Today is a special day for YouTube where Google launch their first standalone apps for iPhone to replace the build in YouTube apps that has been removed from iOS 6 which going to release very soon. Starting from today, you can download the official YouTube app for iPhone and iPod touch from the App Store.
Google announced the release on its official blog early Tuesday. The company touted the apps’ channel guide, instant search recommendations and options to share to social networking sites. The new app is built by YouTube engineers, to give our iPhone and iPod touch users the best mobile experience.
The release notes for the app list the following features:
- Enjoy YouTube’s vast video catalog, including official music videos
- Find videos and channels more easily with voice search and query autocomplete
- Subscribe to channels and instantly access your subscriptions with the channel guide UI
- Read comments, browse related videos, enable subtitles and more – all while watching
- Easy video sharing to Google+, E-mail, Facebook and Twitter
- The new app comes with a trade-off. Google says tens of thousands of videos, such as music videos from VEVO, are now available that weren’t before, but users will now have to sit through advertising to watch them.
Apple confirmed the move (and Google’s upcoming app) with a statement: “Our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended, customers can use YouTube in the Safari browser and Google is working on a new YouTube app to be on the App Store.”
The following are the screen shot for the new YouTube apps: