Archive | 11 September 2012

Google launches its official YouTube app for iOS

As you might now, the iOS YouTube app wasn’t installed anymore in the first iOS 6 beta, but don’t worry, we all knew that it was pretty awful. The alternative comes from Google, which launched its official YouTube¬†app.

The UI’s totally different from the native one, so different that if we don’t know that we’re talking about iOS, it may seems like to be on Android. And this is totally legit, because YouTube is from Google after all. The first YouTube app for the iPhone was originally made by Apple, and then got “abandoned” for the next years and now Google fights back by making its own one, a really good news for iPhone owners.

If you already had an Android device, you will be familiar with the new app. After you logged in you find everything you need on the right, by swiping from the left. This includes your channel, the settings, subscriptions (with related feed) to other channels and YouTube’s categories.

Now, let’s see the two most important thing, video playing and sharing options. The first one is really great. It has built-in support for AirPlay (if you have an Apple TV) and an adaptive streaming. This means that if you have a slow data connection, the app automatically detects it and streams the video to avoid painful pauses. Also you can browse through the related videos, see the comments and like it while the video is playing.

Finally, when you finished to see you video, just tap the share button and post the video on Facebook timeline, Twitter, iMessage and (obviously) Google+.

Interested? If so, go here and download it from the App Store.

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