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Googler-created app for watching YouTube forgets about Android in 2017

Googler-created app for watching YouTube forgets about Android in 2017

The web giant's Area 120 startup incubator over the weekend launched a new app called Uptime, which lets you attend virtual YouTube viewing parties. Somewhat surprisingly, from the company behind Android, the app is now iPhone-only. The free-to-download app is described as a hub where friends can "share and watch videos together". To use the app, you'll need to log in with your Google Account credentials.

"When you enter a video post, your watch will be shown in real time with anyone in the video", according to a FAQ page. The main screen for Uptime is a feed of all of the activity that's going on from people you follow and what videos they're watching or commenting on. We can't expect too much from an experimental app, but there's a possibility that some Uptime features could make their way into YouTube depending on how popular the app gets in the future. Once connections are made, users can see what other users are watching as well as share videos with them to watch together.

Though, the homes screen suggests people to follow, it is hard searching for who to follow when using Uptime. As of right now, the application is only available in the United States and it requires an invitation code, but PIZZA should get you in.

Google has released a new iPhone-only app called Uptime.


Google has given us a way to essentially have YouTube parties - from an app.

The YouTube Go app is for everyone, but it goes without a say that there are some regions where bandwidth consumption is always an issue.

Likewise, as you're watching a video you will have the opportunity to comment and/or add your reactions, which will be broadcast to those who are also watching the same video. It also means they are no longer anxious about sharing video because of low data.


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