YouTube is a video sharing platform that allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. The video-sharing platform was founded in February of 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. 1 year later, November 2006, Google purchased YouTube for US$1.65 billion.
The very first video uploaded to YouTube, Me at the zoo, was uploaded by co-founder Jawed Karim on April 23, 2005. Since then, and after becoming a subsidiary of Google, it has expanded to YouTube Music, YouTube TV, and YouTube Kids. It also allows users to live stream videos. It is so popular that over 500 hours of video are uploaded every minute.
With the increasing demand for smart technology, YouTube has expanded its reach by becoming available for smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs and other streaming capable devices like Roku, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, as well as PlayStation and Xbox consoles. On this page, you’ll find tutorials and other information regarding YouTube.