Category Rankings
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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
video
2.57
121
3
watching movies
0.00
58
1
music video for youtube
0.00
56
2
live streaming
0.10
56
music youtube
0.93
47
2
movie streaming
0.40
30
youtube stream
0.01
21
1
youtube pro
0.00
20
20
entertainment
0.17
12
2
youtube movies
167
5
7
youtube
28.6 M
1
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App name
Description
Get the official youtube app for iPhone and iPad. Catch up with your favorite channels, enjoy the world’s largest music collection, and share easily with friends. Watch the latest videos and playlists on the couch or on the go. youtube, your way * Discover videos and channels with recommendations just for you * Cast videos from your phone to Chromecast, other connected TV devices, and game consoles * Use playlists to save, organize, and share your favorite tracks Enjoy endless music * Find songs you love on your new personalized music homepage * Launch a youtube Mix, an infinite playlist of songs with unlimited skips * Explore the world’s music in youtube’s massive music catalog
Not Like
by Madisyn Gardner on 2015/09/04 20:48
I hate the new update! Hard to control and barley know how to work it! Do not suggest getting!
Defective app
by Enigma++ on 2015/09/04 20:47
crushing up constantly starts playing the video from the very beginning after I unpause it.
2 icons
by Lalslejfjjfkjdkdkdkdkd on 2015/09/04 20:44
Why do I now have 2 icons after the update...one you can't even click on or delete
Keeps Buffering
by Klxus on 2015/09/04 20:30
Everytime you guys update the app it gets worse. Now it keeps buffering everytime i try to change the quality of a video. I cant enjoy youtube on the app.
New update went downhill
by Soccer5380 on 2015/09/04 20:29
In my opinion I liked the old layout so much better. I loved how I could slide the page to the right and see all of my subscriptions there. Making it easy to see who put out a new video. With the new layout it makes that very hard.
Forces you to use the app
by spidermankilla on 2015/09/04 20:21
W/ the app installed it's impossible to load a yt vid w/o it. If that wasn't the case this could be a 4star app
Worst update yet
by Joe1038h on 2015/09/04 20:07
I hate UI and the subscription box is not organized at all especially with the random suggested videos. I wish I could go back to the old version.
This app just no
by SwagWolfGirl on 2015/09/04 20:05
This app is terrible. It won't load my videos. It says "Error Tap To Retry". Fix it now. It's terrible.
I love it
by puher29 on 2015/09/04 19:55
It's so much better
So Annoying
by Me myself and I not u on 2015/09/04 19:45
It takes FOREVER to load and when it does load it doesn't play the video at all... I thought this was supposed to be entertaining... But it's not when you're staring at a black screen... I gave my phone a break all day and night... When I come home from school I just want to relax and watch my fav youtubers... But no... I can't do that... Plz fix this
Ehhh 😐
by Faiiiith :) on 2015/09/04 19:41
Whenever rewinding or forwarding videos, it playbacks a part already seen. Also a new feature that should be included is deleting multiple videos from playlists at once
Terrible
by Evannboi21 on 2015/09/04 19:27
The app was good before now they add the worst update I've seen to date! Videos start playing when you don't want them to, ads will get stuck on the screen, and the app will just freeze in general. Overall an awful update.
This update is so bad 😡
by Hdjdirnxjd on 2015/09/04 19:21
I love the old one better than this one
Videos Not Working
by Taylorlamchops on 2015/09/04 19:10
Every Time I Click On ANY Video It Stays On The Loading Screen. Everything Else Seems To Be Working Fine (Internet, Searching, Etc) All But Videos
Wack
by xxCoca on 2015/09/04 18:36
Don't hate it but i do not like it, so many things wrong with this app. Womp womp.
La interfaz mas horrible de todas
by Deathstroke NVV on 2015/09/04 18:31
Esta actualización es un asco tiene un interfaz horrible y los video van lageado y los sonidos se desincronizan
Update is horrible
by Y3D@ on 2015/09/04 18:28
The update is so bad I can't touch my phone while it's playing a vid or I Change to some random vid or crap
CRASHES ALL THE TIME
by Megapolis555666 on 2015/09/04 18:24
I use an iPhone 6+ and it won't stop crashing like I go to enter a video and it's all black but says it's working then after a couple of seconds it says playback error and crashes. PLEASE FIX THIS
really
by Zach Hayden on 2015/09/04 18:21
I have the same issue with the playback but now the app is crashing i have tried to delete and redownload didn't work!!!
Mobile App Editing!
by Francis Castiglion on 2015/09/04 18:21
Great new feature allowing Editing of the Video on the iPad App. This is a big help!
Ok?
by DeadJokr on 2015/09/04 18:15
The new YouTube have a lot of bugs and it annoying that automatically moves on to the video even tho you don't want to
Video won't load
by Yes no maybe so 999999 on 2015/09/04 17:57
The new layout is nice but NOTHING LOADS. I can't watch anything. Please fix this
Dumb update
by How many people take this? on 2015/09/04 17:57
This new update worse then ever. I hate YouTube and Google with a passion. If they don't revert their ways with YouTube I hope YouTube becomes oblivious to the modern world and is know as only a great ancient empire but lost its greatness due to stupid ideas.
4s
by Sujonplil on 2015/09/04 17:37
Iphone
Sometimes it shows parts of the video that uve allready seen with the current audio
by wquintero on 2015/09/04 17:33
I watch like 3 videos and it does that turning on and off my phone dont fix this either.
Really disrupting
by Admiorivory119 on 2015/09/04 17:27
That little white band that appears above the video for suggestions is SO ANNOYING! And I can just swipe it away with out even more coming up! Very poor feature.
Problem:
by N1cky_rh on 2015/09/04 17:06
App force closes if theres an ad. videos without ads load fine. 5 star rating only for your history of service.
Its pretty good but
by Popter10120 on 2015/09/04 16:59
Its pretty good but sometimes everything changes as in sometimes when i use the app the whole app chanes sometimes it looks like the original way and other times it goes to the newer version in where there is the red thing on top and i really like the newer looking appearance
How???!!!
by super_sonic_8989 on 2015/09/04 16:59
YouTube somehow managed to fix the bugs and issues my phone had where I couldn't play any video because it just kept buffering, and the weird landscape thing where I could touch or move anything! Well maybe some over people may have problems but this might have just fixed them hopefully :) :/
Amazing
by 2718eeoz on 2015/09/04 16:54
Who doesn't like YouTube? I use it all the time. Literally. I've been on it all summer and its my #1 used app I mean it's awesome. But the update has confused me because it was its actual update then a few days later changed back to the old design. I don't care but it's a little wet
Hate the new layout
by Iwantcandyandcake on 2015/09/04 16:45
I cannot find anything positive to say about the new layout! It's so confusing and weird to us. I cannot stand it! Go back to the old layout please!!!
AHHHHHHHHHH
by Nikkisellitto on 2015/09/04 16:00
FIX IT
Subscription Video Update Problems
by Spanial on 2015/09/04 15:57
Ever since the new update, my subscription videos don't update properly. They update to videos from 1-2 days before instead of recent videos like it should. Please fix this soon, as it is very frustrating. I will rate 5 stars once this is fixed.
Worst app ever
by KidBlaze333 on 2015/09/04 15:08
THE APP CRASHES ALL THE TIME SINCE THE LAST TWO UPDATES. FIX IT NOW!!!
Punishment for watching long videos?
by RZ on 2015/09/04 15:06
There's this glitch that always comes up with a fairly long video. Usually videos that are 20 minutes to more than an hour long. The glitch is that when you watch for a while, the audio and video don't match up. Like the audio would rewind to a point before while the audio would keep playing. Then when you try to fix it by rewinding, the entire video starts over. But the bar doesn't go all the way to the beginning, it just starts in the middle, so you can't rewind it back. This gets real annoying when you want to go like an hour ahead to where this glitch occurred, but when you run out of bar, you're forced to watch and wait for the video to go back to that place you want to go to. This is really annoying. The only way to fix it is to exit the video. But then it just starts over again when you try to re watch it. Please fix this!!!
