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YouTube for iOS

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Key Details of YouTube

  • Watch the world's videos and keep up with your favorite YouTube channels
  • Last updated on 03/12/21
  • There have been 19 updates within the past 6 months
  • Also available on Android

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Without a doubt, YouTube is the most popular video streaming service in the world. It has been around for many years now and the team behind it works on making it even better for the users. At its latest update, YouTube for iOS looks clean and is super easy to use. 

Right when you open it, you see videos picked just for you. Everything you need, like your favorite channels and saved videos, is just a tap away. It follows the regular interface that most other social media platforms use, with everything placed right at the bottom of the screen and easily accessible. 

Beyond viewing videos, users can subscribe to channels, interact with content creators through comments, and even upload their own videos. The app supports live streaming, allowing creators to connect with their audience in real time. Additionally, the "Explore" feature keeps users informed on trending videos and topics. 

This app has some neat extras for iPhone and iPad users, like making videos in the app, keeping track of what you’ve watched, and options for kids and YouTube Premium for an ad-free experience. You can download it for free from the App Store. YouTube Premium is extra but gives you no ads, lets you play videos in the background, and includes YouTube Music Premium. Of course, YouTube Premium is not free, and you need to subscribe to a monthly subscription to use it. 

The app gets updates frequently and these updates mainly add new features while keeping the good old design that we are all familiar with. You will not see any huge changes but new features that will improve your user experience. 

If you are one of those who can’t eat without watching a video, there is not better place than YouTube. This app is filled with entertainment and you can find almost everything you are looking for, from how-to guides to series and more.

Bottom Line

YouTube's app plays all sorts of videos, like high-quality ones and even 4K. Finding your way around the app is really simple, making it good for everyone. The app is made for iPhones and iPads and works great on them. YouTube suggests videos you might like, making it easier to find interesting stuff.

What's new in version 16.09.3

  • Fixed bugs, improved performance, took the afternoon off.

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Full Specifications

March 12, 2021
Latest update
May 17, 2024
Operating System
iOS 12.1.2
Additional Requirements
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Developer's Description

Watch the world's videos and keep up with your favorite YouTube channels.

YouTube your way. Get the official YouTube app for iPhone and iPad. Instantly become the DJ, learn Kung Fu and easily share with friends. Catch up on your favorite videos and playlists from around the world on the couch, in the kitchen or on the go.