YouTube icon gets an iOS 7-style makeover

YouTube icon gets an iOS 7-style makeoverThe YouTube app has had a fairly major makeover for both iOS and Android, bringing us to version 2.0 and 5.0.21 respectively.

Looking at the new YouTube icon on the App Store (that’s it on the left), it definitely looks very… iOS 7. Presumably Jony Ive approves.

Actually, this brings to mind the question of whether or not YouTube will appear as a default app in iOS 7 when it rolls out to the public next month.

With the release of iOS 6 last year, Apple ditched both YouTube and Google Maps, though the former was always available to download manually from the App Store.

Anyway! The headline feature in the new YouTube app is the ability to minimise a video and keep it playing in a little window in the bottom right while you continue browsing. You can minimise with a downward swipe, or tap the icon in the top left.

A subsequent swipe up restores the video, or you can swipe right to dismiss it entirely.

In similar gesture-based action, a swipe from left to right brings up a frankly ridiculous number of options under Account, Subscriptions and From YouTube.

And that’s the new YouTube app. Grab it now from the App Store and/or Google Play.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 22, 2013 at 16:12

Does it work on jailbreak devices? Last few versions didn't.

AhmadCentral  Aug. 22, 2013 at 17:38

So hang on.

First of all the mobile industry says that the iOS7 make over is just trying to be like android.

And now the google icons are trying to be iOS7.

Make your mind up guys!

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 22, 2013 at 22:59

Loadsa iOS apps have received icon updates to blend in with the flat iOS7 UI skinjob. Very Symbian Belle, no?

AhmadCentral  Aug. 22, 2013 at 23:20

Loadsa iOS apps have received icon updates to blend in with the flat iOS7 UI skinjob. Very Symbian Belle, no?

No... Symbian was much more refined and polished! :3

Stelph  Aug. 23, 2013 at 13:24

Does it work on jailbreak devices? Last few versions didn't.

When did it not? Ive been using youtube on my jailbroken iPhone for ages now without problems

this update was giving me problems but only because I had Protube installed, once uninstalled it works fine (just waiting for a protube update now)

Stelph  Aug. 23, 2013 at 13:27

On a side note, still waiting to fall for the new look of iOS7

Looking at my iPhones screen the new youtube icon just looks a little sad and childish sat next to the more "shiny" and exciting other apps :(

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