Comment section problem
by PAKAJEW on 2015/09/04 14:40
I can't even like or comment on certain comments
Please fix your joke APP
by Hondarancher350 on 2015/09/04 14:00
App keeps crashing, it will not rotate correctly, and videos will not download, please fix your app, your last update on all my devices does not work correctly. Every time we want to watch one small video clip we have to watch a advertisement every time what a joke. I'm looking for another app.
Do not like the new version
by SG bass on 2015/09/04 13:22
The layout of the new version is terrible. For my subscriptions, I want to new their name, not some tiny little picture that doesn't tell me who it is. Very poorly done.
You tube Or Dum Tube
by Apple_girl216 on 2015/09/04 13:07
I tried downloading it and it won't download it's so annoying every other app with load but YouTube won't Thank you, Apple_Girl216
Very aggravated
by elimarie90 on 2015/09/04 12:45
Ever since the last update there has been an annoying glitch. When the video is about halfway played it glitches and the sound continues from the current time and the picture goes back to the beginning. This is very frustrating. Please fix it.
Obnoxious with excessive advertising
by Traveller1234567890 on 2015/09/04 12:30
The increased advertising is getting worse and worse with YouTube. Every single video and one has to see a 30 sec advertisement which most of the times are not skippable. Google's advertising model is getting highly obstructive to have a good viewing experience.
HORRIBLE UPDATE
by Miya167 on 2015/09/04 12:01
Every time I click on the YouTube app It flashes on my screen and goes back to home screen it doesn't even let me get in the app at all.
The Ads Break the App
by Roblox24 on 2015/09/04 12:00
Every single time there's an add, it freezes the app. When I leave it, the advertisement PLAYS IN THE BACKGROUND. I don't WANT to here your advertisements in the background. I WANT to watch people play video games, but nope, no. Anyone who monetizes their videos apparently don't get any views from me.
Disappointed
by alanyluo on 2015/09/04 11:58
Everything works except one thing: the playback. It happens consistently every time I'm on, and won't stop. I'm watching the video, and then all of a sudden it restarts to the beginning. I tried pushing it back to the start, but it keeps returning to the same spot I was at.
Please Stop Changing It
by Fraction Overby on 2015/09/04 11:54
The layout of the update before this one was so simple and easy to navigate. This layout is near impossible and almost the hardest thing to look at
its not working
by Twotitans on 2015/09/04 11:35
YouTube is giving me problems. I had to restart my phone and when I tried to download YouTube it shows a iCloud faded away so I can't click on it. Second of all when my phone wasn't reset it kept buffering. Then my phone froze completely. So there are major bugs.
It once worked fine, then updates.
by Ein number one on 2015/09/04 11:17
I have been having none stop issues with the video locking up, with the audio still playing, then the video would restart from some random point, but the audio will still be playing. Total crap app dudes.
Ups and downs...
by jsounds2010 on 2015/09/04 11:06
The bad UI is back. Google "encourages" you to watch recommended garbage and not what you want.
Horrible update!!!
by Mozuz on 2015/09/04 11:01
The version before this last update (sept 2015) was a lot better. It was so much easier to switch back and forth from channels and your history. This new update blows. YouTube, please integrate some of the old version into the new one. Also, the red color doesn't look good. Giving only one star for this update.
What have you done!?
by guizzasan on 2015/09/04 10:27
- I hate how when scrolling through the app it plays the videos, this isn't vine. - why is there no way to find out how old a video is? - the new subscription section is just terrible. Recently I haven't using my phone for YouTube! Overall I hate this update, but who knows maybe I'll get used to it.
Last upgrade
by Usa_boy on 2015/09/04 10:13
Hate this app now. Too many commercials. Switched from to youtube. Just because of commercials. Cant even skip them now 😡
PLEASE FIX!!
by Mrs. Payne;) on 2015/09/04 09:57
Ever since the update my videos won't play!!! Please fix this!!
"Sharing was interrupted"
by R2RFH on 2015/09/04 09:21
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Works for me
by TheOfficialZamics on 2015/09/04 08:18
Don't mind the new layout, kinda liked the old one better, having everything available from a menu on the left side was very convenient. Also, I can see what videos I've watched, so I don't see the issue that others are talking about. I back also see how long videos are. So it would appear that not being able to see those things is some kind of bug
Bad update
by th3ndd on 2015/09/04 07:34
New version is much less effective. Please go back
The new design is horrible
by Holomesion123 on 2015/09/04 07:28
Can we go back to the old design the new one is to much i like the other design the new one is to complicated and not as fast and or as smooth as the past one
This update..
by Sruzzy on 2015/09/04 07:12
Man, the last version wasn't amazing, but this version is atrocious, the thumbnails are too large and obnoxious, you can no longer play a video while looking for a new one, the big red box at the top is out of place and an eye-sore, no longer shows when it was uploaded nor if you've watched it, subscriptions are hard to navigate, video replays midway through and you can't get it back to normal without closing the app, or choosing another video and re-choosing the one you were watching.
Crash!
by RudyMcA on 2015/09/04 07:10
Keeps crashing in the middle of the videos ever since the new update!
HATE IT
by ladydepp on 2015/09/04 06:50
Too confusing and also it won't let me skip around the video
Old style
by EternityKnight. on 2015/09/04 06:07
I don't like the new style at all. The old one was made things more easier to get to things. Seriously don't like the new style.
ITS GONE
by FIappyDude on 2015/09/04 06:02
It won't let me update :(
I wish i could lock phone and
by taytho on 2015/09/04 05:33
listen to my videos. a lot easier too -.-
YouTube won't even start up
by Gamer 818181 on 2015/09/04 05:10
All it says when I open up the app is "error tap to reload" and I've say here for 50 mins and nothings happene
Its ok but i wish i could view analytics and monetization settings
by Jessicawhisper on 2015/09/04 05:04
Ugh....
My eyes are bleeding
by Mad dog marlar on 2015/09/04 05:03
I never wright reviews and this honestly my first one, but I have to say, the red box at the home screen is the most annoying add-on YouTube has done. It literally will make you want to scratch your eyes out.
Please fix
by Diece Nuttes on 2015/09/04 04:59
The videos won't stop buffering, and my internet connection is perfect. I will sit there for five minutes letting the video load and it still just buffers like ever 7-8 seconds. Please stop being scrubs and fix.
Crash!!!!
by SMHD513 on 2015/09/04 04:44
I don't mean to seem like I'm trolling all the Google apps but my Chrome, my YouTube, and my Google+ keep crashing and won't even open. Needs to get fixed ASAP!!
Awful
by theXBIGXogre on 2015/09/04 04:41
The new version is just plain terrible. It's buggy as hell, and extremely hard to use. Change it back!
LOVE IT
by A-train😋 on 2015/09/04 04:20
It is awesome and some of the people have hit such an amazing amount of subs if I could I would rate it 9/10 because it buffers a lot sometimes otherwise it's awesome
This needs a lot of fixes
by Sean17 on 2015/09/04 04:13
The app has a lot of bugs. But when it is working the only complaint is that I don't like having to click more replies a bunch of times to see a whole comment chain. It gets very annoying. I would like for them to have a "see all replies" feature instead.
Bad layout
by emmah90 on 2015/09/04 03:49
I'm used to the old layout. This one is a little bit confusing to use. Lots of lag and freezing. Not a fan
Speed up videos
by lftomazini on 2015/09/04 03:44
You should include the option to speed up videos on the iOS app.
YouTube why?
by BOOMCLAW3 on 2015/09/04 03:35
This new setup for your app is awful, constantly glitching and buffering as well as just being annoying to try and use. But the worst part is that this new update triggered my phone and caused it to crash for an hour.
THIS IS STUPID
by Thatoneguyphil on 2015/09/04 03:32
Just make YouTube how it was LAST year. It looks so crusty and I don't even know how to look at the popular page! WHAT THE HELL MAN!
Yall Slacking
by tN3wt0n on 2015/09/04 03:28
Youtube is a great app but lately they be f****** up. Yall need to get yall s*** together.
