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YouTube - Watch Videos, Music, and Live Streams

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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
entertainment
9.74
76
175
scream 3
0.00
17
dvd player free
0.26
10
google app
10.01
7
google map
25.13
4
youtube
36.53
1
you tube for iphone
15.15
1
youtube app
31.88
1
utube
11.15
1
youtube free
0.00
1
you tube
31.28
1
google chrome
62.07
248
chrome browser
100
249
google crome
251
248
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App name
youtube - Watch Videos, Music, and Live Streams
Description
Get the official youtube app for iPhone and iPad. See what the world is watching in music, gaming, entertainment, news and more. Subscribe to channels, share with friends, edit and upload videos, and watch on any device. You can also create playlists, check out what’s trending, express yourself with comments, share videos with friends, cast a video to your TV, and more – all from inside the app. FIND VIDEOS THAT YOU LOVE FAST - Browse personal recommendations on the home tab - See the latest from the creators that you follow on the subscriptions tab - Discover the world’s hottest videos on the trending tab - Look up videos that you watched or liked on the library tab CONNECT AND SHARE - Let people know how you feel with likes, comments or shares - Create, edit, add filters or music, and upload your own videos all inside the app
Not able to see replies
by Vicjm99 on 2017/07/26 09:39
I am unable to view replies, always leaves me on a blank space. Please fix
Ok........😬😬😬
by Maddie!!!!!!1111 on 2017/07/26 08:56
Its good i guess ...
Great Game but
by !ZINDY! on 2017/07/26 07:25
It was a screen that wouldn't let me do anything 😓💩💩💩💩💩💩💩👾💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩😿🙀😿🙀
Nothing is worth 8 adverts
by _mrsee on 2017/07/26 01:11
Eight adverts for sale 20 minute clip. No thanks
Keeps crashing
by TacticTF (Tactical on 2017/07/25 23:57
Please fix these small bugs, we need a new update since there are pointless crashes on this app when I press read more on a comment or it just randomly closes the application when I'm in the middle of a video. Please please fix this.
Very very poor 😪
by Tootsie fly on 2017/07/25 22:09
The buffering is constant and now the sound plays but the video is frozen at 0 seconds. The app seems to get worse every week. Very disappointed.
Stop going family friendly
by Tcraig99 on 2017/07/25 20:56
FAmily friendly felix
My life love it
by ~Najabear on 2017/07/25 19:38
Love it
History and playlists have been deleted
by Angry muffin on 2017/07/25 19:36
My playlists and history have vanished, when I try to make a new playlist it says 'error' very annoying!!
Annoying
by pommygall on 2017/07/25 17:24
I updated the app... and it's been updating for like 5 hours and stops half way and it's so annoying because I keep on restarting it and stuff but it keeps getting stuck so fix the problem and the it's not the wifi!!!
Hmmm....
by A girl named whatever on 2017/07/25 17:18
Stupid adverts. They r soooo annoying.
Useful
by Dragon lover66 on 2017/07/25 11:28
Always loved YouTube as an app to use when I'm bored. But recently ads have become extremely annoying and the amount of time having to wait to change your name is stupid!
Sort it.
by YoungPeak on 2017/07/25 10:00
Sort out the issue with not being able to share a video.
Hmmmm
by Popishsaxby123 on 2017/07/25 08:10
I love it! But I saw something inappropriate and tried to report it, I am not allowed an account until I'm 18. You need an account to report!!!!!😡
Watch Later
by Crigga84 on 2017/07/25 07:02
Please add a quick way to remove all videos from Watch Later.
Bug
by SaffronBroderick49 on 2017/07/25 06:46
I like this app, however there seems to be a bug where I can't change the orientation of the screen back to portrait after having it in landscape (full screen). But I'm not sure whether it's the app or if it's my phone. I have an IPhone 5s, please look into this if you can.
Chromecast woes
by Nocky24 on 2017/07/24 22:21
App has started picking the first Chromecast device on my network when I attempt to cast a video, rather than letting me select a device. Doesn't happen all the time, but it happens enough to be annoying.
Dios mio
by 4 hours 🦀 on 2017/07/24 22:13
Why change the layout for when you're logged in but keep the old one when you're offline
Where's my subscribed channels!?!?
by FearlessEye28 on 2017/07/24 21:48
Used to just click subscriptions and they would be there but YouTube have lost all my subscriptions!
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by Maisie😊😊😊 on 2017/07/24 21:48
would be nice to have the speeding up feature on mobile xx
I can't even use it on my phone anymore!!!
by Hari (A girl NOT a boy) on 2017/07/24 21:32
I can't believe it's only compatible with 9.0 and above! Why?? I have no idea how I'm going to live without being able to use YouTube and I can't even update my phone because it would crash if I did!
Terrible
by Lynngl59 on 2017/07/24 21:10
Love YouTube but Change it back the layout is terrible, on one of my accounts they layout has completely on suggested videos, why?
YouTube is great, the app is awful
by Lumister on 2017/07/24 20:38
Don't get me wrong the apps interface is great however videos and text just stop loading after about 2 minutes in the app, and it's quicker to restart the app and find the video I was on than to wait for it to load, this is a recurring fault and utterly frustrating and it makes me wonder how an app with so much financial support can be this poor in performance.
good i guess 😊
by disney fan101xoxo on 2017/07/24 15:40
the app is good but not that good 💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎
Search is broken
by Ulkud on 2017/07/24 14:54
On the search it comes with results I don't want and it's happening on the safari YouTube as well. I've deleted it and reinstalled it but it is still the same. Please fix this.
It won't open
by Deemakesmusic on 2017/07/24 14:33
It force closes every time I open it
Critical
by Best simulator ever!!!!!! on 2017/07/24 11:47
It's critical
Problem
by Ben In His Den on 2017/07/24 11:31
Adverts are becoming ridiculous now , I know youtubers want to make there money but there should be an option to turn them off
Won't work on TIVO
by AnnaB0141 on 2017/07/24 08:52
I don't know if the app is anything to do with virgin but it's connected through my phone .. anyway it plays long LONG adds that it won't let me skip.. after 2 songs it crashes,won't let me play certain playlists straight through as it just stops.. this is realy realy annoying me I can use on my phone fine but when it's connected to the tv on TiVo it just won't work :-/
Won't play
by Jake baily on 2017/07/24 01:03
F knows what is wrong, but every time I try to play ANY video it just doesn't work. I deleted the app and installed it again but nothing works. Damn YouTube I use you a lot.. just make a simple app that can work. I just wanna watch YouTube 😢
Hamma
by sharazwr on 2017/07/24 00:51
I don't like advert i wish a choice for it
Videos don't play after a while
by 2Tone55 on 2017/07/23 22:27
Please can you acknowledge there is a problem with videos not playing after a while. It's really annoying! Thanks
Bad problem
by Zigholic on 2017/07/23 21:19
Need notification noise for live broadcasts, we only get the notification noise for videos only, so we keep missing live broadcasts coz we only get silent notifications for them! Also we need to be able to clear all activity in one go instead of one by one.
Still no picture in picture mode??
by EIE23 on 2017/07/23 20:49
Makes it very difficult when following instructional video
Thank you for fixing the no connection issue but...
by Taran Basi on 2017/07/23 18:46
There are still glitches with the orientation with the video appearing chopped off and the full screen button completely not working... The app is still laggy when looking though subscriptions and our recommended whilst running a video in the bottom right corner. Still not hugely impressed.
Well...
by OVR04 on 2017/07/23 07:26
This used to be my most used app but since the recent update my sound doesn't work and it just keeps buzzing. :(
No sound
by CameronKR on 2017/07/22 21:52
Since the update I have no sound while watching videos, only high pitched noises, I have tried to download the app again but no luck!
I use this every day
by Dannyboy090791 on 2017/07/22 21:52
I love the app it's very helpful considering I get my entertainment from YouTube as I don't watch to. However could you please bring back the "remove watched" button on the watch later list it's annoying having to do it manually one by one
A bit annoying
by It kind of works?? on 2017/07/22 19:17
Video quality stuck on 360p no matter what quality I put it at the video will not go above or below 360p. Also when will we be able to close the app and still listen to videos I shouldn't need to download another app (YTBPlayer) and waste space on my iPod.
No sound.
by Mrbonga on 2017/07/22 14:22
I updated the app today and now there's no sound on YouTube. What's happening? Not good.
No sound!!!!!
by MeGa gal on 2017/07/22 14:00
You didn't fully fix the sound issue very well because I cannot hear any thing I watch, it sounds like a robot.
Charges
by XDre3000x on 2017/07/22 11:51
I've been charged 12.99 for membership is this write and something called YouTube red does anyone know about these charges
Let down by scrubbing controls
by LeeamS....... on 2017/07/22 11:17
This app is extremely let down by the almost-impossible-to-use scrubbing controls which are far too small.
Awesome
by Flames629 on 2017/07/22 09:28
This is the best app ever
MAJOR BUG
by K1ll3r K33mstar on 2017/07/22 09:19
I can't open the app at all. I have tried reinstalling and turning my phone on and off but the app will not open. It doesn't open then crash it just won't open.
Stop adding these pointless features
by Mazlymoo on 2017/07/22 06:49
Now you are reverting everything and you are changing back to the old style just stop changing your design and care more about the users otherwise I will move to Vimeo
Ok
by ido_appreviews😁 on 2017/07/21 23:33
Perfect but if there was only some way to delete the watch and search history. Other than that I ❤️ it 😍😍❤️😂😂😂
Amazing
by youtube bilionair on 2017/07/21 19:15
I love it you can watch anything and subscribe to people. I made my own YouTube channel and I love doing it thank you
good
by banglabesh on 2017/07/21 12:41
very very nice
S'Alright
by Blockmaster80 on 2017/07/21 09:56
It's not perfect jut it's alright
Im confused and dont know what to do?
by Stirki boi on 2017/07/21 07:38
Recently it says I can't watch or search for certain videos due to not being signed into a google apps account ? Like I can google the video I want to watch (which is irritating because I have the app for a reason) then it takes me to YouTube and says please sign into google apps account to access the following video? But I am signed in to my gmail account on YouTube ? Whats going on?!
Good
by IJDH on 2017/07/21 06:36
Good
New update killed the app
by Samm Gitturns on 2017/07/21 05:01
New update causes the app to crash within 4 seconds of starting it up. Sort it out please.
No volume
by Spalshie on 2017/07/21 01:48
I can't hear volume still so I don't think the update worked completely
Comments
by Talking tom cT on 2017/07/21 01:18
Why do the comments keep changing location after every update???
Amazing but
by derpygamers on 2017/07/20 20:40
Every now and then the screen minimises and I have to flip it portrait then landscape to make sure I can see it but other than that very good plzz fix
Needs sorting!
by Dog.666 on 2017/07/20 20:34
It use to work but now nothing works on here or if connected to Facebook. Sort the issues please! ASAP. Thanks.
Poor
by Peter hunter Toronto on 2017/07/20 18:08
Very bad software if you want any ads between every video, randomly changing videos and no background listening this is the app for you! Seriously google stop thinking your "original content" is worth money to us all everybody wants is as blocking!!
There's a problem...
by xboxkid73 on 2017/07/20 17:56
Since the new update every time I delete something of my history and refresh the video I deleted keeps coming back so it makes me delete it and refresh about seven times before it goes so can u fix this
Wtf
by Just for people on 2017/07/20 17:53
I love YouTube but if I leave the app then go back it restarts
It bugged
by PpPpPKKKKKK on 2017/07/20 17:40
It don't work anymore it just a glitch app I cant use
Amazing!! But...
by Aiden casserley on 2017/07/20 15:52
When are we going to be able to switch to other apps and still be able to listen to the music we want or the videos we watch.
Good app but slight problem
by Jaybo34 on 2017/07/20 15:07
I love this app it's useful it's just the fact I can see the comments on my videos
Get it sorted!
by MissrainbowCentric on 2017/07/20 12:24
I get half way through a series and it says you can't watch it or the video is unavailable. I know it's nothing to do with my phone or the country. Sort it out please.
Amazing
by ElziebellYOUTUBE on 2017/07/20 07:08
I just wish it would take less faffing to make videos yourself.
YouTube is amazing!
by Roblox is great! on 2017/07/20 05:27
It's amazing as I get to watch all my favourite Youtubers on this app!
I watch YouTube a lot
by Georgetreat on 2017/07/19 21:10
I watch YouTube so much almost 24/7 great app
YOUTUBE
by deronifingdaniel on 2017/07/19 21:03
Really good fun place amazing app watch my YouTube DANTER2
Typical!
by Mak8483 on 2017/07/19 19:19
Why update something that was working just fine? Now it keeps crashing!
Even better if...
by Shskfosba on 2017/07/19 18:40
Would be 5 stars if the audio ran in the background when you weren't on the app so you can listen to music whilst on another app.
