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youtube - Watch and Share Videos, Music & Clips
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 YOU LOVE FAST - Browse personal recommendations on the home tab - See the latest from the creators you follow on the subscriptions tab - Discover the world’s hottest videos on the trending tab - Look up videos you watched or liked on the library tab CONNECT AND SHARE - Let people know how you feel with likes, comments, or shares - Edit, add filters or music, and upload your own videos all inside the app
Stopped working
by bshodin on 2017/01/17 04:08
Had no problems until the recent update and now it won't play anything. I've tried to restart my iPad, tried uninstalling and reinstalling but it still won't work.
Ads are too much
by Giathatb on 2017/01/17 03:50
Like the app but ads are too much 👎🏿👎🏿
You guys really want money
by JavenB Cr name on 2017/01/17 03:43
You guys love showing ads to people.
Erm...what happened?
by Lokolokoloookloolkolokook on 2017/01/17 03:08
THE DOUBLE TAP!!! I LOVED HER, AND NOW SHES GONE!!!!!!
Horrible.
by JoslynQuinn on 2017/01/17 03:06
I've deleted and re downloaded this app probably 5 times. And it still doesn't work. I can't play any videos.
Can't watch videos
by Bigpun1997 on 2017/01/17 02:53
It's a great app I love YouTube but it won't let me watch videos for some reason on my iphone
Love the app
by Phillip nathanson on 2017/01/17 02:27
You get to watch awesome content any where you want it's awesome
I can't watch anything
by Dragon20x on 2017/01/17 02:21
I've never had a problem like this until the latest update. Every time I tap on a video to watch it, it says "Something went wrong. Tap to try again" I'll tap again and again and I keep getting the same message. I've even tried getting off of wifi and using data and it still does it. Don't update.
Won't load videos
by Xxxxzzzzzxxxxx on 2017/01/17 02:14
When I try to watch a video the ad won't load and if a video doesn't have an ad it won't load either and I tried deleting the app and getting it again but that didn't work and I know it is not my wifi because everything else is still working fine
FIX AGAIN PLEASE!!!!!
by Jas101iley on 2017/01/17 02:06
Ever since he update my phone has been getting glitches since YouTube has been updated on YouTube when I turn on a video it says playback error please try again I tried logging off and on but it does not work and when I delete the app and log back on it works for a few seconds then later it would go back to its same ways please fix this stupid app please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Frustrated
by JeniG93....... on 2017/01/17 01:40
Recently updated to the newest version of the app, but it won't play videos at all. I've uninstall and reinstalled and everything else the "YouTube help" said to do. The only reason I'm writing this review is because there is no way, AT ALL, to contact customer service directly to report the issue. I just hope they fix the problem soon, because I really liked the app before this certain issue, especially since I've never had a problem before.
Something went wrong
by Ricekrispy7927 on 2017/01/17 01:38
I have got the something went wrong notice for over 24 hours.every video will not play but I can comment.
Glitch
by Phuoc Q. Trinh on 2017/01/17 01:34
I'm a youtuber user. I go on it everyday and watch many things from music to daytime television to cooking videos. Why is it that when i updated youtube two updates ago I now have a sudden glitch of disconnection when I try to watch ANY video? Wifi is on, if not I use my LTE Internet connection works for other video apps. Is there something wrong with my iphone? My internet connection? Youtube itself? Everytime i play a video it shows up a grey screen saying something went wrong.....,.....retry"
No es muy bueno
by Mariohernan on 2017/01/17 01:29
No me gusta porque no puedo cambiarle la resolución al video cuando lo reproduzco con mi red celular
Fix It NOW!
by AnakinAhsokaGeek18 on 2017/01/17 01:24
Something is seriously wrong with the app. Every single time I log in, I cannot play any video at all. It keeps giving me the message "Sorry, something went wrong. Tap to retry." No matter how many times I tap to retry, it gives me the same message over and over and over and over again. Reinstalling the app didn't help at all! Until this is fixed, I have nothing but bad things to say.
WTH
by Sh-boy don on 2017/01/17 01:10
Please fix this shot like every time I go into a video and I am at one point as soon as I leave the video I'm all that way back at the top
Videos won't play
by Super awesome game of coolness on 2017/01/17 01:09
Ever since the recent "1080p" update, I cannot get any videos to play. I tap on it and it starts loading the ad, skips to the video and then says "Something went wrong. Tap to retry." It works on my iPod, but the recent update has broken YouTube on my iPad.
Glitches
by Indostructobore on 2017/01/17 00:33
I'll be watching a video and either the image and the audio won't line up, or the image will start showing the beginning of the video while the audio is in the middle.
Great BUT Always Keep On Improving
by J-Giff on 2017/01/17 00:14
One of the Best App BUT always strive to improve please...
An Annoying Glitch
by Lionguy526 on 2017/01/16 23:38
So, I have this annoying glitch that keeps on happening. When I finish a video that I watch, the recommend section keeps on scrolling up on its own. It's annoying because I have too scroll all the way down just to go to the same video.😭
Annoying
by QKaiL on 2017/01/16 23:29
Annoying is a good word for the experience while using this app. Ads constantly freeze or don't even play, causing me to have to entirely close the app then go back and find the video again just to play it. This is a major problem that needs to be fixed
Bad design and no landscape mode
by bjöggi on 2017/01/16 23:28
Sorry, YouTube, but this interface and design of an app is just horrible. It's incredibly hard to discover new things and even worse to just navigate to your channel subscriptions. Have you not thought about having this app also in landscape mode? Plus, this new version doesn't remember your last position on the list, so after watching a video you have to scroll all the way down to the same position you were at before. Incredibly stupid, YouTube. I know you can do better than this!
what the hell
by Kateykate34 on 2017/01/16 23:27
for the past fee days i have been opening the app , clicking on multiple videos that i want to watch and all give my the gray screen with the :/ face telling me there was an error and to tap to try again , well tapping doesnt help and i just want to watch my videos 😑😒
Nice and stable
by LDO^CKO on 2017/01/16 22:40
Superb! ...I'll take two.
I can't watch videos 😭
by Flywing47 on 2017/01/16 21:56
Every time I try to watch a video it says something like refresh over and over and not one single video works 😒
Can't watch videos
by Koool kiddddd on 2017/01/16 21:49
Whenever I try to watch a video it says something went, wrong tap to retry. this has been happening a lot recently and I really would like it if you guys fixed it. Besides that I really like this app if you fix this bug I will definitely give this app five stars.
Crash
by Q8awi on 2017/01/16 21:42
Im using 4G LTE wifi and while watching videos, it crashes and says no connection pls help me
AirPlay
by shoeman87 on 2017/01/16 21:40
An otherwise great app, but videos constantly buffer throughout videos on all videos on all platforms; yet I seem to be the only one noticing this. It works well otherwise but please look into this. Thank you
Okay
by []MajesticPanda[] on 2017/01/16 21:36
It loses connection way too much. My internet is just fine, yet the YouTube app says "no internet connection" and I have to close the app and restart it again. It gets annoying when you're watching a video or scanning through your sub box.
Recommended
by contrast97 on 2017/01/16 21:31
It doesn't happen all the time, but the app occasionally crashes when I click the down arrow for more videos. It's annoying, and it's unpredictable.
PROBLEM
by Dankmeme43 on 2017/01/16 21:09
My videos won't play...
The crash...
by Aimabug on 2017/01/16 20:55
So I'm trying to watch videos on YouTube, but when I try to, in a minute it crashes, YouTube is my favorite app, please fix this asap!
Comments
by NintendoFan28 on 2017/01/16 20:23
When I'm using the app, out of nowhere my comments just will not load. They refuse to. They don't even try. I can write a comment but not able to see others. I have to restart the app to see comments. Super frustrating.
Time for some updates!
by Mickey Knoxxx on 2017/01/16 19:56
After all these years, I still can't shut off my screen or minimize the app without the sound cutting off. If 2015 wasn't the year to modernize, let it be 2017! Other than that, very grateful for YouTube and where technology has brought us:)
Ok....
by samplam1004 on 2017/01/16 19:12
Okay whatever this is a good app but there are TOO MANY ADS
It's a good app
by Beginerkk on 2017/01/16 18:57
Uhm you need to fix theproblem we're videos won't play
YouTube Is Broke for now
by It's_broke on 2017/01/16 18:32
This is a good app, but with the recent update, I can't watch video's. and also I can't UPLODE! Also. Which stinks
YouTube why
by Mr. Jmurphy30 on 2017/01/16 18:25
I can subscribe anyone anymore why did u do this make an update that makes me subscribe more than I subscribed PLZ DONT DO THIS YOUTUBE NOW I CANT SUBSCRIBE ANYONE ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THIS
Best app of all time
by Frankie 123456 on 2017/01/16 17:53
It lets you see cool things
The app doesn't work anymore.
by Zhanani on 2017/01/16 17:44
Every since the app was updated, videos will no longer play. I can tap on a video to watch it and the app just freezes.
YouTube video
by Daddyplier.Edit on 2017/01/16 17:35
When I click a YouTube video and while I watch it and it be like In the middle then it pause by itself while I watch the video and it change to a different video while I watch the video
Use this app
by Ac💕 on 2017/01/16 17:22
This is by far the best online video app I have ever used 5 stars watch jacksepticeye and subscribe to him
Update
by MrTucholka on 2017/01/16 16:50
This update is horrible. The features were already there and for red members it freezes all the time and it's irritating. I will not be continuing my subscription.
BEST APP EVER
by Games OGP on 2017/01/16 16:49
There shouldn't be any bad review on here besides a few glitches that happen here and there. This is the most used app on my phone. And it will stay that way forever.
'bout utube
by Saifahmad008 on 2017/01/16 16:33
It's everything❤️💙❤️💙❤️
You HAVE to fix this.
by BeastMinecraftGuy😝 on 2017/01/16 16:31
The app has worked fine for me for the longest time until recently. I can no longer sign in and every time I try to, I get an error saying "Something went wrong." This has been going on for about a week now and it's driving me nuts. Needs a fix immediately. My 1 star rating will rise to a 5 once this glitch has been fixed.
HELP
by Sazaom on 2017/01/16 15:36
I can't watch anything!!!!!!!! It always comes up with error, please try again!!!!!!
Please add a way to mass delete watch later list!
by Telstar510 on 2017/01/16 14:41
I've been using this app for a long long time but aside from all the ads and whatnot, the main problem is not even being able to mass delete and select a ton of the videos you want to delete!! It's completely dropping the ball! If you have to delete one video at a time, you'll spend a century just trying to delete videos! A new implementation must be added to delete videos quicker.
"sorry something went wrong"
by Rosario812 on 2017/01/16 14:22
Everything I want to watch a video "something went wrong" keeps popping up and no matter how many times I refresh or whatever video I choose it just keeps saying that. Very annoying please fix.
Love the app
by Heyitsme😝😝😝😝🙃😙😙😚😗☺️🤣 on 2017/01/16 13:56
Variety of videos to watch
MommaTribe
by Lxndbpamndbxb on 2017/01/16 13:54
I usually love this app, I use it a lot to make different craft projects all the time. For the past two days, it won't play any videos at all.... please resolve this issue :(
Good app but smart tv Bluetooth won't work
by General-mcnugget on 2017/01/16 13:44
It was working just fine before but now with the new update it no longer works
Problem watching videos
by Scott Whalen on 2017/01/16 12:00
I've had this app pretty much when I got my first iPhone, and it's always been great. A few minor bugs here and there that were fixed in a timely manner. The new update, for whatever reason, either has trouble loading and playing the ads that come before videos or the videos themselves won't load. On almost every video I get the "something went wrong, try again later" message and none of the videos will play. It's incredibly frustrating because it's been over the past 5 days or so.
Tap to retry
by Jojoyzan on 2017/01/16 11:27
Why? What's going on? I'm tired of tapping to retry.
It always say "something went wrong tap to retry"
by RajCaniedo7 on 2017/01/16 10:12
What's wrong with this app i need to reboot my phone just to play music or watch in youtube because it keeps saying that something went wrong and i need to reboot my phone to fix it every time this happens i need to reboot my phone I'm sick of doing that stupid thing please fix this
Tap to skip/fast forward
by a.saleh10 on 2017/01/16 09:50
What happened? From before you can tap to skip or rewind 10 seconds. The tap to skip stopped working. Just sad that I have to play with itty-bitty red stream dot just to skip a couple seconds most the time its hit or miss :(
No back button?
by Catgirl91 on 2017/01/16 09:15
There is no back button. This seems like a simple, non-negotiable feature, but it isn't there. If you search for a keyword and want to go back to the search results, you cannot unless you start the search all over again.
No mobile 1080p?
by myimyic on 2017/01/16 08:51
1 star because no matter what else you do in the app, the main reason i open it is to watch videos. And i want 1080p because i have a lot of traffic in my plan. With this update you really motivated me to write my first review. And it is for you!
It could be better
by Princesssanique on 2017/01/16 08:48
YouTube needs to put less ads. I'm not gonna pay monthly just for that kind of stupid stuff
I cant watch videos!!!!
by Wot luv on 2017/01/16 08:10
I tap on a video and it says somthing went wrong.
Bad
by 😭👿😡😡😡 on 2017/01/16 08:01
I can't even watch a video it just keeps saying error all the time I don't know what to do about it i try every thing but nothing.
Horrible
by fadedH on 2017/01/16 06:47
Videos load to slow even with wifi connection and some ads can't be skipped
Problems
by Imlilshark on 2017/01/16 06:36
When I go to any video is says something went wrong fix this please
My app doesn't let me watch vids
by Gatessssssssssssssss on 2017/01/16 06:03
The new update keeps saying error tap to retry and I haven't been able to watch videos since please fix it
The latest update are terrible
by Bellareta on 2017/01/16 04:16
The latest update are terrible !
Couple of bugs but good app
by DAB ON EM!!!! on 2017/01/16 03:42
The bugs are really annoying like some updates won't even work and when it's on fullscreen sometimes it gets stuck.There are more bugs.But than good thing is that some videos are very entertaining
What can I say?
by Little Midna on 2017/01/16 03:30
what should I say?YouTube is what everyone uses yet...not a person complain
Absolutely horrible
by WretchedExcess on 2017/01/16 02:58
Constantly unable establish server connections after watching 1-2 short videos. Restarting app fixes, but that's terrible user experience.
TERRIBLE BECAUSE...
by NOTclickBAIT on 2017/01/16 02:33
This app is like a chili cheese dog.
Five stars
by Jdndhdbdidbxiahxoncjcjc on 2017/01/16 02:31
FIVE STARS
Excellent app!
by Strangehobbit on 2017/01/16 02:20
I consume a large amount of my media on YouTube and this app works is fantastic. I doubt you need my opinion as I'm sure this already installed on your phone, if not then install it what are you waiting for?
I use it all the time
by Good but there's better on 2017/01/16 01:58
It's an ok app, and I use it all the time. I love the fact that you can share videos online. But there is one thing- at a fast forward/slow motion in the settings like on a laptop / personal computer.
You messed up my entire phone
by Blockstwoblocks on 2017/01/16 01:24
YouTube the recent update you had to where you had 1060p now messed up my phone and now I can't watch a single video on any app and now I can't even listen to music all because of this update please try and fix it by having a new update and am really mad about this and I'm on the app 24/7 if I have nothing to do thanks a lot
Where's the "watched videos"?!
by Lameco on 2017/01/16 01:11
Why do you guys insist on making this app crappier all the time? What happened to my videos being marked as "watched"? It's really annoying, as that was a really useful feature. And please don't tell me it's only available on YouTube Red. You don't offer something for free and then make people have to pay for it. That's just bad business. Bring this feature back!!
Down
by Curiosity disk on 2017/01/16 00:51
YouTube has been going down a lot more than usual. I'm unsure if this is due to a new update or something's just screwing me over for some reason but I hope you guys can look into this.
No Connection
by George Willingham on 2017/01/16 00:04
No connection bug is still showing its ugly head.
Retards
by Idk m8 just pick a name on 2017/01/16 00:03
You put tyt in your screenshots and called it news.
Not loading...
by Lindsey14175 on 2017/01/15 23:47
Will not load any videos :(
Garbage: gets worse every update
by Zaiiimh on 2017/01/15 23:32
Videos always buffering and reducing resolution and giving only one suggestion when searching and and and...
Garbage
by P E P S I - S U C K S on 2017/01/15 23:30
You know it.
WHATT??!!
by Liv_Link on 2017/01/15 23:19
I don't know if it's just me, but this morning I went on YouTube to watch a video, and the video thumbnail loaded, then went to: something went wrong, tap to retry. AND IT HAPPENS FOR EVERY VIDEO! I switched accounts, I redownloaded and deleted the app over and over, and still nothing! Help😭
Horrible updates
by Dontlistentomyreview on 2017/01/15 23:18
I watch YouTube a good amount and lately my videos will pause themselves and change my volume, this is a problem that has not been fixed even though there has been crappy updates every week.
