YouTube iOS App Gains Native Resolution on iPad Pro

The YouTube app for iOS was today given a small but significant update, adding support for the iPad Pro to improve video quality on Apple's newest tablet. Since the iPad Pro was released in November, people have complained about the poor video quality of YouTube videos within the app as the content was scaled up to match the iPad Pro's resolution.

Three months later, the app is finally getting the update it needs to make watching videos via the YouTube app an enjoyable experience on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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Today's update also includes a fix for a bug that could cause the keyboard to freeze when commenting and a fix for an issue that caused the app to crash after adding an account on iOS 7.

YouTube can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]


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13 weeks ago
No splitscreen support, no PiP, no background audio...back to ProTube on iOS Devices ;)
Rating: 9 Votes
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13 weeks ago

That giant red bar with tiny icons at the top is a ridiculous use of space. That underscores for me the fundamental problem with tablets, there is so little real thought put into the form factor. Just scale stuff up and spread it out.

That's not because of tablets, it's because Google wants to use the app to push material design from Android but MD is ugly and wastes space.
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13 weeks ago
Cool. And now get rid of the material design on iOS and we have a nice app.
Rating: 4 Votes
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13 weeks ago
That giant red bar with tiny icons at the top is a ridiculous use of space. That underscores for me the fundamental problem with tablets, there is so little real thought put into the form factor. Just scale stuff up and spread it out.
Rating: 3 Votes
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13 weeks ago
The app is awful. I still use it through the browser.
Rating: 3 Votes
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13 weeks ago

That's not because of tablets, it's because Google wants to use the app to push material design from Android but MD is ugly and wastes space.


Bingo. They're so proud of actually having a design direction now they're foisting it on every platform they get their hands on, and wow does it look ugly next to native iOS design. Not a flattering contrast.
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13 weeks ago
I like Googles material design, I think it looks good. The Youtube app I don't like too much though...
Rating: 2 Votes
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13 weeks ago
...and makes their dumb tab bar look even more ridiculously ugly than it did on smaller screens.

That giant red bar with tiny icons at the top is a ridiculous use of space. That underscores for me the fundamental problem with tablets, there is so little real thought put into the form factor. Just scale stuff up and spread it out.


I don't think the problem is tablets, I think the problem is incompetent designers who don't know how to take advantage of more space when they're given it.
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13 weeks ago
Oh good, now you can try the app and then delete it in higher resolution than ever before.
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13 weeks ago
Still no Google Cardboard support...
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