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
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
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
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
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
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 Store… Read More
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
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
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
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
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 m.youtube.com. 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
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
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
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
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