YouTube Update 2.2.0

Hot on the heels of its update to Maps, Google has rolled out a new update to YouTube which brings a much needed video quality option to the table. The setting, which is only applicable while connected to Wi-Fi networks, is ushered in along with the obligatory “compatibility” and “accessibility” improvements.

This latest update brings the YouTube version number up to 2.2.0. The download is available on the App Store right now, and rings in at cellular network friendly 12.5 MB.

YouTube Quality Settings

To use the new quality settings, you’ll need to tap the vertical elipsis button that appears near the upper right-hand corner of a playing video. Once your do, the video will dim, and you’ll be presented with a settings cog icon. Tapping the cog will invoke the quality menu, and from there you can select from several quality settings.

It’s also possible to continue using YouTube as is, and remain on the automatically adjusting quality settings, which is default.

It should be noted that popular jailbreak tweaks like YourTube and ProTube have been allowing this for some time now. It’s a step in the right direction for the YouTube app, but it would be nice to have these same settings be applicable when watching video over cellular connections.

What do you think? Are you happy to finally have quality settings available, even if it’s only available while on Wi-Fi?

  • Chingiz Saidov


    • Ahmed Elbanna

      you’re my new asdfghjkl <3 YouTube 😉

  • Charlie Val

    Was a feature on Android I wanted.

  • George V

    but why not cellular??

    • chumawumba


  • Ibrahim Aygun

    On wifi, ok. But on cellular, still get shitty quality. I recommend “ProTuber” app on the appstore for this kind of situations.

  • vadovado

    After YEARS!!!!! now I can watch videos like a normal person with 2mbps broadband… Fuckin’ Mexico! >:(

    • Elias Chao

      C’mon, Mexico is not the problem, I have 5mbps broadband in my home… and I’m living in Mexico.

  • Scree

    Yourtube is still king. Lets you choose on 4G. DL videos and rip directly into iPod app. Nuff said lol

    • Diego Gastón Milano

      Unfortunately not available for the latest version of the official YouTube app, so is not ProTube either.

      • xSeriouSx

        ProTube doesn’t work with this new release? Glad I haven’t updated.

      • Check

        Of course it’s not gonna work you moron. It just came out. A new YouTube update always breaks yourtube and protube the devs do update though so there’s no issue.

      • xSeriouSx

        No it doesn’t you ignoramus numbskull, depends on what they change in the app. Prior to YouTube 2.0, I had multiple minor bugfix YouTube updates (including the icon change update) that never broke YourTube compatibility.

      • Check

        That’s a lie because it did you tard. It even says in the release notes. Stop arguing you bum.

      • Diego Gastón Milano

        FYI, YourTube has not been updated in MONTHS, and even of they come up with an updated version, it’ll take another six months or more to get a new version to the public the next time Google updates theirs. You must be on a very old version of the YouTube app, not to mention you are not even on iOS 7.
        Let’s use criteria before posting here, also, spare us the rudeness as we are not interested. 🙂

      • Diego Gastón Milano

        Neither ProTube not YourTube works with the latest, however the latter hasn’t worked with the last two or three YouTube versions so stay away from it. I can speak about this because I had been using it until I got tired of the developers not caring for an update. I’m on ProTube now.
        Go to Cydia and make sure you set ProTube to show up on top for every new version released in case you accidentally update the YouTube app. 🙂 I did that for YourTube but as you read above, I gave up all hopes for it.

  • Ahmed Elbanna


  • Palmer Paul

    I understand why they wouldn’t do this (because of the ads), however it would be extremely helpful if Google added some sort of “Music Mode” for YouTube, where only the audio of a video would play. Even if they only released this feature on mobile, people would be extremely happy that they don’t have to wait so long for a video to buffer when they only want to hear the song, and the feature would put YouTube into the music streaming market of Pandora, Spotify, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio and others. Maybe they can add audio ads if you watched a video in that mode similar to traditional FM radio.

  • Tobias9413

    A good sart. Next update Id like to see this available on cellular as well.

  • n00b

    this whole situation is so stupid. first they allowed it on 3G and wifi, then they removed it, now they returned with only wifi, and you cretins are cheering…..

    • Diego Gastón Milano

      So you complained before and you keep complaining now. Thanks for summarizing the kind of person you are, although personally I wasn’t interested in knowing, haha. 🙂

      • Raashid

        So you bent-over and accepted their dictation of how you can use your device in both cases. Thanks for confirming the kind of person you are, already suspected it…

  • chumawumba

    I have been waiting FOREVER for this

    • RarestName

      I’m not really a fan of third party YouTube clients, but MxTube is now my primary YouTube app.

  • Rickm_jr

    MxTube is where it is!!!

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Still no video quality option over Cell connection WTF.

  • Shane Sepeda

    Yes, finally! I always hated that I had to go to safari in order to load a video at a lower quality. Thank you!

  • Amer Claffey

    What the hell is the point? I won’t ever use the official YouTube app until I’m able to select playback quality over cellular. #McTube

  • Fabian

    This is bullshit… Still no quality settings over cellular connection and no background play mode. Why don’t they let us choose, how we wanna use our cellular connection??? I’ve got a fast flatrate contract, so I don’t have, or better don’t want to use WIFI anymore! It’s the same thing like the restriction in the app store or with OTA-updates! These WIFI-restrictions are annoying me…

  • Caio

    There is no 720p option on my iPad Oo Am I the only one? It’s just up to 360p = and even when set in automatic I still get 360p as max

  • Barry

    Still no iOS7 keyboard.

  • jahanzeb aamir

    Still no Icons update from any of the Google’s app? I still see the shadow effect on the bottom of all the Google’s apps. Hate it. Can’t bring them to my Home screen yet.