What's with the age rating?
by SandK777 on 2017/01/15 22:55
I love YouTube. I'm even trying to start up my channel. But why would YouTube, something made for everyone, be rated 17+ by Apple's rating group? That's just dumb if you ask me. It's not the app's fault, it's the peoples'.(I'm talking to you, Apple)
Worthless
by Allerjenn on 2017/01/15 22:47
The app WILL NOT play any videos whatsoever on my iPad Pro. Deserves one star.
Do not update
by Jazzyjjjjj18momma on 2017/01/15 22:29
Not a single video will play! I always get an error message when I go to play a video. Do not update or download
Channel Name Problem
by ItzLunarchris XD on 2017/01/15 22:26
I want to change my channel name to "ItzLunarchris XD" but it says changed to recently. Can you somehow fix that?
What??!!
by Neon BluRaye on 2017/01/15 22:08
I don't know what is happening but when I tap on a video it will always say "something went wrong tap to retry" I tap it 1000000000000 times and still says the same thing I hope YouTube fixes this!
I love it but
by Arobic capacity test on 2017/01/15 21:56
I use YouTube daily but lately every once and awhile when I click the app and everything loads I click a video and immediately it will say an error has occurred and everything else will load and work fine like comments and searching videos but I can't actually watch anything which is the main function so please fix because I don't think I'm the only person with this problem
Could be best app/website
by Chicken wing guy on 2017/01/15 21:43
Get rid of click bait! That's it! Allow viewer to commend or report for click bait.
Awful
by Hayden:da;many on 2017/01/15 21:18
Lags out and has a horrible interface
Upgrade?
by BiggBoss on 2017/01/15 21:02
Do I really have to pay 12.99 a month to listen to the sound of videos in "the background"? Doesn't even include picture-in-picture. Maybe in 2018? One could only hope, or maybe work at Fortune 500 companies. Get Larry's attention and become the lead architect of design and do it myself. Who knows, it might happen.
Failed update
by Hindoras on 2017/01/15 20:37
Normally the app works perfectly, although ever since the update on 1/11/17 no videos will play on my iPhone 6+, or my sisters 6s or my friends 6s+. Hope the issue is resolved as I can't see this little group of iPhone users being special cases of app failure.
The video stopped working
by Flower miku on 2017/01/15 19:55
Please fix the video bug it keeps saying that there is an error it is like lost connection or something
sᴛᴜᴘɪᴅ ᴜᴘᴅᴀᴛᴇ
by BBIsAnnoying on 2017/01/15 19:45
Can't even change my name anymore. I haven't changed it in three months and it keeps saying 'changed too recently.' I don't like my old username. Please stop this annoying update.
Why can't I change the name
by Loveyourself25 on 2017/01/15 19:42
Every time I try and change my YouTube channels name it says changed to recently and I've had that account for about 4 months so I don't see why I can't change it.🙁
Won't let me watch videos
by Kaitlynn1919 on 2017/01/15 18:45
It won't let me watch any videos. I've deleted the app and re downloaded the app. It still will not work. Please fix!
Videos Sometimes Don't Play
by buckeadme on 2017/01/15 18:27
Periodically it does not allow me to watch videos. It brings up the video but does not play it. This is EXTREMELY INCONVENIENT and needs to be fixed.
Streaming problem
by CArpin97 on 2017/01/15 18:18
Currently, every video I want to watch come up with an error of, "Something went wrong. Click to retry." I click and the same message appears. All my searches and suggestions and even the comments are loading, just not the videos. This happens on both wifi and cellular data. Please fix this soon.
Awesome
by AK 47 Patrick on 2017/01/15 18:16
Awesome
I love the update!
by Nali Phommavong on 2013/08/23 01:22
I don't know why people are saying that it keeps on crashing... It works on my iPad PERFECTLY! I think you guys just need to update your mobile device.... I updated my iPad to the latest version of iOS not to long ago, and since then I've had ABSOLUTELY NO trouble at all!!! Anyways, the updates is just wonderful! I love the new feature where you can search for videos and watching another video. And I noticed that you can FINALLY play playlists!!! Yay!! I made a private playlist for all my favorite songs so it's nice to not have to click EVERY time I have to switch it to the next song. But I also noticed you guys still haven't added a feature where you can edit your channel on your mobile device or check your inbox. I know you can just go to Safari or the web to check your inbox but it would be a WHOLE lot faster if it was just on the app. And I found out you CAN edit your channel on your mobile device. I guess I've never noticed (or was it there before?) there's a button where it says: "Switch to desktop" (I think??) and it turns into the layout you would have if you were on your PC which is so cool! THANKS GUYS! Overall, I just adore this new update! There's so improvements to be made but I understand you guys are trying your hardest! Thanks again, don't listen to the bad reviews, and I look forward to new updates!!!
Crashing and commenting problems!!
by edleat puffle on 2013/08/19 04:08
Crashes once and a while! And when I comment after 2 comments I comment another one it SAYS ERROR TO LOAD MESSAGE!!!!! I EVEN REBOOT THE APP and the same thing happens!!!! Please fix the comment problem not being able to post more than 2-3 comments!!!! And the same thing kinda happens on the computer version but I usually have to type the word shown up top and it will post the comment! But the app version it has a error!!!!!!! And fix the video quality! Many times the video will get blurry after a while and it takes me 2-3 times turning my I pod to sleep mode and going back to the app and then it usually clears up... And I want to be able to see the subscribers that subscribe your channel if you had one cause I have a channel and I go to uploads but it doesn't go to my main channel page I have to search up my name click on one of my video and click on my name to see the main channel! If I click uploads it shows a list of all of the videos you uploaded! If you don't know what I mean then... I tell you... It doesn't show my channel art when I click uploads and I have to search up my name and click in my name to see the main channel page where I can see my profile picture and channel art...I want to be able to see who subscribed my channel from my I pod and to be able to like videos! I know I'm typing a lot in this review but this is all I have to say so can you please fix the problems! Thanks!
Needs to fix video category for channels!!
by Urmomsbitch on 2016/02/04 06:30
I love the app, and i love all of the channels I am subscribed to and there content. However, when I go to a youtubers channel to see their list of videos on my ios it is just a blank screen. Sometimes I do not have time to watch all the videos in my sub box so later I would go to the individuals channel and look at their most recent videos to enjoy them. But just recently, for ios, it wont load, it doesnt say it cant load it is just blank, so i go to the channels home page, but not always are their most recent videos up in there. And if you still are unaware of the slight but bothering problem, when you click on a channel of anyone it loads everything just fine except the category that says VIDEOS. There are five categories on the ios the first being home, then videos, playlists, channels, then about. The videos category shows the most recent videos, but wont load. Have to go to the home everytime to watch the newest video. And it wouldnt be a problem except it sometimes only has the some of the new videos. But for the most part if i cant find it in my sub box then i can find the newest video from 6 months ago on the individuals channel. Thank you for reading, and please I would love for this to get fixed soon, and im glad that the playlist deletion glick that doesnt get deleted got fixed.
Buggy, inconvenient mess
by Zombuddy on 2015/11/16 20:46
Somehow, someway, this app has just gotten worse and worse with each update. The last interface we were provided with was simple, easy-to-use, and not nearly as buggy, but Google has once again destroyed the app. As of now, the glitches are endless and the inconvenient layout just makes the experience worse. The playback error issue that won't play your video unless you shut your wifi persists. Visuals desync from the audio and start over from the beginning while the audio continues towards the end of nearly every video, which makes most videos unwatchable without closing the video and launching it again. The age-old issue of video quality randomly dropping has still not been fixed. For some reason, the search bar cuts out, making it impossible to search for something without rebooting the app. The function of going full screen by turning your phone doesn't work the majority of the time, and the controls often lock up while in windowed mode or attempting to check your inconveniently-placed subscriptions. Please, Google, just revert the format and fix all the aforementioned bugs and the numerous ones I had forgot. The majority of these issues have existed for years without any resolve. Also, where the **** is the back button? As for the readers, I strongly don't recommend this app in its current condition. There are a plethora of reasons for such low ratings on such a popular media platform.
SO SLOW AND RAGE INDUCING
by Tysonyoshi on 2012/10/23 01:25
The old one is much more better. This one does nothing but buffering 24/7 making me take an hour just to watch a five minute video. You actually consider this a product when it barley works?! Considering my homes internet connection already isn't the most fast this app video download speed is often slow bull and I (and other people) "general errors". Based off the look of this I don't have a feeling this won't be fixed for a long while. Another problem is that if you close the app (like remove it from the active apps) the video you were watching goes into your history and you have to watch it all over again unlike the old apps where it just keeps going if you do that. This needs a direct link to the main menu to get back to the front page since I'd rather not press the back button over and over again. And I highly doubt I could watch it over again if it takes a eternity for the video to skip to where I wanted it to. Another slowness problem is that after waiting awhile while the video buffers is that sometimes it jumps you back to the beginning of the video. All the anti-buffering techniques hardly work (like turning wi-fi or your device on and off) unlike the old app where it usually worked. The only good out of this that I can watch music videos now but we have VEVO app for that. Overall a ruined app from iOS 6 and slow overall.
Still has the quality-killing glitch. Otherwise, good.
by Ghostkid825 on 2013/08/23 06:22
I'm personally half-and-half on the newest update. I enjoy the multitasking, and how you can physically interact with the video. I'm not a particular fan of the new aesthetics (the new icon and addition of more white and a bit of red in-app), but that's more of a minor complaint. It also seems like a strange move to remove the Back button from the video viewing page, but I guess the people complaining about that somehow missed the short start-up tutorial about the new and simple way to leave a video page. What bugs me is that the problem with blurry videos is STILL not fixed. It seems to happen at random, and it's generally persistent once it starts for a particular video, no matter how many times you refresh it. (For those unaware, the video quality drops to something worse than 240p, and the frame rate drops to about 5-10 fps.) This is the only actual issue I can find with the app that REALLY needs to be fixed/updated. (However, adding in the ability to reply to comments is a good idea, as suggested by another review. If you have to choose between the two, though, PLEASE focus on fixing the quality glitch.) If this glitch actually gets fixed once and for all, you'll have a 5-star app.
Really?
by LordGandalf23 on 2015/01/01 18:29
This app has something wrong with it. It's not anywhere as good as it used to be. It's like all these updates are ruining the app more than helping it. For one, this app is crashing way more than usual. When I turn my iPod on its side to watch in landscape view, the app usually crashes. Same when turning it to portrait view. It also takes forever for landscape view and portrait view to work, if they work at all. Another thing it loves to do is exit out of the app when my iPod is shut off. Say I'm watching a video, I pause it and power off my iPod to go do something really quick. Then I come back and I'm at my home screen when I turn it back on. This can happen in a very short time. I think the shortest time it took for this to happen was maybe a few seconds. Not only does it take forever to start the app back up, find the video, and wait until it goes back to where I was at in the video (skipping takes to long since the buffering takes way to long and usually ends up in the app crashing) time and time again, but it's very annoying. And transitioning to different videos takes forever, like every other function in the app. Please, just get this fixed! I'm sure there are other people who have this problem, not just me. Please change it back. It was much easier before all these updates. Please!
Change it back!
by Omonkey 14 on 2015/12/28 06:04
I am very unhappy with the new layout. It does not fit my needs. My needs are very simple you have messed with them. You will not be forgiven until I get my old layout back. You know, the layout with the description of the video and the comments in separate columns. That layout gave me joy. That is what I was used to on my IPad. You are not fixing anything with the new layouts. I will now have to get friendly with a new one. It will take time to adapt but I guess I could do it. The problem you should be fixing is the constant reports of the app crashing. You don't need to change how the app looks every once in a while. I would say if you like to make these new layouts allow them to be made, but allow an option to let the user change back to its former layout. Do not take this power like an ad with constant notifications. I do not want it to be like my IPad; it enjoys notifying me whenever I am available to update it. I want the old layout back. It makes me sad. On a side note, you should use better photos for the advertising on the Appstore. They look grainy and make me uncomfortable. I will not thank you for your time because you are not forgiven until you change it back. Also, thanks for letting me write this to go to sleep. I must wake up tomorrow to shave so I can get to my favorite toy as soon as possible. Bye
Update is not worth your time.
by Kidomaru97 on 2013/08/22 18:04
The new update is not only terribly designed, and hard to navigate, but it's new "functionality" doesn't function well at all. It not only doesn't refresh the video when you leave (which in my terms, helped a lot when the video went blurry), but the new playlist buttons on the screen are (in my opinion) not welcome. When I use these, I happen to tap these icons and go on to the next video in the playlist. It also restarts the video when I switch back, forcing me to find my place if I don't remember. The only way to avoid this if you wish to check your time watched on the video, you have to click the very center of the screen only. Not only this, but where is my button option to add to favorites? And why is the video and/or ad caption removed from the screen? Why did you think this new like button, being much smaller than the first, as well as outside of the video, would be much better? And how does putting the youtuber's name on the bottom instead of the top make it more visible? And what on earth made you think this new system was better? The only good thing you honestly did, was add the video suggestion option in the video page. But even that wasn't necessary, as "What to Watch" allowed much better recommendations. If I didn't have to rate this, I would defiantly give it 0/5 stars. Just don't update it, you're better off.
Unnecessary Changes
by Greenjosh123 on 2014/03/18 04:49
I usually never write reviews but the update was so bad that I had to write one. In case you're used to the normal video layout, Google went ahead and changed it again. The pause button is now ON the video screen of where your watching the video. It also dims the screen while pausing/playing and the pause/play button shows every time you tap the screen. This makes it inconvenient for people who would just like to see what time they're at in their video or people who only use one hand to watch. And now the number of likes or dislikes are now shortened to using 'k' for the number or thousands. I don't see why Google is making such a step back from the play button being on the lower left to being where you happened to be looking at what content you are watching, or changing the perfectly fine numbers to be different. The playlist addition to the menu was a nice touch, though. Another thing I don't get is how the top comments work. Usually the first top comment should be the one with the most likes, but for some reason the VERY top comment is a couple scrolls down, but even then, there could be another comment with even more attention that you wouldn't know about. The first top comment usually only has about one or two likes. Overall this app used to be okay, but I'm starting to lose hope in Google "improving" their video service.
Flawed like the web page layout
by Rkcteddy on 2012/12/09 06:40
I have two main problems with this app. First is the channels listed under the Home Feed button. I have no clue what algorithm chooses what channel goes in what order, but it sure is inconvenient. It seem the channels I watch a lot are near the bottom, and the channels that rarely upload anything are near the top. And there's no way to fix this! There in some random order! There not in alphabetical, there not in an order of who uploads the most, there not in order of who has the most activity, I have no clue what it is! And when your subscribed to a lot of youtubers, it's hard to navigate to what channel you want to watch. Secondly, when you click a channel in this list, it immediately shows the activity, instead of the uploads. This is pointless! I want to watch what they upload, not see there latest comment on someone else's video! This shouldn't be pre-selected. And you would think, well just press the show uploads button beside that. Well when you go to another channel, it switches back to the activity section! So there's no way to go down the list of all the people you've subscribed to and quickly check what they've uploaded. Heres what you need to do to fix this app. 1. Have it where I can change who's where on the list of subscription. And 2. Show uploads when you click a users name, instead of showing there activity.
An unpopular opinion, apparently
by Paancaakes on 2013/09/03 09:36
I like what google has done with the recent changes, but I might be the only one from looking at the other reviews. I can't speak problems relating to bugs or crashing as I have experienced neither. It's worth noting that I have an iPhone 5 and therefore am probably using the most compatible device for a new update. I can speak to changes in UI and experience however and this is where the update shines. The back button is basically omitted in this update from what I can tell, but who cares? Now you swipe down to pull a video to the bottom right corner and swipe it left/right to close it. It's one more motion to a closed video than before and it adds minimal time. Also worth noting the video continues playing when swiped down, allowing for picture in picture, a nice unexpected addition. Beyond this the UI has been cleaned up and looks nicer and video playback seems improved. Videos continue to play at a lower quality than desired, but this is nothing new. The one thing missing in my opinion is support for sorting videos by date/length/rating/etc. Unless I missed these features it's an odd omission.
The new update has major issues
by adiadel on 2014/09/23 01:58
This has been the first time I've had major issues with this app. First of all, none of the videos load without selecting the image quality first... This gets annoying very quickly... I noticed this happening recently (pre iOS 8) when I would use AirPlay to stream to my Apple TV but now it's every video on each device every time-- why can't this be adjusted under settings as needed? On top of that, I tried to load a video a few minutes ago and I keep getting playback errors.... I can't get a single video to play at this point. I even restarted my iPad and my wireless router just to make sure it had nothing to do with my internet connection or my device... Also, the checkbox for sharing comments on Google+ doesn't always appear in the new update... However, in this case, the default should be that your comment does NOT get shared on Google+... I replied to a comment on a video a few days ago that was apparently shared on Google+ and I got an email thread of comments a million miles long each time another person replied to the original comment! I was so annoyed that I had to go back and delete my comment-- I honestly wish Google+ would just disappear forever but that's another story... Meanwhile, I hope they come up with a fix for all of these issues soon...
