Category Rankings
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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
watch
0.00
146
22
video
2.78
70
13
entertainment
0.18
14
3
youtube
27.4 M
1
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App name
Description
Get the official youtube app for iPhone and iPad. Catch up with your favorite channels, enjoy the world’s largest music collection, and share easily with friends. watch the latest videos and playlists on the couch or on the go. youtube, your way * Discover videos and channels with recommendations just for you * Cast videos from your phone to Chromecast, other connected TV devices, and game consoles * Use playlists to save, organize, and share your favorite tracks Enjoy endless music * Find songs you love on your new personalized music homepage * Launch a youtube Mix, an infinite playlist of songs with unlimited skips * Explore the world’s music in youtube’s massive music catalog
Disappointed
by bnb4dark on 2015/03/26 09:56
No can see videos Sound plays, with black screen
Deleting
by Headphone pony on 2015/03/26 09:34
Don't download waste of space want to watch YouTube don't use the app.
Ads
by RainbowStar2000 on 2015/03/26 07:17
This app is great, except for every time I start a new video there's an ad. And sometimes there's even an ad in the middle of the video which I find very annoying.
What's up with the new update?
by Moonknight389 on 2015/03/26 06:32
Since I got the new update, it crashes too often, and most of the time the videos don't even load.
Please read:
by Hdhdhdhsjsh on 2015/03/26 06:08
Youtube has gone beyond the limits now. Whoever puts up the ads for the videos has gone beyond the limits. It is disgusting what they put up, and totally not approved by any parent or human with sound intellect! The thing whoch i am reffering to is women. They, whoever puts up the ads, are showing women like toys. As for me, i think our world needs less immorality. Youtube is only a good use when it brings you closer to good things; lectures, knowledge, exct. But unfortunately, it isnt being used for that too much.
To many ads!
by Shanmomof5 on 2015/03/26 05:51
This app use to be great, now you can only get through about 10 minutes of video before an obtrusive ad pops up and the ads are really long.
Really???
by MrBerryboy224 on 2015/03/26 05:47
I'm sorry but did I ask for a commercial break? No like come on YouTube!
What happened?!?!
by Cdggffvbfdvvfd on 2015/03/26 05:43
Youtube used to be great, but then they decided to shove ads down our throats. It's one thing to have a skippable ad every few videos, but now if I want to watch a thirty minute video, I have to watch an ad at the beginning, and three periodically in the video. Then the app crashed excessively. What happened?
Worse than ever
by Obione09 on 2015/03/26 05:31
Don't work Thrashed
Really
by Rafmds on 2015/03/26 05:14
The new ad marks in between videos are annoying as heck
Macys ad freezes FIX NOW!!!!!!
by Jasch136 on 2015/03/26 04:45
When I go to watch a vid a Macys ad pops up and freezes about 5 sec after, I can still tap around but the ad won't start again witch means I can't watch the vid I want to watch and this happens on ever vid I try to watch.
Great but...
by Jackypoo132544 on 2015/03/26 04:44
The resolutions great but mid video it crashes but besides that its great
Never Had Any Problems Until Now
by Tellagami on 2015/03/26 04:37
Whenever I have Macy's ad (which is almost all the time like 15/16 of the time) the ad always pauses. I keep on getting 2 types if Macy's videos and they both pause! Please fix!
Big problem
by Reece's pieces butter cup on 2015/03/26 04:30
Every video I watch had the same Macy's ad that always just stops at -11 seconds restricting me from watching any videos cause it's on every one, please fix it
I like it but....
by BestClonefan on 2015/03/26 04:30
I love you YouTube app but if I play one vid it will give my the Macy ad and it will forever not play it will play I little but than it will stop and it is for all the vid please fix it come on!!!!!!!!!!!
I HATE MACYS!!!!
by FlipagramQueen on 2015/03/26 04:30
Whenever I try to watch something and a Macy's ad goes on it freezes mid ad and won't start so then I exit and try again but it still keeps happening I even tried shutting off my WiFi then turning it on again,and shutting off my phone but nothing works!!! Idk if this just happening to me or not but it would really help if you fix this 😕
Ad Problem
by Crazy Razer on 2015/03/26 04:29
Youtube every time I play a video it shows a Macy AD and it always freezes on 0:13 and it never stops could you please HELP ME YOUTUBE.
Search box
by OVEE on 2015/03/26 04:12
Hey, it would be really great if the search box was cleared every time I tapped into it.. I am not talking about history. It is $@$&$ annoying!
HATE
by RoddyM2014 on 2015/03/26 03:50
THIS APP NEEDS A COMPLETE MIRACLE!! constant freezing, lagging, unnecessary buffering, and just a bad app.
Horribly Broken
by EliteTristan on 2015/03/26 03:49
Stops loading videos randomly all the time. I've used the app for a while and never had this trouble before this update, and it's been happening since the update came out extremely frequently. Please fix this.
awful
by Chimichanga#1 on 2015/03/26 03:12
weak and glitchy. frequent crashing. terrible video organization. need I say more?
I love it but......
by Boomballsboomy on 2015/03/26 03:10
I love youtube and all it's videos but this app crashes a bit.
Good job google
by EhLehMehNoh on 2015/03/26 03:07
I enjoy using this but the increasing amount of ads and their duration takes away from the experience.
AWSOME
by XxX_Yousuk_XxX on 2015/03/26 02:54
It's MLG
The new update SUCKSSSS!
by YG team iPhone on 2015/03/26 02:45
Okay so I don't mind the Ads in the beginning of the video but seriously the Ads every 5 minutes are so freaking annoying! I hate how my video stops every 5 minutes just to play an Ad!!! Could we just get one Ad please not like 6 !!!
Continue watching category
by Lunker WA on 2015/03/26 02:27
YouTube you need a continue watching category, a place in YouTube home that has unfinished videos for you to watch at your own free will. The thing that made this request possible is that I have this problem that when ever I get out of youtube to do something else like call someone, check an app, or the phone turns off on its own the video I was watching disappears and I have to refined it and find the place I stopped watching it. It's really annoying, so please fix it or make another category.
crashes
by ZZ17 on 2015/03/26 02:17
no matter what video I watch it always crashes at around 10 seconds in.
