youtube1.jpgSpotted on Mashable Twitter channel, checked it and works fine! The m.youtube.com site has now gone live, providing easy browsing access to YouTube from mobile devices. The mobile homepage carries a warning message: “YouTube Mobile is a data intensive application. We highly recommend that you upgrade to an unlimited data plan with your mobile service provider to avoid additional charges.”

I haven’t tried the upload clips from my mobile phone option to YouTube by following these instructions for this simple reason: users need to upload videos from their mobile phones (or cellphones) to YouTube by sending an MMS message to an email address. Depending on your connection, this can take some time, even to upload short video clips, so be sure to check your dataplan first and/or your MMS pricings before to try this out to avoid surprises. BTW: to all PARENTS: whatch your teenage kids dataplans :-D

Below a short ‘collage’ I made of the browsing experience with example of Paris Hilton Diaries, videos in Real Player. Sorry for the bad picture quality, for one reason or another my mobile screenshot shortcuts don’t seem to work in my Nokia browser :-(


13 Responses to YouTube Mobile Launched

  1. Ricky Cadden says:

    Great find, Rudy, but is that an iPhone theme on your N95? For shame. ;)

  2. Yeah Ricky… however the Safari browser didn’t quite work yet on the N95 ;-)

  3. Martin says:


    Just tried it, works fine on the N93 as well. Just wished YouTube would have all of their videos on the mobile site and not just selected stuff. Another cool feature for the future would be to have browser type detection. So when receiving a link to Youtube via eMail on the mobile phone it’s automatically downscaled to the mobile version. A good start, and I am sure there’s more to come.


  4. Ricky Cadden says:

    Oooooh, Martin, good call. Personally, I don’t think the website is useful, as I never just sit and browse. However, detection through Google Reader (which is actually a possibility) or through email on the device would be AWESOME, as that’s where I view most of my ‘net videos.

  5. Thomas says:

    When playing any video on my Windows mobile smartphone, Windows Media Player comes up with an unknown error. Looks like YouTube needs to do some more testing.

  6. [...] Bei Rudy habe ich gelesen, dass YouTube nun endlich mobil ist. Ich hatte es ja im März schon einmal versucht, aber da gab es halt nur eine Demo. Jetzt ist es aber “echt”. Einfach im Handybrowser m.youtube.com aufrufen und alles läuft bestens. Bei Rudy gibt es noch ein paar Bilder, die er davon auf seinem Nokia N95 gemacht hat und noch ein paar Infos zum Upload von Videos. Schlagwörter:Mobile 2.0 [...]

  7. Dazza says:

    Does not work on Windows Mobile 5.

  8. Youtube mobile offiziell online!…

    Endlich hat das Spiel mit Videokonvertern ein Ende – die beliebte Videoplattform Youtube gibt es nun auch offiziell in einer mobilen Variante! Und – es funktioniert wunderbar und schaut auch noch gut aus.
    Lediglich das Videoangebot ist noch ein wenig b…

  9. dang got an sms from YouTube whilst in Paris and with my great vodafone account I got a huge bill watching it on my P990i – totally off the hook – mobile YouTube! Now this is the turning point when the suits will take notice about mobile!

  10. [...] While many are focused on the iPhone launch later this week, some other rumours are popping up about Google involved in Apple buyout rumours circulate as iPhone launch nears. In any case, the mobile space becomes more and more strategic and competitive, just look at the brands – we couldn’t even think of being mobile this year – only a few years ago… MySpace, YouTube, eBay, Yahoo!, Google, Apple, Prada, just to name a few… Oh God I love my job Announcements, apple, convergence, ebay, google, google acquisitions, googlephone, grandcentral, innovation, iphone, lg, mobile, myspace, prada, Read/WriteWeb, startups, Trends, ubiquitous marketing, voice 2.0, voip, yahoo, youtube social bookmarks: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. [...]

  11. [...] [Quellen: Mobile Zeitgeist, m-trends, neuerdings] [...]

  12. Check out http://m.vtap.com for mobile video. vTap’s index includes youtube, google video, dailymotion, metacafe, myspace and a ton of other video sites. I’ve written more about it at http://blog.prashanthellina.com/2007/11/12/mvtapcom-vtap-for-any-device-with-a-browser/

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