Could be better
by J10nbomb on 2014/07/01 14:40
I used to have a big problem with videos randomly dropping in quality, sometimes to completely unwatchable levels, until I realized I could avoid this by turning off auto video quality but I wish I didn't need to go and change from auto to 720p every time I watch a new video (it would be nice to have an option somewhere to choose what quality videos automatically open in or even if the app remembered what you set the last video to play in). Even more annoying is that links now go to the browser instead of opening in app. If I'm watching a video in the app and I click a link to another video or channel I want to continue using the app, not switch to chrome. I like that you can reply to comments now but the commenting is still shotty. You can only reply to an original comment, not to someone's response to a comment, and as other people have said some comments at the beginning of a chain of replies won't show making it difficult to follow a conversation being held in the comments of a video. I did like the design of the app before this last update when it showed how recently a video in your subscriptions was uploaded but small style changes I can get over. Im on an ipad 2 by the way.
I never write reviews, but this is awful.
by Almansrule on 2015/10/06 02:07
From a company like Google, this app is an absolute piece of trash. It has problems with AirPlay, as in it will break and show a "playback error" after buffering for too long, After that will refuse to continue playing any subsequent videos to the Apple TV once the app is switched out of, or the phone is locked until the app is restarted. The next problem is the fact that while the app may look pretty, it organizes information terribly, giving very little in the way of what your subscriptions are putting out. Another problem to do with subscriptions is that it reorders and removes them all the time, with no option to do it manually or disable this "feature". There is no way to organize subscriptions in folders like there is online, and overall the subscription experience is lacking. The final gripe that I have with this app is that it is slow, for no apparent reason the video will not begin to play, nor will any video until the app is restarted. This happens often as well. It's just an overall choppy and unpleasant experience. A lot of this may sound like nit picking, but if you use the app frequently this can make the experience unbearably slow, and besides this is Google, a company that I respect greatly, yet they release this garbage and deserve to be called out on it.
This isn't progress
by UnluckyBenny on 2016/09/12 04:19
What's with this update? Seriously. This update is just bad. You made the comment section much more complicated than it needed to be. Can't reply to a specific person in a comment thread (and if you can, I can't find the option) and to see the full comment you're taken to another page? That's a huge downgrade from the previous version. Now there are somethings you did good, being able to edit your comment is a feature I've been asking for a long time. And I also like the look of the comment section, but you also need to make more obvious the differences between the main comments, and the replies to those comments. Making the pictures of the users slight smaller isn't helping. The way the previous version did that was better. Maybe you can incorporate the way this version looks, plus being able to edit comments, to the way the last version worked. Having to open another page just to view an entire comment thread is just dumb honestly. It's also about time you give us the ability to play this app without having it open, it was a feature in one of the older versions of this app (if I remember correctly) and I don't see why it's no longer a thing.
Update
by Duckonajetski on 2013/09/06 21:37
The latest update makes the app's interface look much better and was intended to make it easier for users to search more quickly for their next video. However, there are a few "fixes" which I am not content with. First, on the feeds the videos do not show the number of views that they have accumulated. I must have taken this view counter for granted in the last version because I find myself wanting it back. Secondly, is a 'small' HUD annoyance in playlists. The arrows when watching videos in playlists are very predominant and are placed right in the middle if the screen. I find myself always accidentally hitting these arrows which gets extremely annoying. Lastly, the chat. In the previous version, the chat on videos was very easy to access as there were three tabs of information on each video: the video info, chat, and suggested videos. Now however, you need to click a link to open the chat. One more improvement for chat would be the addition of liking/ disliking. The mobile app has no support for this functionality as there is on a computer. Thank you for spending the time to read my consecutive criticism and I hope actions can be taken to fix these issues.
Really Google?
by Jon7797 on 2014/03/21 01:55
I loved this app, the only issues I had with the pervious version was the fact that I couldn't see how many likes a comment had and I couldn't reply to comments.. They fixed that in this update and I think they should keep that but I can't freaking watch any videos now because it doesn't seem to load more than 5 seconds of 780p every 10 minutes.... And why the unnecessary of the number of likes into, for example, 1K instead of 1,000? There's no need nor reason for that... And the issue many people don't like, the location of the pause button.. If I wanna pause my video I don't want the pause button smack-dab in the middle of the screen, if I accidentally touch the screen I have to then touch it again to be able to see my video, not to sound selfish and taking stuff for granted but it is inconvenient and that is what you're aiming for, right Google? In the next update, which I'm sure will be very soon, put the pause/play button back where it belongs and remove the unnecessary shortening of the thousands into K, also improve the speed, it's freaking slow on my internet that runs at 10-20MBPS... Last update had no problem streaming with that connection at that quality, thanks in advance for correcting your mistakes
New update
by Goblahcuzthersnomorenicknames on 2015/08/25 21:29
I always come on here after every update to explain my difficulties, so here we go again. The slick/ thin look of the video at the bottom looks nice but it is a total nightmare, I try to rewind and I can't even touch it cause it's so small, so please we need the old one back. Also when I leave the app to check a text the whole video starts at the beginning which aggravates the crap out of me. I liked the old times where it would hold your spot, maybe take you back a few seconds but still it held your spot. I sometimes watch let's plays that are 1-2 hours long and when that happens it drives me insane and even if I leave my room to go to the bathroom and my phone falls asleep it does it. Not cool man not cool. I also really don't like the subscription box, it looks nice but it takes me forever to actually find something cause the icons are so big, what happened to just having us read it ... It was a lot better that way. All in all this is probably the worst update ever, sorry it just is. You guys are now focusing on looks instead of function which NO ONE CARES ABOUT LOOKS! We just want to watch videos that youtubers create. We want to watch art. But we can't if we get a message during a video... Sorry big rant this time ... Probably will be another for the next update so see you later.
To be honest
by Vlogs101 on 2016/09/22 00:22
I don't know how they came up with this update and then look at himself in the mirror and night and said yeah we did this update is crap I was going down to the comment section and I'm use like tapping it but now it automatically opens which takes more time to food and uses up more of my cellular data so they better figure something out unless they won't be paying another 499 on my cell phone bill this just doesn't make any sense to me why they would do that you need to be something that a lot of people watch all the time so for you to make an updated all phone types and only shoot one particular one because I think this was made more towards the Samsung side than the iPhone side for you to do that it just takes off a whole bunch of customers consumers of your products I just think that's the way that you Kaina run things because you can see the colors of Google and your little loading thing so I can tell the Google was a big part of this update and this update is crap google scrub update it definitely does not see Austin tags and you're getting a lot of heat from people about several things don't get why you don't all know completely changes the app but still you to still videos you diss really updated to a point where it's like I knew it for so long
What lacks in the new app
by Zelogrim 213 on 2013/03/20 20:54
Its no question as to how the video gets blurry after awhile in some vids also the sound gets choppy and sounds more bad so if you can please fix that in a new update also with a multitask like the old pre installed app was before i.o.s6 and a fixed loading speed with 3g and 4g when not connected to a internet source so playback errors would not happen alot while someone is in a certain location it would be greatly appreciated by youtubers viewers and so on to be able to do more within the app it would make everyone happy and would have others think twice about how they write new reviews from updates and new features it will make the general population of people who have the app love it more than now with what has been offered in updates and the app itself it will make the app more better than safari if these things were applied and it would waste less time trying to show a video of something funny or music etc… when the app itself has something better to show so please take the time to make the updates and take some time to consider what you can do to make this app turn from a badly reviewed one into a greatly reviewed app
not user friendly anymore :-(
by susanaram on 2016/11/17 04:20
i have an iphone 5s running ios 10 and these glitches have been happening for quite a few weeks now. like most people i run out of high speed data leaving me inching along on 3G, which would be manageable if the video loading didn't time out before it can even play. i noticed this when i drag down the vid to minimize it, the circular loading icon isn't there at the top of my screen next to my carrier label anymore. this forces me to either close out of the video, losing whatever buffering progress i had and try to play it again, or shut down and restart the app if it happens consecutively. the same thing happens with long 2 minute ads that play before the actual vid. the app will time out while it's buffering the ad, making me close everything and restart it. i would have no problem loading an ad if it was 30 secs or less because on restricted data speeds it is very inconvenient to play a longer ad. even if there is a "skip after 5 seconds" option, the app still won't play the ad until after it's halfway buffered. these are the main things keeping me from using the app more frequently and it is very frustrating as an avid video watcher. please fix them!
App is terrible
by Ragamorph on 2012/12/05 03:04
Update new version: Left at 1 star because my chief complaint was crappy video quality and its still there. Cool that they updated for iPhone 5 but the videos still go blurry or stop and load all the time. It's reduculous. It happens with 3G, 4g, LTE and WIFI. It doesn't matter the connection speed. Rarely do I get a video that I can actually see details in. Most are sharp for the first second then go fuzzy. Sometimes I get lucky and get 30 seconds of clear video before it goes out. Previous version Just absolutely horrendous. It's virtually unusable. Half the videos won't load and the ones that do either buffer forever, go to a definition that can equate to trying to open your eyes under water and see or they won't load except for 1 second at a time. I know apple and google are at war, but really, why would you torture the others' customers like this, I believe it's forbidden by the Geneva Convention. Seriously though, if you're going to make an app 1) update it and 2) listen to your customer reviews. I'd like to see this updated for ios6 and iPhone 5. You could also throw is a bone and make it'd UI match what people want. Just read other reviews. Yes I choose an apple device but, come on, I thought google was a better company than to put out a crappy app and not update it.
FIX IT
by Follow@food_is_yummay on IG on 2014/02/16 06:13
There are 4 lags that make the app basically worthless and annoying. 1. Randomly when I'm watching a video the quality will go from good to completely blurry and unwatchable. Skipping to other parts of the video to try to fix it can sometimes make the quality even worse! FIX IT! 2. Even when I have 3 bars of wifi, every half a second the video decides it's a "good" idea to waste my time and have it buffer for 5 minutes. Once again, skipping to other parts of the video works for about a second and then it continues to pause every half a second. In fact, it took me about 20 minutes to watch a video 2 minutes long because of this. FIX IT! 3. Whenever I click on a video, even when I have three bars of wifi, a message with some weird looking face comes up that says tap to retry. I end up tapping like 7 times before the video finally starts loading (which takes like 5 minutes btw!) 4. When I'm reading comments on a video and I do that tap to load more comments thing all the comments and suggested videos randomly disappear! Whenever I refresh, it just stays the same! These lags make the app horrible, useless, and annoying. I would rate it zero stars if I could. For whoever is reading this review DONT DOWNLOAD THIS APP! You're better off using Safari.
Many Problems I Have!
by ImBAckBro on 2016/08/27 07:03
Stop recommending random videos of people that I'm not even subscribed to! When I type something into the search bar and search for other videos don't erase what I left typed in the search bar?! That used to be how it was then you messed it up! Please STOP recommending videos that I don't want to watch! If I'm not subscribed to the person then I do NOT want to see it! I don't want to see all these other annoyingly redundant and basic channels! I don't care about them! And stop trying to make me care! Don't recommend videos whose channels I am not subscribed to! Also don't post music videos for bands that I've never heard, like I've never listened to them, and I never want to do why would I want to watch their music videos?! If I watch a random video that does not mean that I'm going to watch a million other videos like that daily! What's the point of the NOT INTERESTED option if you just end up getting the same recommendations? Please add some sort of filter option where I can turn off recommendations because I swear that they NEVER interest me. They usually just upset me. I swear! Seriously!! Just because I watch ONE video from somebody's channel doesn't mean I'm going to want to watch their entire repertoire! If I want to I'll subscribe to them!
Seriously Google?
by Kelso228 on 2014/03/22 00:47
Hmmm...where to start with the new update? Oh, how about we start with the giant pause button in the middle of the screen. Honestly, what was Google thinking putting that dumb pause/play button directly in the middle of the screen. It covers the video, and it makes the video dim every time you click on the screen. Some people just want to look to see how much time is left to the video. Well, you ruined that Google. Also, the channel pages have been wrecked. Some people spent a lot of time making a cool banner for their viewers to see. Well, Google decided to cover it up with the profile picture. And to add to that, when you scroll down on a channel, it scrolls the banner up, so you can't see it. Wow Google, worst update ever. Plus, I still can't figure out how to reply to comments, because you have to have a stupid Google+ account. I tried getting one, still couldn't reply to any comments. Way to make it harder for the users. So thanks Google for making this worse (if you can't tell I'm being sarcastic) As you can tell, no one like this new update so in the next one, change everything back to it's old layout and you'll get more people to download the app. Please please please fix the annoying new stuff you put in this.
It's really bad...
by Juliza A. on 2015/07/02 16:23
I reviewed this app about a year or two ago, and I definitely needed to address an issue and personal opinions I'm having since the recent update. When I moved the app to see my video in a widescreen view, the video completely cleared out and seconds later the app crashed. This has been the only problem I'm having at the moment, but it's still an annoyance having the app crash and video not play when it's just been updated. Personally, I don't like the layout being on the bottom, I like the "view channels" tab on the of your subscriptions videos, but I ran a lot smoother when the layout of playlists were on the left and side. Another issue/personal opinion I have is with the tabs that used to be above the video. They're completely gone now, and I don't know If this was removed or if mine just isn't showing, but I can't save, share, nor check suggested videos from the one I'm currently watching. I have to go back to the channel I got the video from and save it from there. I hope there will be an update soon because the concept was good, but the functionality of the app seems to have backtracked and accessibility has definitely plummeted...
YOU HAD ONE JOB!
by Ubedaman on 2014/09/27 00:29
Why does this app have such a hard time playing videos? I mean that's what it's suppose to do right? I've noticed that each update makes the videos less watchable. Now playback errors are as common as ads(which is very common). I can't tell you how many times I've gotten a playback error within the first minute of the video. And if it's not a playback error it's the video freezing while the audio continues. When this happens you can't just rewind the video a little you have to restart it again which means another 30 second ad...Once you finally get the video to work it's very very very rare that it will stay at 720p because it constantly falls way below that. Some videos will just refuse to play without buffering every 3 seconds. 9/10 videos have a ad and only about two of them allow you to skip them after five seconds so with all the problems I just mentioned you spend most of your time watching ads. Now playlist still only allow you to remove one video at a time which is very annoying if you want to remove multiple videos at a time. I know no one over at Google really cares about these problems but seriously someone needs to fix them.
Never again!
by TheD1VA on 2015/11/18 04:21
What the heck??? You want to charge $14 now for a still unfixed app! It's even worse now, it doesn't pop up with my recommended favorites then the advertised ones or vice versa even. Fav list you have to pay for. The video-sound syncing is off now. Rebooting video &/or app if I have to pause for a minute. I can't believe you don't listen to your customers! Please at least give a revision to go from the white/red version back to the red/white! As buggy as that was, it was a dream compared to this! Don't update if you don't have to!!! While you rake in billions or trillions of $$$ why make us pay more??? Is it less buggy? NO! Due to this alone I cancelled this, and anything related to google in any shape or form! Going to join a "you-tube-google" boycott until you at least give us the option of reverting back to more stable versions! And should I need a "tube" fix? I will pay a 1 time 1-3$ fee for an app that allows that to be viewed in an easier format! You'll never get the google+ fee again, nor the $14 fees requested for you tube EVER! I have a working antiquated version on an equally antiquated computer, that I will enjoy all the same without the ads IF I ever decide I need to watch but til then I am joining the google services boycott 4ever!
Bad Recommendations
by Toughchic236 on 2016/07/08 21:25
No matter how many times I click 'not interested' in news, sport, and irrelevant videos they STILL show up in my recommendations. I have absolutely no interest in sports or the news, and I have never watched a sports or news video. On top of that, videos I've already watched show up in recommendations. It also takes forever to click 'not interested' on the twenty-some videos in my recommended list. It would by much better if I could click all of the videos I don't care about, and then tap 'non interested' so they all disappear quickly. I also have problems with bugs. For example, sometimes the description, likes and dislikes will disappear on a video no matter how many times I refresh. The quality on videos is also crap. Every video should be able to be in HD quality. The app will also crash for no reason. On top of that, sometimes my videos will pause for no reason or skip ahead. You truly need to fix this app. I love watching videos, but the app is terrible. No matter how many times people complain about the constant updates, reappearing bugs, bad layout, etc it's never fixed!! Listen to your fans and FIX THE APP!!!
