Google has updated its YouTube app for iOS, adding support for the iPhone 5's display and ability to stream videos over AirPlay to the Apple TV. The update version 22.214.171.12436 also brings full support for the iPad with an interface specifically designed for the Apple tablet.
“More than 25 percent of all YouTube watching happens on mobile. This past September you got the YouTube app for iPhone and iPod touch to make it easier to find and share the videos and channels you love on YouTube, and you made us the #1 free app in the App Store for two months. Since then, we’ve been hard at work to improve the app based on your feedback,” says Google's Horia Ciurdar in a blog post.
YouTube for iPad has an interface specifically designed for the Apple tablet
The updated YouTube for iOS brings 'enhanced' AirPlay support, allowing users to shoot their videos over to their Apple TV. Google says videos now start faster and play more smoothly. Google has improved VoiceOver support for users with visual impairments.
Apple had dropped Google's default YouTube and Maps apps for iOS 6. But Google soon released a standalone app that worked on the iPhone and iPod touch. With the update, the app looks much better.
Google has rolled out the update globally and is likely to be available for your iOS device sooner or later. The update by no means is the final version of YouTube for iOS as Google is still looking for suggestions and feedback from users they might implement in the near future. Read more about the update for YouTube for iOS here.