YouTube Reaches 1.5 Billion Monthly Viewers

This format delivers 3-D video while capturing 180-degrees around you. The company shared details of 12 new projects coming to YouTube Red, which you can check out below.

The company also said that the TV is the fastest growing medium on the platform, which is thanks to the mass adoption of connected-TVs and Wi-Fi connected streaming sticks that brought YouTube to the living room, which must have kicked off with the launch of the Google Chromecast in 2013.

"Creators only have to worry about recording what's in front of them while viewers get an awesome, immersive experience with a VR headset, or a video that looks just as great on a phone as any other video".

But the really eye-popping piece of data that Wojcicki spelled-out at VidCon was a simple round number: YouTube is now being used by a stunning 1.5 billion users each month. In other words, one in five people have YouTube accounts and they watch YouTube every month. It now expands to 10 more markets inside the North American borders. There's also mention of the 37 original series and movies that have launched on YouTube Red, and the fact they've generated almost a quarter billion views. YouTube will allow users with at least 100 subscribers to live-stream to the platform.

In addition to the conference, YouTube has recently made an update that allows users to upload videos in a virtual and horizontal format, and the YouTube mobile app will dynamically adapt to your videos. Paul, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne and Charlotte. "Best of all, we're working with camera manufacturers like LG, Yi and Lenovo to build new VR180 cameras for as little as a couple hundred dollars-comparable to what you'd pay for a point-and-shoot", Wojcicki said.

Since most channel numbers and names are meaningless in a digital world, YouTube TV arranges live channels by topic, starting with broadcast networks, sports, youth-oriented channels, then everything else.

  • Arturo Norris