Love it
by Dan19855891 on 2017/07/19 18:34
:-)
Watch later error
by error4456655 on 2017/07/19 16:36
When I delete a video from my watch later box, it doesn't delete and only deletes when I refresh, annoying
Ads ads ads
by ChasingRabbit93 on 2017/07/19 15:37
Ads after every song...no background music...useless app
Removing videos from history
by David's trains on 2017/07/19 15:26
If you want to get rid of a video from your history when you refresh the video will be still there when it shouldn't be even if you refresh more than once the video is still in your history
Amazing
by Ahdhavba on 2017/07/19 15:11
Amazing if your bored
Amazing app
by Hillpm on 2017/07/19 12:07
This app is reliable and amazing really handy and enjoy watching YouTube love it
Bad
by Mixerwolf on 2017/07/19 07:37
The app isn't downloading on my iPod for some reason
Update has broken the app
by Triggerdown123 on 2017/07/19 04:34
The most recent update has made YouTube crash every time I try to open it now. How very inconvenient considering I use it every day.
Terrible
by Imrubbish on 2017/07/19 01:37
App never lets me play videos, just keeps loading, sometimes works when I log out of YouTube but then I can't watch my playlists? Had to redownload this app countless times. Disappointed.
Keeps crashing
by elitemaz on 2017/07/18 22:35
The app keeps crashing whenever I load it
??
by Mr.Thorpe on 2017/07/18 22:09
Update means none of my videos load! Sort it out
Seemed it fix its self
by BooBoo3525!? on 2017/07/18 18:58
The problem seemed to fix it self
Crap USER INTERFACE
by CY metro ltd on 2017/07/18 18:10
why did google change the UI, This YouTube app now looks like a child has made
Stream
by Secret sapphire on 2017/07/18 18:03
It's an amazing app and was extremely good on my ipad (until it broke today) and the only problem I have is the stream button. I accidentally press it and it streams to my TV (obviously) when my parents are watching TV. This can become annoying. Please implement a function where there a option to have it or not :) thanks
New update
by Kilamanshankwa on 2017/07/18 17:59
Thanks for fixing as I had a lot of issues with this
Comments
by DiamondTea on 2017/07/18 17:49
I can't see comments cause I'm on a phone plz pix this
I love it
by Emma-Lou001 on 2017/07/18 17:08
Omg I love YouTube because there is cool people that does videos to make the world a better place
Garbage
by rrreese on 2017/07/18 17:05
So little effort has been put into this app, extremely frustrating to use.
Amazing
by Nikki / Jack B on 2017/07/18 15:56
I have been using since 2005
Update ?
by HypeTV on 2017/07/18 15:39
This ain't much of a review but I would love to know when the live streaming update shall be coming out on iPhone ?
Completely broken
by Can't use at all anymore on 2017/07/18 14:44
Ok so this is great when it works when I go to watch a video it just comes up with something saying 'something went wrong tap to retry' and then when it does work it has no sound then I fast forward it and it makes a buzzing sound and this has happened before
A little bug.
by Frbjgd on 2017/07/18 14:13
There is a little bug that really annoys me. The bug happens every now and then. What it is, it is a bug that stops me from minimising a video from full screen and going onto the suggested. The only way I can fix it is by going into multitasking (iOS) and force closing it from there. Thanks.
The best
by P&o 45 on 2017/07/18 11:26
The title says it all
Recent problems
by view1210 on 2017/07/18 06:23
Half the videos on this app new and old no longer load, although comments section loads just fine every time. Fix it.
Good
by Shigogpgpfodjsjelgkd on 2017/07/18 00:23
I use this app all the time but the one thing that really frustrates me is a bug where the screen won't rotate or exit full screen. Other than that it's good
Video issues
by The7 lies on 2017/07/17 18:42
At times when I'm watching a YouTube video the video resets but the audio stays were it was and when I went onto another video the quality was terrible there was pixels on the screen for the video and if you went back to a different point in the video it won't load. So YouTube please fix these issues especially the video one let's hope you fix this soon.
Fix this issue
by Wow omg by worawat on 2017/07/17 17:42
It keep saying I have no connection when I'm clearly connect to the wifi
Excellent
by Libby Lea on 2017/07/17 15:45
Although the buffering is irritating there is nothing wrong with the app. All these other picky people are just looking for something to complain about.
Love it
by AmyL💓 on 2017/07/17 14:25
Great you should definitely download it never get bored I could watch the videos for 5 hours
Great app, minor problems I'm having...
by Wzrdary on 2017/03/05 07:16
First off I'd like to say this app is very good, they've changed a lot since the last "patch" and things are getting better, I would like to put something forward as if reviews ever get read, on IOS devices I tend to swipe up a lot during playback, be it to turn brightness up or down or to put on the flashlight whilst going downstairs and watching videos at night, however this presents a slight issue with the new drag up to see recommended videos, as it brings them up and often causes me to switch video whilst half way through the one I was already watching, which can be a bit of a pain to get back to, I also think the progress bar is too close or too small as it can be difficult to scroll through a video, once again often causing me to swipe up the recommended videos, (quick side note: this swipe up recommended videos addition isn't a good feature at all) I think the size of the progress bars ball at the end of the red bar should be larger so it's possible to actually scroll through a video, I've used the new version on my iPad and it's fine on there because everything's nicely sized for that but on an iPhone 7 Plus it's still a ball ache. I'd also mention that if you believe the swipe to show recommended videos whilst in full screen mode is a feature you'd like to keep then put it at the top so it's not in the way of anything. Overall it's a good app just needs some tweaking.
So many bugs.
by HarryTheChap on 2014/04/21 11:30
I really want to enjoy this app, but I don't know what you've done to it in this most recent update because it doesn't actually work anymore. Firstly, about two minutes into any video, the player turns pitch black and stops playing the video, but the sound keeps playing. The only way to solve the issue is to restart the video, which means I then have to fast forward to where I was, which leads me to my second issue; the video's time scroller is ridiculously sensitive. Whenever I try to skip to a certain point in the video (which is quite often due to the buggy player), it's impossible to skip to an exact point, the slider moves so suddenly that if you do scroll to the correct time, the slider will react to you taking your finger/thumb off of the slider and skip forward a minute or three. This means whenever I want to skip to a certain point in the video I have to skip to 30 seconds to a minute before that point, a huge waste of time. My third and biggest issue is that at any point in a video, whether it be halfway through or two minutes in, the video will believe it has finished, stop playing, and display the replay button. If I try to press the replay button or scroll through the video, the app crashes. Please, please fix these issues, it's turning a fun, ten minute video into half an hour of hassle and it pretty much renders the app useless.
Stop Changing Things that don't need Change
by Joel7551 on 2015/08/16 16:25
I say this every time you update the app and the only reason I update it is because it fixes bugs and yet makes the app worse. The new comment bar is really annoying... Whenever I reply to a comment it comes up with 'error' so I click it a bunch of times and it still says the same thing and I refresh the video and it says I've sent it already and even once I've replied to a comment the comment bar still shows up, I click full screen on the videos and it - still on my screen, I click on another video and yet it's still on my screen. Also when I click on a video on full screen things like the wi-fi signal and time and battery percent shows up the video and I know it seems like little bu it's the little things of YT that makes me love it and you're probably not going to see this review because you guys probably don't seem to care what people think but please changes these. You probably think it's quite sad for me to right a review this long but that's because I've already wrote reviews and obviously you've paid no attention to them what so ever and it starting to annoy me and I'm sure other people to.
Why can't you leave well alone?!
by DreamerPhoenix on 2016/09/18 02:37
This is the worst update yet! Not only are you navigated to another page within the app when you want to see the replies to a comment, (if there's more than one reply), but worse still, you can't reply directly to someone who's replied as tagging has never worked from the app and there isn't a function to reply to a reply (sub comment)... The only option available is 'public reply' as a whole, which if you're directing your comment at one person is useless! Also, if there is only one reply it sits under the original comment in a way that makes it look like it's unrelated/another comment! It's so much harder to read and reply. The update as a whole was unnecessary and honestly ruined the app. In changing the comment section in such away it has taken away the flow and easy to read format and replaced it with something that not only lacks readability but has been stripped of many functions that were available before. I can't understand how you would all see this new look as an improvement, it seems like a predecessor, not a successor! Was 4 stars, now it's not even worth the minimum rating... I'm disappointed and wish I could go back to the last update! :( Google never listens to its users and needs to start doing so as judging by the reviews, I'm in a long line of unhappy users! (Edited from first comment)
Poor playback quality
by Coop iPhone 5s on 2014/03/21 08:28
I first noticed the lack of quality when I had my iPhone 4s but being due an upgrade in the near future I accepted it. My upgrade was the iPhone 5... Quality is just as poor on the 5. I contacted my provider and was asked to visit one of their stores. I did so and was told it was not the network and was actually shown up by a Samsung! We played the same video and the Samsung was clear! Both devices used our mobile provider.. We then switched to wifi and the this app allows to change quality settings. On wifi the quality is fine. Upon returning home I again contacted my provider.. Who transferred my call to apple. I was asked if the quality changed much between mobile to wifi which it does... The assistant advised that there should hardly be a difference between the 2 as iPhones are designed to play at highest quality. I was advised to remove the app and reinstall as there might be a glitch in firmware. I did this with no improvement. Apple have now advised that this is an app issue! I'm now using a 5s and it's the same poor quality. I still compare with other peoples devices and even other iPhones and quality is much the same as mine. I have since downloaded another app in order to achieve quality playback... Come on guys... Sort this out.. Disappointed!
This is outrageous! Fix these issues please !!!!!
by ShonieDerzen on 2012/11/29 10:04
Dear You Tube App developers, hopefully you realised by now why you have such an overwhelming negative review for your app and why everybody misses their old iphone app. Apart from all the issues mentioned, I would add a few crucial issues. 1.one of the most basic things is missing, a volume bar. What were you thinking to release the app without a volume bar on the screen?!?!? 2. We cannot create a favourite list within the app (as we had on the old iphone appo) without logging in a bloody Google account, if you don't have one, you need to create a bloody one. Please understand that nobody wants to have to do that in order to have a favourites list on their app, on their phone. 3. When you watch a video, if for any reason you need to leave the app for s while, when you return in the app, the video is gone, you need to start searching it again, find it, wait to buffer and so on. Please please do yourselves a favor and fix these basic issues and introduce these features that everybody loved on the old iphobe app. Every single person that I spoke to regret the fact that by upgrading to the new iOS, they've lost the old iphone app for you tube. Please fix these issues and the many others raised here, if you want to get people to love your app. Thank you.
Bugs
by HollowNeliel on 2016/08/31 23:14
Sometimes when I'm watching a video on the app the video will just suddenly go to the beginning. The sound will carry on but the video will be replaying itself. It's very annoying and I have to close the video each time it does it so I often loose my place. It also has no sign or signal for when it happens it'll just be going along normally then suddenly repeat. Sometimes it may buffer a tiny bit but generally nothing happens before hand. Also whenever I go to a playlist and press the shuffle button it'll stop being shuffled when it gets to the second song so I have to keep turning it back on and it's very annoying. I've tried on different playlists and different ways of shuffling them but it'll switch Itself off afterwards. I've tried reinstalling the app and restarting my phone and still nothing. Hope you fix these problems soon. The not interested is a handy feature but I wish it would be further down in the list maybe 3rd after watch later and add to playlist because often I nearly accidentally click the not interested button when I'm trying to click something else.
Not showing me subscription uploads.
by Lucask69 on 2014/10/27 14:47
I don't know if it's just me but whenever I go on the subscriptions tab at the side to see what channels have recently uploaded, it doesn't come up with anything apart from a note telling me that I don't have any subscriptions and to subscribe to channels to get updates. But I can also clearly see at the side that I am subscribed to over 30 channels and it still won't show me. I've tried refreshing it many times but it still shows me the note. I've tried signing out of my account and into another one and it's working fine on that one but I sign back into mine and it doesn't work. I've also tried unsubscribing from some channels then subscribing again and it still doesn't work. It only started happening today (Monday 27th October 2014) and it's been working fine all the time before that. I hope that they can fix this in another update or anything else but I just hope this gets fixed in the near future. I would give this a five because before this its been amazing and working brilliantly but because of this I'm going to have to give it a three. I hope this improves. Thank you for reading.
Please stop!!
by Snowfairy007 on 2015/12/17 20:08
Please please please just listen to your users and stop changing things and just go back to the old user interface. On iPad you can barely see any suggested videos as all of the thumbnails are far too big - go back to the old interface. Having the comments below the description means that you can't see the actual comments section when the keyboard comes up - go back to the old interface where they're on the right side of the screen. Half of the videos no longer play and are unavailable when previously they worked absolutely brilliant - go back to how it was before. You have to go back through all of your previous searches to get back to the home screen - golden rule of interface design, no more than 3 mouse clicks to reach the desired destination, go back to the old interface where you could automatically. I would give you other aspects to improve but I feel that I've made my point clear, you will make the majority of your users so much happier if you just stop trying to change things which don't need to be changed and just go back to the old user interface or at the very least actually listen to your users and realise that THEY ARE NOT HAPPY!
Complaints?
by MattyMilkshake on 2017/03/18 20:25
I don't know what everyone is complaining about. I have no issues whatsoever. I feel like video loading issues are your internet/memory problems not the apps as I have NO problems whatsoever. Sure, the 10 second skip thing is quite annoying when spamming 'skip ad' and it will sometimes skip but I find it very useful if I want to do something like reward ha short moment and mate pause it to see if I saw it right etc. I don't get any of the other problems. It would be nice if you could watch it while the app is minimised but I feel like that would only be really useful on an iPad because it would be very hard to see it in the corner of a phone/iPod screen. I honestly don't see what people are complaining about. I find the app user friendly and I experience no bugs. People complaining about bugs: it is on their part not the app's part that they are experiencing bugs. Overall, great app, love it, always have loved it!
