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Youtube is a video-streaming application and website that allows users to watch content from a wide variety of different sources and content providers for free. Starting i 2005, Youtube began hosting user-uploaded videos and slowly grew to become a website that millions of users rely on for their news, entertainment and much more.
Youtube is free to use and watch for all users by either downloading the application or visiting the website in their browser. For some content, the website launched a service called Youtube Red that requires an account and subscription to view. This subscription includes access to original movies and TV shows from established Youtubers.
Regarding viruses and malware, Youtube is safe to use and watch. As far as content goes, Youtube is generally safe for adults and teens to watch. For some younger children, content will be filtered out and will require a verified account to access.
Youtube videos cannot be downloaded or ripped from the official website or application, regardless of which device you use. Some third-party applications and extensions do exist, however, that make it easy to download copies of videos that can be saved to your hard drive for offline use.
Youtube is available on most smartphones and mobile devices. iOS devices, such as iPhone and iPad, as well as Android devices all offer the app for download through official app stores. For desktop and laptop computers, Youtube can be accessed in a browser by visiting www.youtube.com. The site can also be accessed on mobile if no app is installed.
Youtube requires an internet connection to use. Because no content is actually saved to your device, Youtube relies on streaming to transmit the video, which itself relies on a wifi or data internet connection to do.
For smartphones and mobile devices, Youtube can be downloaded by visiting the official app store of your operating system. For desktop and laptop computers, no download is necessary. In this case, Youtube can be accessed by visiting the official website.
Yes, Youtube is ad-supported. Youtube requires ad revenue to make money. Similarly, content creators and video uploaders receive a percentage of the money made when they monetize their videos, with many relying on this as a sole source of income.
The latest version of Youtube features an updated user interface that makes for intuitive browsing and viewing, as well as fast streaming.
In order to record and upload videos from your smartphone or mobile device, Youtube will require permission to access your camera and microphone. Youtube’s in-app recording function lets you film, edit and upload videos all within the Youtube app. In the past, it was necessary to use multiple applications and programs to perform the same tasks.