Google updates YouTube for iOS; app more closely resembles Android version
posted by Alan F. / Oct 05, 2015, 9:56 PM
YouTube was no longer a stock iOS app with iOS 6 Beta 4, and those who wanted to continue to view YouTube were forced to download the app from the Apple App Store. No big deal really. In fact, the move helped Google's finances tremendously. Today, the YouTube app for iOS received an update that adds a "material design" look, similar to Google's recent Google Maps offering for the Apple faithful.
The update splits the app into three sections. Subscriptions is a list of new YouTube videos from accounts that you subscribe to. Home suggests videos for you to see, and lists videos that you recently viewed, and Account shows your viewing history, the watch later feature, and shows off your playlists. There are also some new gesture controls introduced, for navigating between sections and menus. The update also includes new in-app editing tools for those who upload their videos to the site.
YouTube for iOS is a free download from the Apple App Store. Weighing in at 40.7MB, it's more than worth its weight in entertainment!
Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014
Ever since I switched to Android, the official YouTube app has seemed like a watered down joke compared to the iOS version. Can't + reference other participants in conversations, can't like/downvote comments, can't see how many agree/disagree with a commenter's point of view, the three arrangement of the comments section is so limited and you wouldn't be able to identify who a commenter is responding to. All of that has been doable in the iOS app for a while now...what google is looking to achieve by make their own platform app bastardized, only their adverts know.
posted on Oct 05, 2015, 10:04 PM 8
Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013
I have an iPod and I totally agree. I mean its the official app and Android is Google's poster child, why not give it something better or atleast on par both visually and functionally to the iOS counterpart?
posted on Oct 06, 2015, 6:19 AM 1
Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014
I know iOS fans will be one-starring this update in revenge to Android users doing the same to Apple's app. lol
posted on Oct 05, 2015, 11:16 PM 0
Where are the trolls that blabbed hundreds of posts how Apple is such an ass for not applying material design for their switching app? Google just pulled the same crap - what now?
posted on Oct 05, 2015, 11:44 PM 2
Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014
Not sure if this update fixes the one thing I hate about the iOS app and that is the inability to change the video quality so you are not wasting too much data. I like watching videos while commuting to work everyday and iOS would always play the videos in high quality. Data is expensive where I'm from.
posted on Oct 05, 2015, 11:47 PM 0
Ermm...if you just go into the settings and click on "Only play HD videos on Wifi", your problem won't be a problem. ... You can also change the video quality by clicking on the settings icon on the top right corner of the video to change the quality. It's been there since like, the beginning?
posted on Oct 06, 2015, 1:15 AM 0
Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015
Poor iSheep have to get the same crappy mess that is the latest update. On my Android I just haven't updated to the latest layout because even ignoring the bugs causing A/V sync issues and crashes but the biggest problem is the old left sliding menu is infinitely better at navigating the menus and Google just seemed to change it for the sake of changing.
posted on Oct 06, 2015, 2:05 AM 0
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