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40% of You Tube views now come from a mobile device

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40% of You Tube views now come from a mobile device
Back in 2007, Apple put a YouTube client on the iPhone and created a memorable site. Now comes word from Google that 40% of the videos selected from YouTube, are being viewed on a mobile device. That is up from last year's number which showed that 25% of YouTube videos were being seen on a mobile device. In 2011, mobile devices were responsible for just 6% of YouTube views.

Apple removed the YouTube client in iOS 6 allowing Google to offer a YouTube app in the App Store. Unlike the original client, the app allows Google to show ads before a selected video. YouTube as an everyday application on mobile devices has come a long way since the ad for the OG Apple iPhone. "You'll be surprised by some of the stuff you'll find on YouTube," said the voiceover announcer. "But when it comes right down to it," he continued, "maybe the biggest surprise is finding YouTube on your phone." A surprise? Today, it is a surprise if your device does not offer either a YouTube client like iOS and Android, or a direct link to the mobile YouTube site like BlackBerry 10.

As mobile devices continue to replace the screens and silicon on your desktop, and as YouTube adds more live content and other new features, expect the application to continue to be an important provider of content on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

40% of YouTube videos are viewed on a mobile device

40% of YouTube videos are viewed on a mobile device


source: IntoMobile

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posted on 17 Oct 2013, 22:32

1. JMartin22 (Posts: 643; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


That's it? I thought it was higher.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 22:39 1

2. cdgm2509 (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


And still most of the videos I try to watch are not available for mobile

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 00:44 1

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


YouTube is a great video platform although it is own by a Bilderberg Member

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 03:23 1

4. bloodline (Posts: 686; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I hardly watch youtube on a desktop.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 03:31

5. JMartin22 (Posts: 643; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Pretty much this.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:52

6. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


even when im on my desktop, i just 'chrome to phone' & watch it on my cell
+1

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 14:13

7. downphoenix (Posts: 2232; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I watch Youtube on the phone sometimes, but the Desktop is still the best experience. I am actually not much of a fan of the Youtube app, if not for the App's general loading speed being better I would use the mobile site instead.

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