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    Feb. 17, 2017
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    Free; Requires Android phone
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Editors' Review

With YouTube, view and rate videos as well as create and share your own.


Recommendations and recent videos: To help you sort through a bajillion videos, YouTube shows you clips and mixes based on your viewing history and trending videos.

Subscribe to channels: Tap the red Subscribe button to have a channel show up in your subscription feed. New videos published to the channel will appear in your feed.

Build playlists: While a video is playing, you can tap the Add to button to create a playlist and add the video to it. You can name the playlist and decide whether to keep it private.

Mixes: Search for an artist or play a song, and YouTube can assemble an endless mix of songs from the artist. If you like the mix, tap the Add to button to create a playlist and listen to it later.

Stream to a TV: Tap the overflow menu (the three vertical dots in the top-right) and tap Watch on TV to set up and then stream video to your TV.

Upload your own videos: To create or share your own videos, tap the red camera circle in the bottom-right corner of your home screen, then record a video or pick one from your library to upload to YouTube. The app offers simple filters for adjusting the look of your video and music clips so you can add a soundtrack.

Companion services: Google offers a constellation of related YouTube services. YouTube Music is a dedicated music app for listening to songs and music videos. YouTube Red is an ad-free subscription version of YouTube. YouTube TV is Google's over-the-top subscription TV service. YouTube Gaming presents gaming videos and live streams. And YouTube Kids presents a curated selection of videos with a simplified controls.


Overlapping apps: Google's various media apps have competing services, making it challenging to decide which is the better choice for your needs. Through both Google Play Video and YouTube you can rent or buy movies, for example, and Google Play Music and YouTube Music both offer playlists and radio-like stations.

Bottom Line

YouTube lets you discover, view, and share user-created videos. The Android app packs in everything good about YouTube but overlaps at times with other Google services.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 12.05.53
Easily rewind or skip forwards 10 seconds by double-tapping on the left and right sides of the video player.
Publisher Google
Publisher web site
Release Date February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Version 12.05.53
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.13MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 499,935
Downloads Last Week 2,181
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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