Download Google’s Native YouTube App for iPhone
Google has just released its well anticipated native YouTube App for iPhone. As described earlier here at hitechanalogy pages, Apple has a plan to remove dedicated YouTube App from its iOS platform with the release of iOS 6 in the near future. When the Apple plan disclosed in the news, Google promised to introduce a native iOS app for iPhone users. Notably, YouTube app was one of the most appreciated built-in iOS apps since the release of original iPhone in 2007.
The YouTube blog describes a few major highlights of the new app;
- Tens of thousands more videos: Watch official music videos like Taylor’s latest hit.
- New YouTube channel guide: Swipe your finger from the left edge of the screen to reveal a guide with your subscribed channels on YouTube, giving you instant access to everything from Alli Sports to YOMYOMF.
- Find awesome videos faster: Get to videos like “Gangnam Style” faster with new search tools that give suggestions while you type, and let you sort through videos or channels. Flip through related videos, comments and more info, all while watching a video.
- More ways to share with the people you love: Share that incredible video you found on YouTube on Google+, Facebook or text message in the app, as well as from Twitter and email.
The app does not yet natively support the iPad, but the NY Times reports that a native iPad app is in the works.
Moreover, now the mobile users will have an access to “tens of thousands” of new videos because the new app now supports the display of ads with videos too while these videos were previously inaccessible on iOS devices just due to lack of support for ads.
For the first time in a native iOS experience, YouTube will show pre-roll adds ahead of its mobile videos. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that with more monetization comes more content. Thanks to mobile ad capabilities baked into its own app, YouTube will unlock tens of thousands of music videos from VEVO and others that were not viewable on the old app.
You can download Google’s native YouTube App from the App Store for free right now.Apple, google