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Google Updates YouTube for iOS App, Adds iPad, AirPlay, iPhone 5 Support

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    Google has updated the YouTube for iOS app, adding native support for the iPad and the iPhone 5, as well as full support for streaming videos via AirPlay, reports The Next Web.

    During the iOS 6 Beta, Apple removed the native YouTube app that had been included on every iOS device since the platform was introduced. Once iOS 6 was publicly announced, Google released a native YouTube app for the iPhone.

    YouTube for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Google Updates YouTube for iOS App, Adds iPad, AirPlay, iPhone 5 Support
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    About time
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    Took long enough.
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    Airplay is back! At last!
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    Yay for iPad support!
  8. macrumors 6502

    Thats why it took so long, wish people would be more patient, least google listens
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    There was no reason for Apple not to include this in iOS 6. Apple has nothing that competes with this. The only reason I can think off it's that it's a 3rd party app, and Apple doesn't want to ship with 3rd party apps. Would it hurt Apple to ship with the most popular 3rd party apps like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter?
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    Glad google *finally* got around to this. Might upgrade to iOS 6 now. Maybe.

    Nah :p
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    The reason is the contract ran out between Apple and Google.
  12. macrumors regular

    google maps
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    This, Gmail was just updated, and now we just need Maps. Why switch to Android when I got all the goodies on iOS?
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    Why is video buffering so slow? My Internet connection is more than capable. iPhone 5 by the way.
  15. macrumors 68030

    Good news, lots of good improvements.

    Now can we please have multiple user switching as the gmail app has and the same temporary download facility that Android gets.
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    It's probably the same reason they don't ship their computers with all the garbage that comes on a Windows PC - if you really want it, you can go get it.
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    About frigging time!!!
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    Continuous Playlists?

    But will it keep playing videos in a playlist?
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    Does anyone else notice how often the first generation iPad is used in these types of pictures?
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    now google, all i want for christmas is google maps ;)
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    poor Jasmine...
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    I don't understand why the YouTube site still uses Flash to play videos by default! Don't we have better technologies available by now? It's silly how the only way to play video online is to use a 3rd party plugin that isn't available on mobile, so you need a special app…
  24. macrumors 6502

    Google is apparently not familiar with the phrase "why buy the cow if the milk is free?" :D
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    Downloading this to my iPad and iPhone right now! Thanks for posting this.


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