YouTube experience is horrible on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Silver78, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Silver78 macrumors 6502

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    I use safari for internet and often search for videos.
    If you install youtube app you will jump to that horrible app when you press a video.
    App gives no multiscreen option or pip. Search option in app is in my opinion horrible.

    Instead I have deleted the app (own youplayer but hate having to jump to another app to watch a video)

    I only use safari.... Youtube mobile version in safari is also horrible. No pip ..not even a fullscreen mode that gives full screen.

    To get those pip/full screen etc. options you have to use desktop version.

    The next problem is in desktop version of youtube on safari. You are constantly reminded on completely white safari and youtube look with a bright blue banner reminding you that you are in desktopmode and to change to mobileversion. The banner shows up at great visual annoyance at every move you make on screen.
    At last there is problems with pressing the timeline to eks. fast forward also (ipad pro) it is so unresponsive.

    I have problems understanding why google have problems making youtube work (allways been horrible on ipad) a company so rich with so many employers cant make youtube work while some teen makes apps work in his room.
     
  2. Thares macrumors regular

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    Dear sir, I think you are making a common mistake a lot of people do when making an accusation. You seem to have mixed up 'can't' and simply 'does not want'.

    Of course google has the resources to build a better experience.
     
  3. Silver78, Jan 18, 2016
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    Silver78 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sadly yes

    I daily use the feedback in youtube and start feedback with. F... You google.

    Apple should make their own youtube service...or youtube should be forced out of the hands of google if they cant figure out giving everyone a good experiance.
    Youtube "belongs" to the people uploading the videos in my opinion
     
  4. lk400 macrumors 6502a

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    I avoid youtube as much as possible for these, among other, reasons. I deleted the app years ago, and every so often reinstall to see if its better. Its actually worse. Of course this is deliberate. Often you can find an alternative source hosting a video, and if not, the videos on youtube arent so important to my life that I cant live without them, or that they even make some sort of tangible difference to my life.
     
  5. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

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    Here's my workflow for lack of YouTube PIP - Utilize IF and Pocket. While in YouTube I add videos to my Watch Later list, in which IF catches via a recipe to send to my Pocket list. Within Pocket, I can open the YouTube video in the native player and be on my way.

    Seems clunky, yes, but works very well for me and might for others too.
     
  6. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure the iPad YouTube app has pip within its app.
     
  7. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Just download a third party alternative. My personal preference is ProTube. Can't fault it feature-wise.

    As has been said, Google doesn't want to implement things like picture-in-picture because they can't show ads via that, or at least at present.

    This isn't totally unreasonable. Google wants to make money from YouTube, and contributers need to get paid.
     
  8. The Clark macrumors regular

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    I don't use the app because it's dreadful. I have no issues with the mobile site though, using Safari anyway.
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Never had issues with the YouTube app but I tend to use the YouTube on Apple TV these days
     
  10. SoYoung macrumors 6502

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    Full screen mode never worked for me on desktop site with safri on ipad. It says my brows dont support it, but pip works. Normal?
     
  11. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    The web on the iPad needs to mature if the device is going to start replacing laptops. Going to an app is terrible. Google needs to make the youtube website on tablets be good. The concept of a "desktop" site is so obsolete. Make it universal.
     
  12. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

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    Huh? Youtube works fine in all modes -- tablet, laptop, desktop, and has for years. What's with these guys?
     
  13. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    The official YouTube app is not iPad Pro optimised (so runs at iPad Air resolution stretched out), and does not support picture-in-picture, slideover, or playing in the background.
     
  14. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Google is notorious for updating their apps to support new devices, iOS versions and features.
     
  15. Badrottie Suspended

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    This is Apple and Google war, Google won't let YouTube use PIP feature, force you to buy hot Android tablets. Apple does not want to work with Google anymore.
     
  16. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I'm not very fond of the YouTube experience either. I wish they could optimize the app for the iPad Pro. I also wish they would incorporate PIP, but I think they only offer that for their paid YouTube Red service, which is upsetting.
     
  17. sunapple macrumors 6502a

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    Google has never been particularly good at tablets, but I can't believe the iPad Pro still isn't supported. Oh well, still kinda works for my basic video watching, liking the 1080p setting on iPhone 6 Plus.
     
  18. Silver78, Jan 19, 2016
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    Yesterday youtube on ipad pro was usable in safari and desktop mode (if u look past the bright blue banner "we have redirected you to computer website....." you had pip and full screen.

    Today it says "browser not supported" if you press fullscreen button ... there is now a theater button that just makes video larger in browser. PIP still works.

    In mobilebrowser mode no PiP and also fullscreen in a browserwindow.

    Tested the app again and still no multiscreen option or PIP but full screen option.

    That sucks.... how come today "browser not supported"?

    If you watch a you tube video via. an internet site both pip and full screen works
    If you jump to youtube from a video on an internet site it works also.
    wierd?


    Feels like a real war! people are allways the loosers in war and also here.

    apple should pump some billions into crushing youtube.
     
  19. mw360 macrumors 65816

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    Did you turn on an ad blocker? Google don't like that.
     
  20. SoYoung macrumors 6502

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    Tonight I bought Protube on the App store. Pretty awesone app. No ads, optimized for ipad pro, background sound for video or PIP (your choice). Great stuff
     
  21. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

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    There must be something similar app for apple gadgets that exactly runs like YouTube. I have seen something like pro-tube in above post.
     
  22. SoYoung macrumors 6502

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    I dont think ads can stop PIP to work. Twitch app have PIP for months now and they have ads as well before the video to start.

    Edit : i quote the wrong post.
     
  23. Zorn macrumors 6502a

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    YouTube & Facebook are both horrible with modernizing their apps. You know it's sad when a freaking BANK updates their app faster than a leading tech company.
     
  24. Marshall73 macrumors 6502a

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    Embedded YouTube videos on web pages will PiP but the actual YouTube website doesn't. Google want you to use their app, they also want you to sign in, both are things I'm not going to do.
     
  25. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    It's absolutely farcical, especially with Facebook. If I was Zuckerberg I would be embarrassed. I just don't use Facebook on my iPad now because it looks awful stretched out.

    Way back in 2012 at WWDC Apple was crystal clear: use the built in size classes in the developer kit to make your apps resolution independent. It really wasn't hard. They had the tools to make their apps work natively at all resolutions. Maybe not optimised but at least functional at native rez. And they ignored it!
     

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