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video
2.57
64
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watching movies
0.00
35
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youtube pro
0.00
29
1
music youtube
0.93
29
5
music video for youtube
0.00
28
3
live streaming
0.10
28
4
movie streaming
0.40
22
1
entertainment
0.17
17
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youtube stream
0.01
10
2
youtube movies
167
10
2
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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
New update disappointed
by My mom101 on 2015/06/30 14:00
I love utube but the new update I do not like it's just like they placed me in the dark with almost everything new i like the other version of utube better and now it's so different
Bugs/ glitches
by Colebarretkrakra on 2015/06/30 13:55
When I'm watching a video it pauses the video pauses but the sound keeps playing also when I try to create an account it goes to the browser then goes back to YouTube then I can't move YouTube or even get out of app to go to the home screen I have to turn off the divise
Isn't having a monopoly fun?
by makeitso1 on 2015/06/30 13:53
Seriously, you know it's bad. Fix it.
Videos won't load
by Macmansam1993 on 2015/06/30 13:37
When I tap on a video to play it just spins the loading wheel. The update before was working perfectly. Please fix soon
Why?
by Rejeanne💕 on 2015/06/30 13:29
YouTube is good and all, but after an ad is over, it takes me out of full screen mode. Does this happen with anyone else? I've looked through the settings to see if I can stop it, but there is nothing.
Pretty good, but...
by Daavid on 2015/06/30 13:26
Very long comments are cut off by elipses and you also are unable to reply to comments that are replies to another comment. Fix it. Also, add annotations aswell.
Still no background playing
by Cr3ate on 2015/06/30 13:22
Still a major fail to me.
Great app, new update continually crashes
by Hockeylax7595 on 2015/06/30 13:20
Come on, who doesn't use YouTube? The new update, however, doesn't even allow the app to load before it crashes.
It won't load the screen
by Morraskin on 2015/06/30 13:10
It just says try again
Annoyed
by Audrey1103 on 2015/06/30 12:59
I never had any problems with YouTube before and then I got the update. Now the app won't even open. It crashes every time I try to open it. I restarted my phone multiple times and got the same results. What's the problem?
Maney frezzing
by lfa48 on 2015/06/30 12:53
Its very bad
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
by Kalefa on 2015/06/30 12:53
Kalefa
Clickable links In phone/tablet!!!
by That guy85 on 2015/06/30 12:52
How hard is it to be able to program annotations on a video? Other apps can do it, so why can't Google (the real powerhouse of innovation)? The only reason I gave it two stars is it plays my videos (basic functionality, but it does it) even if it does randomly change the video quality. Change/update please!!
really
by someone who is so done on 2015/06/30 12:41
i can't access any videos at all because youtube's saying i don't have connection, even though safari works absolutely fine. and then BEFORE, when i could actually watch the stupid videos, they'd take so long to buffer that i'd have to just refresh the whole app. awful.
This app is complete trash
by Carl Perern on 2015/06/30 12:30
On iPhone 4 admittedly, but this app is absolutely unusable. Can't type in the search bar, can't play videos, it's like every interaction with this app is broken. It's useless.
1 star for bad release notes
by doxzero on 2015/06/30 12:28
Everyone should give YouTube 1 star until they stop being lazy and provide some additional info on what they are actually updating or changing.
EVERY UPDATE MAKES IT WORSE
by DoggyDawg88 on 2015/06/30 12:22
So YouTube has decided to join Facebook on the list of apps that have to give "mystery updates" every single week or two that DON'T TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE CHANGING! Why the secrecy?? How about a little honesty and transparency with your users? And WHY do I need these "mystery" updates so often?? Just make big fixes less often and TELL us what you're doing! If this continues, I'm deleting and just using Safari.
Good!
by A7med&subway on 2015/06/30 12:19
It's a good app but there are a lot of problems!
Recent update and now won't play videos
by Newbie iPhone user on 2015/06/30 12:19
Since the recent update yesterday it will no longer load/play videos. Used to work perfectly.
Update suggestion
by Killer Marshmallow on 2015/06/30 12:07
This has been on my mind for a while WHY ARE THERE NO ANNOTATIONS if you could add that would be great
Worst bug fix ever
by C0p kiLLa on 2015/06/30 11:10
I switched accounts real quick so I can watch a video I tryed switching back and it wouldn't load anything on my account at all but the other one which I barley used was fine this is messed up I'm angry now I deleted the app redownloaded it and it still won't work
Eh..
by Sam_697919101919129 on 2015/06/30 11:08
YouTube is a great app but it's being really annoying and what I mean is that it always says playback error - tap to retry and I have to redownload the app over and over and it's really annoying. Please fix this!
Confused
by tavarvar on 2015/06/30 10:48
The update only made things worse.
Ok, I Got a Peice of My Mind To Share
by Super Pikachu 67 on 2015/06/30 10:19
Ok YouTube, your ticking me off. I try so hard to record videos with you other app, and all of these glitches and "copyright" BS is dumb. I list all the websites I used in my description and recorded 3 copies of the video and all got removed. It's BULLCRAP and you people need to quit making it so darn hard to be successful. Now get your heads outta your butts and GIVE QUALITY. YOU DONT WANNA BECUASE YOU GOT MONEY, BUT IF YOU DO US LIKE THIS, YOUR MONEY MAKING DAYS ARE NUMBERED!
Music
by JujiMonster on 2015/06/30 10:12
Would be amazing if we could minimize the app and the music could still be playing in the bg. Like on a laptop. We could minimize the screen and it would still play music.
Oversimplified UI
by tambojaz on 2015/06/30 09:45
This last update has really been such a downgrade from the last version, that it's hard to find anything that I like about it. It's impossible to find channels that you are subscribed to that haven't posted videos in a while, because they get buried by channels that push out a lot of videos. My playlists are shoved way down to the bottom of everything and are a hassle to get to. The sidebar made finding things so much easier, than shoving everything into four tabs at the bottom.
Need to see progress
by Deinco on 2015/06/30 09:42
Old as YouTube is we need to be able to use YouTube while also doing other tasks, why haven't yall made a way for us to minimize YouTube in the back and still be able to hear the music olaying?!? Please look it to that, I would really like to listen to YouTube and also text at the same time. Thank you
Love it.. BUT..
by bitterxsweeet on 2015/06/30 08:45
Can we please have a restriction. Like having only children's channel? That would be amazing and very much appreciated! Thanks! :)
Fine
by JMetallica on 2015/06/30 08:36
This app has been known for having issues for a long time. Recently, I haven't been noticing many "demons possessing" the app. I assume the exorcist has fixed most of the nuisances. I'm glad that Google has found a fix. Now, all YouTube needs to fix is the frozen video and audio when pausing or speed scrubbing. Also, I request that YouTube includes Google+ notifications in YouTube. It still won't let you reply directly to people by using the "+".
PLEASE DATE VIDEOS
by kirtielovescharice on 2015/06/30 08:18
i LOVE YOUTUBE®. I'm on it all the time but it would really be awesome if videos are dated when they occurred. At least they are not on igadgets 😊.
Doesn't work
by Broodn on 2015/06/30 08:06
Won't even open after last update just force closes. Do you all even test these updates before releasing them.
