Online & Digital Media News – Vevo app expands to Google TV and Android TV devices

Vevo is bringing the Vevo app to Google TV and other Android TV OS devices. The app will be available across the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil. The partnership greatly expands free, on-demand access to Vevo’s vast catalog of premium music videos, including official releases, live performances, and original Vevo-produced content. Vevo recently updated its TV app to combine linear programming with search and discovery functions to reflect a live TV experience. Videos auto-play upon entering the app, and the more viewers visit, the more personalized the auto-play content recommendations become over time. 

YouTube ad sales fueled solid fourth-quarter earnings for Alphabet Inc. Q4 revenues of $75 billion were up 32% year-over-year reflecting strength in advertiser spend and strong consumer online activity as well as revenue growth from Google Cloud. YouTube advertising revenue surged 25% to $8.6 billion, while sales from Google Search grew to $43 billion, compared to $31.9 billion year-over-year.