Last month it was revealed that the official YouTube app would not make an appearance in Apple’s upcoming release of iOS 6. The reason given was because Google’s “license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended.” Google said that a new YouTube app was in the works and today they’ve delivered on their promise and launched version 188.8.131.5263 – this is currently available for iPhone and iPod Touch users.
If you have an iPad, an “optimized version” of the app will be released “in the coming months.”
[quote]“The new iPhone app is available worldwide and unlocks tens of thousands of official music videos, as well as bringing lots of new features to improve finding and sharing awesome videos and channels,” said Andrey Doronichev, head of YouTube mobile, in a blog post. “It’s a new app built by YouTube engineers, to give our iPhone users the best mobile experience.”[/quote]
As for the new features, the YouTube app has a fresh new design, swipeable channel guide, faster search capabilities, and sharing options to Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
The updated version of YouTube app for iPhone now lets users play tens of thousands of additional videos, including prominent-label music videos. Google has made it possible by posting advertisements, which was not shown in Apple-designed app.