YouTube for iOS Updated With Split Screen Support on iPad

Google's YouTube app for iOS devices was today updated to version 11.10, adding support for Slide Over and Split View on compatible iPads. With Slide Over and Split View, the app can run alongside another app or with the Slide Over panel open, allowing people to multitask while watching YouTube videos.

The third split screen feature available on Apple's iPads, Picture in Picture, has not been added to the YouTube app despite being a feature that many YouTube users have been hoping for.

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Split View is compatible with the iPad Air 2, both iPad Pros, and the iPad mini 4. Slide Over is compatible with the iPad Air and up, the iPad mini 2 and up, and both iPad Pros.

Other new features in the update include relocated home tabs when in landscape mode on an iPad and a fix for a bug that prevented URLs in video descriptions from opening.

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


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9 months ago
I hope they implement picture-in-picture soon...
Rating: 7 Votes
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9 months ago

Does this app get rid of all the ads that infest YouTube?


Those ads pay for the content you watch.

Or would you rather have no ads and no YT? Google isn't a charity, they're a business.
Rating: 3 Votes
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9 months ago
Does this app get rid of all the ads that infest YouTube?
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9 months ago
I'm not a YouTube fan but I'm happy any time another app gets on board with the split screen feature. Seems to be too slow adoption for quite a few apps.
Rating: 3 Votes
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9 months ago
Yet no background playing...

YouTube Red should not be hogging this feature.
Rating: 2 Votes
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9 months ago

Yet no background playing...

YouTube Red should not be hogging this feature.


I would disagree with you, but then again.. YouTube hasn't stopped ProTube for implementing background playing.

I have YouTube Red with the Family Plan... I think it's a pretty good deal given what's all included.
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9 months ago
no picture and picture because that would undermine youtubered. so dumb
Rating: 2 Votes
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9 months ago

Since all video is wider than it is tall, an ideal implementation of video overlays in split screen would be to hold the iPad in portrait mode, and have the aspect ratios worth of screen real estate consumed by the video playing horizontally, with the remaining available for other work.

Instead, some programmer at Apple seems to have thought it was a good idea to split the screen in portrait mode, into two skinny vertical ribbons, then use one of them to play a tiny horizontal video sacked down to that width, while blacking out the rest of the frame.

iOS... strikes again.

I don't get it. Video sites aren't all that people put in split view. In fact if not for YouTube everybody could just use PiP. Plus what you describe would require third party developers to take action.
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9 months ago

I hope they implement picture-in-picture soon...

They won't. That would kill YouTube Red.
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9 months ago
Since all video is wider than it is tall, an ideal implementation of video overlays in split screen would be to hold the iPad in portrait mode, and have the aspect ratios worth of screen real estate consumed by the video playing horizontally, with a maximum amount of space remaining available for other work.

Instead, some programmer at Apple seems to have thought it was a good idea to split the screen in portrait mode, into two skinny vertical ribbons, then use one of them to play a tiny horizontal video scaled down to that width, & blacking out the rest of the frame, resulting in an unwatchable small video and a maximum waste of space.

It's like every feature in iOS is only half completed.
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