Crashing after commenting
by the real potato man on 2014/12/23 18:09
I am writing this review a minute after my 5-10 minute experience of constantly going to history and finding my wanted video to reply to comments/ make a new comment. Every time I try the app closes and I have to come back on, wait for it to refresh and retry. I've managed to comment on 2/3 videos I wanted to. On one of them it kept closing and I went back to check if my commenting worked and I had commented the same thing 5 times so I deleted 4. The other video I wanted to comment on worked on the 3rd try and on another one I have tried numerously and I give up because my opinion is not important enough to waste my time like this. I've tried pausing the video while typing and typing slower (I usually type very fast). I hope this issue can be fixed with the next update and I hope nobody else has to go through this as it is extremely annoying closing the whole app. I would give it one star as this is bringing the app down for me but I'm going to give it two as without this is would probably be 5 stars. It's a great app all around honestly. There's not much you can't do!
Some videos don't play
by Ryangrieve99 on 2017/02/18 12:09
I don't know if this has happened to anyone else, but when I go to watch particular videos they don't play. The real annoying thing is that the majority of videos I want to watch can't play, but videos I have no interest in do. To say the least, the recent updates have ruined my experience and have not added any further enjoyment. The developers of this app seem to think that we; as users of the app want constant changes to the layout, controls, notifications. Ironically, the best this app has ever been (in my opinion) is a couple of updates ago when it first came out. Ever heard of the phrase "less is more"? Take a page out of other developers creations; who manage to make a product, keep a consistent layout and don't add unnecessary features. Honestly, one update you added the 10 second skip feature, then the next update it was gone, and now it has made a return. The developers seem to love messing with the app; which in turn, messes with the people trying to use it. Please, add all the stuff you need then from there on just bring out bug fixes, that's all we need- an app that is reliable and not forever changing.
Great, but...
by SRobinson2 on 2015/02/20 23:41
This app is great, it has a great interface, and can run any video in any quality depending on which quality the video was uploaded in (although 60fps is something I wish was here), although problems I've complained about before, are still present, the most prominent of these is playlist descriptions, which I still wish were here, but also, with the new update, many horrible problems have reared their heads, if you decide to skip forward or backwards on a video, regardless of quality or your internet connection, it may decide to freeze for a while, then tell you playback is unavailable, but simply tapping on the video will cause it to play again without a hitch, also, posting replies to comments will cause a test box that you cannot see to appear meaning you have to guess what you're writing, then when you post it, the comment will post but your device will kick you out of the app, annoying, fixes required please.
Normally great but at the moment there's a large bug
by jd-826252 on 2017/07/09 23:15
The app normally works fine and minor bugs, that can usually be fixed with a quick app close and reopen, only rarely occur. However, recently the app has decided to not play all videos. Some will play fine but many just won't load, the buffer circle will stay forever and the video will never play. Even on different devices the same videos won't play but will work fine on a computer browser. It is getting quite annoying seeing as the videos still won't play even after a restart or device switch I have to get on my computer and search for the video again if I want to watch it. I must add I very rarely leave a review on apps and only do so when I feel necessary. I'm just informing the developers of a bug because I use this app almost daily and I know it's in everyone's best interests it works as best as possible.
Please start fixing the bugs.....
by Metal_Manic on 2015/11/18 10:41
Seriously guys, rather than updating the app just to make it look pretty and more user friendly, how about you fix some of the actual bugs and issues? One of the most irritating bugs I have come across is the fact ALL the comments on EVERY video (no matter how old they are) were apparently posted '0 seconds ago'. I find this extremely annoying when I want to reply to a comment, due to not knowing how long ago it was posted. As for one of the issues is that if you've searched for something and then searched for something else while on the results page of first search, you have to go back through all the search results of every search if you want to go back to the home screen, this takes forever if you've done a lot of searches.... In other words, there's no quick way to return back to the home page. I've even resorted to closing and reopening the app. So seriously, let's fix these things rather than making the app look nicer...
Big hugs and dance around in a circle holding hands
by Yoda*Jedi on 2015/10/26 23:18
Ha ha aha hahahaha ahaaaa Hahahahaha f.....g great guys absolutely fantastic, brilliant, sheer quality, what a team I'm flabbergasted. 'I get it' you were going for the 'guess what theme look ?' brilliant I love the colour coordination especially how the writing blends in to the colour scheme and almost disappears Hahahahaha ingenious ! I also like how you've added a couple of puzzle games into the theme like 'guess what channel this is?' and 'guess the content of the video you are about to play' haha seriously ingenious! You have now made the app extremely efficient 'class', I can now get in and direct myself to the stream I want and get out extremely efficiently, no time wasted at all. The app is very intuitive and extremely well laid out, majority love change, especially if it keeps one conf..... I mean 'intrigued'. I would personally like to thank the team and if I was there with you we could all have a group hug n kiss and dance around our workstations holding hands. The best app developers in the world go on Google show them how it's done. Hahahahaha F.....g Bravo 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽
2.6.0 is pointless
by Coolio-Alex on 2014/05/18 14:40
In the very recent 2.6.0 update, the app has only been downgraded. There was only two problems with the previous version of the app: 1. You couldn't reply to comments. 2. The pause button was too big. But why did the pause button have to go into the centre? Now when you want to pause it or see how far through the video you are the picture is darkened. Which means you may miss something. Thankfully, 2.6.0 has acted on this. You can now reply to comments and the pause has been made smaller however the downside of this new update is stupidly unbelievable. Now the app tends to crash quite a lot and the picture in videos will begin to jump on pretty much every video. Not the sound, just the picture. It has been this way for about over a month and the fact that one of the richest companies on the planet has not been able to fix it is deeply concerning. Sorely they can afford to go and buy an iPad 2 (which is what I'm using) and test their app and find ways to fix it if it has any problems.
Nice app. Quality not great. Needs Chromecast fix.
by Sum Sum117 on 2014/03/22 19:56
The app itself is well designed. The video quality could be better but it's certainly not poor. The greatest gripe I have is that the iPad is classed as a mobile device when trying to view desktop only videos. I don't find the iPad any more "mobile" than a laptop, which has access to desktop only videos and I just can't get my head around that one at all. However if that's how it has to be I think at least that if you are connected/ streaming to a Chromecast device which HAS to be plugged into a TV -which is certainly not a mobile device- you should be able to access desktop only videos because the iPad is technically no longer a "mobile" device when connected to a Chromecast. Other than that, a great app, certainly better than using the web version on iPad!
You've done it again google!!!
by Choreopsis2 on 2013/09/08 15:04
Well how can I start? First of all, stop changing layouts. The first one was the best in my opinion, and every time you change it it get more and more confusing to use. Second, I don't want a video playing in the background, cuz when I'm searching for a video I don't want something making it slow as hell. And what's with the minimising??? It's terrible. Don't try new things. I know you want to experiment and all, but this kinda thing doesn't help us as users. I don't want your fancy stuff. I want the old layout back. This is a disgraceful update google. Get it right. EDIT: As of 5 mins ago (when I wrote the initial review) I can't load anything because the "search while watching a video" thing won't let me reload the video. I have to load an entirely new video so I can reload. You are wasting my time google. I'm starting to lose my patience. Edit 2: Now the sound keeps cutting out. What is this google? Not a problem with my devices. All problems are to do with the app. Fix it google.
Absolutely terrible 💩
by B'boy on 2015/11/22 23:06
I don't know where to start. Google needs to rethink this from scratch, based on the highly usable previous version with a left sidebar nav. Awful fragmented UI and a total UX disaster and clearly I'm not alone thinking this. Getting to your watch later list takes far too much clicking. When traversing through different videos / channels there is no way to get back to a screen with the three main nav elements present (home, subs, my account) without passing the back button x amount of times. Try it, click a few videos, then follow a few links to channels - leaves you completely lost. How hard is it to add a home link to the top right nav to avoid being lost at sea? And for some explicable reason getting to comments requires endlessly scrolling down the right sidebar, does it not occur to Google that people may actually want to easily discuss videos? It's like being back to a time where UX was the least thought out part of an app's function. It's just awful. Zero stars.
Improved most of the important features are fixed.
by Skeletor1999 on 2016/02/24 18:41
It's great and with a far improved comment system which actually allows replies to everything I'm no longer having to look like an idiot replying to the wrong person in a conversation. There's a few bugs overall which is why the full 5 stars isn't obtained, including videos not playing after tabbing out and reentering and some channels not loading with full signal and good internet speed. Update, the pop-up to discard a comment appear behind the keyboard, this makes it extremely difficult to simply discard a comment, combined with the fact even brushing your finger over anything but the comment box opens the pop up it has become extremely frustrating to write even a simple comment, if you fix the pop up and allow the app to be interacted with while commenting, like many other apps, maybe the commenting system will not be subpar and a higher rating that 3 could be achieved.
Right direction, Google!!!
by user3907 on 2017/02/15 09:55
Yes, Google, yes! Thank you so, so much for this new 10 sec skipping ability.. I, honestly, was dreaming about something similar for around 10 years.. the app is getting very close to being perfect. You recently added an ability to choose 1080 (would love to see ability to choose 4k one day) on a screens which "don't support" it and it was very much welcome, too. The last major thing for me is a lack of constant 1080p (or highest available) quality choice, because I hate with passion to choose it manually for every video (and yes, this "auto", unfortunately, is a fan of 720p, no matter how good my connection is). Please fix one last thing! Personally for me it deserves 5 stars already. Thank you, Google!
Get the bugs sorted!
by MrsMellark<3 on 2015/03/01 08:21
I've had this app on my iPod 4th gen ever since I got it and I've had next to no problems in the past. Only recently (maybe 2-3 months) has the bugs really started to annoy me. Firstly, whenever I go to rotate the screen to watch a video as a bigger picture, 9/10 times the app seems to crash. Now I don't know if its because my model is one of the oldest apple products you can get now, or whether its to do with something else, but it's just all round irritating. Secondly, if I go to watch a video off a playlist (whether it be my own or someone else's), the app, again, crashes. I don't know if this is due to what model I have, if it is I apologise for the rant, but if is down to bugs, I suggest you fix it. So finally, my opinion is that instead of adding unnecessary features (e.g. the date when the video was uploaded), you look at the complaints about bugs and get them sorted first!
Okay but...
by Angry gran is sick on 2015/07/15 15:21
Overall the app is brilliant, I can view the videos I want to watch, everything's in its place and the quality is good but lately I've encountered some issues that hopefully can be fixed. For starters a bug has occurred that means every comment says '0 seconds ago' which is annoying as I would actually like to see when the comment was posted. Not all of the videos I've subscribed to are coming up in my subscription box. I subscribe to many channels but the number of channels I'm subscribed to shouldn't have an effect. I've subscribed for a reason, to see their content and I would like it better if that reason was fulfilled. Also I've had to delete and re-download several times because the app crashes so much. Please change this, thank you :)
New update is rubbish
by Samboosamboo on 2014/03/23 15:46
I love this app, I use it almost everyday. I'm unsure as to why the new update has added the pause & play button in the middle? It was perfectly fine where it was and much easier. I do not like the button in the middle of the screen, it darkens the screen and is a nuisance. Say if I just wanted to see how long I had left of the video to watch I would click the screen and it would be fine but now it darkens the screen and that pops up! They should change it back quickly as it is stupid and I don't see why they changed it. It was fine the way it was. Other than that fine expect on the comments all of them say from 0 seconds ago and they're obviously not. Apart from that hugely annoying thing and the minor thing very good app x
Thanks google
by JackPoshboyPountney on 2014/12/26 02:43
Utter shambles, it's feeling now at least once a week I've had to change the reason for this pitiful review, this is simply coming down to this: you want videos to load and stay loaded? You want to comment on a video and not have it wipe everything clean and close itself losing the video and your comment with it? You want a video watching application that still cares about making a quality product and haven't become big enough that they can just push out pathetic useless upgrades that diminish all the lies of capability in the advert's demonstrations to mere blocks of pixels for the few seconds it bothers to load your content before it shuts down again, and then you simply have to do it all again, don't forget though, they still get their little bit each time for each advert they force you with, THAT'S the only thing that can apparently load in any watchable quality, strangely enough don't you think, hmm?
Video quality
by RobsonReviews on 2013/04/12 14:50
The app's interface is pretty good, but the problem lies with the way the videos are handled. For some reason, when using this app, an iPhone 5 is unable to stream a video on wifi without almost immediately buffering, then dropping to a slightly lower quality. The quality also fairly regularly drops to a blurry mess which renders the video unwatchable. For some reason the app which used to come pre installed to iOS devices handled video delivery much better. Also, the app would be improved if users could manually select the quality at which videos play, which could contribute somewhat to solving the evident issues with the current automatic selection of video quality. I personally would like some way to view all of a channel's videos, but perhaps that's less of an issue for others.
Pretty good.
by Katrina XYZ on 2012/12/16 08:10
I'm fairly happy with this. It has good screen quality and can go full screen, which is good because on the browser, you get full screen except for the other tabs open and the bar at the top. Drawbacks are there is still no play all function on the playlists, which is very annoying,because I usually put on my favourite music playlist to play while I'm doing chores, and listen to a different playlist when I am going to sleep. It's a pain to keep changing it manually and even more annoyingly, you have to go all the way back to the playlist to find a particular video from it. It's also irritating that you can't have it in the background while opening a different tab, as Steverob said, because similarly I often listen to music while cooking. So it's better but not that much better.
