YouTube is an endless wonder of video information. You can find out how to make a polymer ring, see kittens attacking babies, and even watch entire movies that haven’t even made it onto Netflix yet (as long as you catch it before the Watchers take it down).
If you are an avid YouTube user, you may be longing for a better app than the official one for finding specific videos, or simply discovering something new. We’ve got a list of YouTube clients that offer better search engines, region-free browsing, and let you download YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPad for offline viewing.
This full-featured YouTube client includes lots of goodies. You can download videos to your watch later list for offline viewing, comment, rate, and share videos, and have access to a huge selection of YouTube’s uploads. If you sign into your YouTube account, you can access your subscriptions playlists, uploads, and more. The app features a very easy search engine that allows you to search videos, playlists, and channels. It also supports AirPlay so you can stream videos to Apple TV. You can even change your region to browse videos from different countries. This app is available for $1.99.
This convenient app lets you watch YouTube videos offline without region or network constraints. You can even play videos in the background if you are looking for a music player to listen to YouTube music while you are working on something else on your iPhone. The playback features include shuffle, repeat, and single-video replay. You can watch videos on your big screen using AirPlay and Apple TV with HD quality streaming. It also lets you watch YouTube videos from almost any country. VIATube is designed for both iPhone and iPad. This app is available for $2.99.
Use this app to find the videos you want to see on YouTube and download unlimited clips for offline playback. You can search for videos, channels, and playlists with filters for length and upload date. It supports background playback so you can listen to music from YouTube while working on something else on your iPhone. Subscribe to channels right in the app and view latest videos from your subscriptions. You can discover new videos by filtering categories and check out the “Most Popular” videos. Loop playlists, like or dislike clips, and share your favorites with others on Facebook and Twitter. YouVids+ is a universal app for both iPhone and iPad. This app is available for $1.99.
This app makes it very easy for you to find out the top watched videos in other countries. Select categories from 28 different countries to find out the top clips from around the world. Download videos for offline viewing, watch your favorite clips without adds, create playlists, and share videos with others on Facebook and Twitter. If you want to keep your YouTube activity private, you can lock the app with password protection. You can also search the entire YouTube site to find the videos you are looking for. This app is available for free.
Additional apps recommended by iDB readers
iDB readers were quick to point out that there are other options available in the App Store:
Do you use a YouTube app for downloading videos for offline viewing? If so, which one is your favorite?