The official app for viewing videos from the popular website
Youtube is a social media website for viewing and uploading video content. Each user has a channel where they can upload videos, create playlists, subscribe to other channels, receive notifications, and keep track of their viewing history. You do not have to have an account to be able to view videos. But in order to "like" or comment on them, users must create a channel. Youtube not only promotes the constant creation of new content daily but also allows for users to receive real-time feedback on their work. You may also buy paid for full-length movies from the biggest names in cinema. Youtube boasts more than 1 billion unique visitors and every single minute over 100 hours of video content is uploaded to the site.
Needless to say, Youtube paves the way not only as a social media platform but also as a leader in video viewing. The site is easy enough for a novice to be able to upload with ease as well as the more computer savvy individual to feel right at home. It takes three simple steps of clicking upload, choosing the privacy settings, and clicking on the video you wish to upload to start your own channel.
- Easy to use interface for viewing and uploading
- Unlimited content for free
- Live feedback on your work
- Easy to interact with creators
- Can be difficult to properly make use of the large amount of content
- To buy a paid for video on Youtube you must have a Google account
The redesigned YouTube app makes it easier to find what you love. Now your recommended videos, favorite channels, and subscriptions are all just a few taps away. You can also create fun videos with new in-app editing tools.
Potentially dangerous permissions
- ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
- CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
- GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
- READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
- READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
- WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.
- ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
- ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
- CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to change network connectivity state.
- CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
- DELETE_PACKAGES: Allows an application to delete packages.
- GET_TASKS: This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
- INSTALL_PACKAGES: Allows an application to install packages.
- INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
- KILL_BACKGROUND_PROCESSES: Allows an application to call killBackgroundProcesses(String).
- NFC: Allows applications to perform I/O operations over NFC.
- RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
- SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
- WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.