Good
by GemmaDrWho on 2016/08/09 00:59
It's a lot better than using safari, but it would be even better if there was a way to easily navigate the videos, like the J and L buttons on PC. When watching long videos (2 hours plus,) when I use my finger to go to a specific point, it skips forward / backward about 3 minutes when I let go of the screen because the touch screen is sensitive. It's very annoying. Also, if you could click time stamps that would be useful too. For example on a game OST video, all the tracks are listed with times, but I can't click them, meaning I have to scroll to them manually. But then the problem in the previous paragraph rises to the surface as OSTs are normally about 2 hours long. Enabling annotations would be great as well. Some videos I watch use annotation subtitles instead of closed captions.
Usually great...
by Apior_ on 2017/07/02 10:03
Usually a good app, however I've noticed there's a bug that causes the sound to cut out so I have to pause and play the video a couple of times in a row to get the audio back. Another bug is that when I turn my phone into landscape mode to view the video, the video gets stuck in landscape mode when I turn the phone to portrait the video stays in landscape mode(not using the auto lock feature, and pressing the full screen icon again and again doesn't do anything). And another relating issue is that the screen will return to portrait however it's still displaying as landscape- as if it's taken up the top half of the screen with a tiny video player and then the comments are cut off towards the left edge of the screen...it's very difficult to describe 😰
Constant buffering
by Swibbo on 2013/02/05 09:00
It looks better than the old Apple app but has less features and the constant buffering is a real pain. Ignore these people here saying "it's your Internet connection" etc., it isn't. I'm running mine over super fast fibre optic wifi and it's constantly stopping. This was never a problem before. I live 2 miles from the phone exchange and have always had extremely fast broadband as a result. It was never a problem with the old app. I now either watch on my desktop computer or through Safari which seems to suffer none of the speed problems. This just gets worse. Wether over hi speed broadband of 4G (which I now have) I don't think I've ever watched a video all the way through without buffering. Didn't happen on the old app. Really ruins it. Just have to watch on my computer now or iPad (which I haven't updated yet thank God).
0 stars if I could
by Antropomorphisedcat on 2015/10/09 23:11
Wow Google. You took a perfectly awesome app layout design and ruined it. Why change something so majorly when people enjoy it. You can't force the layout on people saying we will have to get used to it especially since the stupid bubbles at the top don't even work properly 😤 they take forever to load (and we both know that shouldn't be the case) and if it takes so long to load I can't see the picture so I don't know who te subscriber is! It would be nice to get the names back too since not everyone in the world has identical memory to the Chanel makes they subscribe to. Not happy with this at all Google. Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go in design and you need to think about every type of users out there, yes older people also use youtube(shocker!) and I doubt they would be happy with a confusing layout that even young people can't get their head around.
Please listen to us
by Keegan_likes_toast on 2013/04/15 21:47
Why! Before the update the app was good, no I'm not so sure. First of all no one in the world likes to see the recommended videos, we subscribe to channels for a reason so please don't force us to look at what you think we might enjoy, we probably have already seen it. Secondly we NEED quality control on videos, I am sick of getting half way through a video, watching in perfect hd quality, when all of a sudden the app decides to reduce the quality down to 8-bit level, it is so annoying and there is no way to get it back. And finally can we improve the comments please, just so we can see who is replying to who, and maybe get some sort of notification when someone is responding to out comments, please take this into consideration, I absolutely love the website and would love to see the app reflect the quality, thank you
the comments- please change them back!🙏🏻
by Michelle Jackson on 2016/07/28 18:11
I like this app a lot but the layout of the comments section was much easier to navigate before the update - I don't see the point of the large blank space under the description now the comments have moved and also having to scroll down past the recommended videos before seeing the comments is annoying and impractical. plus the replies to comments are hard to read because there doesn't seem to be any difference between an original comment and the reply apart from their photo being slightly smaller. other than the comments section I like how this app is set out! it would be great again if they returned to their normal position 👍🏻
Awful
by Chocnoc on 2012/11/02 01:37
First of all It doesn't seem to have multitasking support..? When I go out of the app and back in, whilst watching a video it loses all of the buffering and has to start again! Also the video quality will just suddenly sometimes turn unwatchable even though throughout the entire video I've been on wifi! (Even at the start of the video it's pretty bad but then gets better as the video goes on) as well, every time I watch a video, even though I'm connected to wifi throughout the whole video, the sound will be really bad quality but eventually it becomes good quality halfway through the video. Finally, the home feed is awful, even though I show uploads only it still doesn't show EVERYTHING, and half the time it'll be in the wrong order and say it was uploaded a day ago, but when I look on the website on a computer it says the same video was uploaded an hour ago?????
Much better than the old app
by Lie_in_king on 2012/09/30 11:23
I can't quite understand why so many people hate the new app? It has more new additions that are taken from the web version such as reading comments, viewing suggestions whilst the video is playing instead of having to quit the video to read comments and then having to wait for the video to load again thus minimising my data usage. Overall the usability had been greatly improved and everything works great no bugs or crashes. BUT...My main concern though is that you can't play video/music in the background whilst doing other things on the phone. Apple should really start to open up its internal ecosystem to allow apps to be more integrated in to the iOS.
Arrant nonsense
by Herecome_i on 2015/10/18 21:31
If I could give this no stars I would, but even Apple takes putty on you. Nobody asked you to change the app. It was perfectly fine. It was actually a pretty awesome design, very clear and very easy to use. I also loved the colour scheme. I forgave you for the rubbishy you guys have pulled time and time again. Now this. Where do I even begin? The bubbles are minuscule, when I get on someone's page I am forced to shut down the entire app to get off, the colour scheme is so very stupidly bright and the app icon's whit background is such a useless aspect. The one thing we ask you for, playback even when the app is in the background or the phone is locked, we can't get. Instead you subject us to this tomfoolery. There were no explanations as to how to use this horrid reboot, and at this point I don't even want one. I just want the old version back. CHANGE IS NOT ALWAYS GOOD GOOGLE, IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT
Fails in Comparison to Browser Version
by Kanzuke on 2012/10/08 19:50
This app is horrible to use on iPad, and there is no iPad replacement for the old one, so I'm forced to either use the browser, which can't be full screened, or put up with this app and it's stretched display, not to mention lack of landscape mode, which means I have to rotate the iPad to browse for a video and then put it back in landscape to watch it, which is a lot more trouble than it's worth if you are using it on a desk. There is also no Quality control option, so I need to use the browser if I want to force the streaming of 720 or 1080p footage. Most annoying part if having this installed is it diverts links that should be opened in Safari to this app, so I have quite happily uninstalled it. I can understand if Google are still reluctant to help/butthurt after Apple split away from them, but this app is entirely under Google's name, and it puts that name in a bad light
To many bugs
by Guy_danger on 2015/09/06 15:37
In every update you say that there are app improvements and bug fixes but there are these very persistent bugs that you seem unable to fix. 1. The app doesn't allow you to tap anything and it is stuck In the small screen when it should be cinematic. 2. The picture becomes really laggy and the sound is a few scenes ahead you are hearing things before you see them. 3. Some videos don't load at all but everything else does like the link and the description so you're just looking at a blank screen and a loading ring. But i do love you tube and I think this app has potential so I hope you guys fix all you're problems because when the app works properly it is really good in which case I would give it five stars
Search bar hello??
by PhantomxDarkness on 2015/09/23 22:21
I use you tube a lot , but when it comes to the new update it's the worst app I have. The layout is too difficult to use on iPhone I can't even scroll/swipe left. I have subscribed to a lot of channels and I want to see the name of the channel not all of there recent uploads in my face when I load the app. And this is the part that really ticks me off when I was looking for the search bar I couldn't find it , so then I thought oh I know I'll search to see if anyone else has the same problem , but I can't even do that when I can't find the search bar that I'm trying to search about!!! Worst update yet please fix this quickly
Thank-you
by King fredward I on 2014/05/29 00:59
Hello, a while back I filed a complaint about the clarity of videos and how it annoyed me, well I am glad you listened to my feedback and it is only now that I have had chance to say thanks to you. The new clarity changer has been brilliant and I would like to day a very well done. I love this app and I think that you have just made it better and better, although people will probably disagree with that, but I eventually got used to it very quickly, I know that I am a quick learner but I dot think that it's that bad so well done google, this app is one of the best if not the best. I hope that you continue to make it better and better with each update.
An even worse update?!
by SAmRevIewwww on 2015/05/23 03:55
This update has made the app much more inconvenient & time consuming! In the previous update you had a side bar that would appear when you swipe right, this bar had everything you needed on it & you could access it anywhere in the app. In the update, this bar is completely missing & instead everything appears on the bottom of the screen, but these tabs are not available to access anywhere in the app, so for example if i want to go back to my subscriptions i have to go to the top of the page & click back numerous times to get back there which is very time consuming & tedious compared to the previous update were i just had to swipe. No real improvements, just made worse.
Used to be better
by Beccamann on 2015/06/23 13:14
I'm trying to be fair, so here goes. I like this app, in that it is easy to view my subscriptions, comment, like, subscribe and find videos I want to watch, and it's easy to navigate. I like being able to drag the main video down into the corner while looking for something else, and to minimise the suggested videos and comments tabs. The problems I have with this app are as follows. First of all, being able to play music in the background was one of those great features that shouldn't have been taken back. Also, you can't "reply" to comments, only comment back, which can be a bit misleading. Please fix these issues because until these resolve I will have to keep using the mobile site for these functions.
Bug Fixes and "Improvements"
by FreeLander2 on 2015/08/21 00:21
First off, there is no need to change the layout so frequently. It seems that the look of the app gets a major change in every other update - what's wrong with just one layout? Secondly, it also seems that obvious (not necessarily major) bugs rarely get fixed, while minor, situation-dependent bugs do. Finally, would it kill you to actually give some information about what an update contains, so users can choose whether or not they want to update? Right now it only ever says "This update includes minor bug fixes and improvements" or similar, and the only way to find out what each update holds is to download it, but then if one doesn't like it, they have no choice to revert to a prior version. Just elaborate on what the update does is all I'm asking. Until then, I don't see why this deserves any more than one star.
Please fix this!
by SoMuchBass on 2014/10/15 00:27
Since I downloaded the app a year ago... The number of times I have deleted and reinstalled the app has blown my mind....the problems ranged from the screen going black to playlist issues, video issues and many other ridiculous things!, nonetheless the app would be awesome if these problems were all fixed!!! I am reviewing this app a second time downgrading the two stars to one..... Mainly due to the fact that now, whenever I go to like a video, watch a Video or simply browse through the comments, the app will turn to a black screen and take me to the home screen on my iPod. It happens around one minute into using the app, so all I can say is you've made it lots worse than what it was a few weeks ago before this recent update. This now makes the app absolutely useless to me.
Just a few blips
by Lunto on 2016/02/05 23:17
I mostly think the app is well and ergonomically designed, but there are few issues. Firstly when I'm scrolling through the comments it always says something was posted 0 seconds ago, it never shows when it was actually posted. This is also an issue when I use the website on my phone, though I don't do that very often, for obvious reasons. Another thing is that when I've watched a few videos in a row I end up having loads of tabs open, and to get back to the home screen I have to quit them all one by one, while it would be simpler to just have a back to home button. Apart from that, I love this app and use it all the time!
Not the best app ever
by Budgiegirl123 on 2015/04/25 20:57
I would definitely have given this 5 stars if it weren't for the problems I have experienced! Firstly, the video keeps buffering, I have never watched an entire video without it buffering at least once. Then there's the 'playback error' message. This keeps appearing whenever I try to improve the quality. (also, improving the quality to even 720p takes AGES.) The app also occasionally crashes. And finally, it takes ages to load. I've just uninstalled the app and tried reinstalling it just now because, although I have perfect network connection, the app seems to not load and it says 'No network connection', even though when I go to settings, the wifi seems perfectly fine! It seems like after every update, the app gets worse! Please fix this!!
Absolute trash
by Lollypop2131 on 2016/10/25 19:00
There are so many issues with this app! First, probably the biggest problem is that a lot of the time when you're watching a video, the audio will carry on playing but the visual of the video will jump back to the beginning, and the only way to fix it is to close the video and play it again from the beginning. This problem has lasted through many updates, so it seriously needs sorting out. Also, the controls on the videos are terribly glitchy, not showing up a lot of the time which can make things incredibly difficult. We also never receive notifications if someone we're subscribed to is doing a live stream, so I always miss them. I'm so close to just deleting this app and not using it anymore as it's way more trouble than it's worth.
Change it back before you make a bigger fool of yourselves
by Nickthgbggtg on 2015/10/06 06:44
Why. Why. Why I ask myself. Everything is just dreadful the subscribers are now on a separate page not on the Side and the icons for them Are tiny, so be ready for spamming your screen to try and click a tiny icon, oh and when you click on a subscriber it takes you to a separate page, so if you want to just scroll though you subscribers you have to do the painful process of clicking on one looking at the page and then Trying to press a tiny arrow and then Clicking the next one. Another thing, why are all the video icons so large it looks horrible??? This app both fails in function and aesthetics making it an unsuccessful app. Plus while watching a video you can't see you battery life on an islands pad mini. Please change it back before you make a bigger fool of yourselves.