Major bug
by Meha1232332443 on 2015/03/26 01:57
Newest version with not play videos for at all, always loading, even after changing how it's loaded and reinstalling the app, only happens on my iPhone 5, not on any other device. Please fix
😡
by Carolinechan5 on 2015/03/26 01:49
QUIT MAKING ME SIGN IN EVERYTIME I OPEN THE APP IM GONNA RIP MY HAIR OUT IF IT DOES IT AGAIN
LTE
by Andre 👌 on 2015/03/26 01:49
Why can I watch the video in 720p at LTE mode?
Needs lots of bug fixes
by Shayla Croker on 2015/03/26 01:34
In my opinion it's an amazing app but everytime I go into the recommended section I will click on a video and it will load and it will freeze, I will still be able to hear everything but the "skip the add" button stays at 5 seconds. And it won't let me turn my phone turn sideways. Needs a major update.
RESTARTS WHEN I GET OFF
by Thaina love on 2015/03/26 00:48
every time I get off the app it just starts all over like it takes what I searched off and asks me too log in to my account
Bugs
by Jersey2FL on 2015/03/26 00:37
App keeps asking me to select an account. At launch, it thinks I am using it for the first time.
Keeps crashing!!!
by Turkatron5000 on 2015/03/26 00:28
I have iPhone 6 just updated the other day and the app is constantly crashing!
Too many ads
by Waste Panda on 2015/03/26 00:22
The new update has increased the amount of ads.
Error loading! Tap to retry!
by s_harken on 2015/03/26 00:21
So, I have a 2 year old iPhone 5 and i have been trying to watch youtube but it always crashes...always. The what to watch menu doesn't load 70% of the time. Also, whenever i search for something, it always has an error. Thirdly, I cant even watch videos at all, or when i do, it goes three minutes in and then buffers, then has a playback error like usual.
One star
by Dănuț Florian on 2015/03/25 23:48
One star for not being able to play videos in the background!
Annoying
by Reznov, Viktor on 2015/03/25 23:36
This app gets annoying because you have to make a Google account in order to get an account on YT. Also too many vloggers and kids channels like stampylongnose. Let the kids enjoy life away from a screen. Bye
Okay
by Ems1234567889 on 2015/03/25 23:23
Yay so your starting to learn but now my problem is that when videos play they sometimes freeze and then the video and adios is out of sync and it keeps freezing its not my internet connection either so 🍪🍪🍪
rewind/fast forward
by Zxcvbnm58 on 2015/03/25 23:00
rewinding and fast fowarding takes WAY to long to load and makes watching videos unbearable
Playlist Checks?
by Tor!07 on 2015/03/25 22:48
While this app is my favourite, I would like to point out that unlike on the desktop version, you cannot quickly see which videos have been added to a playlist. On the desktop this is indicated with a check mark on the right of the video's title. This is loads of help with organising videos without the hassle of having to search through the playlists. But since this is currently not a part of the app, I ask you to please consider making the addition for a better, easier way to use YouTube. Thank you and I look forward to the next update.
Smh
by Dav1017 on 2015/03/25 22:48
The ONLY app that will make my iPhone 6 freeze. Hands down worst app ever!!!
Youtube
by Q-99:) on 2015/03/25 22:47
I think youtube is just yolo all the way
Awesome, but needs more
by grizzjbean on 2015/03/25 22:01
I absolutely LOVE this app. Google is always amazing with their applications, but there's only one thing about the app itself that I don't like that the site itself doesn't need fixed *cough g+ integration you can't just do that cough* is the way users can interact. You can't reply to specific people on comment threads.
Why?
by Skibzy bop on 2015/03/25 21:41
Why so many ads now? Used to be just one ad before the video which could be skipped after five seconds. Now there are ads every five minutes in videos and sometimes there are ads that cannot be skipped. Also scrubbing through videos takes forever now and is horrible, with the video failing.
Fenroivneriovndsojclnk
by Gaelle181818 on 2015/03/25 21:40
You will probably not read this but if u do than yay! First of this app is great I get to watch all my favorite channels like Bratayley,Shaytards,jacyandka you and more but the only problem is there are always errors. Even if I am under WI-FI there are still errors please fix this!!!!!! Otherwise I love this app.
AWESOME!!!
by Alexastyles898 on 2015/03/25 21:38
This is one of the best apps ever. You should really get it
Useless
by El salvaje de la pentium 4 on 2015/03/25 21:34
This app is useless, not playing videos, crashing, freezing, it's been like this for more than a month and I'm pretty sure Google knows this problems but, hey, they already have the money, so sit tight and wait for them. And the thing there is no other app like this one where we can watch videos, so we're f%*k
Won't let me watch vids
by Ghostlyrain49 on 2015/03/25 21:19
YouTube was a awesome app but now it has this weird glitch for me were it won't let me watch any videos it just sits there and thinks and won't ever load the video
Ads
by Crazy soccer fan on 2015/03/25 21:12
Youtube is the best place to watch videos but on my laptop there is 7-15 ads on a 1hr long video. I bought my iphone6 so i can watch videos in better quality but i cant even change the video quality on my iphone, its so annoying that ive felt like smashing my iphone 6.
Crashing
by Derpderp13313 on 2015/03/25 21:03
Can you make the crashing stop please
Crashes a lot and has a lot of bugs
by Patrick77888888 on 2015/03/25 20:30
Hate this app.
ABSOLUTE MESS
by P4NC4K35 on 2015/03/25 20:23
This is an absolute MESS of an app. I'm using an iPhone 5S and the app is a piece of $h1t. I can't even load videos and I have PERFECT internet connection! I honestly don't know what they did, but whatever it is, it's bad. Google, please stop being a bunch of d1p$h1ts and improve this app! We ALL KNOW that you have enough money to do it, so DO IT FOR CHR1$TS SAKE!!!!!
