YouTube App For Android Updated, Brings UI Revamp For 10″ Tablets
Google has had a busy few weeks, updating or overhauling many of its mobile apps. Not only did Gmail for Android and iOS get major releases in the month of December, but Google+ received a long-awaited Community feature (which has yet to roll out to the mobile apps) and Google Search for Android was updated with better Now support.
This morning, an update to the official YouTube for Android application was released, bringing a brand new UI for 10″ tablets. Instead of having that revolving wheel type of layout, you now have a more “organized” view of your subscriptions and the content they publish on YouTube.
When viewing videos, there’s now a vertical bar to the right of the windowed video of the YouTube app showing off the description and related videos. Comments seem to have been lowered in importance and prominence, buried under the Related Videos.
You can also easily pair your account with Google’s new YouTube TV application, which lets you control your TV viewing experience from your phone or tablet. This is a relatively new feature, but one that will become more important as Google adds more “lean back” content to the service.
These changes are viewable on the iPad, too, but only through the browser at m.youtube.com. This is a huge update and will make your 10-inch Android tablet much more useful.