YouTube Radio Currently in Testing with Limited Users: Report

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YouTube Radio Currently in Testing with Limited Users: Report
Google is reportedly working on a personalised YouTube Radio feature similar to YouTube Mix, with the primary difference that radio is meant to stream videos non-stop and also allow for personalisation. The YouTube Radio is said to be in testing and only available to a limited number of users.

The feature was first reported by Google Operating System, which shows a screenshot of YouTube Radio's first use prompt, which reads, "A non-stop radio station based on the current video. You can like, dislike and dismiss videos to tailor your Radio Station to your taste."

As per the screenshot, the YouTube Radio feature creates a radio station based on the current video playing. One can personalise the radio station by liking, disliking, and even dismissing a video.

The YouTube Radio is said to be based on YouTube Mix, which automatically creates a list of music videos (Mix is limited to 50 videos) of a particular artist and allows users to share or like other users' playlists. Unfortunately, details about the yet-to-be-rolled out YouTube Radio feature are limited. So far, there has been no announcement from Google regarding YouTube Radio feature.

Last week, YouTube announced an experimental feature for videos that allows viewers to select from multiple camera angles. The feature was currently tested for only one stream, artist Madilyn Bailey YouTube Music Night performance from the YouTube Space LA. The tool showed up under a special "Choose Your View" tab on Madilyn Bailey's channel, which allowed viewers to switch camera angles seen on and above the video stream on the right side.

YouTube last month finally decided to ditch Adobe Flash for video delivery in most Web browsers in favour of HTML5 as its default platform. The search giant was experimenting on the same since 2010.

YouTube would use HTML5 to playback content on Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari 8 and the beta versions of Firefox browsers.


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