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Get the official YouTube app for iPhone and iPad. See what the world is watching – from the hottest music videos to what’s trending in gaming, entertainment, news and more. Subscribe to channels you love, share with friends, and watch on any device.
With a new design, you can now have fun exploring videos you love more easily and quickly than before. Just tap an icon or swipe to switch between recommended videos, your subscriptions, or your account. You can also subscribe to your favorite channels, create playlists, edit and upload videos, express yourself with comments or shares, throw a video to your TV, and more – all from inside the app.
FIND VIDEOS YOU LOVE FAST
-Browse personal recommendations on the home tab
-See the latest from the creators you follow on the subscriptions tab
-Look up videos you’ve watched and your like history on the account tab
CONNECT AND SHARE
-Let people know how you feel with likes, comments, or shares
-Edit, add filters, add music, and upload your own videos all inside the app
What's New in Version 10.38
The redesigned YouTube app makes it easier to find what you love. Now your recommended videos, favorite channels, and subscriptions can be accessed by tapping each icon or swiping your screen. You can also create fun videos on the fly with new in-app editing tools.
How not to design an interface
This new update manages to completely obfuscate the otherwise simple navigation of the app. Subscribed channels lists are now reduced to "pearls" containing the cover image for the channel. The pearl bar scrolls left to right under the "Subscribed" header, without any indication of where you are in the list (better remember who selected which header image). New content is indicated by a blue dot under the pearl, which is not bad.
Now for the full-on stupidity: tapping a pearl navigates you to a new screen with the channel features, but the pearl bar disappears. Navigation back is solely possible through a back-arrow, so it is no longer possible to quickly browse your subscribed channels outside of the "home screen", which only shows a date-ordered list of all new content. Further, the new-content detection is, as always, broken, so it is also impossible to tell if the "blue dot" indicates recent new content or just content added since the last update.
While this interface may make sense on an smartphone, it makes no sense whatsoever on an iPad or, I might add, any tablet. A terrible blow to usability.
Where's the multitasking support? Usage of screen real-estate.
Brand new update. A couple things I notice on the iPad version.
1) Still no multitasking support from iOS9. They implemented within-app multitasking a while back, but still haven't been able to utilize the now built-in system-wide multitasking. This should be fairly straight-forward, so what's the holdup? With an all new design, this should have been the time to add it in.
2) The app makes very poor use of the screen real-estate. Lots of toolbars/navbars are mostly empty, leaving much of the content only visible from a small percentage of the screen. A better usage of the screen would be to consolidate mostly empty navbars.
3) A minor thing, but when viewing in landscape, you have to scroll down pretty far in the sidebar through a bunch of suggested videos to even get to the comments. There should probably be a shortcut to that, because you wouldn't even know that's where they were buried unless you repeatedly scrolled through the a bunch of unrelated stuff.
I mean it's ok, but...
I have to say that the new update is definitely more aesthetically pleasing than the last version. It definitely looks a lot nicer, but along with that comes the interface. I have to say that I think the interface is a step in the wrong direction. The old versions had a side menu where you could easily see your subscriptions and everything else. Now your subscriptions are put into a tiny bar at the top of the subscriptions section that does not neatly organize them. If you have a lot of them, it can be quite challenging to find a particular one. The whole interface just feels harder to use, and harder to find things, and in my opinion, it feels more cluttered. The update says it is easier to find things and to use in general, but I feel that it is the opposite. You don't have to agree with my opinion, but I liked the old version better, and I wish I could downgrade back to it.
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- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Oct 05, 2015
- Version: 10.38
- Size: 40.7 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © 2015 Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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