Just one thing
by Jake2733737373737 on 2015/06/30 07:48
The only problem I have with this app is how difficult it is to get to a certain spot in a video. I drag the bar to a certain time and as soon as I let my finger off it jumps forward or back. Really annoying especially for the longer videos I watch.
😡
by OldBarley4207 on 2015/06/30 07:24
YouTube USED to be my favorite website but considering the last I tried getting on my whole iPod crashed. And EVERY SINGLE TIME I would try to play a video, it would take forever to load. The company is getting REALLY LAZY with the updates. The company is slacking that is all I have to say about YouTube. Google need to fix it I swear! 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
V
by INSANEMODE on 2015/06/30 07:23
The keyboard is not all that good.. Oh, and please raise the 100 subscription limit. I have +800 subscriptions, and I can't view a fraction of them in this app. :/ Edit: fix your update description. It is supposed to be useful, not what it is now.
Crashes after update
by Lone$tar01 on 2015/06/30 07:23
GOOGLE NEEDS TO ADDRESS THE NEWFOUND BUGS ASAP.
Loading....
by njodway on 2015/06/30 07:15
Can't watch a video in high definition without multiple stops for buffering. Even when I specifically request the video to play in a lower quality it still takes forever to load and will have to buffer throughout the video. Terrible app that keeps getting worse. Please fix. Side note: I do enjoy the layout.
Terrible Update
by Denver Macaalay on 2015/06/30 06:44
Audio goes in and out on every video. Also you should be able to reply to all comments as well as a back feature ?
Cool
by BillyBob929 on 2015/06/30 06:32
Layout: Awesome Video Playback? 45% good. Fix this please?
1
by iMustang94 on 2015/06/30 06:30
Needs a tool to organize a playlist from mobile instead of going to pc
Problem
by Nickplays on 2015/06/30 06:24
When I try to upload it's keep saying pending video 😡😡😡
Don't update.
by Fballman1985 on 2015/06/30 06:18
More and more problems every update! Who does the quality update testing and does anyone control the actual change management?? If so, they sure as hell aren't doing their job and checking the data before approving updates!!
bad
by Butterfly146834797324 on 2015/06/30 06:01
the videos don't even load.
Horrible
by Bai.p on 2015/06/30 05:48
This app is TERRIBLE. Video will freeze and the audio will continue. Random quality changes. The problem isn't resolved mo matter how many times I refresh the video or app. Very disappointed.
Needs a update fast
by Nickonickonock on 2015/06/30 05:39
What's wrong with this like fr needs an update now!!!!!!!!
Pretty good
by nivek7757 on 2015/06/30 05:37
I like it a lot, but wish it would let you use the Youtube mobile site.
All better now?
by Captain moose89 on 2015/06/30 05:29
Thanks for the update, not having anymore bugs (at the moment)
......
by Gdicaucb ifln on 2015/06/30 05:27
I deleted YouTube so I could make a new account which I did 10 times now and now I can't get YouTube again. So please let me get YouTube again it's important.
Needs Fixin'
by Trace LiVecchi on 2015/06/30 05:23
So if you're going through uploads from a person after you get to a certain point it won't show the uploads before that. Also, the bold titles really pisses me off. I have a smaller device, and it all just looks cluttered and the titles get cut off. If those two could get fixed, even though they won't, that would be highly appreciated
Supppoeeeer SLOWWWWWW
by HARRYSTYLESILOVEYOU on 2015/06/30 05:15
Crashes, quality of the video changes😡
Bad update
by EBELLZ on 2015/06/30 05:09
I usually love this app, but today it wouldn't open-I tried to install the update, but it wouldn't finish (it would get to the end and then start over) So then I tried deleting the app and reinstalling it and it wouldn't install-this needs to get fixed!
Can't even open this app
by JustRelaxn on 2015/06/30 04:57
I haven't been able to even open this app for literally months on my new iPhone 6+. It's a joke! Fix it Google!
Not As Good As I Expected...
by AnimeeLoveer on 2015/06/30 04:56
I excepted the new update to fix the bugs and everything, but nope. I don't know what "bugs" they fixed, but I still see the "Playback Error". It's annoying. I have good internet connection and and my device is running fine, but I still see it. I restart my device and everything but it still doesn't work. Fix it please. This bug has been here for a while (since last year).
Why are their ads in videos?
by Zr83737393 on 2015/06/30 04:55
Why is their ads when I'm watching a video. I didn't realize I was watching public TV. I can bare with an ad in the beginning but in the middle... Really!!!
Fantastic app but please tell us more.
by HomePolecat96 on 2015/06/30 04:54
I love the app but why don't you tell us what you change in the updates?!??!? You just copy paste the same message. Please just tell us what you're changing.
Close to a 4 star but a 5 none the less
by Nickldot on 2015/06/30 04:44
There are some glitches, but they are easily fixed by either exiting the app and entering, or deleting it from your recents and entering it.(And are constantly being fixed by you guys) And I might add: This is a beautiful and fluent app that works great -Can't speak for everyone though-. But I also think that the ability to play a video on the YouTube app then go to another app or turn off your phone, but still be able to hear it, would be a great thing that users would love to have. But even if they don't, so be it. I'm sure it will make the better amount of us happy.
First time having issues
by MeowKat13 on 2015/06/30 04:39
I updated the app a few hours ago and, since then, I can only watch about 3 or 4 videos before the app stops loading videos and displays an error. After that, I can't even view the home page: it just tells me to reload which, of course, doesn't work. Even if I close out the app completely and reopen it, the issue persists, though every other app on my phone works well. If I restart my phone, it works again for a while, but then the problem repeats.
So far so good
by Trey22 34 on 2015/06/30 04:36
Its working fine for now
Playback error after one or two videos
by Toolow on 2015/06/30 04:34
After I watch a video or two it gives me a playback error. Only way to get it to work again is to restart my iPhone.
SERIOUSLY!>:(
by Minecraft boss 247 on 2015/06/30 04:27
This is a great app and all but ever since one of the updates, It disappeared. At first I thought is was just a glitch, but then I checked the rating. 17 and up! Are you serious. I'm pretty sure that at least 50% of earths population that watches it, is under the age of 17 so please, change the ratings.
Playing while app close
by Chriscription on 2015/06/30 04:22
We need to be able play music from the YouTube app while opening up txt messages or using other apps. I found an app that allow me & now I'm thinking bout deleting YouTube app!
What happened
by F4ZE_Vonderharr_MLG on 2015/06/30 04:11
Terrible I find myself going out of my way and starting up my pic just to use YouTube that's how terrible this app is.
Atrocious Update
by ImranZ on 2015/06/30 04:01
The new google design is nice, but the functionality is a total downgrade. You can't even find your own subscribed channels list without being forced through a timeline. And with each incremental update it gets worse. Seriously Google, stop pulling a Facebook and give some control back to the user.
YouTube
by Fermentorr on 2015/06/30 04:01
AGREEEEEED! This app freezes all the time and takes forever to load
YouTube Plz
by Upsetti Spaghetti on 2015/06/30 03:58
Went from being able to quickly surf my favorite Jimmy Falon clips to not being able to watch any videos at all with one foul swoop of the newest update. There must be some real tech geniuses running the YouTube app. I would say it's monkeys with hats on running the app, but that would be an insult to monkeys. I'm sorry I'm just cranky without my daily fix of videos. Please fix soon because I need to watch my Sourcefed, Philip Defranco, YDAD, etc.
