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Gaming on YouTube is all about sharing. Sharing your favorite funny moments from Far Cry 4. Avoiding as many Aliens as you can. Even sharing your old video games.

That’s why starting today you can share gameplay directly to YouTube on PlayStation 4 like a bawss, and watch all the YouTube you love with a new app starting to roll out today in the PlayStation Store. Just hit the Share button on the DualShock 4 controller to turn your power move into your next great video on YouTube.


You can also find and watch videos uploaded to YouTube by your PlayStation Network friends in the “What’s New” section of the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation mobile app.

To enjoy all the glory of your games, the new YouTube app for PlayStation 4 lets you watch videos in up to 1080p and listen in 5.1 channel audio. The app also has our latest design for YouTube on TV that makes browsing faster and smoother.

Still rocking the PlayStation 3? We’ve got'cha covered there, as well as on the hundreds of millions of devices where you can watch YouTube. Game on.

Richard O’Grady, software engineer, recently watched “Robyn - Dancing On My Own.”

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Since the launch of the YouTube Spaces in London, Los Angeles and Tokyo, thousands of videos have been created in these collaborative facilities that have informed, entertained and inspired legions of fans.

In November, the fourth YouTube Space will open in the heart of Manhattan at Chelsea Market, with the goal of providing YouTube creators even more resources, tools and guidance to unleash innovation and encourage experimentation.

At YouTube Space NY, creators can:


  • Learn: From training programs and workshops to master classes, there are plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience from industry experts.
  • Connect: Attend events, collaborate with fellow creators, brainstorm ideas over a coffee, and share tips and tricks to get the most out of YouTube.
  • Create: This is your space to make your videos and there are resources to help you from start to finish, including areas for creative collaboration; loaner production equipment such as cameras, lights, boom microphones, and more; permanent and rotating sets; three enclosed sound stages; and state-of-the-art post-production facilities.


By removing the barriers to production, we hope to inspire you all to try out new creative concepts and show formats, as well as deliver even more of the great videos and series your fans love.

YouTube Space New York will also include a Google BrandLab, a place that hosts workshops for brands and agencies to experiment with the latest digital tools.

Find more creator resources at youtube.com/creators and learn more about the YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, Tokyo and London at youtube.com/space.

Adam Relis, Head of YouTube Space NY, recently watched "Sisters Episode 3: Perfect Pitch {The Kloons}."

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Did you wake up today with a craving for three days and nights of electronic dance music madness, live from deep within the forests of the Chattahoochee Hills? Yeah, us too. That’s why starting today at 4 p.m. PT you can watch TomorrowWorld all weekend long at youtube.com/tomorrowworld.


Performing among eight designed stages over three days, TomorrowWorld has assembled a nearly-300 strong lineup of artists including A-Trak, GRiZ, Tiƫsto, Nicky Romero, NERVO, Laidback Luke, Diplo, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Borgore, Carnage, Cash Cash, Felix Cartal, Keys 'N Krates, Martin Garrix, Mat Zo, Yves V, Regi, The Chainsmokers, Tommy Trash, Zeds Dead, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and more.

In 2013, the first edition of TomorrowWorld welcomed 140,000 visitors from 75+ countries to the Chattahoochee Hills, Ga., and millions of you watched live on YouTube. This year, T-Mobile sets the music free, unleashing live sets, interviews, special features, and the all-important backstage gossip, all in glorious HD at youtube.com/tomorrowworld.

Brian Anderson, Music Programs Manager, recently watched "Underground Resistance - Boiler Room.”

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Over the past four years, YouTube has gone through a dramatic transformation. We’ve seen the fidelity of our videos evolve from the grainy footage of webcams to the crystal clear beauty of 4K. We’ve seen teenagers who began by vlogging in their bedrooms emerge as media heavyweights, with passionate followings and shows that draw more fans than similar shows on cable TV. And we’ve seen partner revenue continue to grow at a healthy pace, giving our creators the chance to do what they love by finding their fanbase on YouTube. Today, more than 1 billion viewers visit YouTube every month to follow their favorite shows and channels and our daily watchtime continues to grow at 50 percent annually.

Throughout that time, we’ve made a number of key decisions to accelerate this transformation. We first made a series of investments in channels to jumpstart our creator ecosystem. Eighty-six of those channels are now among the top 1 percent of YouTube’s most popular, but the real sign of success was the massive global fan base our creators built.

Then, to ensure our creators had the production support they needed, we created the YouTube Spaces in L.A., Tokyo, London and soon New York. The Spaces offer creators free access to the latest and greatest equipment, sets and support to facilitate creativity and content innovation.