Dude. Fix it.✊
by Softballboss4 on 2015/03/25 20:01
I tried to watch a video the other day, but it always says error loading tap to retry, but when I tap, the same thing pops up again. That's been going on for about a month. I deleted it and redownloaded it but it won't work still. Cmon YouTube. Get with it.☝️
Chronic Time Feature
by Steam78904678 on 2015/03/25 19:54
I am subbed to many accounts so I would like a chronological time feed to be able to see the videos posted by you tubers over time. Please add this!!!!
Bug issues
by Tropid on 2015/03/25 19:47
Crashes Please fix Now
Why?
by Glatix on 2015/03/25 19:46
Ads buffer and run fine every time. Videos fail to load.
Get your act together
by Mario Master 64 on 2015/03/25 19:43
Buffers on every thing, even with 5 bars of internet
Roaches on the screen
by PureAC on 2015/03/25 19:35
This app is becoming buggy as hell come on Google!
Well...
by Dgirl12345 on 2015/03/25 19:00
This app is amazing and I really love watching videos but I think that this app is now ruined because now on more popular videos (which I watch) there are ads in the middle and I think that it ruins the video because it may just be me but I'm impatient when it comes to ads because I don't care about any ad that comes up on the video that I click on and it is very very annoying. I hope that you take those ads out for people that download this app
Take out the rubbish advertisements!
by A. Bordeaux on 2015/03/25 18:00
I need you to take out the ads because they get annoying. Plus the videos get blurry at some points in the videos. I need that and the rubbish advertisements GONE!!
Needs to be fixed
by Leirhi321 on 2015/03/25 17:53
YOUTUBE is my favorite place to spend my life on but every time I watch YOUTUBE on my 1st generation iPad mini. It either crashes of the screen turns green blocking the video wile I'm watching. This is really annoying. Is it just me? If not can you please try to fix it? Thanks.
Ads in the middle
by 663danyi on 2015/03/25 17:21
Since when there are ads in the middle of the videos i remember when on youtube could see anything without been anoying by this stupids ads like in the tv now they are in every video i watch even in videos that dont even have too much views and is not only one ad in a video there are many on only 1 video and when a click skip ads all the sound of the video goes away
Annoying bugs
by Triple sausages on 2015/03/25 17:04
Its not my internet its the app. When i play many videos, it will bug and turn green and pixelated. I will try to restart it, but it still does it. I find this to be very annoying because i cant watch many videos! It does this on the video once every ten seconds or so. Can someone please help me its very annoying!
Still not working
by Haha7777773 on 2015/03/25 16:34
Recently updated and still not working. Crashes at attempt of opening app. Was working fine for me, until two updates ago on iPhone 6. Please fix!
Crashes. Constantly.
by Jkid1998 on 2015/03/25 14:48
This app needs some MAJOR work before it's good, it crashes every single time you try to watch a video. Closing out of the app, reloading it, shutting your phone down, re-installing the app, nothing helps.
The ads are unbearable
by Frances86 on 2015/03/25 14:42
This used to be a decent app, and I could tolerate the ads that popped up here and there. Since the latest update, the ads have taken over to the point where it's far too frustrating to bother watching a video. In one 50-minute video I watched, for example, there were literally eight scheduled ads throughout the entire video (not counting the ad before the video even started playing). Screw that; I get that YouTube needs to advertise for it to run for free, but this is asinine. All done with this B/S.
Commercial
by TheMutantMinion on 2015/03/25 14:26
Why are there stupid commercials? I'm trying to watch bajancanadians.
Frustrated as he'll
by God473802409041280882259 on 2015/03/25 14:06
The comment function does not work. When I comment I have to log in. When I log in I'm redirected to the home page. When I go back to the same video I'm logged out. Plz fix
Trashing the app
by Tallgeese0086 on 2015/03/25 12:37
I have been a huge youtuber for a long time. You tube putting commercials in the middle of the video is unreasonable, gonna find a better video viewing app!!
Deserves 0 stars -_-
by lanabug~~^o^ on 2015/03/25 10:48
I have an iPhone 6 and for the past 7 months with this phone all my apps are functioning right and moving exactly how YouTube is SUPPOSED to move! All my apps BUT YouTube are perfectly fine so I know it's not my phone anymore. Everytime I were to get on YouTube it would load fast but when I would get on a video and try to change the quality it will just make my phone freeze and then it'll say 'playback error' this has been happening since the update so I'm fully aware that it isn't my phone saying that my other apps don't react the same way as YouTube. If YouTube wants to keep its reputation I suggest going into deep work and trying to find out why they have so many dislikes and why do they have so many crashes! Whoever says that it worked fine with them just wait until you really see the crashes pop up! Thank you for looking and taking this in advice! ^^
Doesn't load and keeps crashing
by Shumma~ on 2015/03/25 09:40
The previous versions of this app works fabulously but after the update either the videos don't load or it keeps crashing. Hence I prefer previous versions of this app than the current version. Hope this problem is resolved as soon as possible :)
Ad Problems
by lucenaslay on 2015/03/25 08:19
I'm trying to watch videos, but the ads stop right at the beginning. I turned my iPad and opened the app again and it still doesn't work. This app makes me very frustrated.
WHAT
by seneccasalameh on 2015/03/25 05:53
WHEN YALL GONNA LET MY PLAY MY STUFF WITHOUT HAVING TO BE ON THE APP ITSELF?! AND WHY YALL CRASHIN ALL THE TIME?!
Its the worst
by lulusita on 2015/03/25 05:52
I honestly can even skip a video with out it rendering for a long time!!!! You guys gotta fix this please
Awsome
by Jack ape on 2015/03/25 05:29
Needs a rewind button
Streaming busted
by Mrgatsudo on 2015/03/25 05:16
Streaming from the app is completely busted. Unable to add playlist to tv queues, when streaming starts it is not stopped by the app or even by forcing closed the app. I used to love the streaming ability and as of late has been the worst thing and ruins my enjoyment.