I like top
by 👉🏿👌🏿 on 2015/06/30 03:56
I am srit
Unfortunately...
by Omg34'o' on 2015/06/30 03:56
YouTube is not available for iOS 6.1. The app was crashing a lot, so I decided to delete it; only to find out the version I had been using was no longer installable. This is very disappointing considering I do not have the money to replace my 4th generation iPod. Please reconsider the deleting of the app if you are not updated with the iOS 7. Thank you for your time.
Zoom
by Contrey to the bone on 2015/06/30 03:55
I wish that I could Zoom in that needs fixing
New layout is terrible
by Run1639 on 2015/06/30 03:51
The new layout after the most recent update is horrible, very user unfriendly, and confusing, it makes me not want to use the app at all. Who designed this, and what were they thinking?
Frauds
by People stealing on 2015/06/30 03:50
Hello their producers, Can you add something that'll stop people from taking YouTubers names. They are taking credit for that YouTubers videos and I mean all of it. The name, the videos, everything. I hate people that do that; I understand that they like that person but taking names, and videos is just too far. So can you please add something that'll prevent this from happening. I would be so happy. Sincerely, A person who's cares about our safety
Decent App
by ADD ME =-) on 2015/06/30 03:48
I really love watching YouTube videos and finding music... But seriously, what is the issue with not being able to listen to YouTube outside of the app? Is this something that are preventing on purpose or is there actually a problem... Please fix this you will make millions happy
Ain't got no alibi
by Dear iTunes on 2015/06/30 03:48
Literally gets uglier by the second
Fix glitches not layouts
by Tanner G00D on 2015/06/30 03:45
Why do you add new useless features rather than just fixing bugs?
Why the update?
by Parker952 on 2015/06/30 03:36
It looks to me that the June 29 update did nothing. (The description didn't say any changes).
Great but...
by Trumpetextreme on 2015/06/30 03:33
Could you please make it so the app doesn't have to be up in order for me to listen to it
+1's for YT comments missing?
by apersonthatlovesmusic on 2015/06/30 03:30
If you've gotten +1's (likes) on your YouTube comments before the update, they've been deleted... Fix?
Video Error
by Final Fantasy VII Ultimate Fan on 2015/06/30 03:27
Can't load any videos almost all the time. Always shows 301 views on new videos, long comments are not fully readable unless read on google plus. Horrible App, waste of my time.
Too many ads
by -e49- on 2015/06/30 03:23
It used to be 4 stars until the latest update in whixh they made it so there are a minimum of 4 ads per monetized video, and in some videos especially ones less than 15 min, the ads can take longer than the videos and i am almost forced to use my computer with adblock because of the sheer amount of ads especially becausei know i am just becoming a slave to google for em to get tap money when i tap the app when i try to skip it
....i don't want to be that guy but....
by [[[[]{}^_^ on 2015/06/30 03:23
Look as the title says i don't want to be that lil toddler on the 4chan forums or whatever but this....ok 1.what focus group did the idea to make this iPhone 7 only come out of? i may be off on this but it says its for "iOS 7 only" or some trash like that 2.before i deleted it, it crashed.....well a ton....no prior update or anything even before when I deleted it once and redownloaded it (it let me download the older version why is that not a option again I may be wrong but still), it ran FINE rarely crashed even when it did nothing too bad just from rolling down the description....overall it just seems google just recently effed it over.....*backflips off bridge*.... Sincereleh the guy who acts like he knows what he's doing.... Plus all the 5 stars must be love for old stuff or....fake people? Doubt it but maybe........
Worst app
by Cod ghosts player on 2015/06/30 03:22
Again another review because your assess can't fix your dumb app you make it worse for people
Don't waste your storage on this.
by Bethierocks on 2015/06/30 03:22
They release updates which are all bug "Fixes" but every time I'm getting more bugs on top of the previous ones. It freezes in the middle of a video and is always blurry so I can never watch the video. If you've already downloaded it then delete it and use mobile YouTube. Not worth wasting your storage.
Weird glitch
by J-Wood on 2015/06/30 03:16
The videos will play audio wise, but video wise the screen is black. 3 stars because it used to work perfectly fine
Great but could be better if..
by Loines on 2015/06/30 03:12
Make it where you can actually close the app and listen to music still.
You're getting colder.....
by theKAT58 on 2015/06/30 03:12
My use of this app has dropped about 90% since the collections feature went away. Even after deleting a large number of my subscribed channels, it's hard to manage the list of the few that remain. I'm really not interested in most of the "suggested" offerings. It's like going to a restaurant and being served what they have rather than what you want. No thanks!
Horrible
by Monster storm on 2015/06/30 03:11
This app keeps crashing and I can't watch anything on here. This needs fixed its horrible. I keep deleting it and getting it back to see if its fixed but no it doesn't work.
So many bugs
by Ccruz247 on 2015/06/30 02:59
Too many bugs. Can't watch video sometimes. Keeps saying tap to retry and I won't be able to
App works great.
by Matty Ooooo on 2015/06/30 02:59
Using the iPhone 6 and I have no issues with streaming, account access, and any features YouTube has to offer. Thanks for a great app and making my life that much better.
Look At All These Bad Reviews
by ParkInReverseWhileMovinForward on 2015/06/30 02:57
I'm disappointed. Seriously?
Omg
by #for real?😕😕 on 2015/06/30 02:55
I just tried to go on YouTube after deleting some apps and thought I accidentally deleted the app and I went to the App Store and saw I did not delete it and it was just gray like it is usually blue I tried to tap it again and it won't work it is so annoying
Awesome
by {Gamergirl} on 2015/06/30 02:46
Videos work and you can sign in well only if you have a Google account.
NEEDS A BACK BUTTON!
by Killa-zombie on 2015/06/30 02:43
I Always run into the problem where I want to go to the previous video I watched but can't 😑
Update issue
by Gogoelias on 2015/06/30 02:37
Since the last update, the app keeps crashing
Age
by Philshun on 2015/06/30 02:36
YouTube is great. A problem I have is that some videos are 18+, and you can still watch it if u r like 9. So I think when u sign in, you should enter your age first.
Pending upload
by Me#711 on 2015/06/30 02:31
Please make this stop. Every time I go to upload a video, it will say pending upload. I've looked it up and it says that this is mainly because of copyright. However some videos I have trouble uploading don't have any music behind them. My editor is iMovie on an iPhone 4s. Please fix this and make an update. I've also had trouble signing into my other account. Please help 😱
Judging from the other reviews
by Chris574 on 2015/06/30 02:24
Well judging from other reviews I advise u to NOT update until another update comes out because it works just fine how it is so there's no point of downgrading it so yea I didn't update lol
What are all these updates for?
by zzz99 on 2015/06/30 02:20
App Store better enforce a rule to make sure the developer talks about the update purpose... As I have been updating since last month because I'm waiting for the offline cache, not because I don't have enough data, because I don't have a fast speed LTE when I'm on the bus.
