iPad Why is YouTube so bad on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nStyle, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2009
    Since every iPad I've owned, I have never had any luck getting the video to buffer fast enough to achieve smooth playback. It isn't my router or my connection speed, because I am using a Time Capsule and my Mac's have no problem buffering a 1080p video 30 secs ahead of my position in the video.

    With the YouTube app for iPad, there is not even a quality option so I assume I am sub 720p, and it can't keep up past what I am actually watching.

    Any ideas?
  2. macrumors 601

    Oct 23, 2010
    Use youtube in the browser. Its been the better option for years now.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012
    Not to mention half the links to videos on youtube give a "this video can not be displayed" error, so when people want you to look at such and such linked video you can only respond, oh, I have an iPad so I cannot view media on the Internet a lot of the time, sorry. Resulting in feeling like a jackass for owning one in the first place.

    Which doesn't even begin to address why YouTube on iPad is so crappy.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    Google purchased youtube. You know Google doesn't like Apple. They want you to buy their Nexus devices.
  5. macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Try the app mctube
    I don't have any buffer issues using that
    Select 1080p in the settings
  6. macrumors 65816

    Oct 8, 2007
    If you don't like the new youtube try jasmine. I'm a jasmine user when no YouTube app on ipad. But I uninstalled jasmine because the airplay is not clear even set to 1080p. The new youtube is nice my there is no history tab on it.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Youtube app is crap. U get the worst quality video.

    Try Mctube or Mctube pro, vid quality can be selected up to 1080P.
  8. macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2012
    Have you tried the new YouTube app?

    It works pretty good and clean UI.
  9. macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2008
    Haven't had any issues with the new YouTube app.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    Ditto that the new YouTube app solved a lot of issues. Works great.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    The app sucks on Nexus 7, too.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  13. macrumors 6502


    Jan 4, 2009
    They make tons of ad money from ios devices, so I doubt it is on purpose.
  14. macrumors 68020

    Nov 3, 2008
    YouTube is slow on my iPad mini also, but what really gets me is how slow airplay is to the Apple TV.

    I have all apple products so my router is a time capsule and whether its a (non HD) YouTube video or a short 10 second video clip of my kids then shooting it from the iPad Mini or iPhone 5 to the AppleTV always results in a ridiculous amount of buffering. I thought these new antennas were supposed to fix that.
  15. macrumors regular

    Zach Vega

    Feb 22, 2012
    I like the YouTube app, but I prefer McTube Pro, as you can select the resolution.
  16. macrumors 68020

    Nov 3, 2008
    You seem to be forgetting which company has the chip on their shoulder and is crippling the user experience out of spite. Apple hates google, but google loves everyone.

    Just like Amazon, Google benefits from having their product on every device possible regardless of who makes it.
  17. macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
  18. macrumors 601

    Oct 23, 2010
    Sorry the youtube site works fantastically on my mini iPad. No need to waste time with an app thats not as good as the website.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2008
    True that!!


    Yup quality is sub par on the ipad, it looks even worst when on 3G/4G/LTE :eek:
  20. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2009
    Yeah, uh.... I mean... despite the fact that GMaps on iOS looks better than other version of gmaps... but yeah.... you're right... I think.

    In all seriousness... I was using the new YouTube as a benchmark and still wasn't getting good results. The only thing the updated YouTube apps have added for me is "Non-BS" results. I can actually find what I'm looking for now, but I can't watch it. It's a sick, paradoxical experience that only the most narcissistic douche could of designed. I mean this is Apple, the biggest hardware company out there... coupled with YouTube, the largest publicly viewed website next to Google itself. What excuse do they have to not function together properly? Which planets have to perfectly align against the sun for this mad prophecy of a harmonious link between Apple and YouTube to occur?

    Okay... I took that a bit far.... But it really is nonsense.

    I'll give McTube a try even though the name is completely hideous.
  21. macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2012
    I love you iPad youtube app, no problems here. iPad 4
  22. macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
  23. macrumors 68040


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    That's what I thought so. :apple:
  24. macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011
    Twin Cities
    Google's apps seem to run better in iOS then they do on Android. More polished too :apple:

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