YouTube
by Agustiiiin on 2015/09/04 03:15
Omg ut has alot of adds omg
Good but super buggy
by Blue my dog on 2015/09/04 03:14
Buffering is slow and when i put my earphones in and a vids playing the audio will just stop and the video will still play and when i try to skip ahead on a video it says something like lost connection plz fix
Why
by Really real racing on 2015/09/04 03:11
Why did you do this to youtube? Everything is so hard to use now. Please return to the previous version as i could navigate 100x better.
Thanks YouTube!
by Djenk2 on 2015/09/04 03:10
Because of the update videos won't even load the app just froze. But they got rid of it and it works just like normal.
Horrible Update
by Lisa_danielle123 on 2015/09/04 03:06
Every time I try to watch my liked videos, my phone crashes! I don't like this new update...it's driving me crazy!
Fix crash bugs -_-
by Jtagamer02 on 2015/09/04 02:57
You guys have made about 5 "bug fix" updates, but still don't fix the crash bugs.
New update is terrible...
by BAseny on 2015/09/04 02:55
Please fix the thing...
Terrible
by cat-person29 on 2015/09/04 02:54
The new update is confusing, hard to navigate, and harsh on the eyes. The red bar at the top only the screen is hideous, aesthetically, and everything is terrible. I don't know how to control this app and even if I did, I hate how it looks. I can't describe how dreadful this update was.
Meh
by The gamer of elm street on 2015/09/04 02:45
NO LONGER WORKS FOR MY PHONE... I tried to redownload turned my phone off but it just doesn't work... Also if I go to home then back to video it restarts the video plz fix... plz
I HATE the new update!
by Sagepuppy11 on 2015/09/04 02:43
Please fix the new problem with the new update. I have tried to watch several videos on YouTube and ever since the new update all they do is keep buffering and the video never plays! Please fix this very soon!
Weird glitch
by MoneyGuy8 on 2015/09/04 02:39
When you open a YouTube video up through safari it will change the interface of the app. This safari interface is so bad It physically pains me. Easy fix though uninstall the app and reinstall it. FIX THIS YOUTUBE!
Horrible Sign In
by Annoyed Pumpkin patch on 2015/09/04 02:25
I try putting in my email and password to sign in but it won't let me do it. So if this happens to anyone else YouTube should do an update and now.
No back button???
by Sebastian Parker on 2015/09/04 02:14
No back button or swipe back feature? Terrible UX.
Great app but
by Mriva03 on 2015/09/04 02:05
It's not working now every time I go on it and try to watch a video it's like buffering & I swear it's like not going away!!!
YouTube
by Lostgirl3000 on 2015/09/04 01:49
Best app and I want the best ever like all the time
History issue
by FlamerFreezeGamer on 2015/09/04 01:35
The history does not show. Fix that and the battery drain please.
LOVE THIS!
by Walking dead nerd on 2015/09/04 01:32
Does what I want, that's all I need.
bad
by Blackxican Princess on 2015/09/04 01:30
updated an app that didn't need to be updated. it was fine before this recent update!
Seriously NEED TO FIX!
by Jhdjjsbsjdj on 2015/09/04 01:23
Soooo annoying! Shouldn't have made any changes. Loved it before. Now it just keeps on crashing & freezing my phone. Verrryyyyy unsatisfied
Crashed my phone 2 times
by Drew42303 on 2015/09/04 01:20
This app crashed my phone twice and made it restart. This is a major issue and I think they should fix it. Overall I think the app is great besides the crashing
The Big Error
by BlueYoshi1248 on 2015/09/04 01:13
It keeps having an error loading the video and I have to restart my phone for it to work. Then after a few videos I have to restart it again because it has an error playing the video. And I know something is wrong because my bars are at 3/3 bars. Other than that the app is great.
It won't even download😡😡
by Liv110603 on 2015/09/04 01:08
Mine won't download and apple support isn't helping
Error Loading
by Elloy 11 on 2015/09/04 01:00
YouTube does not load videos or anything on my iPhone 6. Please fix.
adds and brightness
by 477872 on 2015/09/04 01:00
can't skip adds anymore which is dumb. and sometimes when I watch a video it goes bright for no reason on my phone. and I don't have auto brightness on either
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
An piece of trash
by thatdumpster on 2015/01/03 04:15
There is nothing more annoying than this app. It has so many bugs and glitches that you will throw your device across the room because this piece of trash crashes so much for no reason. You scroll down a long description, it goes blank and crashes. You watch a video in not full screen, it crashes. You open the app, it crashes. This piece of garbage also has an immeasurable amount if bugs and glitches that you can have fun finding them your self, it's not hard. Google spent like 4 bucks on this app and I could make a better app off welfare. If you want an app that had more than a 3 minute development, play ANY other app ever, I can almost ensure that you'll have a better experience. If you have a day without this app glitching on you in any way, tell me. All in all, the billion dollar company google needs to spend more than 3 minutes on their apps. Worst of all is that no matter how good you wifi connection is, this app will almost always buffer for a millennium and then go to 144p for no reason. I thought I would have a better experience on the 3DS and it managed to crash on that. I never knew that was possible. If you want an app that deserves -3 stars, God bless your soul and download this.
Nice improvement
by Fawkzzzzz on 2014/03/22 20:00
Wow google really improved this app since last time I downloaded it and it kept crashing before I could even use it. I really like the UI layout and all the different options. So far I've only encountered a minor problem with the app, sometimes it doesn't show some comments. For example, I see a comment and I tap more replies or whatever it's called, and it basically shows one or more blank comments with usernames and other people replies to those blank comments. I see people complaining about the play button in the middle of the screen, to be honest I thought it's gonna be a huge problem for me, but so far it hasn't been a problem at all, also you can just tap anywhere on the video screen and it will go away and you can see the video clearly while its paused. Overall it's a pretty good app, now the only thing that would make it the best is if google added offline viewing option. Make it unable to save to camera roll or to use it anywhere else other than the app or something, that would be really cool.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
Great App But It Can Be Greater!
by TY_DaSmartGuy 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a joke
by Blob of vomit on 2015/07/31 01:34
Now I love the way the app is designed and how it runs but first off, WHY DID YOU TAKE DOWN OVER 30 OF MY VIDEOS!? Do you even know the amount of time I put into each and every one of them? Even my most popular videos were taken down due to misleading title or tags when I clearly did not do anything like that! Another thing is that if you try to rewind the video your watching the whole thing gets messed up and you have to wait years just for it to play a downscaled quality than the one I already selected. There are constant playback errors and if you try to upload a video from the app it just says pending upload and never completes! Sometimes the screen gets screwed up so bad that you have to restart the app completely just to get back to the video screen. Also when the video auto changes quality the audio skips like 400 times and makes the video not enjoyable. The only reason why I give this 2 stars instead of one is because I do like the layout of the app but until there is a major update that fixes this crap you won't be seeing a 4 star or 5 star review anytime soon.
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.
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.
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.
Needs rewind buttons and background playing
by Linguini15 on 2015/07/02 18:48
I haven't had many problems with this app. But, whenever I try to rewind a video, I either pass the place I wanted it or it freezes. One thing I would like is to make scrubbing easier or add a rewind button to make going back in a video easier. Another thing I would like added is a "continue playing in background" or "play while locked" option. I like listening to music on the app. But, when I want to lock my phone, it stops the music and I have to keep the app unlocked and open at all times. It's really annoying when I don't want my phone on in my pocket, but I want to listen to music with my headphones. Please make it possible to keep videos and music playing after locking the phone or going into multitasking. It would really help me and a lot of other people who are probably having the same problem. I would rate 4.5, but 4 is all I can currently give. Thank you if you read this review and please consider adding the suggested items to your update list. Then it will be worth a full five stars. UPDATE: The app is wonderful with the 60fps option! Pc gaming videos have never been more clear! But, it's only in 720p and there's a lot of pixelation. If it's possible to add a 1080p with 60fps, that would be fantastic! There's already an app that has a great 1080p option, but not with 60fps. So, only because of the 60fps is why I'm not deleting this app straight off my phone. Please consider updating!
