YouTube 'reaches 1.5 billion viewers per month'

YouTube 'reaches 1.5 billion viewers per month'

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has said the website now reaches 1.5 billion logged-in viewers every month.

"That’s the equivalent of one in every five people around the world,” she said in a blog post after giving a keynote address at VidCon in California.

Wojcicki added that viewers watch more than an hour of mobile videos on the platform per day. 

The video-sharing site has also announced plans to help make creators uploading virtual reality videos easier with new cameras that capture 180-degree images in 3-D. The VR180 will allow creators “only have to worry about recording what’s in front of them while viewers get an awesome, immersive experience with a VR headset”, said Wojcicki. 

The company is working with LG, Yi and Lenovo to build the new cameras.

There will also be a new look to the app and desktop sites will “adapt to whatever size you choose to watch it in". "That means if you’re watching a vertical, square or horizontal video, the YouTube player will seamlessly adapt itself, filling the screen exactly the way they should,” she added.

By Alex Pearson

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