Doesnt work anymore
by Drumnkid on 2015/06/30 02:15
seriously? this was my favorite app and now after the update I cant even open it without an immediate crash. This needs an immediate fix. Ipod 5g
Awesome
by Pddjsbnxb on 2015/06/30 02:11
Great !!!
Works great
by MindFlayerr on 2015/06/30 02:09
It works just how I would hope it to. I guess other people are using old nokia flip-phones to watch their videos and that's why they rated it anything below 4 stars.
NOPE
by Rico Galassi on 2015/06/30 01:46
First Facebook.....now Youtube????? WHY won't you tell us what you're updating?!!!?!?! Also, videos don't load, when they do, they freeze, and it is no longer an enjoyable experience. Sorry Google. You're turning into Facebook.
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.
It's good, but... Simple fixes, please?
by Meem0 on 2014/12/26 07:18
I think that the simple things like going into full screen shouldn't take that long at all, but apparently, it takes forever, and I don't understand why. I have an iPhone 5, and in previous versions, it never did this "lag" with full screen. And also, when you go back or forward in the video, it usually doesn't work unless you wait a while or change the quality of the video to something other than what it's on. One thing I just noticed is that there is now a back button, like the was in the original version of the app. I really appreciate this addition, because sometimes I would accidentally tap on another video, and then I have to go the history to find the video I was originally on, and find the place I was at. Now, I can tap the back button and it will go the the video I was just watching (obviously). But not only that! It appears as if the app remembers your last place on the video, so it just starts right where you were. I would give this 5 stars if the full screen lag and the more popular "video doesn't load well" problems were fixed.
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
Still getting worse
by ilikemyrealname on 2014/08/09 18:13
Update: now the app will no longer stream through AirPlay when you lock the screen. I've used it this way since the app came out, little to no problem. Now you have to keep the screen alone by touching it so it doesn't lock and turn off the stream for AirPlay. What's going on over there Google? Since the recent update I can no longer turn my phone to go full screen. All other apps work if I turn them so I know it's not my device's accelerometer. Restarting the app OR my phone doesn't fix this. I don't know if they just took that option out or if its some sort of glitch I'm experiencing. I can still go full screen if I hit the button to do so. I hope the devs either fix this glitch OR add this function back in, which ever resolves this issue. Glad to see there is a subscription tab now! However when going through my subs I noticed that certain vids will so up in the list as many as 5 times over and over again. That definitely needs to be fixed. Also if I'm in either What To Watch or Subscriptions, the reload feature doesn't work. No new vids will propagate the list. I have to go into a different list and then back to the list I am trying to reload before any new vids will show up.
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.
Needs rewind buttons and background playing
by Linguini15 on 2015/03/18 03:51
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
subscription & playlist
by Q 3.0 on 2014/07/19 22:48
- It's fine but there's a few problems I have about 150 subscriptions it might be a little much but I scroll down the side menu and I can't get to all of my subscriptions. I like that it is in alphabetical order but it's very inconvenient that I have to search for the channel that I want to browse I should be able to scroll from a channel that starts with A to one that starts with Z if I were to subscribe to a channel like that. I might just need a newer iPhone but that's besides the point. - Also you should make it that I can listen to playlist while your not on the app you could update it so you can label the playlist music or video so if it's labeled music you'll be able to listen to it while your phone is off or your not on the app something along those Lines or at least my own playlist at least . If I could I would give it a 4 & a half
So close yet so far.😩
by Hi-Hats1212 on 2014/12/14 01:46
I have problems with the video playing. The grey area witch was a no buffer zone is now an area where you can't watch the video. The grey and black areas are swapped, so it buffers in grey, yet runs fine in black. Also, the qualities, they are broken. You had to select a lower quality first and then select a higher one of you wanted high quality. Now, you can't do that, the video will not load if you select a quality. "Oh, but you have the auto quality, so why are you complaining?!" Well I would love that if I wanted to watch a blob of mud cover in pixels move around, but I must be strange because I DON'T WANT THAT YOU MOTHER-. Quality shouldn't kill the video, you should be able to select one without it killing itself, and if we have to resort to auto quality, make it actually good. And I have it to where I get HD in wifi zones and I still get blobby pixels. Maybe the next update will fix it, or not. You'll probably work on putting BOXES around words or something to make it look,"cool" and "hip". FIX THE QUALITY, is that so hard to ask, it shouldn't be hard!
Like it but needs help
by Meamone on 2013/08/24 09:30
I have used this for a couple of days. The previous version had almost no learning curve and I liked how it made sense but it had some small manageable issues with not presenting many of the feature of the full website. This app pushes a little closer but as a trade off reorganizes things in a way that has a tiny learning curve and I'm excited to see how it progresses. The down side is that it is VERY buggy. I see lots of comments on it crashing at launch and I myself have had a abundance of update issues and playback errors. Until it is patched, I find that to get around both problems is to select "What to Watch" then select "My Subscriptions" (my preferred default view) which seems to do a forced content refresh that may still be glitchy but now has some updated content and another chance to try to playback content. I hope an update is released soonish with bug fixes. I also hope they one day incorporate on video clickable items and text into the mobile app.
Good, if a little buggy
by Bookworm_ on 2014/01/05 21:11
When I first downloaded this app, everything worked fine. However, more and more often, I am experiencing bugs. First is a playback error that isn't always resolved when you retry. Second, when I am partway through watching a video, the video stops, but the audio keeps going, or vice versa. The third and most distressing of the main issues that I've been having is that partway into a video, the playback will rewind to the beginning of the video, but the progress bar remains the same, and the video plays from he beginning. The only way to resolve this seems to be to reload the video and advance to the point where it left off. However, even when I do this, the problem will happen again a few minutes later. This is extremely annoying, and I would appreciate if it were fixed, because I have no desire to watch videos five minutes at a time. Other than that, the app works fine, and if not for those issues would earn five stars.
People are foolish
by Rice Romes on 2014/03/20 18:39
This app has its problems, dont get me wrong, but the update is a fairly good one. I like it, at least. The new pause/play mechanic isn't bad, it's just different. The fade it gives seems pointless but doesn't take much away from the actual video. The 1k likes is a bit off putting - I think it should be more accurate (ie, 1.2k or something). But I VERY much enjoy the fact that I can now REPLY to other comments. I also like how my playlists are right there and easy to access. A user friendly "reorganize" option would be nice but I'll live. Oh, and the "share/add to" bar under the video is gone - which glitched out long descriptions for me, so there's a plus. And last but certainly not least, the video count of "new videos" is no longer broken. Before it would have a "1" or a "14" or a "+99" next to my subscriptions, and now it works, which is terrific. Overall, its an improvement; still some bugs, but the app is good. 4/5
Simple issues
by Comander fox on 2014/12/23 21:13
The app definitely has come a long way since its earlier releases (you'll know what I mean if you had experience with the app before its back button and quality changing feature). But there are still some very simple problems that are occurring with the app. This (still) has to do with quality. When watching a video recently I've noticed that the app has issues loading 720p and 1080p videos. It seems very slow.(and no it isn't my internet because the web page loads things fine). Also when the app decides to load 720p and up videos, i cant back up or skip forward with out the video crashing. I have to change quality in order for it to load (Perhaps this is an issue with the "auto" quality setting?) Thirdly and lastly today I noticed that 720p and up videos will load but seem very pixelly and scrambled here and there (like when there is a signal drop out on an hdtv channel).
