Friday 29 April 2016

Yes for your interests

Y is for YouTube

A-Z Challenge – Apps in April


Yes we all know YouTube but do we get the best from it on our mobile devices? Were you aware there are four separate mobile apps relating to YouTube?
Use a free Google account to log in to YouTube. With an account you can subscribe to channels and get notifications of new videos matching your interests. If you are a video creator, upload to your own channel to share with others.

The basic YouTube app
  • Search within the app for an interest
  • Choose a video
  • View the videos by the creator by tapping their user name if you like what they offer subscribe.
  • Subscribe to your favourite channels Notifications of their latest uploads will appear under the folder icon.
  • Build a playlist
  • Add to Watch later
  • Share via Google+.. Twitter, Facebook, email, message or copy link. Depending on your device and the apps you have installed there may be a much wider variety of options available.

YouTube Capture

CaptureYTAvailable for iOS only
Start recording instantly
* Stitch together an unlimited number of clips as you build your story
* Trim and rearrange clips right from your phone
* Add a soundtrack from music collection or YouTube’s audio library
* Touch up videos with colour correction and stabilization
* Upload to YouTube and share on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter - all in one step
Help for YouTube Capture


YouTube Creator Studio

YT creator
iOS and Android
A YouTube dashboard for those with their own channel.

Manage your channel, view analytics by numbers, viewers, audience.

Filter and respond to comments. Manage playlists.


YouTube Kids

if you have little ones using your mobile device this is the app for them. Divided into 4 simple categories Shows, Music, Learning and Explore the app features big buttons and easy scrolling.
Parental controls are included so timing and content may be modified. Search can also be disabled.
Available for iOS and Android. No app is perfect but this provides some control over children’s screen viewing.

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  1. For those like I who sometimes have trouble following written instructions the demo type videos on Youtube are pure gold.

  2. Yes Jill i love the how to videos as well whenever i want to learn how to fix something i go to YouTube

  3. Endless statistics available on how much is uploaded each, hour, day etc. It never ceases to amaze me the types of procedural, instructional videos people make, even for the most obscure topics.

  4. I used the edit film together function - it wasn't really that good as the quality of the film went right down. It was useful as an interim measure though before doing it properly. ~Liz

  5. I use the knitting ones and my husband has sought advice on how to fix a lawnmower and countless other things. Youtube it has become my catch-cry. Thanks for the advice regarding the different apps...very interesting.


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