Youtube app gets big update for Android

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Everyone here at HOA has a pretty big interest in Youtube. After all, all three of us run successful (in my case semi-successful) Android channels on Youtube (Shameless plug: go subscribe to Max, Shane, and myself right now!). It makes sense then that we are also interested in the Youtube app for Android getting better. Today Google pushed out an update to the app that does just that!

The update simplifies the mobile Youtube experience into three tabs- Home, Subscriptions, and Account. From the Home tab you can get recommendations and check out customized playlists based on your video watch history. The Subscriptions tab displays all of your subscriptions with a horizontal bar at the top showing the channels you have subscribed to most recently. The Accounts tab gives you quick access to your watch history, uploaded videos, purchases and playlists. In addition to the simpler layout, you now have more editing options within the Youtube app. You now have the ability to cut videos, add filters, background music and upload your edited video within the app. The Youtube app also now plays vertical videos in full-screen mode, not that anyone should be shooting videos in portrait mode!

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So far I’ve received the update on my S6 and G4, with a few other phones still waiting. I will update this post if/when I find the APK file for download. Remember to test out the new app by watching some of my videos! Let us know what you think of the new Youtube app for Android in the comments!

Source: Youtube Blog

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"

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