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  • YouTube App for iOS Finally Optimized for iPhone 5, iPad


    Some of us thought it might never come. YouTube for iOS has finally been updated for the four-inch display of the iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G to take advantage of every pixel without any black letter-boxing at the top and bottom of the screen.

    The additional pixels in the update are important, because now videos can be viewed using the full resolution of the screen. It also makes it easier to see more content at a glance in your video feed.



    The update also includes optimization for the full display of the iPad:



    The update also adds the ability to stream videos over AirPlay, so you can see them on a larger screen, and the ability to add or remove videos from your playlists. The logo can now be tapped to view your guide of channels, and links can now be tapped on from video descriptions, as well. Additional support for VoiceOver makes the application even more usable in terms of accessibility.

    Unfortunately, the update doesn’t appear to give us the option to select the video quality manually. This was a feature that was demanded in bulk from the user reviews of the application because of the laggy video response, but hopefully it comes in the future.

    Existing users will find the update from the Updates tab in the App Store. New users can download the updated YouTube application for free from this link.

    Sources: App Store
    This article was originally published in forum thread: YouTube App for iOS Finally Optimized for iPhone 5, iPad started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. fatalcrixer's Avatar
      fatalcrixer -
      Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Waiting for this!! YouTube with safari was a pain!!!!!!!
    1. rashad1's Avatar
      rashad1 -
      There are a ton of YouTube app alternatives in case you guys didn't know...Personally, I use McTube.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Finally. All my apps are iphone 5 complete.
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Quote Originally Posted by rashad1 View Post
      There are a ton of YouTube app alternatives in case you guys didn't know...Personally, I use McTube.
      Same here! BLows the youtube app out of the water! Its always HD quality even over cellular. Also with the update yesterday you can play in background as well. The new youtube app is disappointing even after this update.
    1. mrknister777's Avatar
      mrknister777 -
      Finally! Video quality is still painful for sound and video fanatics. Enjoy!
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      When are they gonna make the YouTube video's HD when viewing on LTE? Like someone else said I'm tired of using safari well in my case I use chrome for YouTube.
    1. danman2_2999's Avatar
      danman2_2999 -
      This is the first time watching HD video that I have seen that utilized the whole 4 inch screen. I must say I am impressed. I will check out McTube though!
    1. Colwood's Avatar
      Colwood -
      Much better
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      CLickable links. FINALLY!!!!
    1. Tucnepo's Avatar
      Tucnepo -
      Quote Originally Posted by rashad1 View Post
      There are a ton of YouTube app alternatives in case you guys didn't know...Personally, I use McTube.
      +1
    1. amanda87's Avatar
      amanda87 -
      Now, almost all the apps support iPhone 5
    1. anekin007's Avatar
      anekin007 -
      Youtube app + Pro tube 2.

      Protube 2 adds and imporves the youtube app. I can download videos or music, different resolution, no ads, and more.
    1. bloodyfeelin's Avatar
      bloodyfeelin -
      Quote Originally Posted by anekin007 View Post
      Youtube app + Pro tube 2.

      Protube 2 adds and imporves the youtube app. I can download videos or music, different resolution, no ads, and more.
      Does protube 2 still work for this update? it just crashes on mine.
    1. Airwaves182's Avatar
      Airwaves182 -
      Quote Originally Posted by amanda87 View Post
      Now, almost all the apps support iPhone 5
      Not really 😁
    1. Southern128's Avatar
      Southern128 -
      Protube 2 is a must for the YouTube app.. With the new update, protube 2 crashes on my iPhone 4 iOS 6.0.1 when downloading a video or changing the video resolution...
    1. Hosko817's Avatar
      Hosko817 -
      Quote Originally Posted by amanda87 View Post
      Now, almost all the apps support iPhone 5
      not even close...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Southern128 View Post
      Protube 2 is a must for the YouTube app.. With the new update, protube 2 crashes on my iPhone 4 iOS 6.0.1 when downloading a video or changing the video resolution...
      That is because ProTube is not yet fully compatible with the update.
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      Without the app, I could watch any YouTube video on my iPad by switching to the full / desktop site instead of the tablet / mobile site. I had to delete the app because I couldn't watch music videos and such that were flagged to disallow mobile viewing.

      At home, the iPad has replaced most of the web browsing activity I used to perform on my desktop computer. It's really stupid that YouTube still restricts it from watching a significant portion of YouTube content.
    1. scorpluto's Avatar
      scorpluto -
      It's nice to have youtube back on the Ipad. Was having difficulty without it. Moreover, i didn't know about the other alternatives. need to check the other alternatives .