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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
New update disappointed
by My mom101 on 2015/06/30 14:00
I love utube but the new update I do not like it's just like they placed me in the dark with almost everything new i like the other version of utube better and now it's so different
Bugs/ glitches
by Colebarretkrakra on 2015/06/30 13:55
When I'm watching a video it pauses the video pauses but the sound keeps playing also when I try to create an account it goes to the browser then goes back to YouTube then I can't move YouTube or even get out of app to go to the home screen I have to turn off the divise
Isn't having a monopoly fun?
by makeitso1 on 2015/06/30 13:53
Seriously, you know it's bad. Fix it.
Videos won't load
by Macmansam1993 on 2015/06/30 13:37
When I tap on a video to play it just spins the loading wheel. The update before was working perfectly. Please fix soon
Why?
by Rejeanne💕 on 2015/06/30 13:29
YouTube is good and all, but after an ad is over, it takes me out of full screen mode. Does this happen with anyone else? I've looked through the settings to see if I can stop it, but there is nothing.
Pretty good, but...
by Daavid on 2015/06/30 13:26
Very long comments are cut off by elipses and you also are unable to reply to comments that are replies to another comment. Fix it. Also, add annotations aswell.
Still no background playing
by Cr3ate on 2015/06/30 13:22
Still a major fail to me.
Great app, new update continually crashes
by Hockeylax7595 on 2015/06/30 13:20
Come on, who doesn't use YouTube? The new update, however, doesn't even allow the app to load before it crashes.
It won't load the screen
by Morraskin on 2015/06/30 13:10
It just says try again
Annoyed
by Audrey1103 on 2015/06/30 12:59
I never had any problems with YouTube before and then I got the update. Now the app won't even open. It crashes every time I try to open it. I restarted my phone multiple times and got the same results. What's the problem?
Maney frezzing
by lfa48 on 2015/06/30 12:53
Its very bad
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by Kalefa on 2015/06/30 12:53
Kalefa
Clickable links In phone/tablet!!!
by That guy85 on 2015/06/30 12:52
How hard is it to be able to program annotations on a video? Other apps can do it, so why can't Google (the real powerhouse of innovation)? The only reason I gave it two stars is it plays my videos (basic functionality, but it does it) even if it does randomly change the video quality. Change/update please!!
really
by someone who is so done on 2015/06/30 12:41
i can't access any videos at all because youtube's saying i don't have connection, even though safari works absolutely fine. and then BEFORE, when i could actually watch the stupid videos, they'd take so long to buffer that i'd have to just refresh the whole app. awful.
This app is complete trash
by Carl Perern on 2015/06/30 12:30
On iPhone 4 admittedly, but this app is absolutely unusable. Can't type in the search bar, can't play videos, it's like every interaction with this app is broken. It's useless.
1 star for bad release notes
by doxzero on 2015/06/30 12:28
Everyone should give YouTube 1 star until they stop being lazy and provide some additional info on what they are actually updating or changing.
EVERY UPDATE MAKES IT WORSE
by DoggyDawg88 on 2015/06/30 12:22
So YouTube has decided to join Facebook on the list of apps that have to give "mystery updates" every single week or two that DON'T TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE CHANGING! Why the secrecy?? How about a little honesty and transparency with your users? And WHY do I need these "mystery" updates so often?? Just make big fixes less often and TELL us what you're doing! If this continues, I'm deleting and just using Safari.
Good!
by A7med&subway on 2015/06/30 12:19
It's a good app but there are a lot of problems!
Recent update and now won't play videos
by Newbie iPhone user on 2015/06/30 12:19
Since the recent update yesterday it will no longer load/play videos. Used to work perfectly.
Update suggestion
by Killer Marshmallow on 2015/06/30 12:07
This has been on my mind for a while WHY ARE THERE NO ANNOTATIONS if you could add that would be great
Worst bug fix ever
by C0p kiLLa on 2015/06/30 11:10
I switched accounts real quick so I can watch a video I tryed switching back and it wouldn't load anything on my account at all but the other one which I barley used was fine this is messed up I'm angry now I deleted the app redownloaded it and it still won't work
Eh..
by Sam_697919101919129 on 2015/06/30 11:08
YouTube is a great app but it's being really annoying and what I mean is that it always says playback error - tap to retry and I have to redownload the app over and over and it's really annoying. Please fix this!
Confused
by tavarvar on 2015/06/30 10:48
The update only made things worse.
Ok, I Got a Peice of My Mind To Share
by Super Pikachu 67 on 2015/06/30 10:19
Ok YouTube, your ticking me off. I try so hard to record videos with you other app, and all of these glitches and "copyright" BS is dumb. I list all the websites I used in my description and recorded 3 copies of the video and all got removed. It's BULLCRAP and you people need to quit making it so darn hard to be successful. Now get your heads outta your butts and GIVE QUALITY. YOU DONT WANNA BECUASE YOU GOT MONEY, BUT IF YOU DO US LIKE THIS, YOUR MONEY MAKING DAYS ARE NUMBERED!
Music
by JujiMonster on 2015/06/30 10:12
Would be amazing if we could minimize the app and the music could still be playing in the bg. Like on a laptop. We could minimize the screen and it would still play music.
Oversimplified UI
by tambojaz on 2015/06/30 09:45
This last update has really been such a downgrade from the last version, that it's hard to find anything that I like about it. It's impossible to find channels that you are subscribed to that haven't posted videos in a while, because they get buried by channels that push out a lot of videos. My playlists are shoved way down to the bottom of everything and are a hassle to get to. The sidebar made finding things so much easier, than shoving everything into four tabs at the bottom.
Need to see progress
by Deinco on 2015/06/30 09:42
Old as YouTube is we need to be able to use YouTube while also doing other tasks, why haven't yall made a way for us to minimize YouTube in the back and still be able to hear the music olaying?!? Please look it to that, I would really like to listen to YouTube and also text at the same time. Thank you
Love it.. BUT..
by bitterxsweeet on 2015/06/30 08:45
Can we please have a restriction. Like having only children's channel? That would be amazing and very much appreciated! Thanks! :)
Fine
by JMetallica on 2015/06/30 08:36
This app has been known for having issues for a long time. Recently, I haven't been noticing many "demons possessing" the app. I assume the exorcist has fixed most of the nuisances. I'm glad that Google has found a fix. Now, all YouTube needs to fix is the frozen video and audio when pausing or speed scrubbing. Also, I request that YouTube includes Google+ notifications in YouTube. It still won't let you reply directly to people by using the "+".
PLEASE DATE VIDEOS
by kirtielovescharice on 2015/06/30 08:18
i LOVE YOUTUBE®. I'm on it all the time but it would really be awesome if videos are dated when they occurred. At least they are not on igadgets 😊.
Doesn't work
by Broodn on 2015/06/30 08:06
Won't even open after last update just force closes. Do you all even test these updates before releasing them.
Just one thing
by Jake2733737373737 on 2015/06/30 07:48
The only problem I have with this app is how difficult it is to get to a certain spot in a video. I drag the bar to a certain time and as soon as I let my finger off it jumps forward or back. Really annoying especially for the longer videos I watch.