Upgrades do no mean better
by SF Hawke on 2015/03/25 04:53
Upgrading for the sake of upgrading or saying it's an upgrade doesn't make it better. Truly hate to the new interface.
Terrible.
by Red Pencils on 2015/03/25 04:42
Videos don't even start or load and if they do, it crashes every few seconds.
Works great but...
by N4 Family on 2015/03/25 04:16
The app is great but: Crashes sometimes, Trying to change orientation is laggy and slow. FIX IT GOOGLE!!!!!! Pls 😃
It keeps subscribing to people I don't want to!!
by BirdySays on 2015/03/25 04:15
I don't know why but for some reason YouTube is not letting me unsubscribe to people.I press the unsubscribe button and it just goes back to subscribed!!Also a long time ago(when this bug didn't exist)I unsubscribed to 2 channels and now they're back on my subscription list!!what!?!?!?
Great but....,
by Yjvufdgvvfdhbvcf on 2015/03/25 03:29
This app is great and all but the only problem I really have with this app it the fact that is says I have no internet connection and cannot watch videos in tell I restart my phone! But I know my internet isn't bad because I can close out of and watch YouTube in my safari but not in the app!
Crap
by Bmalerd on 2015/03/25 03:18
This app crashes all the time! I will be in the middle of watching a video it will just crash on me.
NEEDS WORK-yes my internet is fine
by Wolfgang7913 on 2015/03/25 02:59
Before I talk to you about the YouTube app, let me state that YES my internet is fine.(for all those good reviews saying get good internet) It runs 600 Mbps and I'm the only device that uses it. This being said the app will work for about a minute, then boom everything stops loading, and the frustrating "playback error" message appears. I think many optimization things need to be improved in SOFTWARE, not my hardware, because the site works on any other device in my house.
Great
by cpt 1 on 2015/03/25 02:56
Im watching YouTube on this app for about an 1 hour a day every day. I have experienced no problems and I'm using an iPhone 6. Very easy to use too
Really?!?!
by Takintime on 2015/03/25 02:51
Get rid of all the ads they're so annoying!
Material Design
by space0415 on 2015/03/25 02:40
App works alright, but it can use some "material design"
To many "Error loading" messages
by Cabreash on 2015/03/25 02:26
Impossible to use, only can get about 30 sec of any video before the whole thing crashes!
Really bad.
by The guy with the lamp on 2015/03/25 02:24
The new feature that lets you resume your video even if you exit out of the app never works. I have frequent crashes at least every 10 minutes. Still a good app for youtube itself but lots of crashes.
YOUTUBE is being a b***h help us all plzzzzzzzzzzzz😡🔫
by VERY BO$$ on 2015/03/25 02:22
😐😐 just plz as SOON as possible
I hate it
by Laneystuipme on 2015/03/25 01:57
It's easier to poo in my own moth the to use youtube
iPad update
by Christopher886 on 2015/03/25 01:53
Doesn't even work. Crashes right from the beginning, every time. Even if u uninstall, then reinstall. Come'on now get this crappy crash issues corrected.
What happened
by Eml629 on 2015/03/25 01:36
It used to be 5 stars, now I can't watch a single video!!!
Please fix!!!!
by BOSSxQUAD on 2015/03/25 01:23
Iv never had this problem but ever since the new update, I would try to load youtube but it would say when I get to the normal youtube screen, "error tap to retry!!!" And so I did. I tried closing out of the app, deleting and re-loading the app but nothing works. !!!!! Please fix!!!!!!
Really? Pop up ads in videos
by Worlds best player on 2015/03/25 01:23
Get rid of the godforsaken ads off of ALL the videos. What kind of good addition are you thinking about? That's just awful.
So Bad
by This App Sucks Now on 2015/03/25 01:21
This app is so bad now >.<
It's pretty good but needs minor changes
by Oliviamiller02 on 2015/03/25 01:16
It's pretty good but I want to be able to see who has subscribed to me and who has seen my videos
Never
by Gebgar on 2015/03/25 01:13
I would rate this app 0 stars it crashes so much times
Confused
by Jmarmar12 on 2015/03/25 01:12
I've had this app for a couple months now and it has worked great for me, but since the most recent update (March 23, I believe..?) I haven't been able to play any videos. I've tried deleting the app and reinstalling it but it didn't work. Help?!?!?
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.
Rough Time
by Tanner Pond on 2015/01/18 15:34
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.
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
Pretty good, but could be better.
by School rumble foeva<3 on 2015/02/20 13:22
This app works completely fine for me the majority of the time. However, I have noticed some issues. As a youtuber, I like to reply to as many comments on my videos as possible. Unfortunately, this app makes doing so no small feat. Any time I reply to a comment (usually only if my reply is longer than a few words and if it is on my own video), the app crashes. So to reply to people, I have to continuously re-open the app. I think that this is something that should be fixed. I also often notice playback failures with videos. A message will pop up telling me that I cannot watch the video because of a playback failure. This confuses me because if I try to watch the exact same video on my computer or on my phone through safari and not through the app, it loads completely fine. Aside from those two things, I love this app. The interface is set up quite nicely and it's really easy to navigate around and find the videos you want to watch. I'm on this app multiple times a day and it works well for the most part!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
Video Quality Feature
by RAZERZZ on 2014/03/18 02:38
I mention this before on the LAST update done and correct me if I am wrong still do not see where the video quality gets saved like in the PC version. In my perspective Video Quality is an important feature because I am sure their are other people that do not want to be changing the Video Quality every time a video loads. Auto select not so great of an idea it keeps making my videos run on low quality and that I know I can run in High Quality videos. In other words, the data consumption should not be a problem since High Quality videos can not be played on Cellular Data. I rated 3 stars because it has become to that point in where this feature should be incorporated to the app. To be honest, this important feature should had been added along with the update in where you got to chose the Video Quality. THANKS for taking the time to read this and I hope this can be taken in consideration either on the next update or the upcoming updates.