The app if fine, people are just ignorant
by Reygarzajunior on 2014/12/12 00:48
The app if great, the people here are just complaining over features they can do on their own but are complaining over the fact they have to do it themselves, the only problem I have, the ONLY I've ever had, is the fact comments are impossible to reply with because when the screen to rep,y shows up, I can't see what I'm typing and most of the time, if I hit cancel or reply, the app crashes. One thing that needs to be added however if replying to comments that are replies to the main comment. I don't want to reply to the main comment when I want to respond to the reply for the main comment. Just a small thing nothing major. Seriously though, I have no problem with this app whatsoever, if you have a problem with it, then too bad, don't come on here and hate the creators, what if it's your device? Anyways if you are depnding on these "reviews" to make you decide wether downloading the app or not, ignore them and try it out yourself.
You are all correct!!!
by odedo1 on 2015/07/13 23:07
I've discovered those problems that you complain about years ago and it's on like 2 third of all Apps, so I came out with a solution. With today hard drive prices keep dropping and the capacity of memory is growing so I bought myself a 3 TERA USB HD, and I back up all my Apps (especially the old ones ), I've discovered that if you open iTunes while holding the shift button you get options like creating a new iTunes library or choosing one of many that you already created, I can creat as many iTunes library's with my choice of names which I usually choose the date as the new iTunes library and place them anywhere I wish just like on my 3 TERA USB HARD DRIVE and this lets me keep all versions of all Apps and in a dated order, it's also good for installing Apps on older devices because as you all know many Apps today won't install unless you upgrade to the latest iOS but older devices won't upgrade any more so it's always good to have a collection of older dated Apps. Hope this will help you guys in the future!
Good, but needs some improvements
by DanieltheGreat4 on 2013/08/20 19:18
I like the way you can minimize the video in a multitasking way! Unfortunately, that seems to be the only improvement. The new interface seems really messy. The description box doesn't load fully, and you have to scroll through the suggested vids in order to get to the comments. And one problem with the comment section is that you can't reply to a specific comment and you can't click and access a commenter's channel. However, the most annoying thing about this app is that there is no back button. In order to go back to your search results, YOU HAVE to minimize the video and pause it if you thought it was annoying. I liked the tabs style, where you can click for either the description box, comments, or suggested video. It was much cleaner. I pretty much wished they added the option to minimize video but kept the old interface the same. Again, way too crowded on an iPod/iPhone, but probably fine on iPad.
I'm really sick of this.
by Lcc227 on 2014/07/11 14:59
I've honestly had enough of this app. I watch videos on safari now instead. There are so many problems with every video that I watch! (I'm on an iPhone 5s by the way) I'll open a video and after 10 seconds the video will freeze and buffer for another 10 seconds. And when it finally starts playing again, the quality is terrible, and if I try to turn the quality. up, it freezes the video again, so I have to wait there for the video to play again. And once it starts playing again, usually it restores itself to a better quality, but then 10 seconds later it freezes again, and the cycle continues through the whole video. There are also times where the video will start buffering, but won't fix itself, so I have to go back in the video, but if I try to go forward or backward in the video at all, it just freezes the video even more, and then the app crashes! There are lots of other issues that I've experienced, but none that have really bothered me. It's all the playback issues that annoy me. Hopefully they fix these issues so I can stop watching my videos on safari.
Screen rotation issues (sometimes)
by Shiz_Kababz on 2015/07/30 05:56
I really like this app but this one bug makes me so mad. Say I'm watching a video and, it happens randomly, when I tap the screen while in full screen to see how much time is left in the video the icons don't show up and that's when I know something's wrong. The video keeps playing and I turn my phone to portrait view and the screen doesn't respond to anything. I tap and nothing happens. So I decide to turn it back to landscape and it rotates but doesn't go full screen. So imagine the screen cut into three rectangles. The biggest one on the bottom and the other two on top side by side. In the top left hand corner is the video and the one next to it is just black. The bottom larger rectangle is the video name and all of that jazz. The screen still won't respond so I double click the home button to bring up multitasking and swipe it away. I go back into the app and I have to find the same video again. When I click on it it brings it up and luckily to the same spot most of the time. So sometimes I have to find my spot and I could have already finished the video. This the only bug I have too.
The latest update changed the whole app and is terrible!!!
by Jared V. on 2013/09/06 23:13
Do NOT get the latest update of this app. The last version was wonderful, and I would rate it 5 stars. The latest version that just came out is glitchy, subscriptions don't update unless you force quit the app and come back in, the ability to navigate is diminished from the previous version in favor of a kind of picture-in-picture multitasking pane. Commenting on videos is horrible where you can easily delete what you've written if you try to move back and forth with your finger to review what you've written. The panes move also and there is an X that deletes what you've written that you can easily hit with your finger. The actual video page for each video is now all over the place in terms of the important elements. The whole thing is awkward, clunky, and in many ways counterintuitive in terms of natural usage. I've already provided their developers with some feedback about things, particularly the subscriptions not updating properly. Let's hope they get this mess fixed quickly. I have confidence they will. In the meantime, steer clear of the Update button on this app.
Orientation problems
by 2626262626262626 on 2015/07/25 05:55
Since the update I've been having orientation problems. This would happen randomly but has happened many times over. As I flip my screen sideways or tap the fullscreen button, it would flip the screen off into a corner, minimizing or cutting off the screen. Everything around it is black and would continue minimizing or going off screen as I flip it. I've tried flipping it many times to see if I could fix it, it only worked once so far but flipping it once more would mess it up again. It can also go to the point of going completely off screen. Note, the video plays normally during all this. The only way of fixing it would be to restart the app, but that is temporary. There are many other bugs such as a frozen screen while audio plays, but I'm guessing those are just connection problems. This bug is bugging me to the point of just wanting to watch it off the web. It's like trying to open a fridge that always jerks back closed when you're halfway.
Google aint the problem the app is
by rolfchoppa007 on 2014/03/30 12:03
Look we can all complain about the changes on the app. To me when I review I review if there are bugs and crashes and makes it not user friendly through said bugs and glitches. Just recently was watching a commentary over Alan Wake, something almost ritual for my weekend nights. Never before has the thing crashed DURING a video for no reason. It's not the playlist, the Internet is flawless on my end, nothing but this iPod is connected wirelessly. But it's the fact I can't watch this video for 5 mins is why I'm writing the review. Ill roll with googles punches but if they are gonna have an app they need to make it not crash. Sure safari crashes but that's if you go to a site riddled with ads and interfaces designed for mobiles and not for the typical desktop. But three crashes back to back for no reason. Not even a buffer signal, too! Google do whatever the heck you want, but please... If you can have the balls to make Google Glass you can invest a buck or two not making this thing crash. It wasn't like a lot of stuff happens on my screens.
Outright terrible
by Auggnation on 2015/05/20 01:51
Watching any video over 10 minutes I get subjected to at least 1 ad at beginning and then atleast 1 if not more ads during the video. The longer the video the more ads. Watched a 45 minute video tonight and then had 60 minutes of ads if I didn't skip them. Used to be ok with ads but as of right not I do not recommend this app in any way. By here is no excuse beside outright greed that would cause this. So ugly of an app I am ashamed to actually put it on any device. Please stop using us to make an extra billion. Beyond that super annoying that I can not send video quality lower than high def. I would love to have ability to set permanent video quality on network wifi so I can stream at the lower resolution I am comfortable with. I am on a college campus where streaming hD videos is near impossible but it's just as good of quality on my little 8 in screen if I choose 360 p and I don't get the constant buffering. The ads are beyond acceptable. 10 minutes then an ad up to 5 minutes long. Besides the same 2 ads showing every time it's more and more difficult to want to watch anything on any of this app.
Meh. Could be a lot better
by love18pink on 2014/07/18 21:50
I'm honestly very disappointed with this app. I've noticed recently that it automatically unsubscribes me from channels that I regularly watch. For example, I am subscribed to quite a few channels. But I guess I'm subscribed to what the app thinks is too many and will unsubscribe me from one channel in order to subscribe me to another. I was wondering why one of my favorite youtubers hadn't uploaded anything and that it didn't show up in my subscribed feed only to look up the youtuber in the search option and find that I was unsubscribed. This app has done this multiple times to me not to just one channel but to many others. I also really hate the organization format of this app. I don't know what it is but it just doesn't feel easy to use and is cluttered. I also hate the stupid "not available in this format" message. If it wasn't available then make it an option to not have videos that we can't watch anyway show up. Honestly wish they would fix some things and make the app easier to use and less stressful. Use safari instead.
