YouTube for iOS Gains Revamped Homepage With Better Recommendations

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YouTube for iOS and Android is being updated with a new homepage starting today, replacing the small thumbnails that offered up recommended videos with a single in-line content stream that serves up ranked recommended videos based on an improved algorithm.

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Whether you want to watch hilarious sketch comedy, your favorite vlogger, new let's plays, or music videos, you should be able to see new videos you love every time you visit YouTube--right on your homepage. Starting today, when you open the YouTube app on your iPhone or Android phone, you'll experience a redesigned Home, with a clean and simple format that invites you to discover and enjoy.

With the single stream, video previews on the home screen are larger and easier to scroll through to find interesting content, much like the trending videos displayed in the Trending tab. The new algorithm, which is based on deep neural network technology, is able to refresh videos on a more frequent basis so content displayed is kept up to date and it's able to present content that's more relevant to each user's tastes.

According to YouTube, people who have tested the new system spend more time watching fresh videos and content from their Subscriptions.

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

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59 months ago
Still ugly as sin
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59 months ago
Since I don't have an account, I am presented with damn ugly and stupid videos from "famous" Youtubers from here. Question, how the hell does it know my location? I don't remember being asked.
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59 months ago
If they would finally get rid of that HUUUUGE top bar, I'd be happy. I mean, it's really



Really, this seems like an issue with most Android apps: they're not optimized to take advantage of the bigger displays. That's a shame. And I haven't talked about lack of some core features that are missing. Like Picture-in-Picture on the iPad, or the ability to play audio when moving away from the app...
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59 months ago
It looks the same.
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59 months ago
I've had this version since the "new and improved" ugly app launched (France/UK)
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59 months ago

Google is doing the exact same thing when automatically directing you to .com/.de/.fr or whatever, maye you just never realized it.

And what drives me nuts is, more and more sites are jumping on board.

I use DuckDuckGo for my searches, YouTube is the only Google service I have to use, but yes, that redirecting sucks.
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