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App name
youtube - Watch Videos, Music, and Live Streams
Description
Get the official youtube app for iPhone and iPad. See what the world is watching in music, gaming, entertainment, news and more. Subscribe to channels, share with friends, edit and upload videos, and watch on any device. You can also create playlists, check out what’s trending, express yourself with comments, share videos with friends, cast a video to your TV, and more – all from inside the app. FIND VIDEOS THAT YOU LOVE FAST - Browse personal recommendations on the home tab - See the latest from the creators that you follow on the subscriptions tab - Discover the world’s hottest videos on the trending tab - Look up videos that you watched or liked on the library tab CONNECT AND SHARE - Let people know how you feel with likes, comments or shares - Create, edit, add filters or music, and upload your own videos all inside the app
Not able to see replies
by Vicjm99 on 2017/07/26 09:39
I am unable to view replies, always leaves me on a blank space. Please fix
Ok........😬😬😬
by Maddie!!!!!!1111 on 2017/07/26 08:56
Its good i guess ...
Great Game but
by !ZINDY! on 2017/07/26 07:25
It was a screen that wouldn't let me do anything 😓💩💩💩💩💩💩💩👾💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩😿🙀😿🙀
Nothing is worth 8 adverts
by _mrsee on 2017/07/26 01:11
Eight adverts for sale 20 minute clip. No thanks
Keeps crashing
by TacticTF (Tactical on 2017/07/25 23:57
Please fix these small bugs, we need a new update since there are pointless crashes on this app when I press read more on a comment or it just randomly closes the application when I'm in the middle of a video. Please please fix this.
Very very poor 😪
by Tootsie fly on 2017/07/25 22:09
The buffering is constant and now the sound plays but the video is frozen at 0 seconds. The app seems to get worse every week. Very disappointed.
Stop going family friendly
by Tcraig99 on 2017/07/25 20:56
FAmily friendly felix
My life love it
by ~Najabear on 2017/07/25 19:38
Love it
History and playlists have been deleted
by Angry muffin on 2017/07/25 19:36
My playlists and history have vanished, when I try to make a new playlist it says 'error' very annoying!!
Annoying
by pommygall on 2017/07/25 17:24
I updated the app... and it's been updating for like 5 hours and stops half way and it's so annoying because I keep on restarting it and stuff but it keeps getting stuck so fix the problem and the it's not the wifi!!!
Hmmm....
by A girl named whatever on 2017/07/25 17:18
Stupid adverts. They r soooo annoying.
Useful
by Dragon lover66 on 2017/07/25 11:28
Always loved YouTube as an app to use when I'm bored. But recently ads have become extremely annoying and the amount of time having to wait to change your name is stupid!
Sort it.
by YoungPeak on 2017/07/25 10:00
Sort out the issue with not being able to share a video.
Hmmmm
by Popishsaxby123 on 2017/07/25 08:10
I love it! But I saw something inappropriate and tried to report it, I am not allowed an account until I'm 18. You need an account to report!!!!!😡
Watch Later
by Crigga84 on 2017/07/25 07:02
Please add a quick way to remove all videos from Watch Later.
Bug
by SaffronBroderick49 on 2017/07/25 06:46
I like this app, however there seems to be a bug where I can't change the orientation of the screen back to portrait after having it in landscape (full screen). But I'm not sure whether it's the app or if it's my phone. I have an IPhone 5s, please look into this if you can.
Chromecast woes
by Nocky24 on 2017/07/24 22:21
App has started picking the first Chromecast device on my network when I attempt to cast a video, rather than letting me select a device. Doesn't happen all the time, but it happens enough to be annoying.
Dios mio
by 4 hours 🦀 on 2017/07/24 22:13
Why change the layout for when you're logged in but keep the old one when you're offline
Where's my subscribed channels!?!?
by FearlessEye28 on 2017/07/24 21:48
Used to just click subscriptions and they would be there but YouTube have lost all my subscriptions!
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by Maisie😊😊😊 on 2017/07/24 21:48
would be nice to have the speeding up feature on mobile xx
I can't even use it on my phone anymore!!!
by Hari (A girl NOT a boy) on 2017/07/24 21:32
I can't believe it's only compatible with 9.0 and above! Why?? I have no idea how I'm going to live without being able to use YouTube and I can't even update my phone because it would crash if I did!
Terrible
by Lynngl59 on 2017/07/24 21:10
Love YouTube but Change it back the layout is terrible, on one of my accounts they layout has completely on suggested videos, why?
YouTube is great, the app is awful
by Lumister on 2017/07/24 20:38
Don't get me wrong the apps interface is great however videos and text just stop loading after about 2 minutes in the app, and it's quicker to restart the app and find the video I was on than to wait for it to load, this is a recurring fault and utterly frustrating and it makes me wonder how an app with so much financial support can be this poor in performance.
good i guess 😊
by disney fan101xoxo on 2017/07/24 15:40
the app is good but not that good 💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎
Search is broken
by Ulkud on 2017/07/24 14:54
On the search it comes with results I don't want and it's happening on the safari YouTube as well. I've deleted it and reinstalled it but it is still the same. Please fix this.
It won't open
by Deemakesmusic on 2017/07/24 14:33
It force closes every time I open it
Critical
by Best simulator ever!!!!!! on 2017/07/24 11:47
It's critical
Problem
by Ben In His Den on 2017/07/24 11:31
Adverts are becoming ridiculous now , I know youtubers want to make there money but there should be an option to turn them off
Won't work on TIVO
by AnnaB0141 on 2017/07/24 08:52
I don't know if the app is anything to do with virgin but it's connected through my phone .. anyway it plays long LONG adds that it won't let me skip.. after 2 songs it crashes,won't let me play certain playlists straight through as it just stops.. this is realy realy annoying me I can use on my phone fine but when it's connected to the tv on TiVo it just won't work :-/
Won't play
by Jake baily on 2017/07/24 01:03
F knows what is wrong, but every time I try to play ANY video it just doesn't work. I deleted the app and installed it again but nothing works. Damn YouTube I use you a lot.. just make a simple app that can work. I just wanna watch YouTube 😢
Hamma
by sharazwr on 2017/07/24 00:51
I don't like advert i wish a choice for it
Videos don't play after a while
by 2Tone55 on 2017/07/23 22:27
Please can you acknowledge there is a problem with videos not playing after a while. It's really annoying! Thanks
Bad problem
by Zigholic on 2017/07/23 21:19
Need notification noise for live broadcasts, we only get the notification noise for videos only, so we keep missing live broadcasts coz we only get silent notifications for them! Also we need to be able to clear all activity in one go instead of one by one.
Still no picture in picture mode??
by EIE23 on 2017/07/23 20:49
Makes it very difficult when following instructional video
Thank you for fixing the no connection issue but...
by Taran Basi on 2017/07/23 18:46
There are still glitches with the orientation with the video appearing chopped off and the full screen button completely not working... The app is still laggy when looking though subscriptions and our recommended whilst running a video in the bottom right corner. Still not hugely impressed.
Well...
by OVR04 on 2017/07/23 07:26
This used to be my most used app but since the recent update my sound doesn't work and it just keeps buzzing. :(
No sound
by CameronKR on 2017/07/22 21:52
Since the update I have no sound while watching videos, only high pitched noises, I have tried to download the app again but no luck!
I use this every day
by Dannyboy090791 on 2017/07/22 21:52
I love the app it's very helpful considering I get my entertainment from YouTube as I don't watch to. However could you please bring back the "remove watched" button on the watch later list it's annoying having to do it manually one by one
A bit annoying
by It kind of works?? on 2017/07/22 19:17
Video quality stuck on 360p no matter what quality I put it at the video will not go above or below 360p. Also when will we be able to close the app and still listen to videos I shouldn't need to download another app (YTBPlayer) and waste space on my iPod.
No sound.
by Mrbonga on 2017/07/22 14:22
I updated the app today and now there's no sound on YouTube. What's happening? Not good.
No sound!!!!!
by MeGa gal on 2017/07/22 14:00
You didn't fully fix the sound issue very well because I cannot hear any thing I watch, it sounds like a robot.
Charges
by XDre3000x on 2017/07/22 11:51
I've been charged 12.99 for membership is this write and something called YouTube red does anyone know about these charges
Let down by scrubbing controls
by LeeamS....... on 2017/07/22 11:17
This app is extremely let down by the almost-impossible-to-use scrubbing controls which are far too small.
Awesome
by Flames629 on 2017/07/22 09:28
This is the best app ever
MAJOR BUG
by K1ll3r K33mstar on 2017/07/22 09:19
I can't open the app at all. I have tried reinstalling and turning my phone on and off but the app will not open. It doesn't open then crash it just won't open.
Stop adding these pointless features
by Mazlymoo on 2017/07/22 06:49
Now you are reverting everything and you are changing back to the old style just stop changing your design and care more about the users otherwise I will move to Vimeo
Ok
by ido_appreviews😁 on 2017/07/21 23:33
Perfect but if there was only some way to delete the watch and search history. Other than that I ❤️ it 😍😍❤️😂😂😂
Amazing
by youtube bilionair on 2017/07/21 19:15
I love it you can watch anything and subscribe to people. I made my own YouTube channel and I love doing it thank you
good
by banglabesh on 2017/07/21 12:41
very very nice
S'Alright
by Blockmaster80 on 2017/07/21 09:56
It's not perfect jut it's alright
Im confused and dont know what to do?
by Stirki boi on 2017/07/21 07:38
Recently it says I can't watch or search for certain videos due to not being signed into a google apps account ? Like I can google the video I want to watch (which is irritating because I have the app for a reason) then it takes me to YouTube and says please sign into google apps account to access the following video? But I am signed in to my gmail account on YouTube ? Whats going on?!
Good
by IJDH on 2017/07/21 06:36
Good
New update killed the app
by Samm Gitturns on 2017/07/21 05:01
New update causes the app to crash within 4 seconds of starting it up. Sort it out please.
No volume
by Spalshie on 2017/07/21 01:48
I can't hear volume still so I don't think the update worked completely
Comments
by Talking tom cT on 2017/07/21 01:18
Why do the comments keep changing location after every update???
Amazing but
by derpygamers on 2017/07/20 20:40
Every now and then the screen minimises and I have to flip it portrait then landscape to make sure I can see it but other than that very good plzz fix
Needs sorting!
by Dog.666 on 2017/07/20 20:34
It use to work but now nothing works on here or if connected to Facebook. Sort the issues please! ASAP. Thanks.
Poor
by Peter hunter Toronto on 2017/07/20 18:08
Very bad software if you want any ads between every video, randomly changing videos and no background listening this is the app for you! Seriously google stop thinking your "original content" is worth money to us all everybody wants is as blocking!!
There's a problem...
by xboxkid73 on 2017/07/20 17:56
Since the new update every time I delete something of my history and refresh the video I deleted keeps coming back so it makes me delete it and refresh about seven times before it goes so can u fix this
Wtf
by Just for people on 2017/07/20 17:53
I love YouTube but if I leave the app then go back it restarts
It bugged
by PpPpPKKKKKK on 2017/07/20 17:40
It don't work anymore it just a glitch app I cant use
Amazing!! But...
by Aiden casserley on 2017/07/20 15:52
When are we going to be able to switch to other apps and still be able to listen to the music we want or the videos we watch.
Good app but slight problem
by Jaybo34 on 2017/07/20 15:07
I love this app it's useful it's just the fact I can see the comments on my videos
Get it sorted!
by MissrainbowCentric on 2017/07/20 12:24
I get half way through a series and it says you can't watch it or the video is unavailable. I know it's nothing to do with my phone or the country. Sort it out please.
Amazing
by ElziebellYOUTUBE on 2017/07/20 07:08
I just wish it would take less faffing to make videos yourself.
YouTube is amazing!
by Roblox is great! on 2017/07/20 05:27
It's amazing as I get to watch all my favourite Youtubers on this app!
I watch YouTube a lot
by Georgetreat on 2017/07/19 21:10
I watch YouTube so much almost 24/7 great app
YOUTUBE
by deronifingdaniel on 2017/07/19 21:03
Really good fun place amazing app watch my YouTube DANTER2
Typical!
by Mak8483 on 2017/07/19 19:19
Why update something that was working just fine? Now it keeps crashing!
Even better if...
by Shskfosba on 2017/07/19 18:40
Would be 5 stars if the audio ran in the background when you weren't on the app so you can listen to music whilst on another app.
Love it
by Dan19855891 on 2017/07/19 18:34
:-)
Watch later error
by error4456655 on 2017/07/19 16:36
When I delete a video from my watch later box, it doesn't delete and only deletes when I refresh, annoying
Ads ads ads
by ChasingRabbit93 on 2017/07/19 15:37
Ads after every song...no background music...useless app
Removing videos from history
by David's trains on 2017/07/19 15:26
If you want to get rid of a video from your history when you refresh the video will be still there when it shouldn't be even if you refresh more than once the video is still in your history
Amazing
by Ahdhavba on 2017/07/19 15:11
Amazing if your bored
Amazing app
by Hillpm on 2017/07/19 12:07
This app is reliable and amazing really handy and enjoy watching YouTube love it
Bad
by Mixerwolf on 2017/07/19 07:37
The app isn't downloading on my iPod for some reason
Update has broken the app
by Triggerdown123 on 2017/07/19 04:34
The most recent update has made YouTube crash every time I try to open it now. How very inconvenient considering I use it every day.