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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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
Disappointed
by bnb4dark on 2015/03/26 09:56
No can see videos Sound plays, with black screen
Deleting
by Headphone pony on 2015/03/26 09:34
Don't download waste of space want to watch YouTube don't use the app.
Ads
by RainbowStar2000 on 2015/03/26 07:17
This app is great, except for every time I start a new video there's an ad. And sometimes there's even an ad in the middle of the video which I find very annoying.
What's up with the new update?
by Moonknight389 on 2015/03/26 06:32
Since I got the new update, it crashes too often, and most of the time the videos don't even load.
Please read:
by Hdhdhdhsjsh on 2015/03/26 06:08
Youtube has gone beyond the limits now. Whoever puts up the ads for the videos has gone beyond the limits. It is disgusting what they put up, and totally not approved by any parent or human with sound intellect! The thing whoch i am reffering to is women. They, whoever puts up the ads, are showing women like toys. As for me, i think our world needs less immorality. Youtube is only a good use when it brings you closer to good things; lectures, knowledge, exct. But unfortunately, it isnt being used for that too much.
To many ads!
by Shanmomof5 on 2015/03/26 05:51
This app use to be great, now you can only get through about 10 minutes of video before an obtrusive ad pops up and the ads are really long.
Really???
by MrBerryboy224 on 2015/03/26 05:47
I'm sorry but did I ask for a commercial break? No like come on YouTube!
What happened?!?!
by Cdggffvbfdvvfd on 2015/03/26 05:43
Youtube used to be great, but then they decided to shove ads down our throats. It's one thing to have a skippable ad every few videos, but now if I want to watch a thirty minute video, I have to watch an ad at the beginning, and three periodically in the video. Then the app crashed excessively. What happened?
Worse than ever
by Obione09 on 2015/03/26 05:31
Don't work Thrashed
Really
by Rafmds on 2015/03/26 05:14
The new ad marks in between videos are annoying as heck
Macys ad freezes FIX NOW!!!!!!
by Jasch136 on 2015/03/26 04:45
When I go to watch a vid a Macys ad pops up and freezes about 5 sec after, I can still tap around but the ad won't start again witch means I can't watch the vid I want to watch and this happens on ever vid I try to watch.
Great but...
by Jackypoo132544 on 2015/03/26 04:44
The resolutions great but mid video it crashes but besides that its great
Never Had Any Problems Until Now
by Tellagami on 2015/03/26 04:37
Whenever I have Macy's ad (which is almost all the time like 15/16 of the time) the ad always pauses. I keep on getting 2 types if Macy's videos and they both pause! Please fix!
Big problem
by Reece's pieces butter cup on 2015/03/26 04:30
Every video I watch had the same Macy's ad that always just stops at -11 seconds restricting me from watching any videos cause it's on every one, please fix it
I like it but....
by BestClonefan on 2015/03/26 04:30
I love you YouTube app but if I play one vid it will give my the Macy ad and it will forever not play it will play I little but than it will stop and it is for all the vid please fix it come on!!!!!!!!!!!
I HATE MACYS!!!!
by FlipagramQueen on 2015/03/26 04:30
Whenever I try to watch something and a Macy's ad goes on it freezes mid ad and won't start so then I exit and try again but it still keeps happening I even tried shutting off my WiFi then turning it on again,and shutting off my phone but nothing works!!! Idk if this just happening to me or not but it would really help if you fix this 😕
Ad Problem
by Crazy Razer on 2015/03/26 04:29
Youtube every time I play a video it shows a Macy AD and it always freezes on 0:13 and it never stops could you please HELP ME YOUTUBE.
Search box
by OVEE on 2015/03/26 04:12
Hey, it would be really great if the search box was cleared every time I tapped into it.. I am not talking about history. It is $@$&$ annoying!
HATE
by RoddyM2014 on 2015/03/26 03:50
THIS APP NEEDS A COMPLETE MIRACLE!! constant freezing, lagging, unnecessary buffering, and just a bad app.
Horribly Broken
by EliteTristan on 2015/03/26 03:49
Stops loading videos randomly all the time. I've used the app for a while and never had this trouble before this update, and it's been happening since the update came out extremely frequently. Please fix this.
awful
by Chimichanga#1 on 2015/03/26 03:12
weak and glitchy. frequent crashing. terrible video organization. need I say more?
I love it but......
by Boomballsboomy on 2015/03/26 03:10
I love youtube and all it's videos but this app crashes a bit.
Good job google
by EhLehMehNoh on 2015/03/26 03:07
I enjoy using this but the increasing amount of ads and their duration takes away from the experience.
AWSOME
by XxX_Yousuk_XxX on 2015/03/26 02:54
It's MLG
The new update SUCKSSSS!
by YG team iPhone on 2015/03/26 02:45
Okay so I don't mind the Ads in the beginning of the video but seriously the Ads every 5 minutes are so freaking annoying! I hate how my video stops every 5 minutes just to play an Ad!!! Could we just get one Ad please not like 6 !!!
Continue watching category
by Lunker WA on 2015/03/26 02:27
YouTube you need a continue watching category, a place in YouTube home that has unfinished videos for you to watch at your own free will. The thing that made this request possible is that I have this problem that when ever I get out of youtube to do something else like call someone, check an app, or the phone turns off on its own the video I was watching disappears and I have to refined it and find the place I stopped watching it. It's really annoying, so please fix it or make another category.
crashes
by ZZ17 on 2015/03/26 02:17
no matter what video I watch it always crashes at around 10 seconds in.
Major bug
by Meha1232332443 on 2015/03/26 01:57
Newest version with not play videos for at all, always loading, even after changing how it's loaded and reinstalling the app, only happens on my iPhone 5, not on any other device. Please fix
😡
by Carolinechan5 on 2015/03/26 01:49
QUIT MAKING ME SIGN IN EVERYTIME I OPEN THE APP IM GONNA RIP MY HAIR OUT IF IT DOES IT AGAIN
LTE
by Andre 👌 on 2015/03/26 01:49
Why can I watch the video in 720p at LTE mode?
