The YouTube app on Android TV gets a redesign



The YouTube app on the Android TV OS got a redesign and added back the option to change video quality, which was removed for some reason in the previous version.

In case you haven't heard about Android TV, it's essentially a version of Android made for smart TVs and multimedia devices, such as the Razer Forge and the Xiaomi Mi Box. Android TV is successor to Google TV, which was launched back in 2010.

Now, let's talk about the update. Although it doesn't bring much to the table, the things it does add are well desired by the Android TV community. First thing you'll notice is the app got a visual redesign. Some of the tabs where also moved around and the search bar got refreshed as well.  Also, the theme color of the app has been changed to gray, previously red, and it strictly reminds of the dark theme found in the PC version of YouTube. Another thing added is the option to manually choose video quality, which was previously set to the highest available, depending on your network and TV.

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5 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The YouTube app for the Apple TV received this update. It’s the worst redesign I’ve ever seen. Don’t update if you don’t have to

2. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Great, so "progress" these days is shuffling buttons around, changing theme colour and re-adding a feature that was previously removed. Wow. Amazing!

3. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

and forever shuffling sideways. Also, you will now notice alot more ads for some reason (might just be me...)

4. maherk

Posts: 7013; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm gonna give it a try now

5. gamehead unregistered

Thought it said Android phones for a moment

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