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YouTube is now a PWA, making it easy to install on desktops

YouTube is now a PWA, making it easy to install on desktops

Many Google websites are already Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), which allows you to easily add them to your desktop or taskbar and use them in their own tab-less windows like native apps. Following YouTube Music and YouTube TV, the regular YouTube website is now also one of these PWAs, as 9to5Google spotted.

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Google wants to turn YouTube into a shopping site

Google wants to turn YouTube into a shopping site

YouTube already makes money through advertisements, YouTube Premium (to get rid of said advertisements), and memberships to specific channels. It looks like the company might be preparing to add general shopping functionality to the list, according to an announcement in YouTube's test features and experiments hub.

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YouTube now has voice input on the web, making it even easier to waste hours watching cat videos

YouTube now has voice input on the web, making it even easier to waste hours watching cat videos

If it wasn't already easy enough to spend the entire day watching random crap on YouTube, it's just gotten a little bit easier. YouTube.com now has voice input, and it can be used to dictate search queries and navigate through the interface.

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YouTube gives videos with hashtags an exclusive new home

YouTube gives videos with hashtags an exclusive new home

YouTube is pushing out a new page format to showcase content aligned with specific hashtags.

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Universal is bringing 7 classic horror films to YouTube (Update: Not in the US)

Universal is bringing 7 classic horror films to YouTube (Update: Not in the US)

Universal Pictures has decades worth of classic horror movies in its vaults, but many of them aren't available on the most popular streaming services. If you're in the mood for some scares (and this past week hasn't been scary enough for you), Universal is planning to show seven of its more popular horror films on YouTube, starting later this month.

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Google is featuring Instagram and TikTok 'Short videos' in mobile search results

Google is featuring Instagram and TikTok 'Short videos' in mobile search results

I think it's safe to say that short-form video content reached the pinnacle of popularity this year. Seeing TikTok's wild success, competing platforms such as YouTube and Instagram were quick to jump on the bandwagon with Shorts and Reels, respectively. It seems like even Google doesn't want to miss out on getting a piece of the pie as the search giant is expanding its carousel of short videos in mobile search results to include content from more sources.

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YouTube is testing a new autoplay UI on the web

YouTube is testing a new autoplay UI on the web

YouTube is the most popular video-sharing platform there is, but that doesn't keep it from constantly experimenting with new features and UI changes. Recently, it experimented with new ways to get viewers to watch Shorts and cross-device downloads. Now, it's testing a new autoplay UI on the web.

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YouTube Kids for Android TV passes 10 million installs

YouTube Kids for Android TV passes 10 million installs

Almost exactly two years ago, the YouTube app crossed 5 billion downloads on the Play Store. Earlier this year, we also saw a much smaller 50 million milestone hit by the Android TV version of the YouTube app. Both apps have the advantage of coming pre-installed on most suitable devices, which means these accomplishments are owed partially to the success of the OS. However, the latest streaming app to hit a new threshold is YouTube Kids for Android TV, which now boasts 10 million downloads, and none of them were pre-installed.

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YouTube briefly tested cross-device downloads

YouTube briefly tested cross-device downloads

It looks like YouTube wants to make video downloads easier to manage for Premium users. A cross device offline settings entry has popped up and subsequently disappeared in the most recent Android app versions for some. While the feature apparently wasn't fully functional yet, it looks like it might allow you to download videos on your phone and make them automatically appear on other devices someday.

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