YouTube for iOS updated with picture-in-picture feature

Alongside updating its app for Android devices, guys at YouTube rolled out an update yesterday for its iOS users too.


After updating its app for Android devices, YouTube has rolled out an update yesterday for its iOS users too.

 

The updated YouTube app for iOS devices allows users to continue exploring videos throughout even as they continue to watch a video. With a swipe of a finger, users can move the video to the bottom of their screen if they want to explore videos at the same time. They can always go back to viewing the video in full screen by swiping up. To dismiss the video, swipe right or left. 

 YouTube for iOS updated with picture-in-picture feature

Screenshots of the updated app

 

 

Once they’ve updated the app, users can search and browse channels for playlists, and also watch back-to-back videos. Google has also introduced nifty tweaks to the existing Cast button on the YouTube app. The functionality allows users to send YouTube videos from their phone or tablet to their connected TV, and now they’ll be able to view a preview screen when their devices are connected. Users can select a video and opt to queue up the video to watch it next. 

 

The updated YouTube iOS app is up for grabs on the App Store. This app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad devices. To be able to use this app, users will require devices running iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimised for iPhone 5. 

 

The YouTube Android app was updated to include a whole bunch of new features including a refreshed UI. The application now features the new card-based UI that lends it a more slick appeal. Users can open the guide from anywhere in the app if they want to quickly view their subscriptions and feeds. Just tap on the sideways arrow at the top of the app at any time.


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