Was 5 stars, is terrible
by Try Standing on 2013/08/26 06:16
I loved the update for an hour-- then, and ever since, I've been having continuity problems. Several minutes into any video a varietal playback problem occurs, one of: skipping minutes of the video (this one comes WITH the other problems, always); suddenly blurry quality as though somebody suddenly fogged up a lense and the fog is irremovable; sometime in tandem with previous, but more common an occurrence is the cutting out of sound. This problem can not be fixed by reinstallation, closing out the app and trying again from scratch, nor even a device reboot. It persists, and reoccurs every time I reload any part of any video, and if the video is long enough, one or all of these problems will happen, assuredly, at least a couple of times if I'M persistent. Because of these issues, I have been forced to use the less awesome mobile-version website through another app. My biggest problem is that I can't just continue watching my video! These things happen without fail and I have finally discontinued my use of this app-- please fix this problem, NOBODY would want to have to deal with this. I'm fairly surprised no other reviews are about this, seeing as this is a completely new device and All.
Needs some fixing
by amanda_noelle2010 on 2012/10/02 15:36
Overall I like the look and the setup and how it's similar to the Facebook app. However, before on the other app, when wi-fi was enabled, the video played in amazing quality. Now the videos stay in a more pixelated quality regardless. It only loads so many comments and if you're looking for one that happened over an hour ago on one like say...the terrible call made during the Greenbay Packers vs. the Seattle Seahawks, then you're screwed. You don't have the ability to click on a user's name from their comment, or better yet, even their comment if you wanted to go to a link they provided. You also cannot like or dislike or really do anything pertaining to any comments made on the video. Does have more such results than the original app, though. There are some videos that only showed up on the desktop version, and if you tried to do this on the phone, it wouldn't work without flash. This app finds that video. For example the OFFICIAL music videos actually show up as the top result for songs on this one. I swear the old one was ONLY the "alternate" results. Just needs some improvement!
Horrible Update
by Justanotherterribleapplol on 2016/11/16 13:26
Although I wouldn't be able to live without YouYube, this update has made everything you do take longer and harder and be more complex. First, the comments have not been improved whatsoever (that was my #1 complaint from last time). They still haven't given back any of the functionality we had a few months ago. Next, the entire app seems pretty laggy, but espicially the comments section, which takes FOREVER for animations to occur and load. My last few complaints include (1) the speed of the previews of the videos loading on the home page. When you are scroll down, even if it's very slowly, you will notice that the videos don't load until you see them, so they'll be gray for the first .5-1 sec. It is very annoying for your eyes to see this, but you'll have to experience it in person to feel the full effect of frustration. (2) they've taken away the ability to slide between your home, hot, and subscriptions pages and they've put them all at the bottom. 👎👎 (3) The ram management is still terrible. (4) The entire UI is just clunky and gross and a major downdate, if you will, from last time... So... DO NOT UPDATE!
AWESOME, but one big problem...
by awesomenes42 on 2015/03/03 22:12
I use this app literally every single day! There's nothing wrong with the app besides some videos taking a long time to load here and there, but as you saw in the title, there's one big problem with it! (Or, at least in my opinion anyway.) like I said, some videos will take a while to load, but this is what leads to this big problem most of the time it happens. I use the app for so long during my free time, and after using it for about 45 minutes to an hour or so, the next video says it couldn't load! I always keep hitting the the screen to refresh it, but half a second after, it says the same thing! Sometimes it won't load because I lost Internet connection to my home for some reason, (not sure why that happens), but even when I get back on Internet, it still won't load any videos! The only way I can get it to start working isn't by sliding the page up, but by sliding off, (if you know what I mean), my phone! The only problem with that is the iPhone takes a while to turn back on completely! Please fix this problem! It's driving me insane!!!
Horrible version
by Vince Twu on 2015/09/22 15:31
1. Scrolling through subscribed channels means going horizontally, which is the shortest side of the phone. Can't see as many in one view unless you click the one tab to open them up in a whole new screen. This is less intuitive, not as convenient as the old way, and an ugly design. 2. User account gets its own page? I don't upload videos like thousands of other users, and this page is a waste. The only thing useful on there is the subscribed playlists. Wait, why is that in my account and not with the other subscriptions? Doesn't make any sense. 3. In the old version you could swipe to the right and pull out a menu/list of everything you need, like all your subscriptions and playlists and settings, and you could scroll through this, while the main focus of the app was on still the videos. It was nice and it felt like an advanced feature that more apps started adopting, seemingly after you introduced it (Facebook for example? Maybe? Can't remember exactly) but it seemed like you had something cool that worked really well, and it was intuitive and quick to use. Now everything takes more steps just to browse and easily see the videos I'm interested in.
Great App But It Can Be Greater!
by Tyrell.Rawls on 2012/09/24 18:02
This is an amazing app. I love how user-friendly it is and I also love the layout. But, there are a few things that I believe will help improve this app and increase positive feedback, which in turn will increase downloads. Firstly, I think you should allow users to pause and play videos/audios by using their Apple headset. That way they could quickly pause or play a video/audio more rapidly. Another improvement that people would enjoy is the ability to play videos/audios in the background while navigating in other apps on your iPhone. This would be awesome! Lastly, it will be terrific if you could somehow enable users to scroll through a video/audio at different speed/tuning rates so that they could accurately get to the part of the video/audio that they desire most. With the slight modifications added onto what you already have, I would rate you guys 5 stars. Like I said before you guys did a great job with this app and I know you want it to be greater. Hope my feedback could be of some assistance. Take care. - Ty Rawls
Are you even trying anymore?
by ohsnapitsmads on 2015/07/27 15:52
I have so many issues with this app and then I see there is an update for it. Awesome! Now my problems will be fixed. NOPE! It did absolutely nothing. What is the point of an update if you don't fix anything? My main issue is that when I watch a video it will be fine until halfway through and then the audio continues but the video starts at the beginning. I pause the video thinking the video just needs to catch up, but it doesn't work. Now I'm pretty much watching the same video but with different audio. I fast forward the video, and it's still back at the beginning but with the audio from later. Also, let's say I am watching a video that is 6:20 long and let's say the audio/video is acting up again. Not only is the video and audio completely off, but now the video is exceeding 6:20! It keeps counting up now. At this point, I don't know what is going on and everything is screwed up. I don't even think you people bother to read these feedbacks. If you did, we wouldn't have issues all the time! Maybe you should take the time to read through the feedback so you can fix what needs to be fixed. These "updates" obviously are not doing anything.
Rough Time
by The Myth - YouTube on 2015/06/08 14:15
I've not had any chance to review the app until now. I love the app, it's basic functions and all but it's just not what it could be. For one there should be a way to check our inbox for messages or comments so we can be up to date. I know we could use Safari for that on our iPhones, but it would make it so much easier. I've had a problem recently where I click on a video, I change the quality (I have to every time even though I've used the same quality every time) and the video starts loading, as in the gray bar ticks across the bottom of the player, and all the while the video has not started playing. It does this for 1 minute videos where the video has been fully loaded then it won't play for another 20 seconds or so and once it starts playing, the video player acts like it needs to load the rest of the video by the gray bar loading while I'm watching which confuses me as I waited a minute or so thinking it was loading then it just stops and starts the video and starts loading it again. This app needs some bug time adjusting.
It's ok but I could be better
by Fhvhfdcbhbjbubxrnig on 2014/12/20 07:20
I like some of the new features they have added in the update like being able to go back to a previous video but I have a couple of problems with this app. 1. Rewinding is horrible and every time I try to rewind it will pause and then I'll try to play it and it won't play. 2. Replying to comments is a difficult task. 3. It will quit out of the app randomly and when I turn my phone off it'll quit out, watching a video and want to go to full screen and back to normal it'll quit out, buffering it'll quit and I'll lose the video I was watching. And 4. Way to many ads, it'll be an ad on every video, when I can't sleep and I put on some quite relaxing music I turn my volume up and then the add comes on and I freak out and hit myself in the face like 20 times. And to all those people saying 'there's nothing wrong with the app it's just like 2% of people with bad experiences with that app writing reviews' no stop that there's a lot of people with bad experiences with that app just because you didn't have one doesn't mean almost everyone didn't…so shut up
A decent replacement, but a sidegrade at best.
by Ratchet77 on 2012/10/01 17:29
This version is much prettier to look at and operates more like the site itself, making videos easier to find. It's also nice to have videos that don't end themselves when they're over, and more development on checking your subscriptions. However moving to different parts of videos can be difficult at times as the scrubbing bar does not respond. Videos also opt to drop their quality on their own should they fail to load fast enough, which is irritating as I'd rather just wait than stare at a low-FPS blur. And for those that made use of it, this one no longer overtakes the audio channel. That means no more playing videos, then closing the phone and double-tapping the home button to resume them with just audio, which saves battery immensely. I usually used this method to listen to Retsupuraes while at work... not anymore I guess. Overall, a decent app, but would much rather see the return of the old one along side this to give the people an option, or at least feature adaptation of the old app to this one.
Recent problems
by me in Alabama on 2015/04/15 00:35
I have used this app for quite a while without many problems but recently this app has stopped working almost completely. It freezes up constantly and when I try to play videos, there is a black screen every single time and the video never shows. The audio works sometimes. I have restarted my iPhone, deleted the app, and re-downloaded it but this problem still exists. Even before these problems, if I fast forward or rewind during a video it buffers and freezes and I end up having to exit the app and restart. I have also had an extremely annoying problem where it won't let me lock my iPhone with a video playing. Now I cannot go jogging and listen to music with earphones because it won't let me play it in the background on the lock screen! It used to let me do this and I don't know what happened. The constant freezing and black screen has only been happening in the past week. Everything is up to date and this could be a result of a recent software or app update, I don't know. This problem NEEDS to be fixed!!! I cannot even watch videos anymore.
Gets worse and worse...
by HamsterJuice on 2014/09/06 02:59
With every single new update I've watched this stupid app just get worse and worse. Starting off with the small things: suggested channels are completely irrelevant to my interests. If you try to watch one video from a channel, well, then you must want to watch all of them, so now the videos are all part of a playlist which maximizes itself once the the videos you didn't want to watch start. Comments seem to be in no particular order, and sometimes when scrolling through you get stuck in some kind of weird loop where you see the same 10 or so comments over and over. Onto the big things, the app is ridiculously unstable and crashes constantly. On your 'What to Watch' page, they got rid of room for content from the channels you actually enjoy watching so they can shove ads in your face and suggest some Minecraft channels for you to watch. Even if you've never played the game and aren't subbed to any gaming channels. I would definitely recommend this app to people who enjoy watching ads and videos that have nothing to do with their interests, assuming they are actually able to watch them, considering the crashes.
Almost Broke My Phone
by Nice Going YouTube on 2016/01/06 06:01
He's how it went ok, I was just searching threw my subscription box and I clicked on a video. It sounds ok right? Nothing wrong at all. Until it took a bit to load and the video popped up and I could only see half of the screen on my phone so I could barely see what I was watching. Then the rest of the screen was completely black. It was very laggy and glitchy and it didn't let me back out of the video or press the home button. Then I tried restarting my phone and that didn't work. So it turned off but it would let me turn my phone back on, nothing was working and my phone was completely off and wouldn't turn on. At this point I didn't know what to do. Just a reminder it's 2:00 in the morning and I'm not going no where. So I tried waiting until my phone died so I can charge it and maybe it will turn back on but no. It ain't happening. So I waited around 15 mins and had to hold the home button and the power button for 15 secs and then it restarted my phone. Now I am happy that I can finally look at my beautiful phone and not a black screen. Surprised you've read this far, but thanks for reading. I just wanted to put this out there.
A Complete Failure
by rommel45 on 2014/06/12 02:03
The newest version, 2.7.0, is even worse than I expected it to be. The "bug fixes" this time around involved breaking the search function. Now, instead of a list of ten or so items ghat appear as you type, there are three, which include previous searches no matter what you have typed. Auto-completion of search queries have been removed in favor of filling my feed with channels I don't want to watch. Luckily, however, the app crashes every fifteen minutes, so there is a way to clear the search history. I'm still waiting for the delete playlist button to be on the playlist's menu, not on my channel. Until there's a way to remove unwanted "recommendations" from my feed, I will never know when my friends upload videos. This app was barely functional to begin with, but the navigation and layout is broken so far beyond repair that watching a two-minute video becomes akin to scaling a mountain. Until more emphasis is placed on the videos and less on making the layout as user-unfriendly as possible, this will remain one of the worst apps I've ever used. Just get AdBlock and stick with a computer. At least there you'll have some control.
Terrible...
by Anthony221121 on 2015/08/17 03:49
This app is terrible. It's slow, it crashes, there's no multitasking, weird spot for the play/pause button since new update, no annotations, you can't choose quality on cellular networks, even over LTE which is the same speed as my WI-FI network, and during every video I watch the pixelation happens, ON A 80 MBPS WIFI NETWORK SPEED! Also on the menus it randomly sorts your subscribers so it is hard to find who you are looking for if you have a lot. Also, I really hate the positioning of the forward and back buttons when watching a playlist. I always tap them on accident and it's very annoying. Oh yeah and one last thing, they took out the scroll to top feature so If you were scrolling down to view the comments and want to look back at the description, you have to manually scroll all the way up. This needs a MAJOR update. Just terrible... Why google... Why... EDIT: Hey they released an update with more bugs! Now when you are in the middle of watching a video, the video randomly goes to the beginning and the audio continues. The only way to fix it is to completely close the video and open it again. Great. Thanks for providing more bugs Google.
...really, Google?!
by RagingBattles on 2015/10/13 04:08
"Why?" Is my only question. The app was great before. I could be watching a video while scrolling through my subbed channels and look at my history and channel without having to exit an entire video. Who do you think you're impressing? Because whoever it is, you've failed them. The colors are blinding, there's TONS of unneeded space and the overall design is lazy. I could've come up with a better one. The dropdown menu was great, as stated above, and the interface was much more user friendly. I cringe every time I see an update and hope you fix the problems. But no. "Bug fixes" and "full iOS 9 compatibility" is all I get. Don't even get me started on the crashing! I feel like you haven't been to the review section in a while, because your current rating is 1 and a half stars. You went to one of the best apps on the market to one of the worst and I doubt you even care. This has been going on for far too long and you need to listen to us. Change the app back. Make it good again. I'm tired of uninstalling and reinstalling to get the old version back and I'm sure everyone else is, too. So just do everyone a favor and CHANGE IT BACK.
Can see more potential
by Southern Fox on 2012/09/20 15:47
I would like if this had a history function so if I had to cut a video or two short, then I could go back and watch it. If it does, then it's really out of sight. Also, if it had the ability to view the youtuber's inbox. I'm getting too many spam videos and also respond to messages people send me or comment on their comment. And maybe, the ability to upload videos from the phone. Although better (using the term loosely) than the old built-in app, it needs a few more tweaking. But overall positive aspects is: That I can see ALL the people I'm subscribed to, and not just the hand full that the built-in app gave me (that's big to me). The pull down to update the video feed is needed, I hated having to go back and forth between videos or subscriptions to see new things. It's fairly quick to load up the people's video pages. I'm only having small problems so far, but I'm glad I downloaded this app. Because the iOS 6 update removed the old built-in app for me.
PLEASE FIX BLURRED VIDEO QUALITY
by Alpha 5000 on 2014/01/23 15:17
I for one love this app but it's frustrating and very annoying to see video quality degrade like this does. On my iPhone 4S it can go from super clear to where it's useless to even watch a video the way it blurs out which makes NO scenes to me to degrade a video quality to where it renders it useless. I always have to go to safari watch it there instead but much rather watch from the app while it's working right and ultra clear. I've downloaded update after update hoping it's an update to the my particular problem but always for some reason gets ignored. I assume this isn't an isolated issue? Please fix with next update. I can handle a little quality degradation but not when it's so blurry it hurts my eyes to even watch a video and can't make out anything on the video which all it's good for is listening to the sound which btw also goes down in quality but anyway please fix this and I'll give it 10 stars if I had that option but 5 for sure. Thanks
Better Off Using Safari
by Random Rater's Random Reviews on 2014/07/04 20:17
As the title states, Safari does a lot better at showing videos than this. First, the quality for most videos become so terrible that I must change the quality so that it has to work. ALL THE DARN TIME. Second, your history is not fully recorded thus it being difficult finding really old videos you would like to watch again. To add, (even though this isn't just the App) most videos are un viewable because they aren't set to your platform? I understand one or two videos are fine, but when the only black veil brides video you can watch on mobile is the official single video itself while 9000 others aren't, there's a problem. It's not only annoying, but stupid since everyone will see these videos despite what they use. Finally, commenting is the worst to do on my device. Even reading older comments is a hassle! I can reply to some of them, while others, I can just report. Overall, while some good features, most of it is pointless since it's only job is to allow a decent watching experience that can be accomplished on any browser or app.
