Google today updated the Youtube TV app for iOS to add AirPlay support to it. The YouTube TV app is Google’s s streaming TV service that is available in selected cities in the US, including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
In 2016, YouTube rolled out mobile live streaming to the core app, allowing iOS users (and Android users) to stream to the social video network.
When using the YouTube app on iPhone, you can use the scrubber for navigating the video. This is a handy tool for making long jumps in the video but not so good when it comes to making short skips.
YouTube is one of the best places to find any type of video that you’re looking for, whether it be a tutorial, movie trailer, review, or anything else. You can watch these videos directly from your iPhone or iPad using the official YouTube, but one of the major drawbacks is the inability to download videos for offline usage.
If you’re like me, you come across interesting YouTube videos all the time. Someone shares a link with you in WhatsApp. A creator you follow raves about a video they loved on Twitter. You discover a Reddit thread filled with gems. But there’s no way you can watch those videos right then. You’re only goofing off from work for 15 minutes, you don’t actually have the time to watch that 5-minute video right now. And so that video is lost in the oblivion that is your browser history.
Google and YouTube are receiving a lot of hype over the new YouTube TV subscription service. It’s $35 per month and gives you access to over 40 live streaming networks like ABC, ESPN, Fox, Disney Channel and several others. Yet, there is already a major player in the TV streaming game: Sling TV. In fact, Sling starts at just $20 per month. While YouTube TV is taking its sweet time launching initially in major cities only, Sling TV is available almost everywhere in the United States.
Rumors had suggested that YouTube had aspirations to launch its own streaming TV package, which would see it stream traditional TV content as well as its online-focused content.
Live streaming is a big deal these days, and while YouTube has not been a stranger to the phenomenon by any means, its rollout for mobile has taken a bit longer than some might have expected.