Needs lots of bug fixes
by Shayla Croker on 2015/03/26 01:34
In my opinion it's an amazing app but everytime I go into the recommended section I will click on a video and it will load and it will freeze, I will still be able to hear everything but the "skip the add" button stays at 5 seconds. And it won't let me turn my phone turn sideways. Needs a major update.
RESTARTS WHEN I GET OFF
by Thaina love on 2015/03/26 00:48
every time I get off the app it just starts all over like it takes what I searched off and asks me too log in to my account
Bugs
by Jersey2FL on 2015/03/26 00:37
App keeps asking me to select an account. At launch, it thinks I am using it for the first time.
Keeps crashing!!!
by Turkatron5000 on 2015/03/26 00:28
I have iPhone 6 just updated the other day and the app is constantly crashing!
Too many ads
by Waste Panda on 2015/03/26 00:22
The new update has increased the amount of ads.
Error loading! Tap to retry!
by s_harken on 2015/03/26 00:21
So, I have a 2 year old iPhone 5 and i have been trying to watch youtube but it always crashes...always. The what to watch menu doesn't load 70% of the time. Also, whenever i search for something, it always has an error. Thirdly, I cant even watch videos at all, or when i do, it goes three minutes in and then buffers, then has a playback error like usual.
One star
by Dănuț Florian on 2015/03/25 23:48
One star for not being able to play videos in the background!
Annoying
by Reznov, Viktor on 2015/03/25 23:36
This app gets annoying because you have to make a Google account in order to get an account on YT. Also too many vloggers and kids channels like stampylongnose. Let the kids enjoy life away from a screen. Bye
Okay
by Ems1234567889 on 2015/03/25 23:23
Yay so your starting to learn but now my problem is that when videos play they sometimes freeze and then the video and adios is out of sync and it keeps freezing its not my internet connection either so 🍪🍪🍪
rewind/fast forward
by Zxcvbnm58 on 2015/03/25 23:00
rewinding and fast fowarding takes WAY to long to load and makes watching videos unbearable
Playlist Checks?
by Tor!07 on 2015/03/25 22:48
While this app is my favourite, I would like to point out that unlike on the desktop version, you cannot quickly see which videos have been added to a playlist. On the desktop this is indicated with a check mark on the right of the video's title. This is loads of help with organising videos without the hassle of having to search through the playlists. But since this is currently not a part of the app, I ask you to please consider making the addition for a better, easier way to use YouTube. Thank you and I look forward to the next update.
Smh
by Dav1017 on 2015/03/25 22:48
The ONLY app that will make my iPhone 6 freeze. Hands down worst app ever!!!
Youtube
by Q-99:) on 2015/03/25 22:47
I think youtube is just yolo all the way
Awesome, but needs more
by grizzjbean on 2015/03/25 22:01
I absolutely LOVE this app. Google is always amazing with their applications, but there's only one thing about the app itself that I don't like that the site itself doesn't need fixed *cough g+ integration you can't just do that cough* is the way users can interact. You can't reply to specific people on comment threads.
Why?
by Skibzy bop on 2015/03/25 21:41
Why so many ads now? Used to be just one ad before the video which could be skipped after five seconds. Now there are ads every five minutes in videos and sometimes there are ads that cannot be skipped. Also scrubbing through videos takes forever now and is horrible, with the video failing.
Fenroivneriovndsojclnk
by Gaelle181818 on 2015/03/25 21:40
You will probably not read this but if u do than yay! First of this app is great I get to watch all my favorite channels like Bratayley,Shaytards,jacyandka you and more but the only problem is there are always errors. Even if I am under WI-FI there are still errors please fix this!!!!!! Otherwise I love this app.
AWESOME!!!
by Alexastyles898 on 2015/03/25 21:38
This is one of the best apps ever. You should really get it
Useless
by El salvaje de la pentium 4 on 2015/03/25 21:34
This app is useless, not playing videos, crashing, freezing, it's been like this for more than a month and I'm pretty sure Google knows this problems but, hey, they already have the money, so sit tight and wait for them. And the thing there is no other app like this one where we can watch videos, so we're f%*k
Won't let me watch vids
by Ghostlyrain49 on 2015/03/25 21:19
YouTube was a awesome app but now it has this weird glitch for me were it won't let me watch any videos it just sits there and thinks and won't ever load the video
Ads
by Crazy soccer fan on 2015/03/25 21:12
Youtube is the best place to watch videos but on my laptop there is 7-15 ads on a 1hr long video. I bought my iphone6 so i can watch videos in better quality but i cant even change the video quality on my iphone, its so annoying that ive felt like smashing my iphone 6.
Crashing
by Derpderp13313 on 2015/03/25 21:03
Can you make the crashing stop please
Crashes a lot and has a lot of bugs
by Patrick77888888 on 2015/03/25 20:30
Hate this app.
ABSOLUTE MESS
by P4NC4K35 on 2015/03/25 20:23
This is an absolute MESS of an app. I'm using an iPhone 5S and the app is a piece of $h1t. I can't even load videos and I have PERFECT internet connection! I honestly don't know what they did, but whatever it is, it's bad. Google, please stop being a bunch of d1p$h1ts and improve this app! We ALL KNOW that you have enough money to do it, so DO IT FOR CHR1$TS SAKE!!!!!
Dude. Fix it.✊
by Softballboss4 on 2015/03/25 20:01
I tried to watch a video the other day, but it always says error loading tap to retry, but when I tap, the same thing pops up again. That's been going on for about a month. I deleted it and redownloaded it but it won't work still. Cmon YouTube. Get with it.☝️
Chronic Time Feature
by Steam78904678 on 2015/03/25 19:54
I am subbed to many accounts so I would like a chronological time feed to be able to see the videos posted by you tubers over time. Please add this!!!!
Bug issues
by Tropid on 2015/03/25 19:47
Crashes Please fix Now
Why?
by Glatix on 2015/03/25 19:46
Ads buffer and run fine every time. Videos fail to load.