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Get the official youtube app for iPhone and iPad. Catch up with your favorite channels, enjoy the world’s largest music collection, and share easily with friends. Watch the latest videos and playlists on the couch or on the go. youtube, your way * Discover videos and channels with recommendations just for you * Cast videos from your phone to Chromecast, other connected TV devices, and game consoles * Use playlists to save, organize, and share your favorite tracks Enjoy endless music * Find songs you love on your new personalized music homepage * Launch a youtube Mix, an infinite playlist of songs with unlimited skips * Explore the world’s music in youtube’s massive music catalog
Not Like
by Madisyn Gardner on 2015/09/04 20:48
I hate the new update! Hard to control and barley know how to work it! Do not suggest getting!
Defective app
by Enigma++ on 2015/09/04 20:47
crushing up constantly starts playing the video from the very beginning after I unpause it.
2 icons
by Lalslejfjjfkjdkdkdkdkd on 2015/09/04 20:44
Why do I now have 2 icons after the update...one you can't even click on or delete
Keeps Buffering
by Klxus on 2015/09/04 20:30
Everytime you guys update the app it gets worse. Now it keeps buffering everytime i try to change the quality of a video. I cant enjoy youtube on the app.
New update went downhill
by Soccer5380 on 2015/09/04 20:29
In my opinion I liked the old layout so much better. I loved how I could slide the page to the right and see all of my subscriptions there. Making it easy to see who put out a new video. With the new layout it makes that very hard.
Forces you to use the app
by spidermankilla on 2015/09/04 20:21
W/ the app installed it's impossible to load a yt vid w/o it. If that wasn't the case this could be a 4star app
Worst update yet
by Joe1038h on 2015/09/04 20:07
I hate UI and the subscription box is not organized at all especially with the random suggested videos. I wish I could go back to the old version.
This app just no
by SwagWolfGirl on 2015/09/04 20:05
This app is terrible. It won't load my videos. It says "Error Tap To Retry". Fix it now. It's terrible.
I love it
by puher29 on 2015/09/04 19:55
It's so much better
So Annoying
by Me myself and I not u on 2015/09/04 19:45
It takes FOREVER to load and when it does load it doesn't play the video at all... I thought this was supposed to be entertaining... But it's not when you're staring at a black screen... I gave my phone a break all day and night... When I come home from school I just want to relax and watch my fav youtubers... But no... I can't do that... Plz fix this
Ehhh 😐
by Faiiiith :) on 2015/09/04 19:41
Whenever rewinding or forwarding videos, it playbacks a part already seen. Also a new feature that should be included is deleting multiple videos from playlists at once
Terrible
by Evannboi21 on 2015/09/04 19:27
The app was good before now they add the worst update I've seen to date! Videos start playing when you don't want them to, ads will get stuck on the screen, and the app will just freeze in general. Overall an awful update.
This update is so bad 😡
by Hdjdirnxjd on 2015/09/04 19:21
I love the old one better than this one
Videos Not Working
by Taylorlamchops on 2015/09/04 19:10
Every Time I Click On ANY Video It Stays On The Loading Screen. Everything Else Seems To Be Working Fine (Internet, Searching, Etc) All But Videos
Wack
by xxCoca on 2015/09/04 18:36
Don't hate it but i do not like it, so many things wrong with this app. Womp womp.
La interfaz mas horrible de todas
by Deathstroke NVV on 2015/09/04 18:31
Esta actualización es un asco tiene un interfaz horrible y los video van lageado y los sonidos se desincronizan
Update is horrible
by Y3D@ on 2015/09/04 18:28
The update is so bad I can't touch my phone while it's playing a vid or I Change to some random vid or crap
CRASHES ALL THE TIME
by Megapolis555666 on 2015/09/04 18:24
I use an iPhone 6+ and it won't stop crashing like I go to enter a video and it's all black but says it's working then after a couple of seconds it says playback error and crashes. PLEASE FIX THIS
really
by Zach Hayden on 2015/09/04 18:21
I have the same issue with the playback but now the app is crashing i have tried to delete and redownload didn't work!!!
Mobile App Editing!
by Francis Castiglion on 2015/09/04 18:21
Great new feature allowing Editing of the Video on the iPad App. This is a big help!
Ok?
by DeadJokr on 2015/09/04 18:15
The new YouTube have a lot of bugs and it annoying that automatically moves on to the video even tho you don't want to
Video won't load
by Yes no maybe so 999999 on 2015/09/04 17:57
The new layout is nice but NOTHING LOADS. I can't watch anything. Please fix this
Dumb update
by How many people take this? on 2015/09/04 17:57
This new update worse then ever. I hate YouTube and Google with a passion. If they don't revert their ways with YouTube I hope YouTube becomes oblivious to the modern world and is know as only a great ancient empire but lost its greatness due to stupid ideas.
4s
by Sujonplil on 2015/09/04 17:37
Iphone
Sometimes it shows parts of the video that uve allready seen with the current audio
by wquintero on 2015/09/04 17:33
I watch like 3 videos and it does that turning on and off my phone dont fix this either.
Really disrupting
by Admiorivory119 on 2015/09/04 17:27
That little white band that appears above the video for suggestions is SO ANNOYING! And I can just swipe it away with out even more coming up! Very poor feature.
Problem:
by N1cky_rh on 2015/09/04 17:06
App force closes if theres an ad. videos without ads load fine. 5 star rating only for your history of service.
Its pretty good but
by Popter10120 on 2015/09/04 16:59
Its pretty good but sometimes everything changes as in sometimes when i use the app the whole app chanes sometimes it looks like the original way and other times it goes to the newer version in where there is the red thing on top and i really like the newer looking appearance
How???!!!
by super_sonic_8989 on 2015/09/04 16:59
YouTube somehow managed to fix the bugs and issues my phone had where I couldn't play any video because it just kept buffering, and the weird landscape thing where I could touch or move anything! Well maybe some over people may have problems but this might have just fixed them hopefully :) :/
Amazing
by 2718eeoz on 2015/09/04 16:54
Who doesn't like YouTube? I use it all the time. Literally. I've been on it all summer and its my #1 used app I mean it's awesome. But the update has confused me because it was its actual update then a few days later changed back to the old design. I don't care but it's a little wet
Hate the new layout
by Iwantcandyandcake on 2015/09/04 16:45
I cannot find anything positive to say about the new layout! It's so confusing and weird to us. I cannot stand it! Go back to the old layout please!!!
AHHHHHHHHHH
by Nikkisellitto on 2015/09/04 16:00
FIX IT
Subscription Video Update Problems
by Spanial on 2015/09/04 15:57
Ever since the new update, my subscription videos don't update properly. They update to videos from 1-2 days before instead of recent videos like it should. Please fix this soon, as it is very frustrating. I will rate 5 stars once this is fixed.
Worst app ever
by KidBlaze333 on 2015/09/04 15:08
THE APP CRASHES ALL THE TIME SINCE THE LAST TWO UPDATES. FIX IT NOW!!!
Punishment for watching long videos?
by RZ on 2015/09/04 15:06
There's this glitch that always comes up with a fairly long video. Usually videos that are 20 minutes to more than an hour long. The glitch is that when you watch for a while, the audio and video don't match up. Like the audio would rewind to a point before while the audio would keep playing. Then when you try to fix it by rewinding, the entire video starts over. But the bar doesn't go all the way to the beginning, it just starts in the middle, so you can't rewind it back. This gets real annoying when you want to go like an hour ahead to where this glitch occurred, but when you run out of bar, you're forced to watch and wait for the video to go back to that place you want to go to. This is really annoying. The only way to fix it is to exit the video. But then it just starts over again when you try to re watch it. Please fix this!!!
Comment section problem
by PAKAJEW on 2015/09/04 14:40
I can't even like or comment on certain comments
Please fix your joke APP
by Hondarancher350 on 2015/09/04 14:00
App keeps crashing, it will not rotate correctly, and videos will not download, please fix your app, your last update on all my devices does not work correctly. Every time we want to watch one small video clip we have to watch a advertisement every time what a joke. I'm looking for another app.
