Google today updated its YouTube app for iOS with a number of new features, including quick access to new uploads and support for viewing live streaming events.

What's New in Version 1.3

* Quick access to new uploads from subscriptions via "My Subscriptions" feed on the Guide
* Access to Live streams
* Queue up videos to play on TV
* One Channel branding for video creator channels
* Stability and performance improvements

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A stock YouTube application had been included on iOS devices since the launch of the original iPhone in 2007, but with the debut of iOS 6 last year that application was discontinued. Google rolled out its own native YouTube app for iOS last September just ahead of the iOS 6 launch and has updated it several times since that debut.

YouTube is a universal app and can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

vmachiel Avatar
122 months ago
Still wont touch it till it stops automatically giving me eye cancer because I'm on a 3G network. Instead of giving the choice to stream in HQ.

Try Jasmine. It's good, and way better with matching your quality to your speed.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jacobss Avatar
122 months ago
I'd like to see top comments and be able to reply to comments, how difficult is that!
I already didn't like that "what to watch" is the first thing I see when I go to YouTube, now they added it to the YouTube app too :( I think "My subscription" is more important here.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BFG86 Avatar
122 months ago
So still no backgrounding or ability to turn HQ off?

Not all of us are on super speeds and can just hit play and the HQ video just goes. need to pause and let a buffer build and backgrounding would be nice
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Richal Avatar
122 months ago
Really want to try the feature of TV video queuing. But I haven't tested if it works well.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sirious Avatar
122 months ago
I love it when an app that I use a lot recieves an update.

I wish the launch page of the YouTube app was my subscriptions instead of "what to watch". I'm more interested in watching new videos by my subscribers before browsing the rest of YouTube.

They have it that way on the desktop site and it annoys me a lot.

No big deal though, can live with it :)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ekwipt Avatar
122 months ago
umm would have been great for Coachella BEFORE the event was on :D
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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