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* Watch a video while searching for the next one
* Subscribe to your favorite channels for easy access from the guide
* Sign-in to access your “watch later” list
* Search for playlists and use the “play all” button for endless entertainment
* Share videos via Google+, E-mail, Facebook and Twitter
What's New in Version 2.7.1
Upload videos to YouTube in one quick step.
Could be better
I used to have a big problem with videos randomly dropping in quality, sometimes to completely unwatchable levels, until I realized I could avoid this by turning off auto video quality but I wish I didn't need to go and change from auto to 720p every time I watch a new video (it would be nice to have an option somewhere to choose what quality videos automatically open in or even if the app remembered what you set the last video to play in). Even more annoying is that links now go to the browser instead of opening in app. If I'm watching a video in the app and I click a link to another video or channel I want to continue using the app, not switch to chrome. I like that you can reply to comments now but the commenting is still shotty. You can only reply to an original comment, not to someone's response to a comment, and as other people have said some comments at the beginning of a chain of replies won't show making it difficult to follow a conversation being held in the comments of a video. I did like the design of the app before this last update when it showed how recently a video in your subscriptions was uploaded but small style changes I can get over. Im on an ipad 2 by the way.
Better Off Using Safari
As the title states, Safari does a lot better at showing videos than this. First, the quality for most videos become so terrible that I must change the quality so that it has to work. ALL THE DARN TIME. Second, your history is not fully recorded thus it being difficult finding really old videos you would like to watch again. To add, (even though this isn't just the App) most videos are un viewable because they aren't set to your platform? I understand one or two videos are fine, but when the only black veil brides video you can watch on mobile is the official single video itself while 9000 others aren't, there's a problem. It's not only annoying, but stupid since everyone will see these videos despite what they use. Finally, commenting is the worst to do on my device. Even reading older comments is a hassle! I can reply to some of them, while others, I can just report. Overall, while some good features, most of it is pointless since it's only job is to allow a decent watching experience that can be accomplished on any browser or app.
Want to reply to comments & more
I'm unable to answer people's questions on videos because there isn't a reply option in the comment section and even if I'm able to find it in safari or in the built in mail app, I have to search for hours looking for someone reply to me because there's not a link in my inbox. It tells me that someone replied to me and what they said, but it doesn't allow me to reply there. Plus the app reduces quality of video and audio to the point where sometimes I can't even recognize faces or voices. Quality changes back and forty quickly, sounding and looking awful.
Since I've posted this review initially, it has gotten worse. The app can barely recognize which way my phone is facing, and will randomly switch from landscape to portrait repeatedly without me moving. It also does not respond to my touch half of the time, not allowing me to like videos, view comments, or press play on a paused video.
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Jun 17, 2014
- Version: 2.7.1
- Size: 14.9 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © 2014 Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.