Do not like the new version
by SG bass on 2015/09/04 13:22
The layout of the new version is terrible. For my subscriptions, I want to new their name, not some tiny little picture that doesn't tell me who it is. Very poorly done.
You tube Or Dum Tube
by Apple_girl216 on 2015/09/04 13:07
I tried downloading it and it won't download it's so annoying every other app with load but YouTube won't Thank you, Apple_Girl216
Very aggravated
by elimarie90 on 2015/09/04 12:45
Ever since the last update there has been an annoying glitch. When the video is about halfway played it glitches and the sound continues from the current time and the picture goes back to the beginning. This is very frustrating. Please fix it.
Obnoxious with excessive advertising
by Traveller1234567890 on 2015/09/04 12:30
The increased advertising is getting worse and worse with YouTube. Every single video and one has to see a 30 sec advertisement which most of the times are not skippable. Google's advertising model is getting highly obstructive to have a good viewing experience.
HORRIBLE UPDATE
by Miya167 on 2015/09/04 12:01
Every time I click on the YouTube app It flashes on my screen and goes back to home screen it doesn't even let me get in the app at all.
The Ads Break the App
by Roblox24 on 2015/09/04 12:00
Every single time there's an add, it freezes the app. When I leave it, the advertisement PLAYS IN THE BACKGROUND. I don't WANT to here your advertisements in the background. I WANT to watch people play video games, but nope, no. Anyone who monetizes their videos apparently don't get any views from me.
Disappointed
by alanyluo on 2015/09/04 11:58
Everything works except one thing: the playback. It happens consistently every time I'm on, and won't stop. I'm watching the video, and then all of a sudden it restarts to the beginning. I tried pushing it back to the start, but it keeps returning to the same spot I was at.
Please Stop Changing It
by Fraction Overby on 2015/09/04 11:54
The layout of the update before this one was so simple and easy to navigate. This layout is near impossible and almost the hardest thing to look at
its not working
by Twotitans on 2015/09/04 11:35
YouTube is giving me problems. I had to restart my phone and when I tried to download YouTube it shows a iCloud faded away so I can't click on it. Second of all when my phone wasn't reset it kept buffering. Then my phone froze completely. So there are major bugs.
It once worked fine, then updates.
by Ein number one on 2015/09/04 11:17
I have been having none stop issues with the video locking up, with the audio still playing, then the video would restart from some random point, but the audio will still be playing. Total crap app dudes.
Ups and downs...
by jsounds2010 on 2015/09/04 11:06
The bad UI is back. Google "encourages" you to watch recommended garbage and not what you want.
Horrible update!!!
by Mozuz on 2015/09/04 11:01
The version before this last update (sept 2015) was a lot better. It was so much easier to switch back and forth from channels and your history. This new update blows. YouTube, please integrate some of the old version into the new one. Also, the red color doesn't look good. Giving only one star for this update.
What have you done!?
by guizzasan on 2015/09/04 10:27
- I hate how when scrolling through the app it plays the videos, this isn't vine. - why is there no way to find out how old a video is? - the new subscription section is just terrible. Recently I haven't using my phone for YouTube! Overall I hate this update, but who knows maybe I'll get used to it.
Last upgrade
by Usa_boy on 2015/09/04 10:13
Hate this app now. Too many commercials. Switched from to youtube. Just because of commercials. Cant even skip them now 😡
PLEASE FIX!!
by Mrs. Payne;) on 2015/09/04 09:57
Ever since the update my videos won't play!!! Please fix this!!
"Sharing was interrupted"
by R2RFH on 2015/09/04 09:21
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Works for me
by TheOfficialZamics on 2015/09/04 08:18
Don't mind the new layout, kinda liked the old one better, having everything available from a menu on the left side was very convenient. Also, I can see what videos I've watched, so I don't see the issue that others are talking about. I back also see how long videos are. So it would appear that not being able to see those things is some kind of bug
Bad update
by th3ndd on 2015/09/04 07:34
New version is much less effective. Please go back
The new design is horrible
by Holomesion123 on 2015/09/04 07:28
Can we go back to the old design the new one is to much i like the other design the new one is to complicated and not as fast and or as smooth as the past one
This update..
by Sruzzy on 2015/09/04 07:12
Man, the last version wasn't amazing, but this version is atrocious, the thumbnails are too large and obnoxious, you can no longer play a video while looking for a new one, the big red box at the top is out of place and an eye-sore, no longer shows when it was uploaded nor if you've watched it, subscriptions are hard to navigate, video replays midway through and you can't get it back to normal without closing the app, or choosing another video and re-choosing the one you were watching.
Crash!
by RudyMcA on 2015/09/04 07:10
Keeps crashing in the middle of the videos ever since the new update!
HATE IT
by ladydepp on 2015/09/04 06:50
Too confusing and also it won't let me skip around the video
Old style
by EternityKnight. on 2015/09/04 06:07
I don't like the new style at all. The old one was made things more easier to get to things. Seriously don't like the new style.
ITS GONE
by FIappyDude on 2015/09/04 06:02
It won't let me update :(
I wish i could lock phone and
by taytho on 2015/09/04 05:33
listen to my videos. a lot easier too -.-
YouTube won't even start up
by Gamer 818181 on 2015/09/04 05:10
All it says when I open up the app is "error tap to reload" and I've say here for 50 mins and nothings happene
Its ok but i wish i could view analytics and monetization settings
by Jessicawhisper on 2015/09/04 05:04
Ugh....
My eyes are bleeding
by Mad dog marlar on 2015/09/04 05:03
I never wright reviews and this honestly my first one, but I have to say, the red box at the home screen is the most annoying add-on YouTube has done. It literally will make you want to scratch your eyes out.
Please fix
by Diece Nuttes on 2015/09/04 04:59
The videos won't stop buffering, and my internet connection is perfect. I will sit there for five minutes letting the video load and it still just buffers like ever 7-8 seconds. Please stop being scrubs and fix.
Crash!!!!
by SMHD513 on 2015/09/04 04:44
I don't mean to seem like I'm trolling all the Google apps but my Chrome, my YouTube, and my Google+ keep crashing and won't even open. Needs to get fixed ASAP!!
Awful
by theXBIGXogre on 2015/09/04 04:41
The new version is just plain terrible. It's buggy as hell, and extremely hard to use. Change it back!
LOVE IT
by A-train😋 on 2015/09/04 04:20
It is awesome and some of the people have hit such an amazing amount of subs if I could I would rate it 9/10 because it buffers a lot sometimes otherwise it's awesome
This needs a lot of fixes
by Sean17 on 2015/09/04 04:13
The app has a lot of bugs. But when it is working the only complaint is that I don't like having to click more replies a bunch of times to see a whole comment chain. It gets very annoying. I would like for them to have a "see all replies" feature instead.
Bad layout
by emmah90 on 2015/09/04 03:49
I'm used to the old layout. This one is a little bit confusing to use. Lots of lag and freezing. Not a fan
Speed up videos
by lftomazini on 2015/09/04 03:44
You should include the option to speed up videos on the iOS app.
YouTube why?
by BOOMCLAW3 on 2015/09/04 03:35
This new setup for your app is awful, constantly glitching and buffering as well as just being annoying to try and use. But the worst part is that this new update triggered my phone and caused it to crash for an hour.
THIS IS STUPID
by Thatoneguyphil on 2015/09/04 03:32
Just make YouTube how it was LAST year. It looks so crusty and I don't even know how to look at the popular page! WHAT THE HELL MAN!
Yall Slacking
by tN3wt0n on 2015/09/04 03:28
Youtube is a great app but lately they be f****** up. Yall need to get yall s*** together.
YouTube
by Agustiiiin on 2015/09/04 03:15
Omg ut has alot of adds omg
Good but super buggy
by Blue my dog on 2015/09/04 03:14
Buffering is slow and when i put my earphones in and a vids playing the audio will just stop and the video will still play and when i try to skip ahead on a video it says something like lost connection plz fix
Why
by Really real racing on 2015/09/04 03:11
Why did you do this to youtube? Everything is so hard to use now. Please return to the previous version as i could navigate 100x better.