This year, we’ve expanded our support to full-scale marketing and advertising campaigns, helping turn successful creators with large fan bases like Bethany Mota and Epic Rap Battles of History into household names, broadening their appeal to new audiences. These campaigns started in the U.S. but we’re now extending them to places like the U.K., France, Germany and Brazil to ensure that creators around the world can continue to serve as beacons for the creator community at large.

Now, we feel the time is right to make another important investment in our creators. That’s why we’ve decided to fund new content from some of our top creators, helping them not only fulfill their creative ambitions but also deliver new material to their millions of fans on YouTube.

As any creator will tell you, making compelling new content isn’t easy, and we expect to learn a lot through this process. We’ll experiment with new formats and ideas. We’ll get our hands dirty. We’ll make some mistakes. Together, we’ll (hopefully) create some fantastic new content on YouTube. But one thing is certain: there’s no one we’d rather go on this adventure with than our creators.

It’s been an incredible few years for YouTube. And with YouTube stars jumping from their bedrooms to billboards in Times Square, we think there’s never been a better time to be a creator. 

Alex Carloss, Head of YouTube Originals, recently watched, “Kutiman - Thru You Too - GIVE IT UP.”

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Ten of his 13 album releases have reached #1 on the Top Country Album charts. He’s married to the gorgeous and talented Faith Hill. And he’s never seen without a cowboy hat. Who else could we talking about but the immensely talented Tim McGraw?

Tonight, Tuesday, September 16, the star is performing live from the Hammerstein Ballroom as part of the American Express Unstaged series, in partnership with VEVO and YouTube. Starting live at 6 p.m. PT, you can watch this exclusive performance directed by Bennett Miller, from the comfort of the American Express YouTube channel.

To get amped before the show starts, watch and share the trailer; get your sing-along on to "Meanwhile Back At Mama’s"; learn to line dance; and catch up on special Unstaged moments from the past like Sugarland and Kenny Chesney.

Now tip your hat, put on your boots, and join us for a night of country to remember.

Nicola Young, Music Programs Manager, recently watched "Heartist - Skeletons”

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Today's guest post is from Ann Shoket, Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen magazine.

The first-ever YouTube issue of Seventeen magazine hits stands today and celebrates the new generation of stars we love. But we obsess over YouTube stars for different reasons than we like traditional Hollywood stars. Those celebs seem so perfect—we can only dream about living their glamorous lives. But on YouTube, we root for the people who are sort of unpolished, a little weird even. We connect with them because they show us their authentic selves, because they are accessible to us.



There’s a moment of total freedom when a girl is alone in her room watching her favorite YouTubers and all the expectations of who she should be and the judgments of people around her just melt away. In that moment she is most powerfully, herself.

The connection is just as deep for the stars. Our cover girl Bethany Mota, the first-ever YouTube personality to grace the cover of a national women’s magazine, told us how the community on YouTube was an escape from bullying and the loneliness she was feeling. Shane Dawson says that he used to be shy, but on YouTube, he felt free to show his wild side.

 

It’s liberating to surround yourself with people who just get you. The power of finding your tribe on YouTube is creating a space where it’s okay to be 100 percent you!

Ann Shoket, Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen, recently watched Jimmy Fallon, Meghan Trainor & The Roots Sing "All About That Bass" (w/ Classroom Instruments).

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(Cross-posted on the Google for Education blog.)

This September, as millions of young people head back to the classroom, we’re opening our digital doors to a brand new type of school--and you’re all invited.



The School of YouTube will see many of your favorite YouTube stars learn or teach something new. From figure-skating to salsa dancing, baking a cake to landing a plane, you’ll be able to watch a whole range of weird and wonderful lessons during the week of September 8 to 12.

We all know that YouTube is already like a huge virtual school--a place where people come to learn, to teach, to hang out and make friends--so it makes perfect sense to celebrate this for one week. And the best thing about this school is that you’ll be able to make a real difference to young people who desperately need your help.

The stars of the School of YouTube will be asking for donations to help some of the millions of people around the world who don’t have the opportunity to go to school or get an education. These kids may be struggling to survive on city streets, in slums or in refugee camps. Or they may be in a situation like 10-year-old Daniel from Ghana, who has very little time to get an education because he has to work long shifts in a dangerous gold mine so that his family can afford to eat.

Getting an education is by far the most powerful route out of poverty for these children and that’s where the School of YouTube comes in.

Money raised from donations will go to the U.K. charity Comic Relief, to help give kids an education across some of the world’s poorest countries. And even just £10 or $17 can pay for a Zambian orphan to go to school for two months where they also get a healthy meal--often the only one they’ll eat all day.

So hands up, who’s ready for a lesson at the School of YouTube? If you laugh a little or learn a little, please give a little.

Kevin Cahill, Comic Relief CEO, recently watched video “2 Girls, 2 Lives.”