Get your act together
by Mario Master 64 on 2015/03/25 19:43
Buffers on every thing, even with 5 bars of internet
Roaches on the screen
by PureAC on 2015/03/25 19:35
This app is becoming buggy as hell come on Google!
Well...
by Dgirl12345 on 2015/03/25 19:00
This app is amazing and I really love watching videos but I think that this app is now ruined because now on more popular videos (which I watch) there are ads in the middle and I think that it ruins the video because it may just be me but I'm impatient when it comes to ads because I don't care about any ad that comes up on the video that I click on and it is very very annoying. I hope that you take those ads out for people that download this app
Take out the rubbish advertisements!
by A. Bordeaux on 2015/03/25 18:00
I need you to take out the ads because they get annoying. Plus the videos get blurry at some points in the videos. I need that and the rubbish advertisements GONE!!
Needs to be fixed
by Leirhi321 on 2015/03/25 17:53
YOUTUBE is my favorite place to spend my life on but every time I watch YOUTUBE on my 1st generation iPad mini. It either crashes of the screen turns green blocking the video wile I'm watching. This is really annoying. Is it just me? If not can you please try to fix it? Thanks.
Ads in the middle
by 663danyi on 2015/03/25 17:21
Since when there are ads in the middle of the videos i remember when on youtube could see anything without been anoying by this stupids ads like in the tv now they are in every video i watch even in videos that dont even have too much views and is not only one ad in a video there are many on only 1 video and when a click skip ads all the sound of the video goes away
Annoying bugs
by Triple sausages on 2015/03/25 17:04
Its not my internet its the app. When i play many videos, it will bug and turn green and pixelated. I will try to restart it, but it still does it. I find this to be very annoying because i cant watch many videos! It does this on the video once every ten seconds or so. Can someone please help me its very annoying!
Still not working
by Haha7777773 on 2015/03/25 16:34
Recently updated and still not working. Crashes at attempt of opening app. Was working fine for me, until two updates ago on iPhone 6. Please fix!
Crashes. Constantly.
by Jkid1998 on 2015/03/25 14:48
This app needs some MAJOR work before it's good, it crashes every single time you try to watch a video. Closing out of the app, reloading it, shutting your phone down, re-installing the app, nothing helps.
The ads are unbearable
by Frances86 on 2015/03/25 14:42
This used to be a decent app, and I could tolerate the ads that popped up here and there. Since the latest update, the ads have taken over to the point where it's far too frustrating to bother watching a video. In one 50-minute video I watched, for example, there were literally eight scheduled ads throughout the entire video (not counting the ad before the video even started playing). Screw that; I get that YouTube needs to advertise for it to run for free, but this is asinine. All done with this B/S.
Commercial
by TheMutantMinion on 2015/03/25 14:26
Why are there stupid commercials? I'm trying to watch bajancanadians.
Frustrated as he'll
by God473802409041280882259 on 2015/03/25 14:06
The comment function does not work. When I comment I have to log in. When I log in I'm redirected to the home page. When I go back to the same video I'm logged out. Plz fix
Trashing the app
by Tallgeese0086 on 2015/03/25 12:37
I have been a huge youtuber for a long time. You tube putting commercials in the middle of the video is unreasonable, gonna find a better video viewing app!!
Deserves 0 stars -_-
by lanabug~~^o^ on 2015/03/25 10:48
I have an iPhone 6 and for the past 7 months with this phone all my apps are functioning right and moving exactly how YouTube is SUPPOSED to move! All my apps BUT YouTube are perfectly fine so I know it's not my phone anymore. Everytime I were to get on YouTube it would load fast but when I would get on a video and try to change the quality it will just make my phone freeze and then it'll say 'playback error' this has been happening since the update so I'm fully aware that it isn't my phone saying that my other apps don't react the same way as YouTube. If YouTube wants to keep its reputation I suggest going into deep work and trying to find out why they have so many dislikes and why do they have so many crashes! Whoever says that it worked fine with them just wait until you really see the crashes pop up! Thank you for looking and taking this in advice! ^^
Doesn't load and keeps crashing
by Shumma~ on 2015/03/25 09:40
The previous versions of this app works fabulously but after the update either the videos don't load or it keeps crashing. Hence I prefer previous versions of this app than the current version. Hope this problem is resolved as soon as possible :)
Ad Problems
by lucenaslay on 2015/03/25 08:19
I'm trying to watch videos, but the ads stop right at the beginning. I turned my iPad and opened the app again and it still doesn't work. This app makes me very frustrated.
WHAT
by seneccasalameh on 2015/03/25 05:53
WHEN YALL GONNA LET MY PLAY MY STUFF WITHOUT HAVING TO BE ON THE APP ITSELF?! AND WHY YALL CRASHIN ALL THE TIME?!
Its the worst
by lulusita on 2015/03/25 05:52
I honestly can even skip a video with out it rendering for a long time!!!! You guys gotta fix this please
Awsome
by Jack ape on 2015/03/25 05:29
Needs a rewind button
Streaming busted
by Mrgatsudo on 2015/03/25 05:16
Streaming from the app is completely busted. Unable to add playlist to tv queues, when streaming starts it is not stopped by the app or even by forcing closed the app. I used to love the streaming ability and as of late has been the worst thing and ruins my enjoyment.
Upgrades do no mean better
by SF Hawke on 2015/03/25 04:53
Upgrading for the sake of upgrading or saying it's an upgrade doesn't make it better. Truly hate to the new interface.
Terrible.
by Red Pencils on 2015/03/25 04:42
Videos don't even start or load and if they do, it crashes every few seconds.
Works great but...
by N4 Family on 2015/03/25 04:16
The app is great but: Crashes sometimes, Trying to change orientation is laggy and slow. FIX IT GOOGLE!!!!!! Pls 😃
It keeps subscribing to people I don't want to!!
by BirdySays on 2015/03/25 04:15
I don't know why but for some reason YouTube is not letting me unsubscribe to people.I press the unsubscribe button and it just goes back to subscribed!!Also a long time ago(when this bug didn't exist)I unsubscribed to 2 channels and now they're back on my subscription list!!what!?!?!?
