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YouTube for iPhone and iPad updated with support for live events

YouTube for iPhone and iPad has been updated with a new features and enhancements, including support for live events. Events like Coachella have often been streamed live on YouTube in the past, but users could not view them on iOS devices. iOS users can now view live events through the app, and YouTube has added a feed called “Live” to the “From YouTube” section of the guide which lists the live events that are currently available.

Additionally, users can now quickly access just the new videos from their subscriptions through the “My subscriptions” section in the channel guide. Additionally, channels that use the “One Channel” branding on YouTube will now have a specialized header for their feed in the iPhone and iPad app. People using the “Send to TV” feature can now queue videos in a playlist. Finally, the update also has the usual performance enhancements and bug fixes.

What do you think of the update? Are you excited to be able to watch live streams on your iPhone and iPad?

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

10 Comments
  • Can now watch weekend 2 of coachella :3 I think this update breaks the yourtube tweak from cydia :( keeps crashing after updating. Can anyone confirm it?
  • Weird, I was able to watch the Ultra Music Festival stream on my iPhone 5 last month in the YouTube app. Although I went to my history to do it.
  • Sweet. Able to watch the Adam Carolla weekly live podcast. Of course, I hope they update the Apple TV app too.
  • itz awesome now
  • Omg really? Finally, i was hoping
    To watch live stream, but i wasn't able to, but now i hope it doesn't freeze or make the device slow
  • I have been wanting this feature for so long now. Can't wait to give this a try!!
  • updated but happened tried it yet
  • Can you choose to view content in HD when not on wifi?
  • Question: Why does iMore stream via Ustream vs YouTube's live event streaming?
  • Glad to see this update. Thanks google!