There’s a huge selection of content on YouTube – millions of videos in fact. So how do you find what you want to watch?

YouTube works like an internet search engine. Type in a word or phrase, and a list of videos that fit will appear.

You might be interested in travelling in Thailand, for instance.  You can see the ‘Travelling Thailand’ search results (below) are a mix of home movies, so you might need to search for something slightly different.

 

 

The ‘Thailand Travel Show’ search below shows some documentaries. Notice the right-hand column of the image below lists Featured Videos – these have paid to appear here.

 

 

Click on a thumbnail to watch the video. There’s a delay before the video starts – that’s YouTube preloading the file.

 

Be patient – video needs to 'buffer' for a few seconds before it's ready for viewing.

 

Because YouTube is a streaming service, you can start watching a video before it finishes downloading. If you ‘catch up’ to the download, the video will pause for a few seconds.