Viewer updates

Use this article to stay up to date with all the latest changes on YouTube. If you're a YouTube Premium member, read about updates and promotions here. If you're a video creator, read about changes to creator tools and features here.

Latest updates

Updates from the past 2 weeks

  • Listen to YouTube Music on Garmin smartwatches: If you’re a YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium member, you can listen to downloaded music and podcasts on supported Garmin smartwatches. Learn more.
  • Reactions now available on all platforms: Reactions have expanded to live chat on computers and Android mobile devices, in addition to iPhones and iPads. With reactions, you can respond in the moment by tapping the reaction that corresponds to how you’re feeling. Reactions are anonymous. Learn more.
  • Listen to YouTube Music on HomePod and Fitbit: If you’re a YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium member, you can listen to downloaded music and podcasts on supported Fitbits and Apple HomePods. Learn more.
  • Listen to podcasts in YouTube Music: If you’re in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa, podcasts are now available in the YouTube Music app. Find podcasts you love and listen to them in the background, regardless of your membership status. Learn how to find podcasts in YouTube Music.
  • Listen to podcasts in YouTube Music: If you’re in Canada, Latin America, Asia, or the Pacific Islands, podcasts are now available in the YouTube Music app. Find podcasts you love and listen to them in the background, regardless of your membership status. Learn how to find podcasts in YouTube Music.
  • Comments in YouTube Music: You can now comment on songs, videos, and podcast episodes in the YouTube Music app on iOS and Android. Comments are a great way to express yourself and connect with other YouTube users. Learn more.
  • Purchase an NFL Sunday Ticket Student Plan: We’re rolling out the NFL Sunday Ticket Student Plan starting on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. Eligible students can purchase NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube for $109 or bundle it with NFL RedZone for $10 more. The Student Plan will be available nationwide before the start of the regular season in September. Learn more about the Student Plan.

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Previous updates

Updates from the past 6 months

August 2023

  • Watch Samples in the YouTube Music App: Samples is a new experience in the YouTube Music app that offers a stream of personalized music video segments. Learn how to use Samples or tap Samples in the bottom menu to start watching.
  • Purchase NFL Sunday Ticket with monthly payments: We’re rolling out monthly payment plans to purchase NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube and YouTube TV. Viewers in most locations will start to see the option to purchase NFL Sunday Ticket through a payment plan of 4 monthly payments, equivalent to the same price available to you if purchased in a single payment. Learn more about monthly payment plans.

July 2023

  • Multiview is available on the YouTube app: Multiview allows you to watch up to four streams at the same time on a streaming device or smart TV. With multiview on the YouTube app, you can watch different games together, change the audio to hear the play-by-play when the action intensifies, and then go full screen to see all of the details. Learn how to watch simultaneous streams with multiview.

June 2023

  • Emote with Pride 🏳️‍🌈: Introducing new ways to show up and share in Live chat comments while supporting the LGBTQ+ community. During the month of June, viewers from select markets will see these new designs in the emote picker. Learn more about Live emotes here. We can’t wait to see how you all use emotes to connect with each other across YouTube!

May 2023

  • Reactions available in live chat on iPhones & iPads: While watching a live stream with Chat open on an iPhone or iPad, you can respond in the moment by tapping the reaction that corresponds to how you’re feeling. Learn more.
  • Stories no longer available starting June 26: Starting June 26th, Stories will no longer be available on YouTube. You can still view any Stories already posted by June 26th for 7 days after they were originally shared. Learn more.

April 2023

  • Listen to podcasts in YouTube Music: If you’re in the US, podcasts are now available in the YouTube Music app. Find podcasts you love and listen to them in the background, regardless of your membership status. Learn how to find podcasts in YouTube Music.

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