YouTube will automatically play videos in standard definition for a month

With increased server usage thanks to so many people staying at home self-isolating high definition is quickly becoming a premium web service. In the last week Netflix have announced various regions, including Europe and India,…

Control your music with the wave of a hand on Google Pixel

Swish and flick! Google make controlling your music playback smoother than ever with new updates. Google have added a feature that lets you pause your playback simply by waving a hand over your phone. Using…

YouTube will soon let you upload music to your own private cloud

YouTube Music have set out their plans to launch a cloud library where users can upload their own music to access from anywhere. Google have released some exciting documents – well the documents themselves aren’t…

In 2019 YouTube made 9x what Google paid for it

YouTube have made Alphabet (Google’s parent) a very happy bunny with $15 billion in advertising revenue made in the last year alone. It’s been 14 years since Google bought YouTube, now both owned by their…

RouteNote Troubleshooters: I want to see myself when I Google my artist name

When your music is live and you have your social pages up you want new fans and long-time listeners to find you with a simple Google search. The best way to have your music and…

EVERY YouTube video must be categorised before 2020 or face penalties

YouTube have updated their policies meaning that every video needs to designate whether it is made for children or face potential consequences. Every video on YouTube must mark it’s content as ‘Made For Kids’ or…

Amazon Music are the 2020 BRIT Awards official digital partner

The BRIT Awards have ended a years-long partnership with Google to team up with Amazon Music for next years award ceremony. The UK’s music awards ceremony, the BRIT Awards, have announced their new digital music…

Genius lyrics site are suing Google for stealing lyrics

The top site for lyrics is going after the world’s biggest search engine for “unethical, unfair and anti-competitive” behaviour. Google have allegedly been taking lyrics from Genius’ website to use and push in search results…

Check out this guitar with ‘Chord Assist’ built in (video)

Music is a wonderful thing to be shared by all and with new technologies we’re capable of making it more accessible even when its hard to pick up and play for someone. Joe Birch is…

SiriusXM coming to smart speakers powered by Google Assistant

SiriusXM is getting voice activated power on a whole new range of devices. Google have announced that, starting next week, SiriusXM will work using Google Assistant. The streaming service’s hundreds of channels will be controllable…