Google’s YouTube updated its iOS client today, bringing the app to version 10.28. The update brings about two major enhancements: support for fullscreen playback of vertical videos and push notifications.

The former is fairly significant. Users can now view vertically-filmed videos in fullscreen when in portrait mode—a big improvement over previous versions, which would shrink content between two black bars.

The latter item is also a big deal. With YouTube 10.28, users can ask to be notified when new videos are posted to their favorite channels. Once enabled, the app will send a notification when it detects new content.

You can find the latest version of YouTube, for both iPhone and iPad, in the App Store for free.

  • Anthony Antunez

    Not sure how to feel about this. On one hand it’s nice to be able to view vertical videos better, but on the other hand we should not trying to accommodate viewing vertical videos and be striving to get rid of them forever instead.

    • Bugs Bunnay

      hell no. dem vertical kpop fancams tho.

  • Jack Wong

    Where is the offline cache?!?!?!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!

    • Bugs Bunnay

      Looks like google got you real good. They tricked you.

      • Jack Wong


  • Manuel Molina

    It’s not worth updating from YouTube 10.25. Flex blocks ads, gives you backgrounding, and takes the age restriction off.

  • Logan

    The portrait video doesn’t seem to work for me. Can anyone tell me what I’m supposed to do or why it may not be working?

    • Bugs Bunnay

      By tossing your phone at the wall! >.<

  • Rowan09

    YouTube is by far one of the worst Google apps on IOS. You can’t reply or comment properly and still can’t cache videos for offline viewing.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    BAMBINO! You should’ve linked new thang instead of uptown funk.