Great but....,
by Yjvufdgvvfdhbvcf on 2015/03/25 03:29
This app is great and all but the only problem I really have with this app it the fact that is says I have no internet connection and cannot watch videos in tell I restart my phone! But I know my internet isn't bad because I can close out of and watch YouTube in my safari but not in the app!
Crap
by Bmalerd on 2015/03/25 03:18
This app crashes all the time! I will be in the middle of watching a video it will just crash on me.
NEEDS WORK-yes my internet is fine
by Wolfgang7913 on 2015/03/25 02:59
Before I talk to you about the YouTube app, let me state that YES my internet is fine.(for all those good reviews saying get good internet) It runs 600 Mbps and I'm the only device that uses it. This being said the app will work for about a minute, then boom everything stops loading, and the frustrating "playback error" message appears. I think many optimization things need to be improved in SOFTWARE, not my hardware, because the site works on any other device in my house.
Great
by cpt 1 on 2015/03/25 02:56
Im watching YouTube on this app for about an 1 hour a day every day. I have experienced no problems and I'm using an iPhone 6. Very easy to use too
Really?!?!
by Takintime on 2015/03/25 02:51
Get rid of all the ads they're so annoying!
Material Design
by space0415 on 2015/03/25 02:40
App works alright, but it can use some "material design"
To many "Error loading" messages
by Cabreash on 2015/03/25 02:26
Impossible to use, only can get about 30 sec of any video before the whole thing crashes!
Really bad.
by The guy with the lamp on 2015/03/25 02:24
The new feature that lets you resume your video even if you exit out of the app never works. I have frequent crashes at least every 10 minutes. Still a good app for youtube itself but lots of crashes.
YOUTUBE is being a b***h help us all plzzzzzzzzzzzz😡🔫
by VERY BO$$ on 2015/03/25 02:22
😐😐 just plz as SOON as possible
I hate it
by Laneystuipme on 2015/03/25 01:57
It's easier to poo in my own moth the to use youtube
iPad update
by Christopher886 on 2015/03/25 01:53
Doesn't even work. Crashes right from the beginning, every time. Even if u uninstall, then reinstall. Come'on now get this crappy crash issues corrected.
What happened
by Eml629 on 2015/03/25 01:36
It used to be 5 stars, now I can't watch a single video!!!
Please fix!!!!
by BOSSxQUAD on 2015/03/25 01:23
Iv never had this problem but ever since the new update, I would try to load youtube but it would say when I get to the normal youtube screen, "error tap to retry!!!" And so I did. I tried closing out of the app, deleting and re-loading the app but nothing works. !!!!! Please fix!!!!!!
Really? Pop up ads in videos
by Worlds best player on 2015/03/25 01:23
Get rid of the godforsaken ads off of ALL the videos. What kind of good addition are you thinking about? That's just awful.
So Bad
by This App Sucks Now on 2015/03/25 01:21
This app is so bad now >.<
It's pretty good but needs minor changes
by Oliviamiller02 on 2015/03/25 01:16
It's pretty good but I want to be able to see who has subscribed to me and who has seen my videos
Never
by Gebgar on 2015/03/25 01:13
I would rate this app 0 stars it crashes so much times
Confused
by Jmarmar12 on 2015/03/25 01:12
I've had this app for a couple months now and it has worked great for me, but since the most recent update (March 23, I believe..?) I haven't been able to play any videos. I've tried deleting the app and reinstalling it but it didn't work. Help?!?!?
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.
Rough Time
by Tanner Pond on 2015/01/18 15:34
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.
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
Pretty good, but could be better.
by School rumble foeva<3 on 2015/02/20 13:22
This app works completely fine for me the majority of the time. However, I have noticed some issues. As a youtuber, I like to reply to as many comments on my videos as possible. Unfortunately, this app makes doing so no small feat. Any time I reply to a comment (usually only if my reply is longer than a few words and if it is on my own video), the app crashes. So to reply to people, I have to continuously re-open the app. I think that this is something that should be fixed. I also often notice playback failures with videos. A message will pop up telling me that I cannot watch the video because of a playback failure. This confuses me because if I try to watch the exact same video on my computer or on my phone through safari and not through the app, it loads completely fine. Aside from those two things, I love this app. The interface is set up quite nicely and it's really easy to navigate around and find the videos you want to watch. I'm on this app multiple times a day and it works well for the most part!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
Video Quality Feature
by RAZERZZ on 2014/03/18 02:38
I mention this before on the LAST update done and correct me if I am wrong still do not see where the video quality gets saved like in the PC version. In my perspective Video Quality is an important feature because I am sure their are other people that do not want to be changing the Video Quality every time a video loads. Auto select not so great of an idea it keeps making my videos run on low quality and that I know I can run in High Quality videos. In other words, the data consumption should not be a problem since High Quality videos can not be played on Cellular Data. I rated 3 stars because it has become to that point in where this feature should be incorporated to the app. To be honest, this important feature should had been added along with the update in where you got to chose the Video Quality. THANKS for taking the time to read this and I hope this can be taken in consideration either on the next update or the upcoming updates.
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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All Versions
2.0
149,106 total
 5
36,444
 4
12,546
 3
15,795
 2
18,964
 1
65,357
Current Version (10.09.11358)
3.0
1,213 total
 5
432
 4
111
 3
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 2
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 1
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Version History
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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
watch
0.00
109
17
video
2.78
47
5
entertainment
0.18
8
1
youtube
27.4 M
1
twitter
26 K
access
10.82
couch
50.63
search
83.42
button
0.26
iphone
13.78
list
0.20
guide
0.01
subscribe
1.29
share
0.14
playlists
0.01
world
1.20
ipad
0.00
friend
0.18
kung
0.01
kitchen
0.86