YouTube app updated for larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens

By Sébastien Page on Oct 15, 2014

Google’s YouTube app for iOS has just been updated to support the larger screen sizes of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This update, which brings the app to version 2.13, also brings along a few bug fixes and stability improvements.

YouTube’s app is one of Google most popular iOS apps to have been recently updated. Gmail and Chrome were also updated in the past couple of weeks to support iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Read More


Google previews revamped YouTube for TV, coming soon to streaming boxes

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 14, 2014

Google’s YouTube is putting finishing touches on an overhauled TV experience that will soon start rolling out to popular gaming consoles such as Microsoft’s Xbox One and media-streaming boxes like the Roku (and, presumably, to the Apple TV as well).

The redesigned YouTube app on TV makes it easier to find what you want through Guide, says Google, and it brings all the playlists, shelves and branding from channels.

Jump past the fold for pretty screenshots and full reveal… Read More


Google launches new YouTube Creator Studio app for iPhone

By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2014

Hot on the heels of this morning’s release of AdWords Express, Google has launched another new app for iOS. It’s called YouTube Creator Studio, and it’s a one-stop shop for YouTube creators to access information on their channels and videos.

The app provides quick access to video analytics, comment moderation tools, notifications and even YouTube’s Video Manager that’s found on the desktop site. Here, you have the ability to edit video information like titles, descriptions, and tags… Read More


YouTube previews new ‘Creator Studio’ app for iPhone

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 27, 2014

YouTube has announced that it will be releasing an iOS version of its “Creator Studio” app in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to offer improved tools for a growing number of content creators. The app is already available on Android, allowing anyone that uploads YouTube videos to track analytics, including views, minutes watched, total subscribers, estimated earnings, engagement statistics and more…  Read More


Apple posts WWDC 2014 keynote to YouTube

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 3, 2014

In case you missed it, Apple has made available a full-length video of its WWDC 2014 keynote on its official YouTube channel. “Watch as Apple previews iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite,” the description reads, “all-new and more powerful than ever versions of the operating systems for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.” If you would prefer to watch the two-hour keynote in other ways, read ahead… Read More


InTube: download and import videos directly from YouTube

By Jeff Benjamin on May 18, 2014

InTube is a tweak that allows you to easily download HD or SD videos directly from the official YouTube app, and it will automatically import the videos into the stock Music and stock Video apps in iOS. If you’re an avid fan of YouTube, then InTube is an awesome jailbreak tweak that you should check out immediately.

The really great thing about InTube is that all of the downloading and importing is done seamlessly and automatic. Once you invoke the download, which appears via a clean looking button inside of the YouTube app, the entire process will complete itself. Have a look at our video after the break for our step-by-step walkthrough. Read More


New commenting features, UI tweaks and more added to YouTube iOS app

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 17, 2014

Google’s native YouTube application for the iPhone and iPad has just been updated with some much-needed enhancements to the commenting system and more. For starters, it is now finally possible to reply to other people’s comments and delete your own comments right within the app.

Previously, you had to visit the YouTube interface on the web to remove unwanted comments so that’s a nice little time saver right there. This edition of YouTube includes a few other timely enhancements and useful interface refinements, all listed and illustrated right after the break.

The update is now live in the App StoreRead More


Listen to unlimited music for free with Tuner for YouTube

By Lory Gil on Mar 16, 2014

I’m a big fan of streaming music on YouTube. It is an easy way to find songs, audio books, and all manner of media that isn’t as easy to find for free anywhere else. Without needing a subscription, you can stream full albums from popular artists. Without commercials, you can create playlists of your favorite songs. Without paying for it, you can listen to audio books in their entirety.

Tuner for YouTube Music is a simplified app that lets you stream whatever you want from YouTube without the video getting in the way… Read More


Musi lets you stream music and create playlists directly from YouTube

By Lory Gil on Jan 24, 2014

Something that may not be well known to the general masses (although likely well known to iDB readers) is that you can listen to full albums for just about every popular musician if you know how to search for it on YouTube.

Musi is a streaming service that lets you listen to anything you can find on YouTube as an audio playlist. Now, you can listen to spaghetti western soundtracks all the live long day… Read More


YouTube for iOS finally gains iOS 7 keyboard support, improved search and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 7, 2014

Google’s YouTube app for the iPhone and iPad has been lacking in many requests and could definitely use a little help from the user interface design standpoint.

For instance, why do I have to tap the magnifier icon in order to search whereas there should be a tappable search bar instead, which is more or less the norm in iOS app design these days?

A new update, now available in the App Store, leaves those questions unanswered.

