On the heels of that major update to its official Gmail client that we told you about earlier tonight, Google has in the last few hours also pushed out a significant update to its official YouTube client, finally adding the needed support for the viewing of videos on the new 4-inch display now found on Apple’s iPhone 5.
In addition, the new update now includes complete native support for viewing videos on Apple’s iPad, too, with users now able to share this video content via Apple’s content streaming API – AirPlay.
The app’s new iPad-targeted interface now also displays a guide of channels, and will now allow those with an account at the video sharing site to fully manage their playlists on-the-move by either adding or removing items.
- Clickable links in video descriptions
- Improved accessibility with VoiceOver
It’s a significant and well needed update to the video client that we imagine many of you – (especially those of you who may own Apple’s iPhone 5) – out there have been waiting with bated breath for. Whether or not this new update is enough to pull people away from the alternatives they may have found themselves while waiting for tonight’s update, though, is another question.
YouTube for iOS is a completely FREE download, now supporting iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The new update weighs in at 11.6 MB and requires iOS 5.0 – (or later).