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New YouTube app gets a jump-start on the new Apple iOS 6

By Darren Weir     Sep 11, 2012 in Technology
One thing you won't find pre-installed on the new Apple iPhone is the YouTube app, but Google is one step ahead, releasing it's new YouTube app for iOS 6. You just have to add it yourself.
When it was announced in August, that Apple's new mobile operating system iOS 6 wouldn't come bundled with the YouTube app, Google was already hard at work developing its' own app that appears to be a big improvement on the previous version. It's not surprising, considering YouTube reports it receives one-billion views every day on mobile devices.
The new user-interface has been overhauled with a hidden navigation panel on the left side. Because YouTube created its own app it can now unblock videos with ads, which opens up tens of thousands of videos, that were previously only available on desktop, like VEVO official music videos..
It will let you search by voice and has an auto-suggestion feature that will be able to recommend channels and videos based on other videos you have already viewed.
It also has in-page playback, which lets you bring up the navigation menu while watching a video. While it's playing you can read the description, leave comments, give it a thumbs up or down, and see a list of suggested videos.
Sharing is easier, just one tap will bring up options to share a video on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media.
One thing the new app still doesn't do, is allow you to record or upload your own video.
The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod Touch screens, running iOS 4.3 or later. Google says it's working on an optimized version of the YouTube app for iPad in the coming months.
You can download the app from Apple's App Store.
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