is coming to Google Maps

Incognito Mode is seemingly as old as the Google Chrome browser itself, allowing users to search for and view whatever they like, safe in the knowledge that it won't appear in their search history. It also precludes the saving of cookies, site data, and form information. Google brought Incognito Mode to YouTube last summer, and now it's doing the same with Google Maps.

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YouTube on TV finally lets you save videos to watch later or your existing playlists

YouTube is one of the most used apps on my Shield TV; it's what my husband and I often go to when we want to catch up on videos from our favorite channels. However, two missing features have always annoyed us about the app on Android TV: one is the lack of playback speed controls, and two is the complete absence of ways to add videos to my Watch Later playlist or other lists. The latter functionality is finally rolling out now.

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The story of how a conspiracy inside YouTube helped kill Internet Explorer 6

Back in 2009, the Internet was a different place. The iPhone was just two years old, and the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, just saw the light of day. Most people accessed the web primarily through their desktop machines, and a significant portion of them never bothered to update their aging Internet Explorer 6 – much to the dismay of many web developers. Then, in a sudden change, usage of the browser went down as Google started to pull support for the browser. Ex-YouTuber Chris Zacharias published a post on his personal blog where he explains that this wasn't a management decision, but how he and the rest of YouTube's engineers conspired to kill Internet Explorer 6.

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YouTube snags 13 exclusive MLB games this season

According to a report today by Variety, Google has just made a deal with Major League Baseball to offer 13 games from the 2nd half of the 2019 season on YouTube. The games will even be exclusives to YouTube in the US/Puerto Rico and Canada. Fret not sports fans, they'll be aired for free via the MLB YouTube account, as well as a dedicated channel via YouTube TV.

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