Thanks YouTube!
by Djenk2 on 2015/09/04 03:10
Because of the update videos won't even load the app just froze. But they got rid of it and it works just like normal.
Horrible Update
by Lisa_danielle123 on 2015/09/04 03:06
Every time I try to watch my liked videos, my phone crashes! I don't like this new update...it's driving me crazy!
Fix crash bugs -_-
by Jtagamer02 on 2015/09/04 02:57
You guys have made about 5 "bug fix" updates, but still don't fix the crash bugs.
New update is terrible...
by BAseny on 2015/09/04 02:55
Please fix the thing...
Terrible
by cat-person29 on 2015/09/04 02:54
The new update is confusing, hard to navigate, and harsh on the eyes. The red bar at the top only the screen is hideous, aesthetically, and everything is terrible. I don't know how to control this app and even if I did, I hate how it looks. I can't describe how dreadful this update was.
Meh
by The gamer of elm street on 2015/09/04 02:45
NO LONGER WORKS FOR MY PHONE... I tried to redownload turned my phone off but it just doesn't work... Also if I go to home then back to video it restarts the video plz fix... plz
I HATE the new update!
by Sagepuppy11 on 2015/09/04 02:43
Please fix the new problem with the new update. I have tried to watch several videos on YouTube and ever since the new update all they do is keep buffering and the video never plays! Please fix this very soon!
Weird glitch
by MoneyGuy8 on 2015/09/04 02:39
When you open a YouTube video up through safari it will change the interface of the app. This safari interface is so bad It physically pains me. Easy fix though uninstall the app and reinstall it. FIX THIS YOUTUBE!
Horrible Sign In
by Annoyed Pumpkin patch on 2015/09/04 02:25
I try putting in my email and password to sign in but it won't let me do it. So if this happens to anyone else YouTube should do an update and now.
No back button???
by Sebastian Parker on 2015/09/04 02:14
No back button or swipe back feature? Terrible UX.
Great app but
by Mriva03 on 2015/09/04 02:05
It's not working now every time I go on it and try to watch a video it's like buffering & I swear it's like not going away!!!
YouTube
by Lostgirl3000 on 2015/09/04 01:49
Best app and I want the best ever like all the time
History issue
by FlamerFreezeGamer on 2015/09/04 01:35
The history does not show. Fix that and the battery drain please.
LOVE THIS!
by Walking dead nerd on 2015/09/04 01:32
Does what I want, that's all I need.
bad
by Blackxican Princess on 2015/09/04 01:30
updated an app that didn't need to be updated. it was fine before this recent update!
Seriously NEED TO FIX!
by Jhdjjsbsjdj on 2015/09/04 01:23
Soooo annoying! Shouldn't have made any changes. Loved it before. Now it just keeps on crashing & freezing my phone. Verrryyyyy unsatisfied
Crashed my phone 2 times
by Drew42303 on 2015/09/04 01:20
This app crashed my phone twice and made it restart. This is a major issue and I think they should fix it. Overall I think the app is great besides the crashing
The Big Error
by BlueYoshi1248 on 2015/09/04 01:13
It keeps having an error loading the video and I have to restart my phone for it to work. Then after a few videos I have to restart it again because it has an error playing the video. And I know something is wrong because my bars are at 3/3 bars. Other than that the app is great.
It won't even download😡😡
by Liv110603 on 2015/09/04 01:08
Mine won't download and apple support isn't helping
Error Loading
by Elloy 11 on 2015/09/04 01:00
YouTube does not load videos or anything on my iPhone 6. Please fix.
adds and brightness
by 477872 on 2015/09/04 01:00
can't skip adds anymore which is dumb. and sometimes when I watch a video it goes bright for no reason on my phone. and I don't have auto brightness on either
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
An piece of trash
by thatdumpster on 2015/01/03 04:15
There is nothing more annoying than this app. It has so many bugs and glitches that you will throw your device across the room because this piece of trash crashes so much for no reason. You scroll down a long description, it goes blank and crashes. You watch a video in not full screen, it crashes. You open the app, it crashes. This piece of garbage also has an immeasurable amount if bugs and glitches that you can have fun finding them your self, it's not hard. Google spent like 4 bucks on this app and I could make a better app off welfare. If you want an app that had more than a 3 minute development, play ANY other app ever, I can almost ensure that you'll have a better experience. If you have a day without this app glitching on you in any way, tell me. All in all, the billion dollar company google needs to spend more than 3 minutes on their apps. Worst of all is that no matter how good you wifi connection is, this app will almost always buffer for a millennium and then go to 144p for no reason. I thought I would have a better experience on the 3DS and it managed to crash on that. I never knew that was possible. If you want an app that deserves -3 stars, God bless your soul and download this.
Nice improvement
by Fawkzzzzz on 2014/03/22 20:00
Wow google really improved this app since last time I downloaded it and it kept crashing before I could even use it. I really like the UI layout and all the different options. So far I've only encountered a minor problem with the app, sometimes it doesn't show some comments. For example, I see a comment and I tap more replies or whatever it's called, and it basically shows one or more blank comments with usernames and other people replies to those blank comments. I see people complaining about the play button in the middle of the screen, to be honest I thought it's gonna be a huge problem for me, but so far it hasn't been a problem at all, also you can just tap anywhere on the video screen and it will go away and you can see the video clearly while its paused. Overall it's a pretty good app, now the only thing that would make it the best is if google added offline viewing option. Make it unable to save to camera roll or to use it anywhere else other than the app or something, that would be really cool.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
Great App But It Can Be Greater!
by TY_DaSmartGuy 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a joke
by Blob of vomit on 2015/07/31 01:34
Now I love the way the app is designed and how it runs but first off, WHY DID YOU TAKE DOWN OVER 30 OF MY VIDEOS!? Do you even know the amount of time I put into each and every one of them? Even my most popular videos were taken down due to misleading title or tags when I clearly did not do anything like that! Another thing is that if you try to rewind the video your watching the whole thing gets messed up and you have to wait years just for it to play a downscaled quality than the one I already selected. There are constant playback errors and if you try to upload a video from the app it just says pending upload and never completes! Sometimes the screen gets screwed up so bad that you have to restart the app completely just to get back to the video screen. Also when the video auto changes quality the audio skips like 400 times and makes the video not enjoyable. The only reason why I give this 2 stars instead of one is because I do like the layout of the app but until there is a major update that fixes this crap you won't be seeing a 4 star or 5 star review anytime soon.
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.
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.
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.
Needs rewind buttons and background playing
by Linguini15 on 2015/07/02 18:48
I haven't had many problems with this app. But, whenever I try to rewind a video, I either pass the place I wanted it or it freezes. One thing I would like is to make scrubbing easier or add a rewind button to make going back in a video easier. Another thing I would like added is a "continue playing in background" or "play while locked" option. I like listening to music on the app. But, when I want to lock my phone, it stops the music and I have to keep the app unlocked and open at all times. It's really annoying when I don't want my phone on in my pocket, but I want to listen to music with my headphones. Please make it possible to keep videos and music playing after locking the phone or going into multitasking. It would really help me and a lot of other people who are probably having the same problem. I would rate 4.5, but 4 is all I can currently give. Thank you if you read this review and please consider adding the suggested items to your update list. Then it will be worth a full five stars. UPDATE: The app is wonderful with the 60fps option! Pc gaming videos have never been more clear! But, it's only in 720p and there's a lot of pixelation. If it's possible to add a 1080p with 60fps, that would be fantastic! There's already an app that has a great 1080p option, but not with 60fps. So, only because of the 60fps is why I'm not deleting this app straight off my phone. Please consider updating!
The app if fine, people are just ignorant
by Reygarzajunior on 2014/12/12 00:48
The app if great, the people here are just complaining over features they can do on their own but are complaining over the fact they have to do it themselves, the only problem I have, the ONLY I've ever had, is the fact comments are impossible to reply with because when the screen to rep,y shows up, I can't see what I'm typing and most of the time, if I hit cancel or reply, the app crashes. One thing that needs to be added however if replying to comments that are replies to the main comment. I don't want to reply to the main comment when I want to respond to the reply for the main comment. Just a small thing nothing major. Seriously though, I have no problem with this app whatsoever, if you have a problem with it, then too bad, don't come on here and hate the creators, what if it's your device? Anyways if you are depnding on these "reviews" to make you decide wether downloading the app or not, ignore them and try it out yourself.