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youtube - Watch and Share Videos, Music & Clips
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 YOU LOVE FAST - Browse personal recommendations on the home tab - See the latest from the creators you follow on the subscriptions tab - Discover the world’s hottest videos on the trending tab - Look up videos you watched or liked on the library tab CONNECT AND SHARE - Let people know how you feel with likes, comments, or shares - Edit, add filters or music, and upload your own videos all inside the app
Stopped working
by bshodin on 2017/01/17 04:08
Had no problems until the recent update and now it won't play anything. I've tried to restart my iPad, tried uninstalling and reinstalling but it still won't work.
Ads are too much
by Giathatb on 2017/01/17 03:50
Like the app but ads are too much 👎🏿👎🏿
You guys really want money
by JavenB Cr name on 2017/01/17 03:43
You guys love showing ads to people.
Erm...what happened?
by Lokolokoloookloolkolokook on 2017/01/17 03:08
THE DOUBLE TAP!!! I LOVED HER, AND NOW SHES GONE!!!!!!
Horrible.
by JoslynQuinn on 2017/01/17 03:06
I've deleted and re downloaded this app probably 5 times. And it still doesn't work. I can't play any videos.
Can't watch videos
by Bigpun1997 on 2017/01/17 02:53
It's a great app I love YouTube but it won't let me watch videos for some reason on my iphone
Love the app
by Phillip nathanson on 2017/01/17 02:27
You get to watch awesome content any where you want it's awesome
I can't watch anything
by Dragon20x on 2017/01/17 02:21
I've never had a problem like this until the latest update. Every time I tap on a video to watch it, it says "Something went wrong. Tap to try again" I'll tap again and again and I keep getting the same message. I've even tried getting off of wifi and using data and it still does it. Don't update.
Won't load videos
by Xxxxzzzzzxxxxx on 2017/01/17 02:14
When I try to watch a video the ad won't load and if a video doesn't have an ad it won't load either and I tried deleting the app and getting it again but that didn't work and I know it is not my wifi because everything else is still working fine
FIX AGAIN PLEASE!!!!!
by Jas101iley on 2017/01/17 02:06
Ever since he update my phone has been getting glitches since YouTube has been updated on YouTube when I turn on a video it says playback error please try again I tried logging off and on but it does not work and when I delete the app and log back on it works for a few seconds then later it would go back to its same ways please fix this stupid app please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Frustrated
by JeniG93....... on 2017/01/17 01:40
Recently updated to the newest version of the app, but it won't play videos at all. I've uninstall and reinstalled and everything else the "YouTube help" said to do. The only reason I'm writing this review is because there is no way, AT ALL, to contact customer service directly to report the issue. I just hope they fix the problem soon, because I really liked the app before this certain issue, especially since I've never had a problem before.
Something went wrong
by Ricekrispy7927 on 2017/01/17 01:38
I have got the something went wrong notice for over 24 hours.every video will not play but I can comment.
Glitch
by Phuoc Q. Trinh on 2017/01/17 01:34
I'm a youtuber user. I go on it everyday and watch many things from music to daytime television to cooking videos. Why is it that when i updated youtube two updates ago I now have a sudden glitch of disconnection when I try to watch ANY video? Wifi is on, if not I use my LTE Internet connection works for other video apps. Is there something wrong with my iphone? My internet connection? Youtube itself? Everytime i play a video it shows up a grey screen saying something went wrong.....,.....retry"
No es muy bueno
by Mariohernan on 2017/01/17 01:29
No me gusta porque no puedo cambiarle la resolución al video cuando lo reproduzco con mi red celular
Fix It NOW!
by AnakinAhsokaGeek18 on 2017/01/17 01:24
Something is seriously wrong with the app. Every single time I log in, I cannot play any video at all. It keeps giving me the message "Sorry, something went wrong. Tap to retry." No matter how many times I tap to retry, it gives me the same message over and over and over and over again. Reinstalling the app didn't help at all! Until this is fixed, I have nothing but bad things to say.
WTH
by Sh-boy don on 2017/01/17 01:10
Please fix this shot like every time I go into a video and I am at one point as soon as I leave the video I'm all that way back at the top
Videos won't play
by Super awesome game of coolness on 2017/01/17 01:09
Ever since the recent "1080p" update, I cannot get any videos to play. I tap on it and it starts loading the ad, skips to the video and then says "Something went wrong. Tap to retry." It works on my iPod, but the recent update has broken YouTube on my iPad.
Glitches
by Indostructobore on 2017/01/17 00:33
I'll be watching a video and either the image and the audio won't line up, or the image will start showing the beginning of the video while the audio is in the middle.
Great BUT Always Keep On Improving
by J-Giff on 2017/01/17 00:14
One of the Best App BUT always strive to improve please...
An Annoying Glitch
by Lionguy526 on 2017/01/16 23:38
So, I have this annoying glitch that keeps on happening. When I finish a video that I watch, the recommend section keeps on scrolling up on its own. It's annoying because I have too scroll all the way down just to go to the same video.😭
Annoying
by QKaiL on 2017/01/16 23:29
Annoying is a good word for the experience while using this app. Ads constantly freeze or don't even play, causing me to have to entirely close the app then go back and find the video again just to play it. This is a major problem that needs to be fixed
Bad design and no landscape mode
by bjöggi on 2017/01/16 23:28
Sorry, YouTube, but this interface and design of an app is just horrible. It's incredibly hard to discover new things and even worse to just navigate to your channel subscriptions. Have you not thought about having this app also in landscape mode? Plus, this new version doesn't remember your last position on the list, so after watching a video you have to scroll all the way down to the same position you were at before. Incredibly stupid, YouTube. I know you can do better than this!
what the hell
by Kateykate34 on 2017/01/16 23:27
for the past fee days i have been opening the app , clicking on multiple videos that i want to watch and all give my the gray screen with the :/ face telling me there was an error and to tap to try again , well tapping doesnt help and i just want to watch my videos 😑😒
Nice and stable
by LDO^CKO on 2017/01/16 22:40
Superb! ...I'll take two.
I can't watch videos 😭
by Flywing47 on 2017/01/16 21:56
Every time I try to watch a video it says something like refresh over and over and not one single video works 😒
Can't watch videos
by Koool kiddddd on 2017/01/16 21:49
Whenever I try to watch a video it says something went, wrong tap to retry. this has been happening a lot recently and I really would like it if you guys fixed it. Besides that I really like this app if you fix this bug I will definitely give this app five stars.
Crash
by Q8awi on 2017/01/16 21:42
Im using 4G LTE wifi and while watching videos, it crashes and says no connection pls help me
AirPlay
by shoeman87 on 2017/01/16 21:40
An otherwise great app, but videos constantly buffer throughout videos on all videos on all platforms; yet I seem to be the only one noticing this. It works well otherwise but please look into this. Thank you
Okay
by []MajesticPanda[] on 2017/01/16 21:36
It loses connection way too much. My internet is just fine, yet the YouTube app says "no internet connection" and I have to close the app and restart it again. It gets annoying when you're watching a video or scanning through your sub box.
Recommended
by contrast97 on 2017/01/16 21:31
It doesn't happen all the time, but the app occasionally crashes when I click the down arrow for more videos. It's annoying, and it's unpredictable.
PROBLEM
by Dankmeme43 on 2017/01/16 21:09
My videos won't play...
The crash...
by Aimabug on 2017/01/16 20:55
So I'm trying to watch videos on YouTube, but when I try to, in a minute it crashes, YouTube is my favorite app, please fix this asap!
Comments
by NintendoFan28 on 2017/01/16 20:23
When I'm using the app, out of nowhere my comments just will not load. They refuse to. They don't even try. I can write a comment but not able to see others. I have to restart the app to see comments. Super frustrating.
Time for some updates!
by Mickey Knoxxx on 2017/01/16 19:56
After all these years, I still can't shut off my screen or minimize the app without the sound cutting off. If 2015 wasn't the year to modernize, let it be 2017! Other than that, very grateful for YouTube and where technology has brought us:)
Ok....
by samplam1004 on 2017/01/16 19:12
Okay whatever this is a good app but there are TOO MANY ADS
It's a good app
by Beginerkk on 2017/01/16 18:57
Uhm you need to fix theproblem we're videos won't play
YouTube Is Broke for now
by It's_broke on 2017/01/16 18:32
This is a good app, but with the recent update, I can't watch video's. and also I can't UPLODE! Also. Which stinks
YouTube why
by Mr. Jmurphy30 on 2017/01/16 18:25
I can subscribe anyone anymore why did u do this make an update that makes me subscribe more than I subscribed PLZ DONT DO THIS YOUTUBE NOW I CANT SUBSCRIBE ANYONE ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THIS
Best app of all time
by Frankie 123456 on 2017/01/16 17:53
It lets you see cool things
The app doesn't work anymore.
by Zhanani on 2017/01/16 17:44
Every since the app was updated, videos will no longer play. I can tap on a video to watch it and the app just freezes.
YouTube video
by Daddyplier.Edit on 2017/01/16 17:35
When I click a YouTube video and while I watch it and it be like In the middle then it pause by itself while I watch the video and it change to a different video while I watch the video
Use this app
by Ac💕 on 2017/01/16 17:22
This is by far the best online video app I have ever used 5 stars watch jacksepticeye and subscribe to him
Update
by MrTucholka on 2017/01/16 16:50
This update is horrible. The features were already there and for red members it freezes all the time and it's irritating. I will not be continuing my subscription.
BEST APP EVER
by Games OGP on 2017/01/16 16:49
There shouldn't be any bad review on here besides a few glitches that happen here and there. This is the most used app on my phone. And it will stay that way forever.
'bout utube
by Saifahmad008 on 2017/01/16 16:33
It's everything❤️💙❤️💙❤️
You HAVE to fix this.
by BeastMinecraftGuy😝 on 2017/01/16 16:31
The app has worked fine for me for the longest time until recently. I can no longer sign in and every time I try to, I get an error saying "Something went wrong." This has been going on for about a week now and it's driving me nuts. Needs a fix immediately. My 1 star rating will rise to a 5 once this glitch has been fixed.
HELP
by Sazaom on 2017/01/16 15:36
I can't watch anything!!!!!!!! It always comes up with error, please try again!!!!!!
Please add a way to mass delete watch later list!
by Telstar510 on 2017/01/16 14:41
I've been using this app for a long long time but aside from all the ads and whatnot, the main problem is not even being able to mass delete and select a ton of the videos you want to delete!! It's completely dropping the ball! If you have to delete one video at a time, you'll spend a century just trying to delete videos! A new implementation must be added to delete videos quicker.
"sorry something went wrong"
by Rosario812 on 2017/01/16 14:22
Everything I want to watch a video "something went wrong" keeps popping up and no matter how many times I refresh or whatever video I choose it just keeps saying that. Very annoying please fix.
Love the app
by Heyitsme😝😝😝😝🙃😙😙😚😗☺️🤣 on 2017/01/16 13:56
Variety of videos to watch
MommaTribe
by Lxndbpamndbxb on 2017/01/16 13:54
I usually love this app, I use it a lot to make different craft projects all the time. For the past two days, it won't play any videos at all.... please resolve this issue :(
Good app but smart tv Bluetooth won't work
by General-mcnugget on 2017/01/16 13:44
It was working just fine before but now with the new update it no longer works
Problem watching videos
by Scott Whalen on 2017/01/16 12:00
I've had this app pretty much when I got my first iPhone, and it's always been great. A few minor bugs here and there that were fixed in a timely manner. The new update, for whatever reason, either has trouble loading and playing the ads that come before videos or the videos themselves won't load. On almost every video I get the "something went wrong, try again later" message and none of the videos will play. It's incredibly frustrating because it's been over the past 5 days or so.
Tap to retry
by Jojoyzan on 2017/01/16 11:27
Why? What's going on? I'm tired of tapping to retry.
It always say "something went wrong tap to retry"
by RajCaniedo7 on 2017/01/16 10:12
What's wrong with this app i need to reboot my phone just to play music or watch in youtube because it keeps saying that something went wrong and i need to reboot my phone to fix it every time this happens i need to reboot my phone I'm sick of doing that stupid thing please fix this
Tap to skip/fast forward
by a.saleh10 on 2017/01/16 09:50
What happened? From before you can tap to skip or rewind 10 seconds. The tap to skip stopped working. Just sad that I have to play with itty-bitty red stream dot just to skip a couple seconds most the time its hit or miss :(
No back button?
by Catgirl91 on 2017/01/16 09:15
There is no back button. This seems like a simple, non-negotiable feature, but it isn't there. If you search for a keyword and want to go back to the search results, you cannot unless you start the search all over again.
No mobile 1080p?
by myimyic on 2017/01/16 08:51
1 star because no matter what else you do in the app, the main reason i open it is to watch videos. And i want 1080p because i have a lot of traffic in my plan. With this update you really motivated me to write my first review. And it is for you!
It could be better
by Princesssanique on 2017/01/16 08:48
YouTube needs to put less ads. I'm not gonna pay monthly just for that kind of stupid stuff
I cant watch videos!!!!
by Wot luv on 2017/01/16 08:10
I tap on a video and it says somthing went wrong.
Bad
by 😭👿😡😡😡 on 2017/01/16 08:01
I can't even watch a video it just keeps saying error all the time I don't know what to do about it i try every thing but nothing.
Horrible
by fadedH on 2017/01/16 06:47
Videos load to slow even with wifi connection and some ads can't be skipped
Problems
by Imlilshark on 2017/01/16 06:36
When I go to any video is says something went wrong fix this please
My app doesn't let me watch vids
by Gatessssssssssssssss on 2017/01/16 06:03
The new update keeps saying error tap to retry and I haven't been able to watch videos since please fix it
The latest update are terrible
by Bellareta on 2017/01/16 04:16
The latest update are terrible !
Couple of bugs but good app
by DAB ON EM!!!! on 2017/01/16 03:42
The bugs are really annoying like some updates won't even work and when it's on fullscreen sometimes it gets stuck.There are more bugs.But than good thing is that some videos are very entertaining
What can I say?
by Little Midna on 2017/01/16 03:30
what should I say?YouTube is what everyone uses yet...not a person complain
Absolutely horrible
by WretchedExcess on 2017/01/16 02:58
Constantly unable establish server connections after watching 1-2 short videos. Restarting app fixes, but that's terrible user experience.
TERRIBLE BECAUSE...
by NOTclickBAIT on 2017/01/16 02:33
This app is like a chili cheese dog.
Five stars
by Jdndhdbdidbxiahxoncjcjc on 2017/01/16 02:31
FIVE STARS
Excellent app!
by Strangehobbit on 2017/01/16 02:20
I consume a large amount of my media on YouTube and this app works is fantastic. I doubt you need my opinion as I'm sure this already installed on your phone, if not then install it what are you waiting for?
I use it all the time
by Good but there's better on 2017/01/16 01:58
It's an ok app, and I use it all the time. I love the fact that you can share videos online. But there is one thing- at a fast forward/slow motion in the settings like on a laptop / personal computer.
You messed up my entire phone
by Blockstwoblocks on 2017/01/16 01:24
YouTube the recent update you had to where you had 1060p now messed up my phone and now I can't watch a single video on any app and now I can't even listen to music all because of this update please try and fix it by having a new update and am really mad about this and I'm on the app 24/7 if I have nothing to do thanks a lot
Where's the "watched videos"?!
by Lameco on 2017/01/16 01:11
Why do you guys insist on making this app crappier all the time? What happened to my videos being marked as "watched"? It's really annoying, as that was a really useful feature. And please don't tell me it's only available on YouTube Red. You don't offer something for free and then make people have to pay for it. That's just bad business. Bring this feature back!!
Down
by Curiosity disk on 2017/01/16 00:51
YouTube has been going down a lot more than usual. I'm unsure if this is due to a new update or something's just screwing me over for some reason but I hope you guys can look into this.
No Connection
by George Willingham on 2017/01/16 00:04
No connection bug is still showing its ugly head.
Retards
by Idk m8 just pick a name on 2017/01/16 00:03
You put tyt in your screenshots and called it news.
Not loading...
by Lindsey14175 on 2017/01/15 23:47
Will not load any videos :(
Garbage: gets worse every update
by Zaiiimh on 2017/01/15 23:32
Videos always buffering and reducing resolution and giving only one suggestion when searching and and and...
Garbage
by P E P S I - S U C K S on 2017/01/15 23:30
You know it.
WHATT??!!
by Liv_Link on 2017/01/15 23:19
I don't know if it's just me, but this morning I went on YouTube to watch a video, and the video thumbnail loaded, then went to: something went wrong, tap to retry. AND IT HAPPENS FOR EVERY VIDEO! I switched accounts, I redownloaded and deleted the app over and over, and still nothing! Help😭
Horrible updates
by Dontlistentomyreview on 2017/01/15 23:18
I watch YouTube a good amount and lately my videos will pause themselves and change my volume, this is a problem that has not been fixed even though there has been crappy updates every week.
