YouTube for Android updated, enables video preloading
posted by Charlene S. / Jun 28, 2012, 12:31 AM
Version 4.0 of the YouTube app went live today via the Google Play store. For Android 3.2 devices and up the new app introduces a new UI with a guide on the left side of the screen, the ability to preload videos while on Wi-Fi for stutter free playback later, and can turn your phone into a remote when playing YouTube videos on other devices.
You can launch Google Play on your Android device to update your YouTube app for free right now.
source: Google Play
Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012
Where's the update for Gingerbread devices? Considering that most Android devices run on Android 2.3.6 you would think that they would at least include those users.
posted on Jun 28, 2012, 12:43 AM 0
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Re-read the article. It's youtube version 4.0 not ICS
posted on Jun 28, 2012, 12:56 AM 0
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How to apply the preloading of videos? i try checking the option to preload but when i open the videos it still loads in a normal way and when i went out of the app, when i get back it is still loading as if im openning a new video... is this preloading really working or just a gimmick?... can somebody help me how to do this?. thanks in advance...
posted on Jun 28, 2012, 12:55 AM 0
Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010
You have to add them to watch later, be on wifi, and have your phone on the charger. You'll see a green arrow next to the ones that are preloaded. If you have several subscriptions and watch laters it'll make more time to download.
posted on Jun 28, 2012, 12:57 AM 0
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an awesome new feature, especially if you have tiered data. o: also i was hoping the 4.0 update to 3.2 powered Tablets would overhaul the app but it doesn't appear to have done so on my Xyboard 8.2.
posted on Jun 28, 2012, 1:13 AM 0
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i wonder if google has released a list of those "other devices". im curious what they are. id love for the youtube on my xbox to fall into that category...somehow i doubt it though.
posted on Jun 28, 2012, 1:16 AM 0
Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011
@thelegend6657, yes you are right that ios version of youtube seriously need an upgrade, but I doubt they are going to update it soon. I think Apple is going to do same thing with youtub, that they did with the maps, if youtube for ios is not updated soon.......... :)
posted on Jun 28, 2012, 9:03 AM 0
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