😡
by OldBarley4207 on 2015/06/30 07:24
YouTube USED to be my favorite website but considering the last I tried getting on my whole iPod crashed. And EVERY SINGLE TIME I would try to play a video, it would take forever to load. The company is getting REALLY LAZY with the updates. The company is slacking that is all I have to say about YouTube. Google need to fix it I swear! 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
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by INSANEMODE on 2015/06/30 07:23
The keyboard is not all that good.. Oh, and please raise the 100 subscription limit. I have +800 subscriptions, and I can't view a fraction of them in this app. :/ Edit: fix your update description. It is supposed to be useful, not what it is now.
Crashes after update
by Lone$tar01 on 2015/06/30 07:23
GOOGLE NEEDS TO ADDRESS THE NEWFOUND BUGS ASAP.
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by njodway on 2015/06/30 07:15
Can't watch a video in high definition without multiple stops for buffering. Even when I specifically request the video to play in a lower quality it still takes forever to load and will have to buffer throughout the video. Terrible app that keeps getting worse. Please fix. Side note: I do enjoy the layout.
Terrible Update
by Denver Macaalay on 2015/06/30 06:44
Audio goes in and out on every video. Also you should be able to reply to all comments as well as a back feature ?
Cool
by BillyBob929 on 2015/06/30 06:32
Layout: Awesome Video Playback? 45% good. Fix this please?
1
by iMustang94 on 2015/06/30 06:30
Needs a tool to organize a playlist from mobile instead of going to pc
Problem
by Nickplays on 2015/06/30 06:24
When I try to upload it's keep saying pending video 😡😡😡
Don't update.
by Fballman1985 on 2015/06/30 06:18
More and more problems every update! Who does the quality update testing and does anyone control the actual change management?? If so, they sure as hell aren't doing their job and checking the data before approving updates!!
bad
by Butterfly146834797324 on 2015/06/30 06:01
the videos don't even load.
Horrible
by Bai.p on 2015/06/30 05:48
This app is TERRIBLE. Video will freeze and the audio will continue. Random quality changes. The problem isn't resolved mo matter how many times I refresh the video or app. Very disappointed.
Needs a update fast
by Nickonickonock on 2015/06/30 05:39
What's wrong with this like fr needs an update now!!!!!!!!
Pretty good
by nivek7757 on 2015/06/30 05:37
I like it a lot, but wish it would let you use the Youtube mobile site.
All better now?
by Captain moose89 on 2015/06/30 05:29
Thanks for the update, not having anymore bugs (at the moment)
......
by Gdicaucb ifln on 2015/06/30 05:27
I deleted YouTube so I could make a new account which I did 10 times now and now I can't get YouTube again. So please let me get YouTube again it's important.
Needs Fixin'
by Trace LiVecchi on 2015/06/30 05:23
So if you're going through uploads from a person after you get to a certain point it won't show the uploads before that. Also, the bold titles really pisses me off. I have a smaller device, and it all just looks cluttered and the titles get cut off. If those two could get fixed, even though they won't, that would be highly appreciated
Supppoeeeer SLOWWWWWW
by HARRYSTYLESILOVEYOU on 2015/06/30 05:15
Crashes, quality of the video changes😡
Bad update
by EBELLZ on 2015/06/30 05:09
I usually love this app, but today it wouldn't open-I tried to install the update, but it wouldn't finish (it would get to the end and then start over) So then I tried deleting the app and reinstalling it and it wouldn't install-this needs to get fixed!
Can't even open this app
by JustRelaxn on 2015/06/30 04:57
I haven't been able to even open this app for literally months on my new iPhone 6+. It's a joke! Fix it Google!
Not As Good As I Expected...
by AnimeeLoveer on 2015/06/30 04:56
I excepted the new update to fix the bugs and everything, but nope. I don't know what "bugs" they fixed, but I still see the "Playback Error". It's annoying. I have good internet connection and and my device is running fine, but I still see it. I restart my device and everything but it still doesn't work. Fix it please. This bug has been here for a while (since last year).
Why are their ads in videos?
by Zr83737393 on 2015/06/30 04:55
Why is their ads when I'm watching a video. I didn't realize I was watching public TV. I can bare with an ad in the beginning but in the middle... Really!!!
Fantastic app but please tell us more.
by HomePolecat96 on 2015/06/30 04:54
I love the app but why don't you tell us what you change in the updates?!??!? You just copy paste the same message. Please just tell us what you're changing.
Close to a 4 star but a 5 none the less
by Nickldot on 2015/06/30 04:44
There are some glitches, but they are easily fixed by either exiting the app and entering, or deleting it from your recents and entering it.(And are constantly being fixed by you guys) And I might add: This is a beautiful and fluent app that works great -Can't speak for everyone though-. But I also think that the ability to play a video on the YouTube app then go to another app or turn off your phone, but still be able to hear it, would be a great thing that users would love to have. But even if they don't, so be it. I'm sure it will make the better amount of us happy.
First time having issues
by MeowKat13 on 2015/06/30 04:39
I updated the app a few hours ago and, since then, I can only watch about 3 or 4 videos before the app stops loading videos and displays an error. After that, I can't even view the home page: it just tells me to reload which, of course, doesn't work. Even if I close out the app completely and reopen it, the issue persists, though every other app on my phone works well. If I restart my phone, it works again for a while, but then the problem repeats.
So far so good
by Trey22 34 on 2015/06/30 04:36
Its working fine for now
Playback error after one or two videos
by Toolow on 2015/06/30 04:34
After I watch a video or two it gives me a playback error. Only way to get it to work again is to restart my iPhone.
SERIOUSLY!>:(
by Minecraft boss 247 on 2015/06/30 04:27
This is a great app and all but ever since one of the updates, It disappeared. At first I thought is was just a glitch, but then I checked the rating. 17 and up! Are you serious. I'm pretty sure that at least 50% of earths population that watches it, is under the age of 17 so please, change the ratings.
Playing while app close
by Chriscription on 2015/06/30 04:22
We need to be able play music from the YouTube app while opening up txt messages or using other apps. I found an app that allow me & now I'm thinking bout deleting YouTube app!
What happened
by F4ZE_Vonderharr_MLG on 2015/06/30 04:11
Terrible I find myself going out of my way and starting up my pic just to use YouTube that's how terrible this app is.
Atrocious Update
by ImranZ on 2015/06/30 04:01
The new google design is nice, but the functionality is a total downgrade. You can't even find your own subscribed channels list without being forced through a timeline. And with each incremental update it gets worse. Seriously Google, stop pulling a Facebook and give some control back to the user.
YouTube
by Fermentorr on 2015/06/30 04:01
AGREEEEEED! This app freezes all the time and takes forever to load
YouTube Plz
by Upsetti Spaghetti on 2015/06/30 03:58
Went from being able to quickly surf my favorite Jimmy Falon clips to not being able to watch any videos at all with one foul swoop of the newest update. There must be some real tech geniuses running the YouTube app. I would say it's monkeys with hats on running the app, but that would be an insult to monkeys. I'm sorry I'm just cranky without my daily fix of videos. Please fix soon because I need to watch my Sourcefed, Philip Defranco, YDAD, etc.
