YouTube Goes Fully Mobile

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YouTube today announced a huge improvement to its existing mobile video offerings: far broader access to watch videos from a far broader range of phones, as well as upload videos of your own. In the past, the service had been available in limited form through deals with Verizon, Helio, and Apple. Now, anyone with a 3G device (admittedly that’s a small fraction of the population) whose handset can handle streaming video can access the service at m.youtube.com and watch “most of YouTube’s catalog, or tens of millions of videos,” according to the New York Times.

Other improvements: Through the mobile version of YouTube, existing users can log into their normal accounts with their library and preferences intact. Video uploads are via MMS. For now, the mobile version will have no ads.

Google had previously told us that the iPhone was not a significant source of traffic to YouTube, though the device had given Google Maps a boost. That’s probably not solely due to the limitations of the video application, but to the slow speed of U.S. mobile data connections. The new YouTube mobile site is available internationally, so look for lots of off-the-cuff cellcam vids from places where people have better phones and access.

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larry the cable guy

I like kyte too!
its fun because my sister lives across the country she posts videos of my nefew and we can chat live with video !
i like youtube too i guess it just depends on what you feel like watching at the moment.
-larry-

anonymous

And plus not only that but a lot of mobile phones has to have good reception just to view a video good without it skipping, stopping buffer, and seeing the frames show up and other problems too. but youtube, it doesnt matter. no matter if youre in the worst possible place, lets say the dessert, it stills shows good with no problems. now i have yet to find a site like that.

anonymous

Well youtube is better than any other mobile video site. i mean honestly do you think that you can find another mobile video site better than it. trust me i have tried looking and i have not found anything better, especially since they implemented that new update where you can watch millions of videos from the actual youtube website; instead of those old boring limited videos that they used to have. even though google was the ones that really implemented the update.

anonymous

Well youtube is better than any other mobile video site. i mean honestly do you think that you can find another mobile video site better than it. trust me i have tried looking and i have not found anything better.

lawrence

So, we’ve got mobile video but still no new video-search options.
Google owns Youtube and (as discussed in the article linked to above), the real race is for the search-engine giant, to create a useful search tool for video, before someone else does.

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