YouTube Expands Mobile Reach


mobiletv3.jpgYouTube is opening its services to run on millions more handset phones which the company announced today.

The company is expanding its service availability from a few phones to a wide range used by 100 million users globally that stream videos to mobile screens, reports Reuters.

Dwipal Desia, YouTube’s mobile product manager was quoted to say “It’s basically the full YouTube experience you can get on the desktop – on the phone. We expect it to get fairly popular from our past experiences.”

Only now has the company made full mobile video service available to iPhone users and select Helio devices, the report continued.

A limited version of the site will become available to Verizon Wireless phone users as the technology is not quite capable yet of supporting fuller streaming services.

Desia told Reuters in an interview of the company that “Right now we are focused on building a user base on alternative screens and we’ll look at monetization in the future.”

YouTube for Mobile will be made available in 17 countries and 11 languages, the report concluded.


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