I like top
by 👉🏿👌🏿 on 2015/06/30 03:56
I am srit
Unfortunately...
by Omg34'o' on 2015/06/30 03:56
YouTube is not available for iOS 6.1. The app was crashing a lot, so I decided to delete it; only to find out the version I had been using was no longer installable. This is very disappointing considering I do not have the money to replace my 4th generation iPod. Please reconsider the deleting of the app if you are not updated with the iOS 7. Thank you for your time.
Zoom
by Contrey to the bone on 2015/06/30 03:55
I wish that I could Zoom in that needs fixing
New layout is terrible
by Run1639 on 2015/06/30 03:51
The new layout after the most recent update is horrible, very user unfriendly, and confusing, it makes me not want to use the app at all. Who designed this, and what were they thinking?
Frauds
by People stealing on 2015/06/30 03:50
Hello their producers, Can you add something that'll stop people from taking YouTubers names. They are taking credit for that YouTubers videos and I mean all of it. The name, the videos, everything. I hate people that do that; I understand that they like that person but taking names, and videos is just too far. So can you please add something that'll prevent this from happening. I would be so happy. Sincerely, A person who's cares about our safety
Decent App
by ADD ME =-) on 2015/06/30 03:48
I really love watching YouTube videos and finding music... But seriously, what is the issue with not being able to listen to YouTube outside of the app? Is this something that are preventing on purpose or is there actually a problem... Please fix this you will make millions happy
Ain't got no alibi
by Dear iTunes on 2015/06/30 03:48
Literally gets uglier by the second
Fix glitches not layouts
by Tanner G00D on 2015/06/30 03:45
Why do you add new useless features rather than just fixing bugs?
Why the update?
by Parker952 on 2015/06/30 03:36
It looks to me that the June 29 update did nothing. (The description didn't say any changes).
Great but...
by Trumpetextreme on 2015/06/30 03:33
Could you please make it so the app doesn't have to be up in order for me to listen to it
+1's for YT comments missing?
by apersonthatlovesmusic on 2015/06/30 03:30
If you've gotten +1's (likes) on your YouTube comments before the update, they've been deleted... Fix?
Video Error
by Final Fantasy VII Ultimate Fan on 2015/06/30 03:27
Can't load any videos almost all the time. Always shows 301 views on new videos, long comments are not fully readable unless read on google plus. Horrible App, waste of my time.
Too many ads
by -e49- on 2015/06/30 03:23
It used to be 4 stars until the latest update in whixh they made it so there are a minimum of 4 ads per monetized video, and in some videos especially ones less than 15 min, the ads can take longer than the videos and i am almost forced to use my computer with adblock because of the sheer amount of ads especially becausei know i am just becoming a slave to google for em to get tap money when i tap the app when i try to skip it
....i don't want to be that guy but....
by [[[[]{}^_^ on 2015/06/30 03:23
Look as the title says i don't want to be that lil toddler on the 4chan forums or whatever but this....ok 1.what focus group did the idea to make this iPhone 7 only come out of? i may be off on this but it says its for "iOS 7 only" or some trash like that 2.before i deleted it, it crashed.....well a ton....no prior update or anything even before when I deleted it once and redownloaded it (it let me download the older version why is that not a option again I may be wrong but still), it ran FINE rarely crashed even when it did nothing too bad just from rolling down the description....overall it just seems google just recently effed it over.....*backflips off bridge*.... Sincereleh the guy who acts like he knows what he's doing.... Plus all the 5 stars must be love for old stuff or....fake people? Doubt it but maybe........
Worst app
by Cod ghosts player on 2015/06/30 03:22
Again another review because your assess can't fix your dumb app you make it worse for people
Don't waste your storage on this.
by Bethierocks on 2015/06/30 03:22
They release updates which are all bug "Fixes" but every time I'm getting more bugs on top of the previous ones. It freezes in the middle of a video and is always blurry so I can never watch the video. If you've already downloaded it then delete it and use mobile YouTube. Not worth wasting your storage.
Weird glitch
by J-Wood on 2015/06/30 03:16
The videos will play audio wise, but video wise the screen is black. 3 stars because it used to work perfectly fine
Great but could be better if..
by Loines on 2015/06/30 03:12
Make it where you can actually close the app and listen to music still.
You're getting colder.....
by theKAT58 on 2015/06/30 03:12
My use of this app has dropped about 90% since the collections feature went away. Even after deleting a large number of my subscribed channels, it's hard to manage the list of the few that remain. I'm really not interested in most of the "suggested" offerings. It's like going to a restaurant and being served what they have rather than what you want. No thanks!
Horrible
by Monster storm on 2015/06/30 03:11
This app keeps crashing and I can't watch anything on here. This needs fixed its horrible. I keep deleting it and getting it back to see if its fixed but no it doesn't work.
So many bugs
by Ccruz247 on 2015/06/30 02:59
Too many bugs. Can't watch video sometimes. Keeps saying tap to retry and I won't be able to
App works great.
by Matty Ooooo on 2015/06/30 02:59
Using the iPhone 6 and I have no issues with streaming, account access, and any features YouTube has to offer. Thanks for a great app and making my life that much better.
Look At All These Bad Reviews
by ParkInReverseWhileMovinForward on 2015/06/30 02:57
I'm disappointed. Seriously?
Omg
by #for real?😕😕 on 2015/06/30 02:55
I just tried to go on YouTube after deleting some apps and thought I accidentally deleted the app and I went to the App Store and saw I did not delete it and it was just gray like it is usually blue I tried to tap it again and it won't work it is so annoying
Awesome
by {Gamergirl} on 2015/06/30 02:46
Videos work and you can sign in well only if you have a Google account.
NEEDS A BACK BUTTON!
by Killa-zombie on 2015/06/30 02:43
I Always run into the problem where I want to go to the previous video I watched but can't 😑
Update issue
by Gogoelias on 2015/06/30 02:37
Since the last update, the app keeps crashing
Age
by Philshun on 2015/06/30 02:36
YouTube is great. A problem I have is that some videos are 18+, and you can still watch it if u r like 9. So I think when u sign in, you should enter your age first.
Pending upload
by Me#711 on 2015/06/30 02:31
Please make this stop. Every time I go to upload a video, it will say pending upload. I've looked it up and it says that this is mainly because of copyright. However some videos I have trouble uploading don't have any music behind them. My editor is iMovie on an iPhone 4s. Please fix this and make an update. I've also had trouble signing into my other account. Please help 😱
Judging from the other reviews
by Chris574 on 2015/06/30 02:24
Well judging from other reviews I advise u to NOT update until another update comes out because it works just fine how it is so there's no point of downgrading it so yea I didn't update lol
What are all these updates for?
by zzz99 on 2015/06/30 02:20
App Store better enforce a rule to make sure the developer talks about the update purpose... As I have been updating since last month because I'm waiting for the offline cache, not because I don't have enough data, because I don't have a fast speed LTE when I'm on the bus.
Doesnt work anymore
by Drumnkid on 2015/06/30 02:15
seriously? this was my favorite app and now after the update I cant even open it without an immediate crash. This needs an immediate fix. Ipod 5g
Awesome
by Pddjsbnxb on 2015/06/30 02:11
Great !!!
