No YouTube app on iOS6

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  1. lord-sam

    lord-sam Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys all think about the YouTube app being pulled from iOS after all these years?
     
  2. LBG

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    It would be a problem for me if there was no replacement, but if what I read earlier is correct, Google is working on a new Youtube app to put on the App Store.
     
  3. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

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    Wait, whaaat? The YouTube app is probably my most-used app that comes pre-installed! Besides the App Store, of course...

    But yeah, if there's a good replacement, I'd be ok.
     
  4. LOLavi

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    Well I use the mobile site of YouTube anyway except when looking at most viewed videos. I find mobile site's feed better
     
  5. Teknikal

    Teknikal Well-Known Member

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    If the Android version of the youtube app is anything to go by it will suck, the last update they actually took away the ability to play HQ videos and turned it from ok to unusable. They also seem to censor out any official music videos through the app.

    The only bright side for me is I can still use the proper youtube in my browser but on IOS that will be problematic I think as only 10% of videos are truely flash free.
     
  6. JCman7

    JCman7 Well-Known Member

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    The app is what got me addicted to YouTube I can't stand the website or mobile site. Upset about this news however we could use an updated app. I just hope it's not filled with ads. One main reason why I like the app is no ads!
     
  7. Echoseven

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    There are very few (almost none) official music videos on the iOS YouTube client either. It's because they use Mobile YouTube which, as far as I know, requires a separate license.
     
  8. tim240

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    The YouTube app is the most used app for me too. I hope they replace it with a better one like being able to see likes/dislikes bar instead of percentage cuz it feels old. I liked the IOS version more than the droid because of the cleaner layout.
     
  9. Fireball926

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    Wait... people actually use that crappy youtube app. It's terrible. buffer times are crud and video quality over 3G sucks. Just use the mobile website its 10x better...
     
  10. S.I.D. CrAzY

    S.I.D. CrAzY Well-Known Member

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    I use Protube anyways, the Youtube app is horrible.
     
  11. tim240

    tim240 Well-Known Member

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    Too lazy to type in YouTube, which I just did right now and I don't really see much difference maybe because I'm not some technical person who can notice these things.
     
  12. crunc

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    I won't miss it. The mobile site seems at least as good, so the app is redundant.
     
  13. LOLavi

    LOLavi Well-Known Member

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    Same
     
  14. JCman7

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    I never have loading issues but I use wifi. No buffering it starts instantly.
     
  15. EfratBarTal

    EfratBarTal Well-Known Member

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    poor app anyway. its almost as useless to me as the magazine kiosk app, whatever its name is :)
     
  16. crunc

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    I'm sure Google will make their own YouTube app, and really they should be the one making it and updating it seeing how they own YouTube. Well, maybe they made the iOS one - I'm not sure, but there will be more timely updates and improvements to the app if it's a normal app you download instead of something that only gets updated when there's an iOS update.
     
  17. JBRUU

    JBRUU Well-Known Member

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    Hate newsstand. Just takes up space on my springboard.
     
  18. Leegames

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    Indeed. Google is doing their own.
     
  19. WunDaii

    WunDaii Well-Known Member

    This is a huge blow for me. I use the YouTube very often and now Google's alternative will be filled with ads.
     
  20. x999x

    x999x Well-Known Member

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    The perk with Apple's app is that it's ad-free. I reckon we'll see some sort of ad, or the obligatory data-harvesting, in Google's alternative app.

    I'm personally hoping we see a jailbreak tweak that reenables the old app, so long as the APIs still work and aren't turned off on Google's end.
     

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