On the other hand, the release improves upon other lacking areas. For starters, it’s finally gained the stock iOS 7 keyboard (what took so long?), immediately bringing YouTube more up to date with iOS 7 aesthetics. Search capabilities have been improved upon and there are also other improvements concerning captions and subtitles… Read More


Google to demo 4K YouTube streaming at CES via its new royalty-free VP9 codec

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 3, 2014

Google’s hasn’t enjoyed much success with VP8, a video codec it developed back in 2010 as a H.264 replacement for efficient video streaming. The Chrome browser supports VP8 codec out-of-the-box (so no plug-in required), but Google’s plans for VP8 domination were shattered by literally non-existent support from major industry players.

As a result, VP8 has never gained hardware-acceleration because chip makers opted to stand firmly behind H.264, an industry-standard video codec Apple’s devices support natively and on the silicon level.

At next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Internet giant will be showing off YouTube streaming in a 4K resolution of 3,840 pixels by 2,160 lines via its brand new royalty-free video codec, VP9.

This time around, Google has lined up an impressive list of industry players who will back the new format. Notably absent: a certain fruity company… Read More


YouTube’s iOS app can send videos to Xbox One

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 21, 2013

Google’s recent tightening of YouTube restrictions in respect to third-party clients has not sat well with Microsoft, whose unofficial YouTube client for Windows Phone is barebones again – as in, it’s been reduced to an icon which launches into the mobile YouTube interface at Remarkably enough, the Xbox One console is a different story.

The Redmond-based Windows giant announced yesterday that the Xbox One will include YouTube when it launches tomorrow, Friday 22. It will be an actual app, not a glorified web page and it seems Apple users will be able to send videos from YouTube for iPhone and iPad directly to the console… Read More


Google gives YouTube Capture new video editing features

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 13, 2013

YouTube Capture, Google’s dedicated iPhone and iPad app for recording and sharing video on YouTube, appears to have been on the back burner for a while because the last major update dates back to early-summer 2013, when the program gained support for YouTube accounts with multiple channels.

Meanwhile, Google posted a new version of the Hangouts app and added multi-account support to the Drive app.

With that off its back, the Internet giant’s attention now turns to YouTube Capture. Apart from the flattened icon, version 2.0 finally allows users to pause and resume their recordings. That’s just scratching the surface though as the app now lets you combine and rearrange clips and even add a soundtrack.

Jump past the fold for the full reveal… Read More


Best apps for downloading YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPad

By Lory Gil on Oct 29, 2013

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. Read More


New YouTube update lets you select video quality while on Wi-Fi

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 15, 2013

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. Read More


Limited offline viewing coming to YouTube in November

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 9, 2013

I’ve always hated how Google’s official YouTube apps on iOS, Android and other mobile platforms don’t allow for offline caching of videos. Sometimes I want to save a particularly funny clip or a music video to my device to show it to friends without having to waste my cellular data. YouTube doesn’t allow this.

Worse, Google’s been clamping down on third-party apps that cache YouTube videos, such as MCTube for iPhone, for example. The reason: the Internet giant wants to serve ads no matter what.

Playing back cached videos defeats that purpose. Recently, the company hinted it’s willing to reconsider its stance: mobile users will be able to save videos for later after all, but with some strings attached… Read More


Apple posts video of iPhone event to YouTube

By Cody Lee on Sep 23, 2013

Apple finally posted it’s big iPhone event to its YouTube channel this weekend. The media event, which has been one of the company’s most significant in recent memory, saw Tim Cook and co show off not one, but two new iPhones, and a redesigned iOS 7.

Of course, the event has been viewable online for a while now. But if streaming the keynote through Apple’s website isn’t your thing, you’ll be happy to hear that you can now watch the presentation from virtually any desktop or mobile device via YouTube… Read More


Apple posts iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c product videos to YouTube

By Cody Lee on Sep 11, 2013

Can’t get enough of the new iPhones? Yeah, us either. So as you can imagine, we were excited to see that Apple has posted three new promotional videos for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on its YouTube channel this evening.

Ok so they’re not new videos—Apple showed them during its media event earlier today. But for those who missed them, or just love watching Jony Ive talk against a white background, we’ve posted the clips after the break… Read More


Google’s Adsense and YouTube apps feature unified account sign-in

By Cody Lee on Aug 21, 2013

If you’ve recently downloaded Google’s new Adsense app, and the latest version of the YouTube app, you may have noticed that you didn’t have to sign into both of them—just one or the other. That’s because they feature new unified account sign-ins.

Several users have noticed that Google has switched on shared account logins for the latest version of its YouTube app, as well as Adsense. This means that logging into one will automatically log you into the other without the need to enter account info… Read More


YouTube app updated with picture-in-picture and deeper Chromecast integration

By Cody Lee on Aug 20, 2013

Yesterday, Google announced that it was bringing a new version of its YouTube app to Android, but it didn’t say when it would be reaching iOS. Well it looks like the answer is today. The search giant just posted a big update for its standalone iOS YouTube app.

The update, which brings the app to version 2.0, brings about a number of improvements, including a new ‘picture-in-picture’ feature, which lets you watch a video in the bottom half of your device’s screen while you continue to explore content on the site… Read More

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