iPhone X Does YouTube app play full screen on the X?

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  1. eagleglen macrumors 65816

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    In the YouTube app, how do you make videos play in full screen on the iPhone X, and not letterbox. I want to embrace the notch! When I double tap the screen, it jumps the play black forwards or backwards 10 seconds.
     
  2. HankHill macrumors newbie

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    I just tried it out. Use two fingers to zoom in like you normally would on a photo or in safari and that turns the video full screen letting you fully embrace the notch! ;)
     
  3. eagleglen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm... for me that just switches between portrait and landscape. Also, I’m talking about in the official app, not when you play a YouTube video in safari, or twitter and such.
     
  4. defboob macrumors member

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    Yes the official app supports the pinch zoom in/out to make it fill the entire screen too. Turn the phone landscape first.
     
  5. HankHill macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I’m talking about the official app as well. Pinch to zoom does the trick for me when the X is in landscape.
     
  6. eagleglen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I finally got it to work. Had to delete app, power off and on, and redownload.
     
  7. TireGuy6 macrumors newbie

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    It looks great in full screen ! One stupid question.... Can this be set as the default view when watching videos in landscape mode in the YouTube app ? Would be nice not to have to manually stretch it every time
     
  8. Contributor macrumors newbie

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    There’s a disadvantage to this, though. If you go full screen, you lose some of the picture. As the picture expands to fill the screen at the sides, the top and bottom of the picture expand beyond the borders of the display. I’ve been watching some Watchmojo videos in full screen, and the text banners that appear in the videos at the top and bottom aren’t completey in view.
     
  9. Julien, Jan 13, 2018
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    Julien macrumors G4

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    Yea, most people have NO concept of aspect ratios. They only see the size of the screen and of course shoot all videos in (incorrectly) in vertical/portrait mode. The most standard video aspect ratio is 1.78 (aka:16x9) and the X's screen [other iPhones use the standard 1.78/16x9 aspect ratio] is much wider at 2.17 (19.5x9) so the notch doesn't come into play. Only a scope movie (2.35 aspect ratio) would be wider than the screen.

     
  10. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Depends on the aspect of the film. A 21:9 video would loose very little.
     
  11. bopajuice Suspended

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    In other words it crops the video to fit the phones' aspect ratio?
     
  12. Contributor macrumors newbie

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    Yes, exactly. With videos to which it does that, I don't use the full-screen feature, because, although I like a full screen, I prefer a full picture.
     
  13. RayOTech macrumors newbie

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    Until the YouTube app isn't updated to fit the whole iPhone x screen, use YouTube thru Safari and you'll will enjoy fullscreen video the way it was meant to be. For example, in Safari go to YouTube.com and search for the video you want. When video starts playing you'll notice the fullscreen option. Enjoy!
     

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