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Google Updates its YouTube App for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

by Jacob Kleinman | October 15, 2014October 15, 2014 7:00 pm PDT

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Google pushed out an update for its iOS YouTube app today designed specifically for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, though it still doesn’t take advantage of everything Apple has to offer. Overall the updated app focuses on fixing issues it has experienced with the bigger iPhone screens while also taking advantage of that extra display space to show more suggested videos at once.

The full changelog includes a fix for one issue that caused the status bar to overlap with YouTube’s UI. It also solves some keyboard orientation issues, makes scrubbing more responsive and now shows all your playlists at once when you want to add a video.

Unfortunately, Google still isn’t taking advantage of the new split-screen landscape mode offered by the iPhone 6 Plus. The updated YouTube app doesn’t even support horizontal orientation unless you’re watching a fullscreen video. We’d love to see the app take advantage of that extra screen space in more creative ways, though hopefully that will come in a future update.

For now you can grab today’s YouTube update from the App Store by hitting the source link below. As always it’s free and still should work for iOS 6.0 and up on iPhones, iPads and the iPod touch.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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