Google released a major update today for their official YouTube for iOS app. bringing a number of welcome improvements, including iPad and iPhone 5 support, and full support for streaming videos over AirPlay to an Apple TV.
YouTube on iPad, and sweet updates for iPhone 5 and iPod touch
You love watching YouTube on the go—in fact—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.
Just in time for the holidays, now you can download or update the YouTube app with a look designed for the iPad and iPhone 5, enhanced AirPlay support, videos that start faster and play more smoothly, and improved accessibility with VoiceOver. Enjoy Tastemade on iPad in full screen glory, or hours of flipping through Ryan Higa videos on youriPhone 5 or iPod touch.
The update also features more advanced playlist management, better voiceover support, improved overall performance, and faster video loading. But even without all that, an official iPad version is fantastic news in itself!
YouTube for iOS is available now as a free download from the App Store.