What's with the age rating?
by SandK777 on 2017/01/15 22:55
I love YouTube. I'm even trying to start up my channel. But why would YouTube, something made for everyone, be rated 17+ by Apple's rating group? That's just dumb if you ask me. It's not the app's fault, it's the peoples'.(I'm talking to you, Apple)
Worthless
by Allerjenn on 2017/01/15 22:47
The app WILL NOT play any videos whatsoever on my iPad Pro. Deserves one star.
Do not update
by Jazzyjjjjj18momma on 2017/01/15 22:29
Not a single video will play! I always get an error message when I go to play a video. Do not update or download
Channel Name Problem
by ItzLunarchris XD on 2017/01/15 22:26
I want to change my channel name to "ItzLunarchris XD" but it says changed to recently. Can you somehow fix that?
What??!!
by Neon BluRaye on 2017/01/15 22:08
I don't know what is happening but when I tap on a video it will always say "something went wrong tap to retry" I tap it 1000000000000 times and still says the same thing I hope YouTube fixes this!
I love it but
by Arobic capacity test on 2017/01/15 21:56
I use YouTube daily but lately every once and awhile when I click the app and everything loads I click a video and immediately it will say an error has occurred and everything else will load and work fine like comments and searching videos but I can't actually watch anything which is the main function so please fix because I don't think I'm the only person with this problem
Could be best app/website
by Chicken wing guy on 2017/01/15 21:43
Get rid of click bait! That's it! Allow viewer to commend or report for click bait.
Awful
by Hayden:da;many on 2017/01/15 21:18
Lags out and has a horrible interface
Upgrade?
by BiggBoss on 2017/01/15 21:02
Do I really have to pay 12.99 a month to listen to the sound of videos in "the background"? Doesn't even include picture-in-picture. Maybe in 2018? One could only hope, or maybe work at Fortune 500 companies. Get Larry's attention and become the lead architect of design and do it myself. Who knows, it might happen.
Failed update
by Hindoras on 2017/01/15 20:37
Normally the app works perfectly, although ever since the update on 1/11/17 no videos will play on my iPhone 6+, or my sisters 6s or my friends 6s+. Hope the issue is resolved as I can't see this little group of iPhone users being special cases of app failure.
The video stopped working
by Flower miku on 2017/01/15 19:55
Please fix the video bug it keeps saying that there is an error it is like lost connection or something
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by BBIsAnnoying on 2017/01/15 19:45
Can't even change my name anymore. I haven't changed it in three months and it keeps saying 'changed too recently.' I don't like my old username. Please stop this annoying update.
Why can't I change the name
by Loveyourself25 on 2017/01/15 19:42
Every time I try and change my YouTube channels name it says changed to recently and I've had that account for about 4 months so I don't see why I can't change it.🙁
Won't let me watch videos
by Kaitlynn1919 on 2017/01/15 18:45
It won't let me watch any videos. I've deleted the app and re downloaded the app. It still will not work. Please fix!
Videos Sometimes Don't Play
by buckeadme on 2017/01/15 18:27
Periodically it does not allow me to watch videos. It brings up the video but does not play it. This is EXTREMELY INCONVENIENT and needs to be fixed.
Streaming problem
by CArpin97 on 2017/01/15 18:18
Currently, every video I want to watch come up with an error of, "Something went wrong. Click to retry." I click and the same message appears. All my searches and suggestions and even the comments are loading, just not the videos. This happens on both wifi and cellular data. Please fix this soon.
Awesome
by AK 47 Patrick on 2017/01/15 18:16
Awesome
I love the update!
by Nali Phommavong on 2013/08/23 01:22
I don't know why people are saying that it keeps on crashing... It works on my iPad PERFECTLY! I think you guys just need to update your mobile device.... I updated my iPad to the latest version of iOS not to long ago, and since then I've had ABSOLUTELY NO trouble at all!!! Anyways, the updates is just wonderful! I love the new feature where you can search for videos and watching another video. And I noticed that you can FINALLY play playlists!!! Yay!! I made a private playlist for all my favorite songs so it's nice to not have to click EVERY time I have to switch it to the next song. But I also noticed you guys still haven't added a feature where you can edit your channel on your mobile device or check your inbox. I know you can just go to Safari or the web to check your inbox but it would be a WHOLE lot faster if it was just on the app. And I found out you CAN edit your channel on your mobile device. I guess I've never noticed (or was it there before?) there's a button where it says: "Switch to desktop" (I think??) and it turns into the layout you would have if you were on your PC which is so cool! THANKS GUYS! Overall, I just adore this new update! There's so improvements to be made but I understand you guys are trying your hardest! Thanks again, don't listen to the bad reviews, and I look forward to new updates!!!
Crashing and commenting problems!!
by edleat puffle on 2013/08/19 04:08
Crashes once and a while! And when I comment after 2 comments I comment another one it SAYS ERROR TO LOAD MESSAGE!!!!! I EVEN REBOOT THE APP and the same thing happens!!!! Please fix the comment problem not being able to post more than 2-3 comments!!!! And the same thing kinda happens on the computer version but I usually have to type the word shown up top and it will post the comment! But the app version it has a error!!!!!!! And fix the video quality! Many times the video will get blurry after a while and it takes me 2-3 times turning my I pod to sleep mode and going back to the app and then it usually clears up... And I want to be able to see the subscribers that subscribe your channel if you had one cause I have a channel and I go to uploads but it doesn't go to my main channel page I have to search up my name click on one of my video and click on my name to see the main channel! If I click uploads it shows a list of all of the videos you uploaded! If you don't know what I mean then... I tell you... It doesn't show my channel art when I click uploads and I have to search up my name and click in my name to see the main channel page where I can see my profile picture and channel art...I want to be able to see who subscribed my channel from my I pod and to be able to like videos! I know I'm typing a lot in this review but this is all I have to say so can you please fix the problems! Thanks!
Needs to fix video category for channels!!
by Urmomsbitch on 2016/02/04 06:30
I love the app, and i love all of the channels I am subscribed to and there content. However, when I go to a youtubers channel to see their list of videos on my ios it is just a blank screen. Sometimes I do not have time to watch all the videos in my sub box so later I would go to the individuals channel and look at their most recent videos to enjoy them. But just recently, for ios, it wont load, it doesnt say it cant load it is just blank, so i go to the channels home page, but not always are their most recent videos up in there. And if you still are unaware of the slight but bothering problem, when you click on a channel of anyone it loads everything just fine except the category that says VIDEOS. There are five categories on the ios the first being home, then videos, playlists, channels, then about. The videos category shows the most recent videos, but wont load. Have to go to the home everytime to watch the newest video. And it wouldnt be a problem except it sometimes only has the some of the new videos. But for the most part if i cant find it in my sub box then i can find the newest video from 6 months ago on the individuals channel. Thank you for reading, and please I would love for this to get fixed soon, and im glad that the playlist deletion glick that doesnt get deleted got fixed.
Buggy, inconvenient mess
by Zombuddy on 2015/11/16 20:46
Somehow, someway, this app has just gotten worse and worse with each update. The last interface we were provided with was simple, easy-to-use, and not nearly as buggy, but Google has once again destroyed the app. As of now, the glitches are endless and the inconvenient layout just makes the experience worse. The playback error issue that won't play your video unless you shut your wifi persists. Visuals desync from the audio and start over from the beginning while the audio continues towards the end of nearly every video, which makes most videos unwatchable without closing the video and launching it again. The age-old issue of video quality randomly dropping has still not been fixed. For some reason, the search bar cuts out, making it impossible to search for something without rebooting the app. The function of going full screen by turning your phone doesn't work the majority of the time, and the controls often lock up while in windowed mode or attempting to check your inconveniently-placed subscriptions. Please, Google, just revert the format and fix all the aforementioned bugs and the numerous ones I had forgot. The majority of these issues have existed for years without any resolve. Also, where the **** is the back button? As for the readers, I strongly don't recommend this app in its current condition. There are a plethora of reasons for such low ratings on such a popular media platform.
SO SLOW AND RAGE INDUCING
by Tysonyoshi on 2012/10/23 01:25
The old one is much more better. This one does nothing but buffering 24/7 making me take an hour just to watch a five minute video. You actually consider this a product when it barley works?! Considering my homes internet connection already isn't the most fast this app video download speed is often slow bull and I (and other people) "general errors". Based off the look of this I don't have a feeling this won't be fixed for a long while. Another problem is that if you close the app (like remove it from the active apps) the video you were watching goes into your history and you have to watch it all over again unlike the old apps where it just keeps going if you do that. This needs a direct link to the main menu to get back to the front page since I'd rather not press the back button over and over again. And I highly doubt I could watch it over again if it takes a eternity for the video to skip to where I wanted it to. Another slowness problem is that after waiting awhile while the video buffers is that sometimes it jumps you back to the beginning of the video. All the anti-buffering techniques hardly work (like turning wi-fi or your device on and off) unlike the old app where it usually worked. The only good out of this that I can watch music videos now but we have VEVO app for that. Overall a ruined app from iOS 6 and slow overall.
Still has the quality-killing glitch. Otherwise, good.
by Ghostkid825 on 2013/08/23 06:22
I'm personally half-and-half on the newest update. I enjoy the multitasking, and how you can physically interact with the video. I'm not a particular fan of the new aesthetics (the new icon and addition of more white and a bit of red in-app), but that's more of a minor complaint. It also seems like a strange move to remove the Back button from the video viewing page, but I guess the people complaining about that somehow missed the short start-up tutorial about the new and simple way to leave a video page. What bugs me is that the problem with blurry videos is STILL not fixed. It seems to happen at random, and it's generally persistent once it starts for a particular video, no matter how many times you refresh it. (For those unaware, the video quality drops to something worse than 240p, and the frame rate drops to about 5-10 fps.) This is the only actual issue I can find with the app that REALLY needs to be fixed/updated. (However, adding in the ability to reply to comments is a good idea, as suggested by another review. If you have to choose between the two, though, PLEASE focus on fixing the quality glitch.) If this glitch actually gets fixed once and for all, you'll have a 5-star app.
Really?
by LordGandalf23 on 2015/01/01 18:29
This app has something wrong with it. It's not anywhere as good as it used to be. It's like all these updates are ruining the app more than helping it. For one, this app is crashing way more than usual. When I turn my iPod on its side to watch in landscape view, the app usually crashes. Same when turning it to portrait view. It also takes forever for landscape view and portrait view to work, if they work at all. Another thing it loves to do is exit out of the app when my iPod is shut off. Say I'm watching a video, I pause it and power off my iPod to go do something really quick. Then I come back and I'm at my home screen when I turn it back on. This can happen in a very short time. I think the shortest time it took for this to happen was maybe a few seconds. Not only does it take forever to start the app back up, find the video, and wait until it goes back to where I was at in the video (skipping takes to long since the buffering takes way to long and usually ends up in the app crashing) time and time again, but it's very annoying. And transitioning to different videos takes forever, like every other function in the app. Please, just get this fixed! I'm sure there are other people who have this problem, not just me. Please change it back. It was much easier before all these updates. Please!
Change it back!
by Omonkey 14 on 2015/12/28 06:04
I am very unhappy with the new layout. It does not fit my needs. My needs are very simple you have messed with them. You will not be forgiven until I get my old layout back. You know, the layout with the description of the video and the comments in separate columns. That layout gave me joy. That is what I was used to on my IPad. You are not fixing anything with the new layouts. I will now have to get friendly with a new one. It will take time to adapt but I guess I could do it. The problem you should be fixing is the constant reports of the app crashing. You don't need to change how the app looks every once in a while. I would say if you like to make these new layouts allow them to be made, but allow an option to let the user change back to its former layout. Do not take this power like an ad with constant notifications. I do not want it to be like my IPad; it enjoys notifying me whenever I am available to update it. I want the old layout back. It makes me sad. On a side note, you should use better photos for the advertising on the Appstore. They look grainy and make me uncomfortable. I will not thank you for your time because you are not forgiven until you change it back. Also, thanks for letting me write this to go to sleep. I must wake up tomorrow to shave so I can get to my favorite toy as soon as possible. Bye
Update is not worth your time.
by Kidomaru97 on 2013/08/22 18:04
The new update is not only terribly designed, and hard to navigate, but it's new "functionality" doesn't function well at all. It not only doesn't refresh the video when you leave (which in my terms, helped a lot when the video went blurry), but the new playlist buttons on the screen are (in my opinion) not welcome. When I use these, I happen to tap these icons and go on to the next video in the playlist. It also restarts the video when I switch back, forcing me to find my place if I don't remember. The only way to avoid this if you wish to check your time watched on the video, you have to click the very center of the screen only. Not only this, but where is my button option to add to favorites? And why is the video and/or ad caption removed from the screen? Why did you think this new like button, being much smaller than the first, as well as outside of the video, would be much better? And how does putting the youtuber's name on the bottom instead of the top make it more visible? And what on earth made you think this new system was better? The only good thing you honestly did, was add the video suggestion option in the video page. But even that wasn't necessary, as "What to Watch" allowed much better recommendations. If I didn't have to rate this, I would defiantly give it 0/5 stars. Just don't update it, you're better off.
Unnecessary Changes
by Greenjosh123 on 2014/03/18 04:49
I usually never write reviews but the update was so bad that I had to write one. In case you're used to the normal video layout, Google went ahead and changed it again. The pause button is now ON the video screen of where your watching the video. It also dims the screen while pausing/playing and the pause/play button shows every time you tap the screen. This makes it inconvenient for people who would just like to see what time they're at in their video or people who only use one hand to watch. And now the number of likes or dislikes are now shortened to using 'k' for the number or thousands. I don't see why Google is making such a step back from the play button being on the lower left to being where you happened to be looking at what content you are watching, or changing the perfectly fine numbers to be different. The playlist addition to the menu was a nice touch, though. Another thing I don't get is how the top comments work. Usually the first top comment should be the one with the most likes, but for some reason the VERY top comment is a couple scrolls down, but even then, there could be another comment with even more attention that you wouldn't know about. The first top comment usually only has about one or two likes. Overall this app used to be okay, but I'm starting to lose hope in Google "improving" their video service.
Flawed like the web page layout
by Rkcteddy on 2012/12/09 06:40
I have two main problems with this app. First is the channels listed under the Home Feed button. I have no clue what algorithm chooses what channel goes in what order, but it sure is inconvenient. It seem the channels I watch a lot are near the bottom, and the channels that rarely upload anything are near the top. And there's no way to fix this! There in some random order! There not in alphabetical, there not in an order of who uploads the most, there not in order of who has the most activity, I have no clue what it is! And when your subscribed to a lot of youtubers, it's hard to navigate to what channel you want to watch. Secondly, when you click a channel in this list, it immediately shows the activity, instead of the uploads. This is pointless! I want to watch what they upload, not see there latest comment on someone else's video! This shouldn't be pre-selected. And you would think, well just press the show uploads button beside that. Well when you go to another channel, it switches back to the activity section! So there's no way to go down the list of all the people you've subscribed to and quickly check what they've uploaded. Heres what you need to do to fix this app. 1. Have it where I can change who's where on the list of subscription. And 2. Show uploads when you click a users name, instead of showing there activity.
An unpopular opinion, apparently
by Paancaakes on 2013/09/03 09:36
I like what google has done with the recent changes, but I might be the only one from looking at the other reviews. I can't speak problems relating to bugs or crashing as I have experienced neither. It's worth noting that I have an iPhone 5 and therefore am probably using the most compatible device for a new update. I can speak to changes in UI and experience however and this is where the update shines. The back button is basically omitted in this update from what I can tell, but who cares? Now you swipe down to pull a video to the bottom right corner and swipe it left/right to close it. It's one more motion to a closed video than before and it adds minimal time. Also worth noting the video continues playing when swiped down, allowing for picture in picture, a nice unexpected addition. Beyond this the UI has been cleaned up and looks nicer and video playback seems improved. Videos continue to play at a lower quality than desired, but this is nothing new. The one thing missing in my opinion is support for sorting videos by date/length/rating/etc. Unless I missed these features it's an odd omission.
The new update has major issues
by adiadel on 2014/09/23 01:58
This has been the first time I've had major issues with this app. First of all, none of the videos load without selecting the image quality first... This gets annoying very quickly... I noticed this happening recently (pre iOS 8) when I would use AirPlay to stream to my Apple TV but now it's every video on each device every time-- why can't this be adjusted under settings as needed? On top of that, I tried to load a video a few minutes ago and I keep getting playback errors.... I can't get a single video to play at this point. I even restarted my iPad and my wireless router just to make sure it had nothing to do with my internet connection or my device... Also, the checkbox for sharing comments on Google+ doesn't always appear in the new update... However, in this case, the default should be that your comment does NOT get shared on Google+... I replied to a comment on a video a few days ago that was apparently shared on Google+ and I got an email thread of comments a million miles long each time another person replied to the original comment! I was so annoyed that I had to go back and delete my comment-- I honestly wish Google+ would just disappear forever but that's another story... Meanwhile, I hope they come up with a fix for all of these issues soon...
