Google shutters its Google Video service

Google + YouTube

In January of 2005 Google launched a little service called Google Video, much like YouTube.

Google Video was going to be a place where users could find, download and even purchase videos in order to be able to view them at any point.

Over the weekend Google announced that it will be shuttering Google Video on May 13th. 2005.

At that point you will no longer be able to download your videos. Preceding this close down,  users will not be able to playback videos as of April 29th.

This should not come as a huge surprise to many people. Google purchased YouTube back in October of 2006 for a staggering $1.65 Billion. We all know how huge YouTube has become and surpassed any usage of Google Video.

Google has invested heavily in YouTube since their acquisition. Not just monetarily, but also in making sure that YouTube has sustained their massive growth.

It is sad to see a potentially good video service close down. However, it is not the end of the world. Other sites will be opened and subsequently close. Google can always post a goodbye video on YouTube.

Wayne Dixon
I'm into anything technology related. I do some HTML/CSS/PHP development. I like to follow things that most people would find annoying or not worthwhile. I follow Apple, Microsoft, Google, The Cloud, cell phones and even programming. By Day I'm a Systems Administrator for a Library, which has it's own set of issues. Follow me on Twitter.

More from author

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related posts



Latest posts

Optimize Your Gaming With Smart Game Booster

Where my gamers at?! This post is all about you and making your PC gaming experience better than anything you could have...

How To Enhance Home Learning This Summer

Whether you are homeschooling or just trying to keep kids occupied this summer, chances are you are looking for fun and creative...

Your Quick Guide to Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a place which often appears on many bucket lists. It’s also the number one choice for many people who...

Want to stay up to date with the latest news?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x