You’ve seen the power of YouTube. There have been many lost work hours spent watching anything from double rainbows to playful kittens. Heck, YouTube even started that whole Bieber-fever nonsense. It is a powerful tool.
We wanted to share a few of our favorite YouTube features with you. These features kind of fly below the radar, so you may not be using them yet. But they will make your YouTube experience a lot more fun.
Remember those lost work hours? Well, YouTube has a great feature that will spare your boss the lost efficiency while still allowing you to see everything that piques your interest. All you have to do to take advantage of the “watch later” feature is click the little + button at the bottom of the video. When you return to YouTube later, those videos will appear on your homepage. This is a great way to build up a list of interesting videos to watch on the weekends or evenings.
The “Lean Back” feature will serve up videos based on your previous views, and you won’t have to do a thing. Simply go to www.youtube.com/leanback and click on the set of videos you’re interested in. You can then just lean back and watch YouTube as if it were your favorite television channel. Over time, your interests will be measured and you’ll see the most relevant programming. Enjoy!
Disco is a great feature that will allow you to use YouTube to play your favorite music, much like you would with Pandora or Grooveshark. You simply go to www.youtube.com/disco and type in the artist you’d like to listen to. You’ll be fed a constant stream of music from that artist and similar songs. It’s an easy way to fill the time with music you love playing in the background.
If you have any questions about setting up your YouTube account or getting your computer or Internet connection up to speed, give the Computer Guys USA a call at (928) 468-0000. We’ll help you every step of the way. Just remember, YouTube is here to stay ... even if Justin Bieber isn’t.
Daniel Taft is the senior network administrator and member/owner of Computer Problem Specialists, LLC and CEO of “The Computer Guys USA, Inc” with a degree in applied computer science. His career spans more than 20 years.