Official YouTube app arrives in the App Store, complete with YouTube ads

Google has unleashed its own YouTube app for the iPhone today. Google has built the app with the help of YouTube engineers with the aim of giving iPhone and iPod touch users the best mobile experience. You may recall that Apple removed the YouTube app from iOS 6 beta 4 and later confirmed that Apple’s license to include the YouTube app within iOS had ended. Apple claimed that Google was working on its own app and today it has arrived in the App Store.

Watch the world’s videos and keep up with your favorite YouTube channels with the official YouTube app for iOS. Sign in to access your subscriptions, playlists, uploads and more.Enjoy YouTube’s vast video catalog, including official music videos Find videos and channels more easily with voice search and query autocomplete Subscribe to channels and instantly access your subscriptions with the channel guide UI Read comments, browse related videos, enable subtitles and more - all while watching Easy video sharing to Google+, E-mail, Facebook and Twitter

The official YouTube app is surprisingly not a universal binary so this it only runs well on an iPhone or iPod touch. Of course you can still install it on your iPad but you would have to run it in 2x mode. The YouTube app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.

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Google and the YouTube engineers are working on an optimized version of the YouTube app for the iPad which should be available in the coming months. If you give the YouTube app a whirl, let us know how you think it compares to the stock iOS YouTube app.

Source: YouTube Blog


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