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YouTube releases updated and standalone iPhone app


YouTube releases updated and standalone iPhone app

YouTube has today launched its own standalone app for the iPhone and iPod Touch following Apple’s decision to drop the app from being pre-loaded on its iOS devices..

The app can be downloaded now from the App Store, in which you can watch “tens of thousands more videos”.

Google boast in a blog post that the app has been specially built by YouTube’s engineers in a bid “to give our iPhone and iPod Touch users the best mobile experience.”

The new version of the app will however feature online advertising, which wasn’t seen in the previous version of the iOS app but is currently used on Android devices along with online.

YouTube’s new channel guide will allow you to see your subscribed channels on YouTube by simply swiping your finger from the left edge of the screen. The new app also sports a new “Ganagnam Style” search feature in which YouTube will give search suggestions whilst you type letting you sort through videos or channels. You can also flip through related videos, comments and more info all whilst watching a video.

Not only that, but you can also share YouTube videos on Google+, Facebook, Twitter or via text message and email.

Google noted: “There’s even more to explore with the new YouTube app for iPhone and iPod touch.” Adding that an “optimized version” of the app for iPad will arrive “in the coming months”.

Asuquo Eton founded, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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