YouNow New Feature: Channel Discovery
Finding exciting broadcasts, discovering new channels, and locating your friends on YouNow just got a whole lot easier. Check out our brand new Channel Discovery Interface!
Our new interface takes a personalized and organized approach to displaying the channels which are best suited for you.
Channel Discovery: Viewing
This area includes 5 channels that we recommend to you based on your behavior on the site, where your friends are, and what will be most exciting to you. Enjoy!
Below these 5 recommended channels, you can find all other YouNow channels organized neatly into categories. Simply click on a category to have it expand and display the channels it houses.
The “Favs” tab displays the channels you have marked as your favorites, allowing you to access them easily at any time! To favorite a channel, simply click the heart icon and it will appear in the “Favs” tab.
Channel Discovery - Broadcasting
We also implemented some key adjustments to the Broadcasting Channel Selection Screen, adding a little bit of personality - your personality!
1. See Recommended Channels to Broadcast In
The first category “For You” will display both recommended channels based on site activity and channels you’ve favorited
2. Browse Channels by Category
Much like the Channel Discovery Interface for viewing broadcasts, the Broadcast Channel Selection Screen displays all the channels in categories.
3. Preview Live Broadcasts before selecting a Channel
Want to find out whats going down in a channel before broadcasting in it? Now you can! Simply click the broadcaster’s thumbnail to preview the current broadcaster.
4. Find Your Friends & Fans
We’ve added another column that displays how many of your Facebook friends & YouNow fans are present in each channel. If you’d rather broadcast in front of your friends & fans, simply sort by clicking the Friends & Fans column to find which channel they’re in.
We hope you enjoy this new and more efficient way to browse YouNow Channels.
And remember, we want to hear from you! Please leave your opinions and comments about the update below! :)
-The YouNow Team
Robert Galinsky’s Reality School Game Show Teen Edition Hosted by Shannon Hamm: Challenges for July 7th show-1pm!!
Robert Galinsky’s “REALITY SCHOOL GAME SHOW-TEEN EDITION” hosted by Shannon Hamm on YouNow SHOWS Channel every Saturday from 1-2:30pm (EST) 6-7:30pm (GMT) wants to invite you to join in on the fun and games this Saturday, July 7th by broadcasting live from your computer for chances to win prizes and YouNow status!! The show is hosted by superstar Shannon Hamm and the only catch for this show is – YOU MUST BE A “TEEN”! Over the course of the show we will pose reality TV based challenges and every half hour we award prizes to the highest scoring contestants! There will be 3 winners every show! Be sure to check the blog weekly for the upcoming week’s challenges!!
This Saturday July 7th Show Challenges
Challenge #1- 1-1:30pm EST (6-6:30pm GMT) Rant! What I would do without the internet?? Rant about what you would do without the internet! Some of us old folks lived through this time, but many of you have not! Tell us what life would be like?
Challenge #2- 1:30-2pm EST (6:30-7pm GMT) Blow your whistle! Whistle any song of your choice through your two minute broadcast but act like you are singing a huge concert! Use props and costumes! Be Creative!
**A winner is announced and awarded a prize at the end of every half hour challenge and a Grand Prize winner is announced at show end- Keep getting in the queue to hopefully raise your percentage!**
**Prizes Include//YouNow T-Shirts//YouNow Hoodies//YouNow Coins**
****Challenge Ideas for this weeks show provided by Curtis Wellhausen and Liam Barr!!!! They will receive 5000 coins for their iea!! If you have a cool challenge idea, tweet to @shanthehamm!! Maybe yours will be used next week!****
MORE ABOUT SHANNON HAMM – Shannon Hamm is currently an actress and host in New York City! Believe it or not, Shannon was a very crazy and active teenager back in the day! In High School, Shannon was president of her National Honor Society and participated in choir, dance team, French club, drum and bugle corps and theatre productions. She was nominated for homecoming court her senior year and was always up for social gatherings and fun times with friends. Her favorite teenage memory was (FINALLY) getting her driver’s license and going to the beach with friends. As your host, Shannon looks forward to seeing your creative responses to her challenges and wishes everyone the best of luck!
Three New YouNow Channels - Gaming, Shows 2 and VIP!
As the YouNow community has continued to grow, our Weekly Program of scheduled content has also grown. In an effort to accomodate YOUR (the community’s) interests, while still allowing for our hosts to broadcast their Weekly Shows, we launched 3 new channels on YouNow today!
1. The Gaming Channel
2. The “Shows 2” Channel
3. The VIP Channel
The Gaming Channel is a place where gamers can discuss the latest game / tech releases, classic video games or hilarious and quirky Internet humor! Check out Gary Payne showing off his PS3 controller:
The Shows 2 Channel provides another venue for scheduled content, while also creating more opportunities for others to broadcast when no shows are airing. Tony Casillo was our first broadcaster in Shows 2 this morning:
The VIP Channel is a place where broadcasters who have attained Level 13 and up can enter the queue with minimal wait. Danny Tee was our first VIP today:
We hope you will enjoy these additional channels, and would love to hear your feedback about future channels in the comments below!