All iPads Frustrated by lack of YouTube app

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

  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    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. Alicia4065 macrumors regular

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    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. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    Try Jasmine. It's free, designed well, and is an iPad app. It also has all the same functionality as the YouTube app.
     
  4. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    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. CandyNJ66 macrumors regular

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    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. PeterKG macrumors 6502

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    It is very easy to add the YouTube link to your home screen on an iPad. Go to youtube.com. in Safari look for the icon box with arrow. Click on it and you will see the option to "Add to Home Screen".
     
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  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Another one for Jasmine, it's a great looking app!
     
  9. SR71 macrumors 65816

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

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  11. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    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. Applepi macrumors 6502a

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

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  14. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    I like Jasmine and McTube but they lack the feature of the old app to see all your subscription's *newest* videos.
     
  15. itismadhan macrumors member

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    I don't want to trust a 3rd party app with my Google creds! dang!
     
  16. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that's a really bad idea. I don't sign in when I use jasmine.
     
  17. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I use Jasmine as well, on my iPhone and iPad.
     
  18. PorterRocks macrumors 6502

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    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. jclardy macrumors 68030

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    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. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    No they go to the mobile site
     
  21. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    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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