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]

Top Rated Comments

laerning Avatar
104 months ago
I hope they implement picture-in-picture soon...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thisisnotmyname Avatar
104 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Benjamin Frost Avatar
104 months ago
Does this app get rid of all the ads that infest YouTube?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Goff Avatar
104 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ludatyk Avatar
104 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sputnikv Avatar
104 months ago
no picture and picture because that would undermine youtubered. so dumb
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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