Terrible
by Imrubbish on 2017/07/19 01:37
App never lets me play videos, just keeps loading, sometimes works when I log out of YouTube but then I can't watch my playlists? Had to redownload this app countless times. Disappointed.
Keeps crashing
by elitemaz on 2017/07/18 22:35
The app keeps crashing whenever I load it
??
by Mr.Thorpe on 2017/07/18 22:09
Update means none of my videos load! Sort it out
Seemed it fix its self
by BooBoo3525!? on 2017/07/18 18:58
The problem seemed to fix it self
Crap USER INTERFACE
by CY metro ltd on 2017/07/18 18:10
why did google change the UI, This YouTube app now looks like a child has made
Stream
by Secret sapphire on 2017/07/18 18:03
It's an amazing app and was extremely good on my ipad (until it broke today) and the only problem I have is the stream button. I accidentally press it and it streams to my TV (obviously) when my parents are watching TV. This can become annoying. Please implement a function where there a option to have it or not :) thanks
New update
by Kilamanshankwa on 2017/07/18 17:59
Thanks for fixing as I had a lot of issues with this
Comments
by DiamondTea on 2017/07/18 17:49
I can't see comments cause I'm on a phone plz pix this
I love it
by Emma-Lou001 on 2017/07/18 17:08
Omg I love YouTube because there is cool people that does videos to make the world a better place
Garbage
by rrreese on 2017/07/18 17:05
So little effort has been put into this app, extremely frustrating to use.
Amazing
by Nikki / Jack B on 2017/07/18 15:56
I have been using since 2005
Update ?
by HypeTV on 2017/07/18 15:39
This ain't much of a review but I would love to know when the live streaming update shall be coming out on iPhone ?
Completely broken
by Can't use at all anymore on 2017/07/18 14:44
Ok so this is great when it works when I go to watch a video it just comes up with something saying 'something went wrong tap to retry' and then when it does work it has no sound then I fast forward it and it makes a buzzing sound and this has happened before
A little bug.
by Frbjgd on 2017/07/18 14:13
There is a little bug that really annoys me. The bug happens every now and then. What it is, it is a bug that stops me from minimising a video from full screen and going onto the suggested. The only way I can fix it is by going into multitasking (iOS) and force closing it from there. Thanks.
The best
by P&o 45 on 2017/07/18 11:26
The title says it all
Recent problems
by view1210 on 2017/07/18 06:23
Half the videos on this app new and old no longer load, although comments section loads just fine every time. Fix it.
Good
by Shigogpgpfodjsjelgkd on 2017/07/18 00:23
I use this app all the time but the one thing that really frustrates me is a bug where the screen won't rotate or exit full screen. Other than that it's good
Video issues
by The7 lies on 2017/07/17 18:42
At times when I'm watching a YouTube video the video resets but the audio stays were it was and when I went onto another video the quality was terrible there was pixels on the screen for the video and if you went back to a different point in the video it won't load. So YouTube please fix these issues especially the video one let's hope you fix this soon.
Fix this issue
by Wow omg by worawat on 2017/07/17 17:42
It keep saying I have no connection when I'm clearly connect to the wifi
Excellent
by Libby Lea on 2017/07/17 15:45
Although the buffering is irritating there is nothing wrong with the app. All these other picky people are just looking for something to complain about.
Love it
by AmyL💓 on 2017/07/17 14:25
Great you should definitely download it never get bored I could watch the videos for 5 hours
Great app, minor problems I'm having...
by Wzrdary on 2017/03/05 07:16
First off I'd like to say this app is very good, they've changed a lot since the last "patch" and things are getting better, I would like to put something forward as if reviews ever get read, on IOS devices I tend to swipe up a lot during playback, be it to turn brightness up or down or to put on the flashlight whilst going downstairs and watching videos at night, however this presents a slight issue with the new drag up to see recommended videos, as it brings them up and often causes me to switch video whilst half way through the one I was already watching, which can be a bit of a pain to get back to, I also think the progress bar is too close or too small as it can be difficult to scroll through a video, once again often causing me to swipe up the recommended videos, (quick side note: this swipe up recommended videos addition isn't a good feature at all) I think the size of the progress bars ball at the end of the red bar should be larger so it's possible to actually scroll through a video, I've used the new version on my iPad and it's fine on there because everything's nicely sized for that but on an iPhone 7 Plus it's still a ball ache. I'd also mention that if you believe the swipe to show recommended videos whilst in full screen mode is a feature you'd like to keep then put it at the top so it's not in the way of anything. Overall it's a good app just needs some tweaking.
So many bugs.
by HarryTheChap on 2014/04/21 11:30
I really want to enjoy this app, but I don't know what you've done to it in this most recent update because it doesn't actually work anymore. Firstly, about two minutes into any video, the player turns pitch black and stops playing the video, but the sound keeps playing. The only way to solve the issue is to restart the video, which means I then have to fast forward to where I was, which leads me to my second issue; the video's time scroller is ridiculously sensitive. Whenever I try to skip to a certain point in the video (which is quite often due to the buggy player), it's impossible to skip to an exact point, the slider moves so suddenly that if you do scroll to the correct time, the slider will react to you taking your finger/thumb off of the slider and skip forward a minute or three. This means whenever I want to skip to a certain point in the video I have to skip to 30 seconds to a minute before that point, a huge waste of time. My third and biggest issue is that at any point in a video, whether it be halfway through or two minutes in, the video will believe it has finished, stop playing, and display the replay button. If I try to press the replay button or scroll through the video, the app crashes. Please, please fix these issues, it's turning a fun, ten minute video into half an hour of hassle and it pretty much renders the app useless.
Stop Changing Things that don't need Change
by Joel7551 on 2015/08/16 16:25
I say this every time you update the app and the only reason I update it is because it fixes bugs and yet makes the app worse. The new comment bar is really annoying... Whenever I reply to a comment it comes up with 'error' so I click it a bunch of times and it still says the same thing and I refresh the video and it says I've sent it already and even once I've replied to a comment the comment bar still shows up, I click full screen on the videos and it - still on my screen, I click on another video and yet it's still on my screen. Also when I click on a video on full screen things like the wi-fi signal and time and battery percent shows up the video and I know it seems like little bu it's the little things of YT that makes me love it and you're probably not going to see this review because you guys probably don't seem to care what people think but please changes these. You probably think it's quite sad for me to right a review this long but that's because I've already wrote reviews and obviously you've paid no attention to them what so ever and it starting to annoy me and I'm sure other people to.
Why can't you leave well alone?!
by DreamerPhoenix on 2016/09/18 02:37
This is the worst update yet! Not only are you navigated to another page within the app when you want to see the replies to a comment, (if there's more than one reply), but worse still, you can't reply directly to someone who's replied as tagging has never worked from the app and there isn't a function to reply to a reply (sub comment)... The only option available is 'public reply' as a whole, which if you're directing your comment at one person is useless! Also, if there is only one reply it sits under the original comment in a way that makes it look like it's unrelated/another comment! It's so much harder to read and reply. The update as a whole was unnecessary and honestly ruined the app. In changing the comment section in such away it has taken away the flow and easy to read format and replaced it with something that not only lacks readability but has been stripped of many functions that were available before. I can't understand how you would all see this new look as an improvement, it seems like a predecessor, not a successor! Was 4 stars, now it's not even worth the minimum rating... I'm disappointed and wish I could go back to the last update! :( Google never listens to its users and needs to start doing so as judging by the reviews, I'm in a long line of unhappy users! (Edited from first comment)
Poor playback quality
by Coop iPhone 5s on 2014/03/21 08:28
I first noticed the lack of quality when I had my iPhone 4s but being due an upgrade in the near future I accepted it. My upgrade was the iPhone 5... Quality is just as poor on the 5. I contacted my provider and was asked to visit one of their stores. I did so and was told it was not the network and was actually shown up by a Samsung! We played the same video and the Samsung was clear! Both devices used our mobile provider.. We then switched to wifi and the this app allows to change quality settings. On wifi the quality is fine. Upon returning home I again contacted my provider.. Who transferred my call to apple. I was asked if the quality changed much between mobile to wifi which it does... The assistant advised that there should hardly be a difference between the 2 as iPhones are designed to play at highest quality. I was advised to remove the app and reinstall as there might be a glitch in firmware. I did this with no improvement. Apple have now advised that this is an app issue! I'm now using a 5s and it's the same poor quality. I still compare with other peoples devices and even other iPhones and quality is much the same as mine. I have since downloaded another app in order to achieve quality playback... Come on guys... Sort this out.. Disappointed!
This is outrageous! Fix these issues please !!!!!
by ShonieDerzen on 2012/11/29 10:04
Dear You Tube App developers, hopefully you realised by now why you have such an overwhelming negative review for your app and why everybody misses their old iphone app. Apart from all the issues mentioned, I would add a few crucial issues. 1.one of the most basic things is missing, a volume bar. What were you thinking to release the app without a volume bar on the screen?!?!? 2. We cannot create a favourite list within the app (as we had on the old iphone appo) without logging in a bloody Google account, if you don't have one, you need to create a bloody one. Please understand that nobody wants to have to do that in order to have a favourites list on their app, on their phone. 3. When you watch a video, if for any reason you need to leave the app for s while, when you return in the app, the video is gone, you need to start searching it again, find it, wait to buffer and so on. Please please do yourselves a favor and fix these basic issues and introduce these features that everybody loved on the old iphobe app. Every single person that I spoke to regret the fact that by upgrading to the new iOS, they've lost the old iphone app for you tube. Please fix these issues and the many others raised here, if you want to get people to love your app. Thank you.
Bugs
by HollowNeliel on 2016/08/31 23:14
Sometimes when I'm watching a video on the app the video will just suddenly go to the beginning. The sound will carry on but the video will be replaying itself. It's very annoying and I have to close the video each time it does it so I often loose my place. It also has no sign or signal for when it happens it'll just be going along normally then suddenly repeat. Sometimes it may buffer a tiny bit but generally nothing happens before hand. Also whenever I go to a playlist and press the shuffle button it'll stop being shuffled when it gets to the second song so I have to keep turning it back on and it's very annoying. I've tried on different playlists and different ways of shuffling them but it'll switch Itself off afterwards. I've tried reinstalling the app and restarting my phone and still nothing. Hope you fix these problems soon. The not interested is a handy feature but I wish it would be further down in the list maybe 3rd after watch later and add to playlist because often I nearly accidentally click the not interested button when I'm trying to click something else.
Not showing me subscription uploads.
by Lucask69 on 2014/10/27 14:47
I don't know if it's just me but whenever I go on the subscriptions tab at the side to see what channels have recently uploaded, it doesn't come up with anything apart from a note telling me that I don't have any subscriptions and to subscribe to channels to get updates. But I can also clearly see at the side that I am subscribed to over 30 channels and it still won't show me. I've tried refreshing it many times but it still shows me the note. I've tried signing out of my account and into another one and it's working fine on that one but I sign back into mine and it doesn't work. I've also tried unsubscribing from some channels then subscribing again and it still doesn't work. It only started happening today (Monday 27th October 2014) and it's been working fine all the time before that. I hope that they can fix this in another update or anything else but I just hope this gets fixed in the near future. I would give this a five because before this its been amazing and working brilliantly but because of this I'm going to have to give it a three. I hope this improves. Thank you for reading.
Please stop!!
by Snowfairy007 on 2015/12/17 20:08
Please please please just listen to your users and stop changing things and just go back to the old user interface. On iPad you can barely see any suggested videos as all of the thumbnails are far too big - go back to the old interface. Having the comments below the description means that you can't see the actual comments section when the keyboard comes up - go back to the old interface where they're on the right side of the screen. Half of the videos no longer play and are unavailable when previously they worked absolutely brilliant - go back to how it was before. You have to go back through all of your previous searches to get back to the home screen - golden rule of interface design, no more than 3 mouse clicks to reach the desired destination, go back to the old interface where you could automatically. I would give you other aspects to improve but I feel that I've made my point clear, you will make the majority of your users so much happier if you just stop trying to change things which don't need to be changed and just go back to the old user interface or at the very least actually listen to your users and realise that THEY ARE NOT HAPPY!
Complaints?
by MattyMilkshake on 2017/03/18 20:25
I don't know what everyone is complaining about. I have no issues whatsoever. I feel like video loading issues are your internet/memory problems not the apps as I have NO problems whatsoever. Sure, the 10 second skip thing is quite annoying when spamming 'skip ad' and it will sometimes skip but I find it very useful if I want to do something like reward ha short moment and mate pause it to see if I saw it right etc. I don't get any of the other problems. It would be nice if you could watch it while the app is minimised but I feel like that would only be really useful on an iPad because it would be very hard to see it in the corner of a phone/iPod screen. I honestly don't see what people are complaining about. I find the app user friendly and I experience no bugs. People complaining about bugs: it is on their part not the app's part that they are experiencing bugs. Overall, great app, love it, always have loved it!
