You’ve got to try this free YouTube Red alternative for Android

You know I love YouTube Red, right? The fact that you can watch a video, exit the app, and keep listening to the audio just to open YouTube again and resume watching as nothing happened is pretty awesome. I also love finding alternatives that don't require a monthly subscription and that offer an almost-exact Red experience. This time I think I found one that's really cool. NewPipe lets you...

You can extend your YouTube Red trial, at least for a bit

Are you enjoying YouTube Red? I know I did. Shame the ad-free, background video service is not available outside the United States. Otherwise, I would join in the blink of an eye. Remember when I told you how to use Red in a different country? Well, it turns out you can extend your trial and avoid paying altogether. You just need to be willing to create several Gmail accounts. YouTube is...

Six days using YouTube Red: is it worth subscribing?

Six days have passed since I wrote a tutorial on how to try YouTube Red outside the United States. To get you up to speed, Red enables you to watch ad-free videos, keep the audio playing when you exit YouTube's official app, and download content for offline viewing. All of these features come with a hefty $9.99 monthly subscription ($13 on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.) YouTube Red gives...

How to try YouTube Red outside the United States

Red is finally here: you can now subscribe to YouTube's paid video service. At $9.99 a month, Red will get you an ad-free and offline experience wherever you decide to watch videos – i.e. a tablet or a computer. As often happens with new American services, their availability is restricted to the "Land of opportunity". But you can circumvent YouTube's restrictions and try Red wherever you are....

Mexican YouTube users: don’t subscribe to Red through the App Store

YouTube Red is finally available in Mexico! I am genuinely excited, as now we can enjoy an ad-free experience south of the US border – no VPN, no tricks. But like Spotify, I would advise potential Red subscribers not to subscribe through the App Store. I know how convenient it can be to subscribe on an iPad or iPhone. YouTube's mobile app makes it very simple, with just a tap and Touch ID to...

Forget Red: This free app lets you download YouTube videos for free

YouTube Red enables you to download videos for offline viewing at a cost. The thing is, you don't have to spend 9.99 a month to save videos on your Android smartphone or tablet. SnapTube is an app that lets you download content from around the web, not only Google's video platform, for when you don't have an Internet connection. It presents you with a broad range of websites right from the...

Should you download the new YouTube Go app on your Android device?

The short answer to the question title is no. But please, allow me to elaborate. First of all, the app is not available on the Play Store. You have to download it from APKMirror and enable the "Unknown sources" installation in your device`s settings to try it. Second, and most important of all: it doesn´t do anything. You could guess, from the name of the app, that YouTube Go would let you...

Virgin Mobile Mexico is giving away free Netflix and YouTube streaming for three months

We get a lot of readers who reside in Mexico; as an update on why Virgin is a good option to keep in mind when in the country, the British carrier is offering free Netflix and YouTube video streaming through its mobile network. As always there are some caveats: first of all, the offer is available for people who switch cell-phone companies, either on pay as you go or contract. If interested,...

Album review: The Getaway, by Red Hot Chili Peppers

I´ve been a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, or RHCP, since Californication. Around the World rocked my, well, world, and still does. By the Way´s Can´t Stop made me fall in love with the slightly-less-funky 16-track masterpiece, and as it just happened, Dark Necessities – the latest single from RHCP´s eleventh album The Getaway – reminded me of how much I used to enjoy the band´s...

Play YouTube videos in the background with Stream for Android

YouTube Red lets you among other things play videos in the background for a monthly subscription. Looking for free alternatives, I ran into Stream, a cool app that replicates one of Red's main features. Stream, available for Android, uses YouTube as a repository to bring you millions of videos that you can listen to or watch with a neat player interface. You will find playlists divided into...