With YouTube’s announcement of expanding “the number of supported cell phone technologies that can support the viewing” its millions of videos, a new peak is now set in mobile video service.
Up until now this service was available to select users. No longer. In about 17 countries and 11 languages, YouTube videos will henceforth be available to virtually any mobile owner with streaming video capability.
You may wonder if and how that matters. Well, for content writers like me it does. It immensely does. Take a look at the image below.
YouTube already has better share of daily pageviews than Google, and the gap appears to be widening. This indicates that online videos are becoming more and more popular with each passing day.
No surprise therefore that YouTube mobile application supports uploading of videos from cellphones, and in fact many opine that mobile users can post better and longer videos from mobile devices.
I’m all for this. Even though my cell doesn’t have the MMS (multi-media messaging) capability – an old model you see – I shortly plan to go for one that allows me to do all that and much more.
The PCWorld article informs that for now YouTube service is available for Sony Ericsson k800, w880, Nokia e65, n95, n73, 6110 navigator and 6120 classic devices.
May the readers of this blog suggest some!