Crashing after commenting
by the real potato man on 2014/12/23 18:09
I am writing this review a minute after my 5-10 minute experience of constantly going to history and finding my wanted video to reply to comments/ make a new comment. Every time I try the app closes and I have to come back on, wait for it to refresh and retry. I've managed to comment on 2/3 videos I wanted to. On one of them it kept closing and I went back to check if my commenting worked and I had commented the same thing 5 times so I deleted 4. The other video I wanted to comment on worked on the 3rd try and on another one I have tried numerously and I give up because my opinion is not important enough to waste my time like this. I've tried pausing the video while typing and typing slower (I usually type very fast). I hope this issue can be fixed with the next update and I hope nobody else has to go through this as it is extremely annoying closing the whole app. I would give it one star as this is bringing the app down for me but I'm going to give it two as without this is would probably be 5 stars. It's a great app all around honestly. There's not much you can't do!
Some videos don't play
by Ryangrieve99 on 2017/02/18 12:09
I don't know if this has happened to anyone else, but when I go to watch particular videos they don't play. The real annoying thing is that the majority of videos I want to watch can't play, but videos I have no interest in do. To say the least, the recent updates have ruined my experience and have not added any further enjoyment. The developers of this app seem to think that we; as users of the app want constant changes to the layout, controls, notifications. Ironically, the best this app has ever been (in my opinion) is a couple of updates ago when it first came out. Ever heard of the phrase "less is more"? Take a page out of other developers creations; who manage to make a product, keep a consistent layout and don't add unnecessary features. Honestly, one update you added the 10 second skip feature, then the next update it was gone, and now it has made a return. The developers seem to love messing with the app; which in turn, messes with the people trying to use it. Please, add all the stuff you need then from there on just bring out bug fixes, that's all we need- an app that is reliable and not forever changing.
Great, but...
by SRobinson2 on 2015/02/20 23:41
This app is great, it has a great interface, and can run any video in any quality depending on which quality the video was uploaded in (although 60fps is something I wish was here), although problems I've complained about before, are still present, the most prominent of these is playlist descriptions, which I still wish were here, but also, with the new update, many horrible problems have reared their heads, if you decide to skip forward or backwards on a video, regardless of quality or your internet connection, it may decide to freeze for a while, then tell you playback is unavailable, but simply tapping on the video will cause it to play again without a hitch, also, posting replies to comments will cause a test box that you cannot see to appear meaning you have to guess what you're writing, then when you post it, the comment will post but your device will kick you out of the app, annoying, fixes required please.
Normally great but at the moment there's a large bug
by jd-826252 on 2017/07/09 23:15
The app normally works fine and minor bugs, that can usually be fixed with a quick app close and reopen, only rarely occur. However, recently the app has decided to not play all videos. Some will play fine but many just won't load, the buffer circle will stay forever and the video will never play. Even on different devices the same videos won't play but will work fine on a computer browser. It is getting quite annoying seeing as the videos still won't play even after a restart or device switch I have to get on my computer and search for the video again if I want to watch it. I must add I very rarely leave a review on apps and only do so when I feel necessary. I'm just informing the developers of a bug because I use this app almost daily and I know it's in everyone's best interests it works as best as possible.
Please start fixing the bugs.....
by Metal_Manic on 2015/11/18 10:41
Seriously guys, rather than updating the app just to make it look pretty and more user friendly, how about you fix some of the actual bugs and issues? One of the most irritating bugs I have come across is the fact ALL the comments on EVERY video (no matter how old they are) were apparently posted '0 seconds ago'. I find this extremely annoying when I want to reply to a comment, due to not knowing how long ago it was posted. As for one of the issues is that if you've searched for something and then searched for something else while on the results page of first search, you have to go back through all the search results of every search if you want to go back to the home screen, this takes forever if you've done a lot of searches.... In other words, there's no quick way to return back to the home page. I've even resorted to closing and reopening the app. So seriously, let's fix these things rather than making the app look nicer...
Big hugs and dance around in a circle holding hands
by Yoda*Jedi on 2015/10/26 23:18
Ha ha aha hahahaha ahaaaa Hahahahaha f.....g great guys absolutely fantastic, brilliant, sheer quality, what a team I'm flabbergasted. 'I get it' you were going for the 'guess what theme look ?' brilliant I love the colour coordination especially how the writing blends in to the colour scheme and almost disappears Hahahahaha ingenious ! I also like how you've added a couple of puzzle games into the theme like 'guess what channel this is?' and 'guess the content of the video you are about to play' haha seriously ingenious! You have now made the app extremely efficient 'class', I can now get in and direct myself to the stream I want and get out extremely efficiently, no time wasted at all. The app is very intuitive and extremely well laid out, majority love change, especially if it keeps one conf..... I mean 'intrigued'. I would personally like to thank the team and if I was there with you we could all have a group hug n kiss and dance around our workstations holding hands. The best app developers in the world go on Google show them how it's done. Hahahahaha F.....g Bravo 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽
2.6.0 is pointless
by Coolio-Alex on 2014/05/18 14:40
In the very recent 2.6.0 update, the app has only been downgraded. There was only two problems with the previous version of the app: 1. You couldn't reply to comments. 2. The pause button was too big. But why did the pause button have to go into the centre? Now when you want to pause it or see how far through the video you are the picture is darkened. Which means you may miss something. Thankfully, 2.6.0 has acted on this. You can now reply to comments and the pause has been made smaller however the downside of this new update is stupidly unbelievable. Now the app tends to crash quite a lot and the picture in videos will begin to jump on pretty much every video. Not the sound, just the picture. It has been this way for about over a month and the fact that one of the richest companies on the planet has not been able to fix it is deeply concerning. Sorely they can afford to go and buy an iPad 2 (which is what I'm using) and test their app and find ways to fix it if it has any problems.
Nice app. Quality not great. Needs Chromecast fix.
by Sum Sum117 on 2014/03/22 19:56
The app itself is well designed. The video quality could be better but it's certainly not poor. The greatest gripe I have is that the iPad is classed as a mobile device when trying to view desktop only videos. I don't find the iPad any more "mobile" than a laptop, which has access to desktop only videos and I just can't get my head around that one at all. However if that's how it has to be I think at least that if you are connected/ streaming to a Chromecast device which HAS to be plugged into a TV -which is certainly not a mobile device- you should be able to access desktop only videos because the iPad is technically no longer a "mobile" device when connected to a Chromecast. Other than that, a great app, certainly better than using the web version on iPad!
You've done it again google!!!
by Choreopsis2 on 2013/09/08 15:04
Well how can I start? First of all, stop changing layouts. The first one was the best in my opinion, and every time you change it it get more and more confusing to use. Second, I don't want a video playing in the background, cuz when I'm searching for a video I don't want something making it slow as hell. And what's with the minimising??? It's terrible. Don't try new things. I know you want to experiment and all, but this kinda thing doesn't help us as users. I don't want your fancy stuff. I want the old layout back. This is a disgraceful update google. Get it right. EDIT: As of 5 mins ago (when I wrote the initial review) I can't load anything because the "search while watching a video" thing won't let me reload the video. I have to load an entirely new video so I can reload. You are wasting my time google. I'm starting to lose my patience. Edit 2: Now the sound keeps cutting out. What is this google? Not a problem with my devices. All problems are to do with the app. Fix it google.
Absolutely terrible 💩
by B'boy on 2015/11/22 23:06
I don't know where to start. Google needs to rethink this from scratch, based on the highly usable previous version with a left sidebar nav. Awful fragmented UI and a total UX disaster and clearly I'm not alone thinking this. Getting to your watch later list takes far too much clicking. When traversing through different videos / channels there is no way to get back to a screen with the three main nav elements present (home, subs, my account) without passing the back button x amount of times. Try it, click a few videos, then follow a few links to channels - leaves you completely lost. How hard is it to add a home link to the top right nav to avoid being lost at sea? And for some explicable reason getting to comments requires endlessly scrolling down the right sidebar, does it not occur to Google that people may actually want to easily discuss videos? It's like being back to a time where UX was the least thought out part of an app's function. It's just awful. Zero stars.
Improved most of the important features are fixed.
by Skeletor1999 on 2016/02/24 18:41
It's great and with a far improved comment system which actually allows replies to everything I'm no longer having to look like an idiot replying to the wrong person in a conversation. There's a few bugs overall which is why the full 5 stars isn't obtained, including videos not playing after tabbing out and reentering and some channels not loading with full signal and good internet speed. Update, the pop-up to discard a comment appear behind the keyboard, this makes it extremely difficult to simply discard a comment, combined with the fact even brushing your finger over anything but the comment box opens the pop up it has become extremely frustrating to write even a simple comment, if you fix the pop up and allow the app to be interacted with while commenting, like many other apps, maybe the commenting system will not be subpar and a higher rating that 3 could be achieved.
Right direction, Google!!!
by user3907 on 2017/02/15 09:55
Yes, Google, yes! Thank you so, so much for this new 10 sec skipping ability.. I, honestly, was dreaming about something similar for around 10 years.. the app is getting very close to being perfect. You recently added an ability to choose 1080 (would love to see ability to choose 4k one day) on a screens which "don't support" it and it was very much welcome, too. The last major thing for me is a lack of constant 1080p (or highest available) quality choice, because I hate with passion to choose it manually for every video (and yes, this "auto", unfortunately, is a fan of 720p, no matter how good my connection is). Please fix one last thing! Personally for me it deserves 5 stars already. Thank you, Google!
Get the bugs sorted!
by MrsMellark<3 on 2015/03/01 08:21
I've had this app on my iPod 4th gen ever since I got it and I've had next to no problems in the past. Only recently (maybe 2-3 months) has the bugs really started to annoy me. Firstly, whenever I go to rotate the screen to watch a video as a bigger picture, 9/10 times the app seems to crash. Now I don't know if its because my model is one of the oldest apple products you can get now, or whether its to do with something else, but it's just all round irritating. Secondly, if I go to watch a video off a playlist (whether it be my own or someone else's), the app, again, crashes. I don't know if this is due to what model I have, if it is I apologise for the rant, but if is down to bugs, I suggest you fix it. So finally, my opinion is that instead of adding unnecessary features (e.g. the date when the video was uploaded), you look at the complaints about bugs and get them sorted first!
Okay but...
by Angry gran is sick on 2015/07/15 15:21
Overall the app is brilliant, I can view the videos I want to watch, everything's in its place and the quality is good but lately I've encountered some issues that hopefully can be fixed. For starters a bug has occurred that means every comment says '0 seconds ago' which is annoying as I would actually like to see when the comment was posted. Not all of the videos I've subscribed to are coming up in my subscription box. I subscribe to many channels but the number of channels I'm subscribed to shouldn't have an effect. I've subscribed for a reason, to see their content and I would like it better if that reason was fulfilled. Also I've had to delete and re-download several times because the app crashes so much. Please change this, thank you :)
New update is rubbish
by Samboosamboo on 2014/03/23 15:46
I love this app, I use it almost everyday. I'm unsure as to why the new update has added the pause & play button in the middle? It was perfectly fine where it was and much easier. I do not like the button in the middle of the screen, it darkens the screen and is a nuisance. Say if I just wanted to see how long I had left of the video to watch I would click the screen and it would be fine but now it darkens the screen and that pops up! They should change it back quickly as it is stupid and I don't see why they changed it. It was fine the way it was. Other than that fine expect on the comments all of them say from 0 seconds ago and they're obviously not. Apart from that hugely annoying thing and the minor thing very good app x
Thanks google
by JackPoshboyPountney on 2014/12/26 02:43
Utter shambles, it's feeling now at least once a week I've had to change the reason for this pitiful review, this is simply coming down to this: you want videos to load and stay loaded? You want to comment on a video and not have it wipe everything clean and close itself losing the video and your comment with it? You want a video watching application that still cares about making a quality product and haven't become big enough that they can just push out pathetic useless upgrades that diminish all the lies of capability in the advert's demonstrations to mere blocks of pixels for the few seconds it bothers to load your content before it shuts down again, and then you simply have to do it all again, don't forget though, they still get their little bit each time for each advert they force you with, THAT'S the only thing that can apparently load in any watchable quality, strangely enough don't you think, hmm?
Video quality
by RobsonReviews on 2013/04/12 14:50
The app's interface is pretty good, but the problem lies with the way the videos are handled. For some reason, when using this app, an iPhone 5 is unable to stream a video on wifi without almost immediately buffering, then dropping to a slightly lower quality. The quality also fairly regularly drops to a blurry mess which renders the video unwatchable. For some reason the app which used to come pre installed to iOS devices handled video delivery much better. Also, the app would be improved if users could manually select the quality at which videos play, which could contribute somewhat to solving the evident issues with the current automatic selection of video quality. I personally would like some way to view all of a channel's videos, but perhaps that's less of an issue for others.
Pretty good.
by Katrina XYZ on 2012/12/16 08:10
I'm fairly happy with this. It has good screen quality and can go full screen, which is good because on the browser, you get full screen except for the other tabs open and the bar at the top. Drawbacks are there is still no play all function on the playlists, which is very annoying,because I usually put on my favourite music playlist to play while I'm doing chores, and listen to a different playlist when I am going to sleep. It's a pain to keep changing it manually and even more annoyingly, you have to go all the way back to the playlist to find a particular video from it. It's also irritating that you can't have it in the background while opening a different tab, as Steverob said, because similarly I often listen to music while cooking. So it's better but not that much better.
