YouTube app updated to include iPad and iPhone 5 optimized flavors and AirPlay support

Since ceasing to exist as a standard iOS app, the YouTube app has become increasingly more attractive and useful. One of the biggest frustrations for me – however – was that I’ve been without an iPad optimized version of the app since iOS 6 landed in September. Thankfully, my wait is over, and Google has heard my call. Hot on the heels of its Gmail refresh, YouTube comes in with a slew of new features that seek to make it an irresistible download.

YouTube version highlights from the App Store description:

* Optimized for iPad and iPhone 5
* Stream videos with AirPlay
* Tap logo to open your Guide of channels
* Add and remove videos from your playlists
* Clickable links in video descriptions
* Improved accessibility with VoiceOver

So, not only is it finally optimized for iPad consumption, it also streams to AirPlay devices and makes use of Apple’s VoiceOver feature for those with impaired vision. Fantastic.

If you already have the YouTube app, it’s a free upgrade. If not: hit this link.

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  • bzbatte

    I’ve been waiting for this update since I got my iPhone 5, like many. While I’m happy it’s finally here, I still find one huge flaw. I love youtube for watching gameplay commentaries and I still find that the video quality is horrible. It’s blurry and pixelated. I don’t understand why the video in the app is so poor but when I go to the mobile version in my browser, the quality is incredibly clear. There are no toggles for video quality in the app. Is anyone having the same problem?