You are all correct!!!
by odedo1 on 2015/07/13 23:07
I've discovered those problems that you complain about years ago and it's on like 2 third of all Apps, so I came out with a solution. With today hard drive prices keep dropping and the capacity of memory is growing so I bought myself a 3 TERA USB HD, and I back up all my Apps (especially the old ones ), I've discovered that if you open iTunes while holding the shift button you get options like creating a new iTunes library or choosing one of many that you already created, I can creat as many iTunes library's with my choice of names which I usually choose the date as the new iTunes library and place them anywhere I wish just like on my 3 TERA USB HARD DRIVE and this lets me keep all versions of all Apps and in a dated order, it's also good for installing Apps on older devices because as you all know many Apps today won't install unless you upgrade to the latest iOS but older devices won't upgrade any more so it's always good to have a collection of older dated Apps. Hope this will help you guys in the future!
Good, but needs some improvements
by DanieltheGreat4 on 2013/08/20 19:18
I like the way you can minimize the video in a multitasking way! Unfortunately, that seems to be the only improvement. The new interface seems really messy. The description box doesn't load fully, and you have to scroll through the suggested vids in order to get to the comments. And one problem with the comment section is that you can't reply to a specific comment and you can't click and access a commenter's channel. However, the most annoying thing about this app is that there is no back button. In order to go back to your search results, YOU HAVE to minimize the video and pause it if you thought it was annoying. I liked the tabs style, where you can click for either the description box, comments, or suggested video. It was much cleaner. I pretty much wished they added the option to minimize video but kept the old interface the same. Again, way too crowded on an iPod/iPhone, but probably fine on iPad.
I'm really sick of this.
by Lcc227 on 2014/07/11 14:59
I've honestly had enough of this app. I watch videos on safari now instead. There are so many problems with every video that I watch! (I'm on an iPhone 5s by the way) I'll open a video and after 10 seconds the video will freeze and buffer for another 10 seconds. And when it finally starts playing again, the quality is terrible, and if I try to turn the quality. up, it freezes the video again, so I have to wait there for the video to play again. And once it starts playing again, usually it restores itself to a better quality, but then 10 seconds later it freezes again, and the cycle continues through the whole video. There are also times where the video will start buffering, but won't fix itself, so I have to go back in the video, but if I try to go forward or backward in the video at all, it just freezes the video even more, and then the app crashes! There are lots of other issues that I've experienced, but none that have really bothered me. It's all the playback issues that annoy me. Hopefully they fix these issues so I can stop watching my videos on safari.
Screen rotation issues (sometimes)
by Shiz_Kababz on 2015/07/30 05:56
I really like this app but this one bug makes me so mad. Say I'm watching a video and, it happens randomly, when I tap the screen while in full screen to see how much time is left in the video the icons don't show up and that's when I know something's wrong. The video keeps playing and I turn my phone to portrait view and the screen doesn't respond to anything. I tap and nothing happens. So I decide to turn it back to landscape and it rotates but doesn't go full screen. So imagine the screen cut into three rectangles. The biggest one on the bottom and the other two on top side by side. In the top left hand corner is the video and the one next to it is just black. The bottom larger rectangle is the video name and all of that jazz. The screen still won't respond so I double click the home button to bring up multitasking and swipe it away. I go back into the app and I have to find the same video again. When I click on it it brings it up and luckily to the same spot most of the time. So sometimes I have to find my spot and I could have already finished the video. This the only bug I have too.
The latest update changed the whole app and is terrible!!!
by Jared V. on 2013/09/06 23:13
Do NOT get the latest update of this app. The last version was wonderful, and I would rate it 5 stars. The latest version that just came out is glitchy, subscriptions don't update unless you force quit the app and come back in, the ability to navigate is diminished from the previous version in favor of a kind of picture-in-picture multitasking pane. Commenting on videos is horrible where you can easily delete what you've written if you try to move back and forth with your finger to review what you've written. The panes move also and there is an X that deletes what you've written that you can easily hit with your finger. The actual video page for each video is now all over the place in terms of the important elements. The whole thing is awkward, clunky, and in many ways counterintuitive in terms of natural usage. I've already provided their developers with some feedback about things, particularly the subscriptions not updating properly. Let's hope they get this mess fixed quickly. I have confidence they will. In the meantime, steer clear of the Update button on this app.
Orientation problems
by 2626262626262626 on 2015/07/25 05:55
Since the update I've been having orientation problems. This would happen randomly but has happened many times over. As I flip my screen sideways or tap the fullscreen button, it would flip the screen off into a corner, minimizing or cutting off the screen. Everything around it is black and would continue minimizing or going off screen as I flip it. I've tried flipping it many times to see if I could fix it, it only worked once so far but flipping it once more would mess it up again. It can also go to the point of going completely off screen. Note, the video plays normally during all this. The only way of fixing it would be to restart the app, but that is temporary. There are many other bugs such as a frozen screen while audio plays, but I'm guessing those are just connection problems. This bug is bugging me to the point of just wanting to watch it off the web. It's like trying to open a fridge that always jerks back closed when you're halfway.
Google aint the problem the app is
by rolfchoppa007 on 2014/03/30 12:03
Look we can all complain about the changes on the app. To me when I review I review if there are bugs and crashes and makes it not user friendly through said bugs and glitches. Just recently was watching a commentary over Alan Wake, something almost ritual for my weekend nights. Never before has the thing crashed DURING a video for no reason. It's not the playlist, the Internet is flawless on my end, nothing but this iPod is connected wirelessly. But it's the fact I can't watch this video for 5 mins is why I'm writing the review. Ill roll with googles punches but if they are gonna have an app they need to make it not crash. Sure safari crashes but that's if you go to a site riddled with ads and interfaces designed for mobiles and not for the typical desktop. But three crashes back to back for no reason. Not even a buffer signal, too! Google do whatever the heck you want, but please... If you can have the balls to make Google Glass you can invest a buck or two not making this thing crash. It wasn't like a lot of stuff happens on my screens.
Outright terrible
by Auggnation on 2015/05/20 01:51
Watching any video over 10 minutes I get subjected to at least 1 ad at beginning and then atleast 1 if not more ads during the video. The longer the video the more ads. Watched a 45 minute video tonight and then had 60 minutes of ads if I didn't skip them. Used to be ok with ads but as of right not I do not recommend this app in any way. By here is no excuse beside outright greed that would cause this. So ugly of an app I am ashamed to actually put it on any device. Please stop using us to make an extra billion. Beyond that super annoying that I can not send video quality lower than high def. I would love to have ability to set permanent video quality on network wifi so I can stream at the lower resolution I am comfortable with. I am on a college campus where streaming hD videos is near impossible but it's just as good of quality on my little 8 in screen if I choose 360 p and I don't get the constant buffering. The ads are beyond acceptable. 10 minutes then an ad up to 5 minutes long. Besides the same 2 ads showing every time it's more and more difficult to want to watch anything on any of this app.
Meh. Could be a lot better
by love18pink on 2014/07/18 21:50
I'm honestly very disappointed with this app. I've noticed recently that it automatically unsubscribes me from channels that I regularly watch. For example, I am subscribed to quite a few channels. But I guess I'm subscribed to what the app thinks is too many and will unsubscribe me from one channel in order to subscribe me to another. I was wondering why one of my favorite youtubers hadn't uploaded anything and that it didn't show up in my subscribed feed only to look up the youtuber in the search option and find that I was unsubscribed. This app has done this multiple times to me not to just one channel but to many others. I also really hate the organization format of this app. I don't know what it is but it just doesn't feel easy to use and is cluttered. I also hate the stupid "not available in this format" message. If it wasn't available then make it an option to not have videos that we can't watch anyway show up. Honestly wish they would fix some things and make the app easier to use and less stressful. Use safari instead.
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