BlackBerry 10 users get update to SuperTube for streaming YouTube videos

BlackBerry 10 users get update to SuperTube for streaming YouTube videos
Because the BlackBerry 10 browser is outstanding in the way it handles HTML5, most 'Berry users turn to the mobile version of YouTube to get their daily fix of streaming videos. After all, who could go more than a full day without seeing a cat draw the Mona Lisa using nothing but a #2 pencil? Most of us would never make it more than 24 hours without watching a boxer (the dog, not the pugilist) bark out the opening scene of Romeo and Juliet.

For those who would rather use the official YouTube client on their BlackBerry 10 powered handset, for now, you're out of luck. Yes, you do have a YouTube icon on your phone, but it merely re-directs you to the mobile YouTube site. Nothing wrong with that. But for those who like the whole app experience, there is one called SuperTube, available from BlackBerry World.

SuperTube has just received an update that brings a ton of new features, enhancements and bug fixes to the app. One of the benefits of the update is a 1000% faster loading time for local videos. Shared video links now include the name of the video's author and the title of the clip. For those who put together a playlist, the total time of the list is now included. And if you change the resolution in the middle of watching a video, the clip will no longer start over from the beginning. Additionally, some error message bugs have been fixed, making the app much improved.

For those BlackBerry 10 users who would rather use an app to stream video, you can head over to BlackBerry World to download SuperTube. All BlackBerry 10 powered devices will support the free app, including the new BlackBerry Z3.

Screenshots from SuperTube
Screenshots from SuperTube
Screenshots from SuperTube

Screenshots from SuperTube


source: SuperTube via Crackberry

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73 Comments

1. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

is this a joke?

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

BB doesn't even have a dedicated YT client. I don't think BB is a viable platform anymore. They missed the ball too many times and it doesn't help BB 10 came too little too late.

21. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

BB10 is absolutely amazing! The problem with BB10 is exposure/marketing. If it could, it would be a HUGE sellout. It alsoo needs a low cost device. Look at how the Lumia 520 got market share for even an OS like Windows Phone.

25. sgodsell

Posts: 6655; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Ignorant people would say something like this. BTW if you knew anything about blackberry then you would know that blackberry 10 is one of the most compliant html5 supported platforms out their. They even support installing and running of web apps. Something that very few platforms even try to support. That's why Googles html5 YouTube app worked just fine on Blackberry 10. Something that Microsoft said to the world that is was impossible to support and run. Well of course it was impossible for Microsoft to support and run because they have the least compliant html5 support compared to all the major platforms and browsers currently on the market. This even holds true for their latest IE 11 that will be coming in WP 8.1. Their are plenty of websites that will confirm what I have stated. Here try http://html5test.com

31. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

BlackBerry doesn't need a dedicated YouTube client, as the third party client SuperTube is much better and much more feature rich. The OS is awesome! But you wouldn't know that, considering that you've never even used a BB10 smartphone, Mxy. At least my BlackBerry 10 handset can send and receive messages without delay, unlike the other fruit-flavored OS.

47. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or so you say. For the record, a department in my company did use BB10 but they ended up going with something else more viable. Business stops for no one. Of course it's not that difficult to send and receive messages with no delay if the user base is less than 10.

57. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

The user base on iOS could have been two and there would still be a problem with sending and receiving. And phone calls, for that matter. The iPhone is notorious for not being able to function as a phone. And for the record, what does the department in your company almost choosing BlackBerry have anything to do with the fact that YOU don't know a thing about BlackBerry 10, and therefore constantly speak from a position of ignorance when it comes to the platform? Besides, your little department of 3 people is definitely no loss to BlackBerry. Although I doubt a troll like you is employed anyway, seeing as how you have so much time on your hands to constantly troll BlackBerry articles.

63. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Never mind this alphatroll. He always says BS. He can't digest the fact that his precious BB10 OS is a FAIL.

65. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

And here's the other member of the troll family! If BlackBerry 10 is such a failure, then why do you even bother posting here? Could it be that YOU are the one that's a failure? At your entire life? The answer is yes. I think that you too, were touched by a BlackBerry early in life. Get over it, kid.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wait, I thought BB 10 already have an official Youtube app?

7. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

BBOS7 does. But BB10 doesn't. Unfortunately, Google has taken the same stance on BB10 that it has on WP. It won't build apps for the OS because Google doesn't consider it large enough (market share wise)to do so. A shame too. BB10 is a beautiful, powerful OS that gets better with each update. You can, however, still download YouTube on it once BB10 supports downloading Android APK's straight from the browser.

11. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I actually meant, *SINCE* BB10 supports downloading Android Apk's from the browser. Stupid auto correct.

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I saw the official Youtube app on the BlackBerry Z30 review, that must be the APK then. Google should provide the official Youtube app for BB 10, they don't have any bad relationships like Google and Microsoft (WP), so why won't they provide the Youtube app for BB 10? It's a shame. BB 10 is a beautiful OS that's a bit of Android-inspired, too bad BB 10 is underrated and can't attract many people to switch to BB 10. I really want to give BlackBerry a try, but their Z30 is a bit underpowered and I don't like QWERTY keyboard so the Q10 is definitely not for me. I hope BlackBerry will release a more powerful Berry' soon, or else I will keep using Android and won't switch to other OS anytime soon.

26. sgodsell

Posts: 6655; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You really like to make up things and lie. Blackberry supports html5 web apps. They can even install and run html5 web apps like Googles YouTube html5 web app. They can even install and run Android apps.

27. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wait, what did I lie? Or you replied to the wrong person?

64. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

BB10 has even less users than WP. So providing a official native YouTube app to those 10 people who use BB10 is not worth it.

66. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

WP doesn't have an official YouTube app either, troll. And BlackBerry's installed user base is higher than WP. Even BlackBerry's own BBM has a higher installed user base than WP. Get your facts straight, troll.

68. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

When did i say that WP has an official app? Also, I'm talking about the installed base of BB10, not legacy BB devices. The installed base of BB10 is not even a tenth of WP. So go home kid, look up the internet and get some facts straight. Also, stop crying about your precious BB10. It was DOA.

71. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

When talking about installed base on BlackBerry, you have to mention the legacy devices as well. That's like saying when you talk about Androids installed base, you only talk about kitkat and nothing else. It's ALL BlackBerry, isn't it? Therefore, BlackBerry's installed base, as well as BBM's installed base, eclipses WP. Stop crying like a baby, little boy, and face facts. BB10 is nowhere near dead, and it's only getting better. Troll elsewhere, loser. And you mentioned BlackBerry not having an official YouTube app, and then you mentioned WP, as if they have one. I didn't bring up WP, you did. So I had to set you straight, troll.

3. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Waiting for irrational trolls like Nikolas.Oliver and Johnnokia and the rest to spam this article with nonsense and troll behavior, which is freely allowed by Phonearena since its a BlackBerry article.

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Same can be said for most Android fans (on Apple/MS articles). There's been a lot.

5. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I'm an Android fan. I never troll BB articles. As a matter of fact, BB10 is my second favorite OS behind Android. I despise Apple and Microsoft and everything they put out, but you don't see me trolling their articles.

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

That's good to know. Then you're the minority who do such.

9. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Very much in the minority. Most Android fanboys have become as irrational and ridiculous as Apple, Samsung and Microsoft/WP/Nokia fanboys I'm afraid. Its disgusting.

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Glad to see that you included or is it, excluded ifans like above? Bias, its bites everyone.

18. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I rarely see the "ifans" spam the article with "nonsense and troll" behaviour, on this website.

32. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Huh? Mxy trolls BlackBerry articles every chance he gets!

34. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

He's probably the only "ifan" on here who does such.

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Reality of the situation isn't trolling

43. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

No, what you do is definitely called trolling. You have absolutely no first hand knowledge of any BB10 device, yet you talk crap and spread lies about them. You're definitely a troll. Now begone.

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