Google Launches Native YouTube App for iPhone

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    As promised, Google has introduced a native YouTube app for iPhone. We had previously reported that Apple will be removing the dedicated YouTube app from iOS 6 which is due to be released in the near future. At the time, Google promised that a native iOS app was in the works. YouTube had previously been one of the built-in iOS apps since the original iPhone launch.

    The app just appeared in the App Store as a free download:

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    The YouTube blog outlines some of the new features:
    The app does not yet natively support the iPad, but the NY Times reports that a native iPad app is in the works.

    In order to provide mobile users with the "tens of thousands" of new videos, the app now supports display of ads with videos. Previously, these videos were unavailable on iOS due to the previous lack of support for ads.
    YouTube is now available as a free download. [App Store]

    Article Link: Google Launches Native YouTube App for iPhone
     
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    Very nice, indeed! I was skeptical at first but am now extremely happy that development is in the hands of Google. And we can share directly via SMS now!
     
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    If we click on a Youtube link, will it open in the app or online? I guess we'll find out! I've been missing the app, actually. It will be nice to have a working Youtube player again.
     
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    Not in Sweden either.
     
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    Nor Australia. Huh?
     
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    Woohoo

    I love how it auto rotates to landscape with I tap full screen
     
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    I just need Google Maps app for iPhone/iPad before upgrading to iOS 6 next week :(
     
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    I managed to get it (UK) using the link in the story. Hoping a Google maps app makes its way out next!
     
  12. Cod3rror, Sep 11, 2012
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    That is awesome!

    This is the brilliance of modulated apps, Apple did the right thing removing the native app, let Google manage it and let it be independent of the OS, more apps should be like that(Newsstand for example)

    This app is MUCH better than the Apple's YouTube app...

    I like the UI.

    I really like how you can play videos in portrait straight from the page, like you can in the Android app, I wish it had a scrubbing feature though when seeking video.

    Also you can finally copy video link to clipboard. Without having to use the "send email" workaround.

    Hopefully they release standalone Google Maps soon too.
     
  13. ThE.MeSsEnGeR, Sep 11, 2012
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    Finally!

    I just downloaded it... and it's amazing! fast, sleek, and very polished.
    I can't wait for google to release their own Maps App, just for the sake of everyone shutting up.
     
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    Ads only for vevo right not for regular videos
     
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    Can't believe it's out so soon! I hope it serves as a viable replacement for the late YouTube app that originally shipped!
     
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    Just got it here in the UK this morning. Quite smart, does the job well.
     
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    It's so beautiful! I'm loving it. We get categories like my Android. Can't wait for tomorrow!
     
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    Only runs iPhone size on iPad

    It's not a universal binary. LAME! Runs as iPhone size on my iPad :(
     
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    its in Australia downloading now, its a shame though i will miss the original icon
     
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    I like it.

    No, it still open in then native app as before. On iOS6 I guess that will change.
     
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    If you'd read the story you'd know that it's iPhone only at present and Google are working on the iPad native version.
     
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    The original icon was hideous. I always preferred the web app icon, which is what the standalone app uses.
     

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