YouWidget puts your YouTube subs and more into an iOS 14 widget
What you need to know
- YouWidget brings YouTube to your Home screen via widgets.
- You can keep track of new videos, see channel stats, and more.
YouWidget is a cool little app that puts all kinds of YouTube information right onto your iPhone and iPad Home screen via the magic that is iOS 14 widgets.
A great way to make sure you never miss another video, YouWidget can also display channel stats and more via multiple different widget sizes and designs.
- Live YouTube video feed on your iPhone home screen with 15-minute refresh.
- Choose to view your subscription's videos or popular trending videos.
- Select any YouTube channel to follow their video feed.
- View statistics for any channel including subscriber, view and video counts.
- Auto-refreshing feed.
The whole thing is handled by Google's YouTube developer API so you don't need to give the app your credentials and individual widgets can be customized to make sure they fit in with your overall Home screen aesthetic.
Having Twitter stats on your Home screen might not be something you think you need, but it could be really useful for the budding YouTuber, for example.
You can download YouWidget from the App Store (opens in new tab) right now and it won't cost you a penny.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
Leave it to 3rd party developers to do what Google won’t do. Come on Google! Stop being lame.