All iPads Frustrated by lack of YouTube app

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mjmar, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    One of the main things that I have used on my iPad since day one is the YouTube app. So, when I first heard that apple was removing it, I was upset, but at the same time okay with it because I heard that Google was going to release their own app for it. They eventually did for the iPhone, which was great, but its been over a month and a half and still no app for iPad, and the iPhone app is still not updated for iPhone 5. What I am wondering is if user experience is Apple's top priority why wouldn't they set aside their differences with Google and work with them to make sure that there was a good way to access YouTube before launching iOS 6? The best way to do it now is through the website, which is an overall bad experience. Remember the days when iOS updates added more functionality instead of taking functionality away? But I guess my main question is when will there be a good way to access youtube from the iPad? Or are there any good solutions that I am missing?
  2. macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2005
    Someone here mention a app called McTube there is a free and paid version and it works well plus allow you to download within app.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010
    Try Jasmine. It's free, designed well, and is an iPad app. It also has all the same functionality as the YouTube app.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2008
    I am right there with you. I have been more than frustrated witht the lack of app for ipad and aggrevated that they have not updated the iphone to the 4" screen.

    for the last month everytime I see an update badge I think "surely this is the update" only to be dissapointed.

    I have found an app called YouPlayer that is a bit better than the browser but I find myself still wanting the old app back.
  5. macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    McTube is a Godsend on my iPad 4. It supports 1080p HD video! I watched several 1080 videos where I could clearly see pores on people's faces. The clarity is stunning. McTube should be the default iPad app because its excellent
  6. macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
    It is very easy to add the YouTube link to your home screen on an iPad. Go to in Safari look for the icon box with arrow. Click on it and you will see the option to "Add to Home Screen".
  7. macrumors member


    Aug 24, 2011
  8. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Another one for Jasmine, it's a great looking app!
  9. macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    This. Jasmine is by far the best YouTube app, and it also supports HD 1080p video. Not to mention, it's free.
  10. macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2012
    Stockholm, Sweden
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    Jasmine is alright. It is still missing a lot of functionality (like the ability to sort search results) but unfortunately there aren't many other options. I have found that the YouTube website is usually pretty good except I can't fin any way to actually play videos full screen.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2007
    Jasmine is the only one I've found so far that doesn't irritate me so it gets my vote.
  13. M87
    macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
  14. macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    I like Jasmine and McTube but they lack the feature of the old app to see all your subscription's *newest* videos.
  15. macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    I don't want to trust a 3rd party app with my Google creds! dang!
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    Yeah that's a really bad idea. I don't sign in when I use jasmine.
  17. macrumors 603


    Oct 5, 2008
    I use Jasmine as well, on my iPhone and iPad.
  18. macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2010
    Another vote for Jasmine. It works pretty well but I'll switch to Google's YouTube app the second it's available for iPad and updated for iPhone 5.
  19. macrumors 68030


    Oct 6, 2008
    Do youtube links open into these apps? That is the main thing I miss, hitting a link from Twitter and going to the mobile site where you can't fullscreen a video all the way.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    No they go to the mobile site
  21. macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    This... much better than Jasmine imo, I have both, the layout is just like the old one/original Youtube app, and much easier to navigate.

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