YouTube Videos Coming To Cell Phones

Nov 28th, 2006 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Mobile Podcasting

YouTubeLonelygirl15 and the Numa-Numa kid may soon be on your cell phone.

YouTube is working with Verizon Wireless to bring a slice of YouTube to mobile phones.YouTube’s phone-based version will require a $15-a-month subscription to a Verizon Wireless service called VCast. VCast users will be able to view a selected number of videos approved by the companies.

“Everybody carries a phone with them, but they may not have a computer,” said Steve Chen, chief technology officer and a co-founder of YouTube. People can “take the phone out of their pocket while waiting for the bus” and watch a video, he added.

“This marquee partnership is the first of many,” said Kelly Liang, senior director of business development for YouTube. Ms. Liang said the company planned to introduce other such deals within the coming year.

While this is a first for YouTube, the success of the option is likely to be limited by the high cost and the fact that content will be limited to approved videos.

via New York Times

No Responses to “YouTube Videos Coming To Cell Phones”

  1. Stephen says:

    “People can ‘take the phone out of their pocket while waiting for the bus’ and watch a video, he added.”–Why not talk to somebody instead?

  2. e says:

    you Silly people. the Kinoma Player 4 EX for Palm already does this.
    GET TREO’s! the Pocket PC is here!

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