Good
by GemmaDrWho on 2016/08/09 00:59
It's a lot better than using safari, but it would be even better if there was a way to easily navigate the videos, like the J and L buttons on PC. When watching long videos (2 hours plus,) when I use my finger to go to a specific point, it skips forward / backward about 3 minutes when I let go of the screen because the touch screen is sensitive. It's very annoying. Also, if you could click time stamps that would be useful too. For example on a game OST video, all the tracks are listed with times, but I can't click them, meaning I have to scroll to them manually. But then the problem in the previous paragraph rises to the surface as OSTs are normally about 2 hours long. Enabling annotations would be great as well. Some videos I watch use annotation subtitles instead of closed captions.
Usually great...
by Apior_ on 2017/07/02 10:03
Usually a good app, however I've noticed there's a bug that causes the sound to cut out so I have to pause and play the video a couple of times in a row to get the audio back. Another bug is that when I turn my phone into landscape mode to view the video, the video gets stuck in landscape mode when I turn the phone to portrait the video stays in landscape mode(not using the auto lock feature, and pressing the full screen icon again and again doesn't do anything). And another relating issue is that the screen will return to portrait however it's still displaying as landscape- as if it's taken up the top half of the screen with a tiny video player and then the comments are cut off towards the left edge of the screen...it's very difficult to describe 😰
Constant buffering
by Swibbo on 2013/02/05 09:00
It looks better than the old Apple app but has less features and the constant buffering is a real pain. Ignore these people here saying "it's your Internet connection" etc., it isn't. I'm running mine over super fast fibre optic wifi and it's constantly stopping. This was never a problem before. I live 2 miles from the phone exchange and have always had extremely fast broadband as a result. It was never a problem with the old app. I now either watch on my desktop computer or through Safari which seems to suffer none of the speed problems. This just gets worse. Wether over hi speed broadband of 4G (which I now have) I don't think I've ever watched a video all the way through without buffering. Didn't happen on the old app. Really ruins it. Just have to watch on my computer now or iPad (which I haven't updated yet thank God).
0 stars if I could
by Antropomorphisedcat on 2015/10/09 23:11
Wow Google. You took a perfectly awesome app layout design and ruined it. Why change something so majorly when people enjoy it. You can't force the layout on people saying we will have to get used to it especially since the stupid bubbles at the top don't even work properly 😤 they take forever to load (and we both know that shouldn't be the case) and if it takes so long to load I can't see the picture so I don't know who te subscriber is! It would be nice to get the names back too since not everyone in the world has identical memory to the Chanel makes they subscribe to. Not happy with this at all Google. Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go in design and you need to think about every type of users out there, yes older people also use youtube(shocker!) and I doubt they would be happy with a confusing layout that even young people can't get their head around.
Please listen to us
by Keegan_likes_toast on 2013/04/15 21:47
Why! Before the update the app was good, no I'm not so sure. First of all no one in the world likes to see the recommended videos, we subscribe to channels for a reason so please don't force us to look at what you think we might enjoy, we probably have already seen it. Secondly we NEED quality control on videos, I am sick of getting half way through a video, watching in perfect hd quality, when all of a sudden the app decides to reduce the quality down to 8-bit level, it is so annoying and there is no way to get it back. And finally can we improve the comments please, just so we can see who is replying to who, and maybe get some sort of notification when someone is responding to out comments, please take this into consideration, I absolutely love the website and would love to see the app reflect the quality, thank you
the comments- please change them back!🙏🏻
by Michelle Jackson on 2016/07/28 18:11
I like this app a lot but the layout of the comments section was much easier to navigate before the update - I don't see the point of the large blank space under the description now the comments have moved and also having to scroll down past the recommended videos before seeing the comments is annoying and impractical. plus the replies to comments are hard to read because there doesn't seem to be any difference between an original comment and the reply apart from their photo being slightly smaller. other than the comments section I like how this app is set out! it would be great again if they returned to their normal position 👍🏻
Awful
by Chocnoc on 2012/11/02 01:37
First of all It doesn't seem to have multitasking support..? When I go out of the app and back in, whilst watching a video it loses all of the buffering and has to start again! Also the video quality will just suddenly sometimes turn unwatchable even though throughout the entire video I've been on wifi! (Even at the start of the video it's pretty bad but then gets better as the video goes on) as well, every time I watch a video, even though I'm connected to wifi throughout the whole video, the sound will be really bad quality but eventually it becomes good quality halfway through the video. Finally, the home feed is awful, even though I show uploads only it still doesn't show EVERYTHING, and half the time it'll be in the wrong order and say it was uploaded a day ago, but when I look on the website on a computer it says the same video was uploaded an hour ago?????
Much better than the old app
by Lie_in_king on 2012/09/30 11:23
I can't quite understand why so many people hate the new app? It has more new additions that are taken from the web version such as reading comments, viewing suggestions whilst the video is playing instead of having to quit the video to read comments and then having to wait for the video to load again thus minimising my data usage. Overall the usability had been greatly improved and everything works great no bugs or crashes. BUT...My main concern though is that you can't play video/music in the background whilst doing other things on the phone. Apple should really start to open up its internal ecosystem to allow apps to be more integrated in to the iOS.
Arrant nonsense
by Herecome_i on 2015/10/18 21:31
If I could give this no stars I would, but even Apple takes putty on you. Nobody asked you to change the app. It was perfectly fine. It was actually a pretty awesome design, very clear and very easy to use. I also loved the colour scheme. I forgave you for the rubbishy you guys have pulled time and time again. Now this. Where do I even begin? The bubbles are minuscule, when I get on someone's page I am forced to shut down the entire app to get off, the colour scheme is so very stupidly bright and the app icon's whit background is such a useless aspect. The one thing we ask you for, playback even when the app is in the background or the phone is locked, we can't get. Instead you subject us to this tomfoolery. There were no explanations as to how to use this horrid reboot, and at this point I don't even want one. I just want the old version back. CHANGE IS NOT ALWAYS GOOD GOOGLE, IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT
Fails in Comparison to Browser Version
by Kanzuke on 2012/10/08 19:50
This app is horrible to use on iPad, and there is no iPad replacement for the old one, so I'm forced to either use the browser, which can't be full screened, or put up with this app and it's stretched display, not to mention lack of landscape mode, which means I have to rotate the iPad to browse for a video and then put it back in landscape to watch it, which is a lot more trouble than it's worth if you are using it on a desk. There is also no Quality control option, so I need to use the browser if I want to force the streaming of 720 or 1080p footage. Most annoying part if having this installed is it diverts links that should be opened in Safari to this app, so I have quite happily uninstalled it. I can understand if Google are still reluctant to help/butthurt after Apple split away from them, but this app is entirely under Google's name, and it puts that name in a bad light
To many bugs
by Guy_danger on 2015/09/06 15:37
In every update you say that there are app improvements and bug fixes but there are these very persistent bugs that you seem unable to fix. 1. The app doesn't allow you to tap anything and it is stuck In the small screen when it should be cinematic. 2. The picture becomes really laggy and the sound is a few scenes ahead you are hearing things before you see them. 3. Some videos don't load at all but everything else does like the link and the description so you're just looking at a blank screen and a loading ring. But i do love you tube and I think this app has potential so I hope you guys fix all you're problems because when the app works properly it is really good in which case I would give it five stars
Search bar hello??
by PhantomxDarkness on 2015/09/23 22:21
I use you tube a lot , but when it comes to the new update it's the worst app I have. The layout is too difficult to use on iPhone I can't even scroll/swipe left. I have subscribed to a lot of channels and I want to see the name of the channel not all of there recent uploads in my face when I load the app. And this is the part that really ticks me off when I was looking for the search bar I couldn't find it , so then I thought oh I know I'll search to see if anyone else has the same problem , but I can't even do that when I can't find the search bar that I'm trying to search about!!! Worst update yet please fix this quickly
Thank-you
by King fredward I on 2014/05/29 00:59
Hello, a while back I filed a complaint about the clarity of videos and how it annoyed me, well I am glad you listened to my feedback and it is only now that I have had chance to say thanks to you. The new clarity changer has been brilliant and I would like to day a very well done. I love this app and I think that you have just made it better and better, although people will probably disagree with that, but I eventually got used to it very quickly, I know that I am a quick learner but I dot think that it's that bad so well done google, this app is one of the best if not the best. I hope that you continue to make it better and better with each update.
An even worse update?!
by SAmRevIewwww on 2015/05/23 03:55
This update has made the app much more inconvenient & time consuming! In the previous update you had a side bar that would appear when you swipe right, this bar had everything you needed on it & you could access it anywhere in the app. In the update, this bar is completely missing & instead everything appears on the bottom of the screen, but these tabs are not available to access anywhere in the app, so for example if i want to go back to my subscriptions i have to go to the top of the page & click back numerous times to get back there which is very time consuming & tedious compared to the previous update were i just had to swipe. No real improvements, just made worse.
Used to be better
by Beccamann on 2015/06/23 13:14
I'm trying to be fair, so here goes. I like this app, in that it is easy to view my subscriptions, comment, like, subscribe and find videos I want to watch, and it's easy to navigate. I like being able to drag the main video down into the corner while looking for something else, and to minimise the suggested videos and comments tabs. The problems I have with this app are as follows. First of all, being able to play music in the background was one of those great features that shouldn't have been taken back. Also, you can't "reply" to comments, only comment back, which can be a bit misleading. Please fix these issues because until these resolve I will have to keep using the mobile site for these functions.
Bug Fixes and "Improvements"
by FreeLander2 on 2015/08/21 00:21
First off, there is no need to change the layout so frequently. It seems that the look of the app gets a major change in every other update - what's wrong with just one layout? Secondly, it also seems that obvious (not necessarily major) bugs rarely get fixed, while minor, situation-dependent bugs do. Finally, would it kill you to actually give some information about what an update contains, so users can choose whether or not they want to update? Right now it only ever says "This update includes minor bug fixes and improvements" or similar, and the only way to find out what each update holds is to download it, but then if one doesn't like it, they have no choice to revert to a prior version. Just elaborate on what the update does is all I'm asking. Until then, I don't see why this deserves any more than one star.
Please fix this!
by SoMuchBass on 2014/10/15 00:27
Since I downloaded the app a year ago... The number of times I have deleted and reinstalled the app has blown my mind....the problems ranged from the screen going black to playlist issues, video issues and many other ridiculous things!, nonetheless the app would be awesome if these problems were all fixed!!! I am reviewing this app a second time downgrading the two stars to one..... Mainly due to the fact that now, whenever I go to like a video, watch a Video or simply browse through the comments, the app will turn to a black screen and take me to the home screen on my iPod. It happens around one minute into using the app, so all I can say is you've made it lots worse than what it was a few weeks ago before this recent update. This now makes the app absolutely useless to me.
Just a few blips
by Lunto on 2016/02/05 23:17
I mostly think the app is well and ergonomically designed, but there are few issues. Firstly when I'm scrolling through the comments it always says something was posted 0 seconds ago, it never shows when it was actually posted. This is also an issue when I use the website on my phone, though I don't do that very often, for obvious reasons. Another thing is that when I've watched a few videos in a row I end up having loads of tabs open, and to get back to the home screen I have to quit them all one by one, while it would be simpler to just have a back to home button. Apart from that, I love this app and use it all the time!
Not the best app ever
by Budgiegirl123 on 2015/04/25 20:57
I would definitely have given this 5 stars if it weren't for the problems I have experienced! Firstly, the video keeps buffering, I have never watched an entire video without it buffering at least once. Then there's the 'playback error' message. This keeps appearing whenever I try to improve the quality. (also, improving the quality to even 720p takes AGES.) The app also occasionally crashes. And finally, it takes ages to load. I've just uninstalled the app and tried reinstalling it just now because, although I have perfect network connection, the app seems to not load and it says 'No network connection', even though when I go to settings, the wifi seems perfectly fine! It seems like after every update, the app gets worse! Please fix this!!
Absolute trash
by Lollypop2131 on 2016/10/25 19:00
There are so many issues with this app! First, probably the biggest problem is that a lot of the time when you're watching a video, the audio will carry on playing but the visual of the video will jump back to the beginning, and the only way to fix it is to close the video and play it again from the beginning. This problem has lasted through many updates, so it seriously needs sorting out. Also, the controls on the videos are terribly glitchy, not showing up a lot of the time which can make things incredibly difficult. We also never receive notifications if someone we're subscribed to is doing a live stream, so I always miss them. I'm so close to just deleting this app and not using it anymore as it's way more trouble than it's worth.
Change it back before you make a bigger fool of yourselves
by Nickthgbggtg on 2015/10/06 06:44
Why. Why. Why I ask myself. Everything is just dreadful the subscribers are now on a separate page not on the Side and the icons for them Are tiny, so be ready for spamming your screen to try and click a tiny icon, oh and when you click on a subscriber it takes you to a separate page, so if you want to just scroll though you subscribers you have to do the painful process of clicking on one looking at the page and then Trying to press a tiny arrow and then Clicking the next one. Another thing, why are all the video icons so large it looks horrible??? This app both fails in function and aesthetics making it an unsuccessful app. Plus while watching a video you can't see you battery life on an islands pad mini. Please change it back before you make a bigger fool of yourselves.
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