Could be better
by J10nbomb on 2014/07/01 14:40
I used to have a big problem with videos randomly dropping in quality, sometimes to completely unwatchable levels, until I realized I could avoid this by turning off auto video quality but I wish I didn't need to go and change from auto to 720p every time I watch a new video (it would be nice to have an option somewhere to choose what quality videos automatically open in or even if the app remembered what you set the last video to play in). Even more annoying is that links now go to the browser instead of opening in app. If I'm watching a video in the app and I click a link to another video or channel I want to continue using the app, not switch to chrome. I like that you can reply to comments now but the commenting is still shotty. You can only reply to an original comment, not to someone's response to a comment, and as other people have said some comments at the beginning of a chain of replies won't show making it difficult to follow a conversation being held in the comments of a video. I did like the design of the app before this last update when it showed how recently a video in your subscriptions was uploaded but small style changes I can get over. Im on an ipad 2 by the way.
I never write reviews, but this is awful.
by Almansrule on 2015/10/06 02:07
From a company like Google, this app is an absolute piece of trash. It has problems with AirPlay, as in it will break and show a "playback error" after buffering for too long, After that will refuse to continue playing any subsequent videos to the Apple TV once the app is switched out of, or the phone is locked until the app is restarted. The next problem is the fact that while the app may look pretty, it organizes information terribly, giving very little in the way of what your subscriptions are putting out. Another problem to do with subscriptions is that it reorders and removes them all the time, with no option to do it manually or disable this "feature". There is no way to organize subscriptions in folders like there is online, and overall the subscription experience is lacking. The final gripe that I have with this app is that it is slow, for no apparent reason the video will not begin to play, nor will any video until the app is restarted. This happens often as well. It's just an overall choppy and unpleasant experience. A lot of this may sound like nit picking, but if you use the app frequently this can make the experience unbearably slow, and besides this is Google, a company that I respect greatly, yet they release this garbage and deserve to be called out on it.
This isn't progress
by UnluckyBenny on 2016/09/12 04:19
What's with this update? Seriously. This update is just bad. You made the comment section much more complicated than it needed to be. Can't reply to a specific person in a comment thread (and if you can, I can't find the option) and to see the full comment you're taken to another page? That's a huge downgrade from the previous version. Now there are somethings you did good, being able to edit your comment is a feature I've been asking for a long time. And I also like the look of the comment section, but you also need to make more obvious the differences between the main comments, and the replies to those comments. Making the pictures of the users slight smaller isn't helping. The way the previous version did that was better. Maybe you can incorporate the way this version looks, plus being able to edit comments, to the way the last version worked. Having to open another page just to view an entire comment thread is just dumb honestly. It's also about time you give us the ability to play this app without having it open, it was a feature in one of the older versions of this app (if I remember correctly) and I don't see why it's no longer a thing.
Update
by Duckonajetski on 2013/09/06 21:37
The latest update makes the app's interface look much better and was intended to make it easier for users to search more quickly for their next video. However, there are a few "fixes" which I am not content with. First, on the feeds the videos do not show the number of views that they have accumulated. I must have taken this view counter for granted in the last version because I find myself wanting it back. Secondly, is a 'small' HUD annoyance in playlists. The arrows when watching videos in playlists are very predominant and are placed right in the middle if the screen. I find myself always accidentally hitting these arrows which gets extremely annoying. Lastly, the chat. In the previous version, the chat on videos was very easy to access as there were three tabs of information on each video: the video info, chat, and suggested videos. Now however, you need to click a link to open the chat. One more improvement for chat would be the addition of liking/ disliking. The mobile app has no support for this functionality as there is on a computer. Thank you for spending the time to read my consecutive criticism and I hope actions can be taken to fix these issues.
Really Google?
by Jon7797 on 2014/03/21 01:55
I loved this app, the only issues I had with the pervious version was the fact that I couldn't see how many likes a comment had and I couldn't reply to comments.. They fixed that in this update and I think they should keep that but I can't freaking watch any videos now because it doesn't seem to load more than 5 seconds of 780p every 10 minutes.... And why the unnecessary of the number of likes into, for example, 1K instead of 1,000? There's no need nor reason for that... And the issue many people don't like, the location of the pause button.. If I wanna pause my video I don't want the pause button smack-dab in the middle of the screen, if I accidentally touch the screen I have to then touch it again to be able to see my video, not to sound selfish and taking stuff for granted but it is inconvenient and that is what you're aiming for, right Google? In the next update, which I'm sure will be very soon, put the pause/play button back where it belongs and remove the unnecessary shortening of the thousands into K, also improve the speed, it's freaking slow on my internet that runs at 10-20MBPS... Last update had no problem streaming with that connection at that quality, thanks in advance for correcting your mistakes
New update
by Goblahcuzthersnomorenicknames on 2015/08/25 21:29
I always come on here after every update to explain my difficulties, so here we go again. The slick/ thin look of the video at the bottom looks nice but it is a total nightmare, I try to rewind and I can't even touch it cause it's so small, so please we need the old one back. Also when I leave the app to check a text the whole video starts at the beginning which aggravates the crap out of me. I liked the old times where it would hold your spot, maybe take you back a few seconds but still it held your spot. I sometimes watch let's plays that are 1-2 hours long and when that happens it drives me insane and even if I leave my room to go to the bathroom and my phone falls asleep it does it. Not cool man not cool. I also really don't like the subscription box, it looks nice but it takes me forever to actually find something cause the icons are so big, what happened to just having us read it ... It was a lot better that way. All in all this is probably the worst update ever, sorry it just is. You guys are now focusing on looks instead of function which NO ONE CARES ABOUT LOOKS! We just want to watch videos that youtubers create. We want to watch art. But we can't if we get a message during a video... Sorry big rant this time ... Probably will be another for the next update so see you later.
To be honest
by Vlogs101 on 2016/09/22 00:22
I don't know how they came up with this update and then look at himself in the mirror and night and said yeah we did this update is crap I was going down to the comment section and I'm use like tapping it but now it automatically opens which takes more time to food and uses up more of my cellular data so they better figure something out unless they won't be paying another 499 on my cell phone bill this just doesn't make any sense to me why they would do that you need to be something that a lot of people watch all the time so for you to make an updated all phone types and only shoot one particular one because I think this was made more towards the Samsung side than the iPhone side for you to do that it just takes off a whole bunch of customers consumers of your products I just think that's the way that you Kaina run things because you can see the colors of Google and your little loading thing so I can tell the Google was a big part of this update and this update is crap google scrub update it definitely does not see Austin tags and you're getting a lot of heat from people about several things don't get why you don't all know completely changes the app but still you to still videos you diss really updated to a point where it's like I knew it for so long
What lacks in the new app
by Zelogrim 213 on 2013/03/20 20:54
Its no question as to how the video gets blurry after awhile in some vids also the sound gets choppy and sounds more bad so if you can please fix that in a new update also with a multitask like the old pre installed app was before i.o.s6 and a fixed loading speed with 3g and 4g when not connected to a internet source so playback errors would not happen alot while someone is in a certain location it would be greatly appreciated by youtubers viewers and so on to be able to do more within the app it would make everyone happy and would have others think twice about how they write new reviews from updates and new features it will make the general population of people who have the app love it more than now with what has been offered in updates and the app itself it will make the app more better than safari if these things were applied and it would waste less time trying to show a video of something funny or music etc… when the app itself has something better to show so please take the time to make the updates and take some time to consider what you can do to make this app turn from a badly reviewed one into a greatly reviewed app
not user friendly anymore :-(
by susanaram on 2016/11/17 04:20
i have an iphone 5s running ios 10 and these glitches have been happening for quite a few weeks now. like most people i run out of high speed data leaving me inching along on 3G, which would be manageable if the video loading didn't time out before it can even play. i noticed this when i drag down the vid to minimize it, the circular loading icon isn't there at the top of my screen next to my carrier label anymore. this forces me to either close out of the video, losing whatever buffering progress i had and try to play it again, or shut down and restart the app if it happens consecutively. the same thing happens with long 2 minute ads that play before the actual vid. the app will time out while it's buffering the ad, making me close everything and restart it. i would have no problem loading an ad if it was 30 secs or less because on restricted data speeds it is very inconvenient to play a longer ad. even if there is a "skip after 5 seconds" option, the app still won't play the ad until after it's halfway buffered. these are the main things keeping me from using the app more frequently and it is very frustrating as an avid video watcher. please fix them!
App is terrible
by Ragamorph on 2012/12/05 03:04
Update new version: Left at 1 star because my chief complaint was crappy video quality and its still there. Cool that they updated for iPhone 5 but the videos still go blurry or stop and load all the time. It's reduculous. It happens with 3G, 4g, LTE and WIFI. It doesn't matter the connection speed. Rarely do I get a video that I can actually see details in. Most are sharp for the first second then go fuzzy. Sometimes I get lucky and get 30 seconds of clear video before it goes out. Previous version Just absolutely horrendous. It's virtually unusable. Half the videos won't load and the ones that do either buffer forever, go to a definition that can equate to trying to open your eyes under water and see or they won't load except for 1 second at a time. I know apple and google are at war, but really, why would you torture the others' customers like this, I believe it's forbidden by the Geneva Convention. Seriously though, if you're going to make an app 1) update it and 2) listen to your customer reviews. I'd like to see this updated for ios6 and iPhone 5. You could also throw is a bone and make it'd UI match what people want. Just read other reviews. Yes I choose an apple device but, come on, I thought google was a better company than to put out a crappy app and not update it.
FIX IT
by Follow@food_is_yummay on IG on 2014/02/16 06:13
There are 4 lags that make the app basically worthless and annoying. 1. Randomly when I'm watching a video the quality will go from good to completely blurry and unwatchable. Skipping to other parts of the video to try to fix it can sometimes make the quality even worse! FIX IT! 2. Even when I have 3 bars of wifi, every half a second the video decides it's a "good" idea to waste my time and have it buffer for 5 minutes. Once again, skipping to other parts of the video works for about a second and then it continues to pause every half a second. In fact, it took me about 20 minutes to watch a video 2 minutes long because of this. FIX IT! 3. Whenever I click on a video, even when I have three bars of wifi, a message with some weird looking face comes up that says tap to retry. I end up tapping like 7 times before the video finally starts loading (which takes like 5 minutes btw!) 4. When I'm reading comments on a video and I do that tap to load more comments thing all the comments and suggested videos randomly disappear! Whenever I refresh, it just stays the same! These lags make the app horrible, useless, and annoying. I would rate it zero stars if I could. For whoever is reading this review DONT DOWNLOAD THIS APP! You're better off using Safari.
Many Problems I Have!
by ImBAckBro on 2016/08/27 07:03
Stop recommending random videos of people that I'm not even subscribed to! When I type something into the search bar and search for other videos don't erase what I left typed in the search bar?! That used to be how it was then you messed it up! Please STOP recommending videos that I don't want to watch! If I'm not subscribed to the person then I do NOT want to see it! I don't want to see all these other annoyingly redundant and basic channels! I don't care about them! And stop trying to make me care! Don't recommend videos whose channels I am not subscribed to! Also don't post music videos for bands that I've never heard, like I've never listened to them, and I never want to do why would I want to watch their music videos?! If I watch a random video that does not mean that I'm going to watch a million other videos like that daily! What's the point of the NOT INTERESTED option if you just end up getting the same recommendations? Please add some sort of filter option where I can turn off recommendations because I swear that they NEVER interest me. They usually just upset me. I swear! Seriously!! Just because I watch ONE video from somebody's channel doesn't mean I'm going to want to watch their entire repertoire! If I want to I'll subscribe to them!
Seriously Google?
by Kelso228 on 2014/03/22 00:47
Hmmm...where to start with the new update? Oh, how about we start with the giant pause button in the middle of the screen. Honestly, what was Google thinking putting that dumb pause/play button directly in the middle of the screen. It covers the video, and it makes the video dim every time you click on the screen. Some people just want to look to see how much time is left to the video. Well, you ruined that Google. Also, the channel pages have been wrecked. Some people spent a lot of time making a cool banner for their viewers to see. Well, Google decided to cover it up with the profile picture. And to add to that, when you scroll down on a channel, it scrolls the banner up, so you can't see it. Wow Google, worst update ever. Plus, I still can't figure out how to reply to comments, because you have to have a stupid Google+ account. I tried getting one, still couldn't reply to any comments. Way to make it harder for the users. So thanks Google for making this worse (if you can't tell I'm being sarcastic) As you can tell, no one like this new update so in the next one, change everything back to it's old layout and you'll get more people to download the app. Please please please fix the annoying new stuff you put in this.
It's really bad...
by Juliza A. on 2015/07/02 16:23
I reviewed this app about a year or two ago, and I definitely needed to address an issue and personal opinions I'm having since the recent update. When I moved the app to see my video in a widescreen view, the video completely cleared out and seconds later the app crashed. This has been the only problem I'm having at the moment, but it's still an annoyance having the app crash and video not play when it's just been updated. Personally, I don't like the layout being on the bottom, I like the "view channels" tab on the of your subscriptions videos, but I ran a lot smoother when the layout of playlists were on the left and side. Another issue/personal opinion I have is with the tabs that used to be above the video. They're completely gone now, and I don't know If this was removed or if mine just isn't showing, but I can't save, share, nor check suggested videos from the one I'm currently watching. I have to go back to the channel I got the video from and save it from there. I hope there will be an update soon because the concept was good, but the functionality of the app seems to have backtracked and accessibility has definitely plummeted...
YOU HAD ONE JOB!
by Ubedaman on 2014/09/27 00:29
Why does this app have such a hard time playing videos? I mean that's what it's suppose to do right? I've noticed that each update makes the videos less watchable. Now playback errors are as common as ads(which is very common). I can't tell you how many times I've gotten a playback error within the first minute of the video. And if it's not a playback error it's the video freezing while the audio continues. When this happens you can't just rewind the video a little you have to restart it again which means another 30 second ad...Once you finally get the video to work it's very very very rare that it will stay at 720p because it constantly falls way below that. Some videos will just refuse to play without buffering every 3 seconds. 9/10 videos have a ad and only about two of them allow you to skip them after five seconds so with all the problems I just mentioned you spend most of your time watching ads. Now playlist still only allow you to remove one video at a time which is very annoying if you want to remove multiple videos at a time. I know no one over at Google really cares about these problems but seriously someone needs to fix them.
Never again!
by TheD1VA on 2015/11/18 04:21
What the heck??? You want to charge $14 now for a still unfixed app! It's even worse now, it doesn't pop up with my recommended favorites then the advertised ones or vice versa even. Fav list you have to pay for. The video-sound syncing is off now. Rebooting video &/or app if I have to pause for a minute. I can't believe you don't listen to your customers! Please at least give a revision to go from the white/red version back to the red/white! As buggy as that was, it was a dream compared to this! Don't update if you don't have to!!! While you rake in billions or trillions of $$$ why make us pay more??? Is it less buggy? NO! Due to this alone I cancelled this, and anything related to google in any shape or form! Going to join a "you-tube-google" boycott until you at least give us the option of reverting back to more stable versions! And should I need a "tube" fix? I will pay a 1 time 1-3$ fee for an app that allows that to be viewed in an easier format! You'll never get the google+ fee again, nor the $14 fees requested for you tube EVER! I have a working antiquated version on an equally antiquated computer, that I will enjoy all the same without the ads IF I ever decide I need to watch but til then I am joining the google services boycott 4ever!
Bad Recommendations
by Toughchic236 on 2016/07/08 21:25
No matter how many times I click 'not interested' in news, sport, and irrelevant videos they STILL show up in my recommendations. I have absolutely no interest in sports or the news, and I have never watched a sports or news video. On top of that, videos I've already watched show up in recommendations. It also takes forever to click 'not interested' on the twenty-some videos in my recommended list. It would by much better if I could click all of the videos I don't care about, and then tap 'non interested' so they all disappear quickly. I also have problems with bugs. For example, sometimes the description, likes and dislikes will disappear on a video no matter how many times I refresh. The quality on videos is also crap. Every video should be able to be in HD quality. The app will also crash for no reason. On top of that, sometimes my videos will pause for no reason or skip ahead. You truly need to fix this app. I love watching videos, but the app is terrible. No matter how many times people complain about the constant updates, reappearing bugs, bad layout, etc it's never fixed!! Listen to your fans and FIX THE APP!!!
