YouTube 2.1 App Now Available on Android Market

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 | 5:40 PM

When you're watching a video on YouTube, how often do you JUST watch the video? If you're like me, you scroll down, maybe read the video description and glance over at the related videos to choose what you might watch next.

Today the latest YouTube app, version 2.1, is available on the Android Market, so YouTube app updates aren’t tied to Android OS releases anymore. The app was rebuilt from the ground up to mirror the YouTube desktop experience and is our fastest, most intuitive YouTube mobile app to date.

What’s new:
  • In-page playback: you can read the video description, browse related, rate or flag videos without having to interrupt video playback.
  • Posting comments: you can post a comment while the video is playing, just like on the desktop website.
  • Subscription updates: we've made it easier to access new videos from your subscriptions. If you are signed into your account, you will see all your subscription updates right on the home screen of the app.
  • New full-screen UI: To enter full-screen mode simply rotate the phone. The new player controls make it easier to seek within the video, and you can pause or resume the playback by just tapping on the screen.
Following our famous mantra 'launch early, iterate often', we first released an early version of the unbundled app a few of weeks ago, collected user feedback, and addressed the key user requests in version 2.1.

Please note that the new YouTube app only works on devices running Android 2.2. To install it, search for 'YouTube' in Android Market. It also comes pre-installed on many upcoming Android 2.3 devices, such as the Nexus S.


17 comments:

Daniel said...

Maps 5 please

Mikel Ward said...

Auto rotate works even if the auto rotate system display preference is off.

I don't know if that's deliberate, but I like it.

아자 said...

I want to know why this version is not support resume after call.

Unknown said...

I don't know about everybody else but these features arent new to me. My youtube has been doing this since the LAST update. The only difference I notice is the HQ icon is different. I have a evo

Snake said...

We still don't see it in Belgium :(

Roy van Keulen said...

Still won't install on nexus one with android 2.2... says installation is unsuccesful. I think this is a european thing.

Piet de Vries said...

Doesn't install on Nexus One 2.2 Build Number FRF 91.

Lars Bjerregaard said...

Works great, big improvement. Thanks.

Rob said...

installs and works great on nexus one FRG83D

Ian said...

Why no QRCode?

apenomics said...

it crashes :(

Moto Milestone 2.2

Harold Fowler said...

Oh wow, OK that makes a lot of sense dude.

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MacLo said...

good job!
thanks!

stevemassart said...

Great to see subscriptions added.

It would be nice to be able to edit the playlists, both to create new ones from within the app and remove videos listed in existing playlists

Also the ability to un-favourite would be good

Some sort of structure to the homepage would be nice, ie these are recommended views, or recommended subscriptions or top viewed etc

tipo said...

Worked on Nexus One Froyo for me.

Simon Blackley said...

It's SO frustrating that Google doesn't EVER mention the fact that these releases will NOT be available outside the US for 2, 3, 4, 7 weeks.

flavin said...

Is sad, all the new app from google is not available for chile android market
New youtube, new map, google reader, books, and so on......
Please guys doit for all the world please