In India, YouTube is the most familiar word since the Reliance Jio 4G has launched. As they are offering 1 GB of data per day, many of the Indian Users spend their time by watching videos on YouTube. Like in India, YouTube is also one of the famous platforms for other countries users. We all know for which YouTube is very known. In simple words, YouTube is a Video-sharing Website. Apart from this, YouTube is also known for other features. Let us have a quick ride on this guide of YouTube – Everything You Need To Know to know more.

About Youtube

From the kids to the old-aged people, everyone has heard about YouTube. Even, every people would like to watch videos on Youtube to spend their free time. To enjoy the YouTube service, you must register yourself. For the registration, you can use your Google Account for free sign in. YouTube’s sync ability is also great across the devices.

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So, let us start with the General Info of the YouTube. YouTube is the Video-sharing Website supports all the platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, and more.

You can also enjoy the content of the YouTube using Smartphone, Tablet, iPhone, iPad, PC, and more devices. This Google-owned subsidiary lets you enjoy the video content of every category you want to watch.

History

We all know that YouTube is a Google-owned service which is used by the users around the World. But, there are very few people knows that the Google has not launched this service. In actual, Google had purchased this service from the Founders. So, who were the founders of this amazing video-sharing service?

YouTube was founded by the three former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. They had founded the YouTube in February 2005. After 1.5 years, later in November 2006, Google has owned YouTube by paying US$ 1.65 Billion. Since then, YouTube is operated as one of Google’s subsidiaries. The Head-quarters of the YouTube is constructed in San Bruno, California.

Features

What to say about YouTube? Youtube is a full-featured and the best Video-sharing service for all the users. It lets enjoy the users mostly video contents. It includes Video Clips, TV Shows, Music videos, Documentary, Movie Trailers, Live Streaming, Educational Videos, and so more. Except for this it also lets users Upload, View, Like, Dislike, Rate, Share, Add to Favorites, Report, Comment on each video. On your Android TV too, you can enjoy the YouTube video content.

It also offers Downloads and Offline watching. You can also subscribe other users. Major of the YouTube content is uploaded by individuals. You can also choose the video quality mostly for all the videos. It lets you allow to create the playlists and add to watch later. Also, for every content, you can set the Playback Speed. If you love to watch the videos with the Virtual Reality system, you can also turn that mode while using VR. You can also watch 3D videos and send the messages to your friend on YouTube.

Also of that, it lets you upload the videos if you are registered YouTube users. If you are not a registered user, then you are only allowed to watch the videos. Like we have gone Incognito mode in the Chrome, you can do the same on YouTube too. Also, you can switch the account easily with one click.

Current Scenario

Nowadays, whenever we hear the word Video, YouTube is the first word that comes to our mind. We all are really amazed by the way of serving the high-quality content. For that, we must say thanks to Google. Now, take a look at the current scenario of the YouTube Service.

In the recent era, you can find the YouTube as a pre-installed app for each Android smartphone. Earlier, the user had to download the YouTube from the Google Play Store. Time-by-time, Google provides some quality updates to let their users joy of watching the videos.

According to the report of Alexa Internet – a web traffic analysis company, YouTube is in the second place as a popular site. The popularity is counted as per the traffic of the users visiting the YouTube or watching contents on YouTube. As of February 2017, Youtube has witnessed 400+ hours of video content uploading by the users on each minute. Also of that, every day more than one billion hours of content are watched by the users across the World.

Subscription Service

We all know, YouTube is a free video-sharing service that lets the user enjoy the video content freely. Well, we have faced some drawbacks of the free YouTube service. Some of them like it offers ads, not allows for background playing, and more. Apart from this, you can not have access to the Google Play Music. So, to overcome all these drawbacks, you can subscribe to the YouTube’s Official Subscription Service.

YouTube’s first subscription service was Music Key which has been launched in November 2014. The Music Key offers an only ad-free experience of the content of YouTube and Google Play Music for the Participating labels. Later in October 2015, the name had been changed to YouTube Red. And, now in May 2018, the same subscription service is relaunched as YouTube Premium along with access to the YouTube Music.

The YouTube Premium service is now available only in 17 Countries. It includes the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Korea, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The same service will be extended in other markets soon. YouTube Premium will offer the ad-free streaming of all the video contents. Also of that, it lets you allow for background playing as well as offline playback.

Before joining the subscription service, you can use the YouTube Premium service free for three months of the span. Then after, the subscription amount will be $11.99 per month. The current subscriber of YouTube Red has an access to this supreme service.

So, what’s your view on the YouTube?

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Mukesh Chauhan
Mukesh Chauhan is an Engineering Student, who loves to write about technology and gadgets. Currently he is studying and working as an Editor on Theandroidportal.com