Works great
by MindFlayerr on 2015/06/30 02:09
It works just how I would hope it to. I guess other people are using old nokia flip-phones to watch their videos and that's why they rated it anything below 4 stars.
NOPE
by Rico Galassi on 2015/06/30 01:46
First Facebook.....now Youtube????? WHY won't you tell us what you're updating?!!!?!?! Also, videos don't load, when they do, they freeze, and it is no longer an enjoyable experience. Sorry Google. You're turning into Facebook.
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.
It's good, but... Simple fixes, please?
by Meem0 on 2014/12/26 07:18
I think that the simple things like going into full screen shouldn't take that long at all, but apparently, it takes forever, and I don't understand why. I have an iPhone 5, and in previous versions, it never did this "lag" with full screen. And also, when you go back or forward in the video, it usually doesn't work unless you wait a while or change the quality of the video to something other than what it's on. One thing I just noticed is that there is now a back button, like the was in the original version of the app. I really appreciate this addition, because sometimes I would accidentally tap on another video, and then I have to go the history to find the video I was originally on, and find the place I was at. Now, I can tap the back button and it will go the the video I was just watching (obviously). But not only that! It appears as if the app remembers your last place on the video, so it just starts right where you were. I would give this 5 stars if the full screen lag and the more popular "video doesn't load well" problems were fixed.
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
Still getting worse
by ilikemyrealname on 2014/08/09 18:13
Update: now the app will no longer stream through AirPlay when you lock the screen. I've used it this way since the app came out, little to no problem. Now you have to keep the screen alone by touching it so it doesn't lock and turn off the stream for AirPlay. What's going on over there Google? Since the recent update I can no longer turn my phone to go full screen. All other apps work if I turn them so I know it's not my device's accelerometer. Restarting the app OR my phone doesn't fix this. I don't know if they just took that option out or if its some sort of glitch I'm experiencing. I can still go full screen if I hit the button to do so. I hope the devs either fix this glitch OR add this function back in, which ever resolves this issue. Glad to see there is a subscription tab now! However when going through my subs I noticed that certain vids will so up in the list as many as 5 times over and over again. That definitely needs to be fixed. Also if I'm in either What To Watch or Subscriptions, the reload feature doesn't work. No new vids will propagate the list. I have to go into a different list and then back to the list I am trying to reload before any new vids will show up.
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.
Needs rewind buttons and background playing
by Linguini15 on 2015/03/18 03:51
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
subscription & playlist
by Q 3.0 on 2014/07/19 22:48
- It's fine but there's a few problems I have about 150 subscriptions it might be a little much but I scroll down the side menu and I can't get to all of my subscriptions. I like that it is in alphabetical order but it's very inconvenient that I have to search for the channel that I want to browse I should be able to scroll from a channel that starts with A to one that starts with Z if I were to subscribe to a channel like that. I might just need a newer iPhone but that's besides the point. - Also you should make it that I can listen to playlist while your not on the app you could update it so you can label the playlist music or video so if it's labeled music you'll be able to listen to it while your phone is off or your not on the app something along those Lines or at least my own playlist at least . If I could I would give it a 4 & a half
So close yet so far.😩
by Hi-Hats1212 on 2014/12/14 01:46
I have problems with the video playing. The grey area witch was a no buffer zone is now an area where you can't watch the video. The grey and black areas are swapped, so it buffers in grey, yet runs fine in black. Also, the qualities, they are broken. You had to select a lower quality first and then select a higher one of you wanted high quality. Now, you can't do that, the video will not load if you select a quality. "Oh, but you have the auto quality, so why are you complaining?!" Well I would love that if I wanted to watch a blob of mud cover in pixels move around, but I must be strange because I DON'T WANT THAT YOU MOTHER-. Quality shouldn't kill the video, you should be able to select one without it killing itself, and if we have to resort to auto quality, make it actually good. And I have it to where I get HD in wifi zones and I still get blobby pixels. Maybe the next update will fix it, or not. You'll probably work on putting BOXES around words or something to make it look,"cool" and "hip". FIX THE QUALITY, is that so hard to ask, it shouldn't be hard!
Like it but needs help
by Meamone on 2013/08/24 09:30
I have used this for a couple of days. The previous version had almost no learning curve and I liked how it made sense but it had some small manageable issues with not presenting many of the feature of the full website. This app pushes a little closer but as a trade off reorganizes things in a way that has a tiny learning curve and I'm excited to see how it progresses. The down side is that it is VERY buggy. I see lots of comments on it crashing at launch and I myself have had a abundance of update issues and playback errors. Until it is patched, I find that to get around both problems is to select "What to Watch" then select "My Subscriptions" (my preferred default view) which seems to do a forced content refresh that may still be glitchy but now has some updated content and another chance to try to playback content. I hope an update is released soonish with bug fixes. I also hope they one day incorporate on video clickable items and text into the mobile app.
Good, if a little buggy
by Bookworm_ on 2014/01/05 21:11
When I first downloaded this app, everything worked fine. However, more and more often, I am experiencing bugs. First is a playback error that isn't always resolved when you retry. Second, when I am partway through watching a video, the video stops, but the audio keeps going, or vice versa. The third and most distressing of the main issues that I've been having is that partway into a video, the playback will rewind to the beginning of the video, but the progress bar remains the same, and the video plays from he beginning. The only way to resolve this seems to be to reload the video and advance to the point where it left off. However, even when I do this, the problem will happen again a few minutes later. This is extremely annoying, and I would appreciate if it were fixed, because I have no desire to watch videos five minutes at a time. Other than that, the app works fine, and if not for those issues would earn five stars.
People are foolish
by Rice Romes on 2014/03/20 18:39
This app has its problems, dont get me wrong, but the update is a fairly good one. I like it, at least. The new pause/play mechanic isn't bad, it's just different. The fade it gives seems pointless but doesn't take much away from the actual video. The 1k likes is a bit off putting - I think it should be more accurate (ie, 1.2k or something). But I VERY much enjoy the fact that I can now REPLY to other comments. I also like how my playlists are right there and easy to access. A user friendly "reorganize" option would be nice but I'll live. Oh, and the "share/add to" bar under the video is gone - which glitched out long descriptions for me, so there's a plus. And last but certainly not least, the video count of "new videos" is no longer broken. Before it would have a "1" or a "14" or a "+99" next to my subscriptions, and now it works, which is terrific. Overall, its an improvement; still some bugs, but the app is good. 4/5
Simple issues
by Comander fox on 2014/12/23 21:13
The app definitely has come a long way since its earlier releases (you'll know what I mean if you had experience with the app before its back button and quality changing feature). But there are still some very simple problems that are occurring with the app. This (still) has to do with quality. When watching a video recently I've noticed that the app has issues loading 720p and 1080p videos. It seems very slow.(and no it isn't my internet because the web page loads things fine). Also when the app decides to load 720p and up videos, i cant back up or skip forward with out the video crashing. I have to change quality in order for it to load (Perhaps this is an issue with the "auto" quality setting?) Thirdly and lastly today I noticed that 720p and up videos will load but seem very pixelly and scrambled here and there (like when there is a signal drop out on an hdtv channel).
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