Was 5 stars, is terrible
by Try Standing on 2013/08/26 06:16
I loved the update for an hour-- then, and ever since, I've been having continuity problems. Several minutes into any video a varietal playback problem occurs, one of: skipping minutes of the video (this one comes WITH the other problems, always); suddenly blurry quality as though somebody suddenly fogged up a lense and the fog is irremovable; sometime in tandem with previous, but more common an occurrence is the cutting out of sound. This problem can not be fixed by reinstallation, closing out the app and trying again from scratch, nor even a device reboot. It persists, and reoccurs every time I reload any part of any video, and if the video is long enough, one or all of these problems will happen, assuredly, at least a couple of times if I'M persistent. Because of these issues, I have been forced to use the less awesome mobile-version website through another app. My biggest problem is that I can't just continue watching my video! These things happen without fail and I have finally discontinued my use of this app-- please fix this problem, NOBODY would want to have to deal with this. I'm fairly surprised no other reviews are about this, seeing as this is a completely new device and All.
Needs some fixing
by amanda_noelle2010 on 2012/10/02 15:36
Overall I like the look and the setup and how it's similar to the Facebook app. However, before on the other app, when wi-fi was enabled, the video played in amazing quality. Now the videos stay in a more pixelated quality regardless. It only loads so many comments and if you're looking for one that happened over an hour ago on one like say...the terrible call made during the Greenbay Packers vs. the Seattle Seahawks, then you're screwed. You don't have the ability to click on a user's name from their comment, or better yet, even their comment if you wanted to go to a link they provided. You also cannot like or dislike or really do anything pertaining to any comments made on the video. Does have more such results than the original app, though. There are some videos that only showed up on the desktop version, and if you tried to do this on the phone, it wouldn't work without flash. This app finds that video. For example the OFFICIAL music videos actually show up as the top result for songs on this one. I swear the old one was ONLY the "alternate" results. Just needs some improvement!
Horrible Update
by Justanotherterribleapplol on 2016/11/16 13:26
Although I wouldn't be able to live without YouYube, this update has made everything you do take longer and harder and be more complex. First, the comments have not been improved whatsoever (that was my #1 complaint from last time). They still haven't given back any of the functionality we had a few months ago. Next, the entire app seems pretty laggy, but espicially the comments section, which takes FOREVER for animations to occur and load. My last few complaints include (1) the speed of the previews of the videos loading on the home page. When you are scroll down, even if it's very slowly, you will notice that the videos don't load until you see them, so they'll be gray for the first .5-1 sec. It is very annoying for your eyes to see this, but you'll have to experience it in person to feel the full effect of frustration. (2) they've taken away the ability to slide between your home, hot, and subscriptions pages and they've put them all at the bottom. 👎👎 (3) The ram management is still terrible. (4) The entire UI is just clunky and gross and a major downdate, if you will, from last time... So... DO NOT UPDATE!
AWESOME, but one big problem...
by awesomenes42 on 2015/03/03 22:12
I use this app literally every single day! There's nothing wrong with the app besides some videos taking a long time to load here and there, but as you saw in the title, there's one big problem with it! (Or, at least in my opinion anyway.) like I said, some videos will take a while to load, but this is what leads to this big problem most of the time it happens. I use the app for so long during my free time, and after using it for about 45 minutes to an hour or so, the next video says it couldn't load! I always keep hitting the the screen to refresh it, but half a second after, it says the same thing! Sometimes it won't load because I lost Internet connection to my home for some reason, (not sure why that happens), but even when I get back on Internet, it still won't load any videos! The only way I can get it to start working isn't by sliding the page up, but by sliding off, (if you know what I mean), my phone! The only problem with that is the iPhone takes a while to turn back on completely! Please fix this problem! It's driving me insane!!!
Horrible version
by Vince Twu on 2015/09/22 15:31
1. Scrolling through subscribed channels means going horizontally, which is the shortest side of the phone. Can't see as many in one view unless you click the one tab to open them up in a whole new screen. This is less intuitive, not as convenient as the old way, and an ugly design. 2. User account gets its own page? I don't upload videos like thousands of other users, and this page is a waste. The only thing useful on there is the subscribed playlists. Wait, why is that in my account and not with the other subscriptions? Doesn't make any sense. 3. In the old version you could swipe to the right and pull out a menu/list of everything you need, like all your subscriptions and playlists and settings, and you could scroll through this, while the main focus of the app was on still the videos. It was nice and it felt like an advanced feature that more apps started adopting, seemingly after you introduced it (Facebook for example? Maybe? Can't remember exactly) but it seemed like you had something cool that worked really well, and it was intuitive and quick to use. Now everything takes more steps just to browse and easily see the videos I'm interested in.
Great App But It Can Be Greater!
by Tyrell.Rawls on 2012/09/24 18:02
This is an amazing app. I love how user-friendly it is and I also love the layout. But, there are a few things that I believe will help improve this app and increase positive feedback, which in turn will increase downloads. Firstly, I think you should allow users to pause and play videos/audios by using their Apple headset. That way they could quickly pause or play a video/audio more rapidly. Another improvement that people would enjoy is the ability to play videos/audios in the background while navigating in other apps on your iPhone. This would be awesome! Lastly, it will be terrific if you could somehow enable users to scroll through a video/audio at different speed/tuning rates so that they could accurately get to the part of the video/audio that they desire most. With the slight modifications added onto what you already have, I would rate you guys 5 stars. Like I said before you guys did a great job with this app and I know you want it to be greater. Hope my feedback could be of some assistance. Take care. - Ty Rawls
Are you even trying anymore?
by ohsnapitsmads on 2015/07/27 15:52
I have so many issues with this app and then I see there is an update for it. Awesome! Now my problems will be fixed. NOPE! It did absolutely nothing. What is the point of an update if you don't fix anything? My main issue is that when I watch a video it will be fine until halfway through and then the audio continues but the video starts at the beginning. I pause the video thinking the video just needs to catch up, but it doesn't work. Now I'm pretty much watching the same video but with different audio. I fast forward the video, and it's still back at the beginning but with the audio from later. Also, let's say I am watching a video that is 6:20 long and let's say the audio/video is acting up again. Not only is the video and audio completely off, but now the video is exceeding 6:20! It keeps counting up now. At this point, I don't know what is going on and everything is screwed up. I don't even think you people bother to read these feedbacks. If you did, we wouldn't have issues all the time! Maybe you should take the time to read through the feedback so you can fix what needs to be fixed. These "updates" obviously are not doing anything.
Rough Time
by The Myth - YouTube on 2015/06/08 14:15
I've not had any chance to review the app until now. I love the app, it's basic functions and all but it's just not what it could be. For one there should be a way to check our inbox for messages or comments so we can be up to date. I know we could use Safari for that on our iPhones, but it would make it so much easier. I've had a problem recently where I click on a video, I change the quality (I have to every time even though I've used the same quality every time) and the video starts loading, as in the gray bar ticks across the bottom of the player, and all the while the video has not started playing. It does this for 1 minute videos where the video has been fully loaded then it won't play for another 20 seconds or so and once it starts playing, the video player acts like it needs to load the rest of the video by the gray bar loading while I'm watching which confuses me as I waited a minute or so thinking it was loading then it just stops and starts the video and starts loading it again. This app needs some bug time adjusting.
It's ok but I could be better
by Fhvhfdcbhbjbubxrnig on 2014/12/20 07:20
I like some of the new features they have added in the update like being able to go back to a previous video but I have a couple of problems with this app. 1. Rewinding is horrible and every time I try to rewind it will pause and then I'll try to play it and it won't play. 2. Replying to comments is a difficult task. 3. It will quit out of the app randomly and when I turn my phone off it'll quit out, watching a video and want to go to full screen and back to normal it'll quit out, buffering it'll quit and I'll lose the video I was watching. And 4. Way to many ads, it'll be an ad on every video, when I can't sleep and I put on some quite relaxing music I turn my volume up and then the add comes on and I freak out and hit myself in the face like 20 times. And to all those people saying 'there's nothing wrong with the app it's just like 2% of people with bad experiences with that app writing reviews' no stop that there's a lot of people with bad experiences with that app just because you didn't have one doesn't mean almost everyone didn't…so shut up
A decent replacement, but a sidegrade at best.
by Ratchet77 on 2012/10/01 17:29
This version is much prettier to look at and operates more like the site itself, making videos easier to find. It's also nice to have videos that don't end themselves when they're over, and more development on checking your subscriptions. However moving to different parts of videos can be difficult at times as the scrubbing bar does not respond. Videos also opt to drop their quality on their own should they fail to load fast enough, which is irritating as I'd rather just wait than stare at a low-FPS blur. And for those that made use of it, this one no longer overtakes the audio channel. That means no more playing videos, then closing the phone and double-tapping the home button to resume them with just audio, which saves battery immensely. I usually used this method to listen to Retsupuraes while at work... not anymore I guess. Overall, a decent app, but would much rather see the return of the old one along side this to give the people an option, or at least feature adaptation of the old app to this one.
Recent problems
by me in Alabama on 2015/04/15 00:35
I have used this app for quite a while without many problems but recently this app has stopped working almost completely. It freezes up constantly and when I try to play videos, there is a black screen every single time and the video never shows. The audio works sometimes. I have restarted my iPhone, deleted the app, and re-downloaded it but this problem still exists. Even before these problems, if I fast forward or rewind during a video it buffers and freezes and I end up having to exit the app and restart. I have also had an extremely annoying problem where it won't let me lock my iPhone with a video playing. Now I cannot go jogging and listen to music with earphones because it won't let me play it in the background on the lock screen! It used to let me do this and I don't know what happened. The constant freezing and black screen has only been happening in the past week. Everything is up to date and this could be a result of a recent software or app update, I don't know. This problem NEEDS to be fixed!!! I cannot even watch videos anymore.
Gets worse and worse...
by HamsterJuice on 2014/09/06 02:59
With every single new update I've watched this stupid app just get worse and worse. Starting off with the small things: suggested channels are completely irrelevant to my interests. If you try to watch one video from a channel, well, then you must want to watch all of them, so now the videos are all part of a playlist which maximizes itself once the the videos you didn't want to watch start. Comments seem to be in no particular order, and sometimes when scrolling through you get stuck in some kind of weird loop where you see the same 10 or so comments over and over. Onto the big things, the app is ridiculously unstable and crashes constantly. On your 'What to Watch' page, they got rid of room for content from the channels you actually enjoy watching so they can shove ads in your face and suggest some Minecraft channels for you to watch. Even if you've never played the game and aren't subbed to any gaming channels. I would definitely recommend this app to people who enjoy watching ads and videos that have nothing to do with their interests, assuming they are actually able to watch them, considering the crashes.
Almost Broke My Phone
by Nice Going YouTube on 2016/01/06 06:01
He's how it went ok, I was just searching threw my subscription box and I clicked on a video. It sounds ok right? Nothing wrong at all. Until it took a bit to load and the video popped up and I could only see half of the screen on my phone so I could barely see what I was watching. Then the rest of the screen was completely black. It was very laggy and glitchy and it didn't let me back out of the video or press the home button. Then I tried restarting my phone and that didn't work. So it turned off but it would let me turn my phone back on, nothing was working and my phone was completely off and wouldn't turn on. At this point I didn't know what to do. Just a reminder it's 2:00 in the morning and I'm not going no where. So I tried waiting until my phone died so I can charge it and maybe it will turn back on but no. It ain't happening. So I waited around 15 mins and had to hold the home button and the power button for 15 secs and then it restarted my phone. Now I am happy that I can finally look at my beautiful phone and not a black screen. Surprised you've read this far, but thanks for reading. I just wanted to put this out there.
A Complete Failure
by rommel45 on 2014/06/12 02:03
The newest version, 2.7.0, is even worse than I expected it to be. The "bug fixes" this time around involved breaking the search function. Now, instead of a list of ten or so items ghat appear as you type, there are three, which include previous searches no matter what you have typed. Auto-completion of search queries have been removed in favor of filling my feed with channels I don't want to watch. Luckily, however, the app crashes every fifteen minutes, so there is a way to clear the search history. I'm still waiting for the delete playlist button to be on the playlist's menu, not on my channel. Until there's a way to remove unwanted "recommendations" from my feed, I will never know when my friends upload videos. This app was barely functional to begin with, but the navigation and layout is broken so far beyond repair that watching a two-minute video becomes akin to scaling a mountain. Until more emphasis is placed on the videos and less on making the layout as user-unfriendly as possible, this will remain one of the worst apps I've ever used. Just get AdBlock and stick with a computer. At least there you'll have some control.
Terrible...
by Anthony221121 on 2015/08/17 03:49
This app is terrible. It's slow, it crashes, there's no multitasking, weird spot for the play/pause button since new update, no annotations, you can't choose quality on cellular networks, even over LTE which is the same speed as my WI-FI network, and during every video I watch the pixelation happens, ON A 80 MBPS WIFI NETWORK SPEED! Also on the menus it randomly sorts your subscribers so it is hard to find who you are looking for if you have a lot. Also, I really hate the positioning of the forward and back buttons when watching a playlist. I always tap them on accident and it's very annoying. Oh yeah and one last thing, they took out the scroll to top feature so If you were scrolling down to view the comments and want to look back at the description, you have to manually scroll all the way up. This needs a MAJOR update. Just terrible... Why google... Why... EDIT: Hey they released an update with more bugs! Now when you are in the middle of watching a video, the video randomly goes to the beginning and the audio continues. The only way to fix it is to completely close the video and open it again. Great. Thanks for providing more bugs Google.
...really, Google?!
by RagingBattles on 2015/10/13 04:08
"Why?" Is my only question. The app was great before. I could be watching a video while scrolling through my subbed channels and look at my history and channel without having to exit an entire video. Who do you think you're impressing? Because whoever it is, you've failed them. The colors are blinding, there's TONS of unneeded space and the overall design is lazy. I could've come up with a better one. The dropdown menu was great, as stated above, and the interface was much more user friendly. I cringe every time I see an update and hope you fix the problems. But no. "Bug fixes" and "full iOS 9 compatibility" is all I get. Don't even get me started on the crashing! I feel like you haven't been to the review section in a while, because your current rating is 1 and a half stars. You went to one of the best apps on the market to one of the worst and I doubt you even care. This has been going on for far too long and you need to listen to us. Change the app back. Make it good again. I'm tired of uninstalling and reinstalling to get the old version back and I'm sure everyone else is, too. So just do everyone a favor and CHANGE IT BACK.
Can see more potential
by Southern Fox on 2012/09/20 15:47
I would like if this had a history function so if I had to cut a video or two short, then I could go back and watch it. If it does, then it's really out of sight. Also, if it had the ability to view the youtuber's inbox. I'm getting too many spam videos and also respond to messages people send me or comment on their comment. And maybe, the ability to upload videos from the phone. Although better (using the term loosely) than the old built-in app, it needs a few more tweaking. But overall positive aspects is: That I can see ALL the people I'm subscribed to, and not just the hand full that the built-in app gave me (that's big to me). The pull down to update the video feed is needed, I hated having to go back and forth between videos or subscriptions to see new things. It's fairly quick to load up the people's video pages. I'm only having small problems so far, but I'm glad I downloaded this app. Because the iOS 6 update removed the old built-in app for me.
PLEASE FIX BLURRED VIDEO QUALITY
by Alpha 5000 on 2014/01/23 15:17
I for one love this app but it's frustrating and very annoying to see video quality degrade like this does. On my iPhone 4S it can go from super clear to where it's useless to even watch a video the way it blurs out which makes NO scenes to me to degrade a video quality to where it renders it useless. I always have to go to safari watch it there instead but much rather watch from the app while it's working right and ultra clear. I've downloaded update after update hoping it's an update to the my particular problem but always for some reason gets ignored. I assume this isn't an isolated issue? Please fix with next update. I can handle a little quality degradation but not when it's so blurry it hurts my eyes to even watch a video and can't make out anything on the video which all it's good for is listening to the sound which btw also goes down in quality but anyway please fix this and I'll give it 10 stars if I had that option but 5 for sure. Thanks
Better Off Using Safari
by Random Rater's Random Reviews on 2014/07/04 20:17
As the title states, Safari does a lot better at showing videos than this. First, the quality for most videos become so terrible that I must change the quality so that it has to work. ALL THE DARN TIME. Second, your history is not fully recorded thus it being difficult finding really old videos you would like to watch again. To add, (even though this isn't just the App) most videos are un viewable because they aren't set to your platform? I understand one or two videos are fine, but when the only black veil brides video you can watch on mobile is the official single video itself while 9000 others aren't, there's a problem. It's not only annoying, but stupid since everyone will see these videos despite what they use. Finally, commenting is the worst to do on my device. Even reading older comments is a hassle! I can reply to some of them, while others, I can just report. Overall, while some good features, most of it is pointless since it's only job is to allow a decent watching experience that can be accomplished on any browser or app.
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