Google has published a new post on its blog announcing that it is updating the YouTube app for iOS. The update for YouTube brings new placements for a few buttons in the app and gestures for easier navigation.
With iOS 14, Apple has added Picture- in Picture support to the iPhones as well. Up until iOS 14 was in beta stage, iPhone users could play YouTube videos on their iPhone in Picture in Picture mode by going to YouTube’s website in Safari. However, right around the time iOS 14 was released, YouTube blocked this feature and essentially disabled Picture in Picture support via its website.
President Trump had ordered a ban on TikTok until and unless purchased by a US entity. Earlier today, we learned Oracle reportedly beat Microsoft and won the bid for TikTok in the US. Other platforms like Snapchat and Instagram have already announced a TikTok rivaling feature. Now YouTube has announced Shorts, a feature that lets you upload 15-seconds short-form video.
YouTube has started testing native Picture in Picture support for its iOS app. While iPads have had support for PiP since iOS 9, YouTube never updated its app to add support for this feature. With iOS 14, Apple is bringing PiP to the iPhone as well.
Yesterday, Apple announced iOS 14 at WWDC keynote. The iOS 14 comes with a bunch of new features, few of which are obscure/hidden. Now we have learned that iOS 14 supports 4K resolution on iPhone and iPad. The iOS 14 adds support for the VP9 codec which makes 4K possible.
Various users across the globe have started reporting that they’re unable to access multiple Google services such as Gmail, Google Drive, and YouTube. This might be the effect of millions of people increasing their internet bandwidth consumption amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
YouTube Music users will finally get a chance to sing along thanks to the new lyrics feature. Google announced the lyrics feature for YouTube Music on iOS and Android. This means that you no longer need to rely on your browser or a third-party app for lyrics.
As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic forces companies and governments all over the world to advise people to work from home, video streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, and YouTube have started downgrading video quality in some regions. This is to help preserve the internet bandwidth for people working from home.
YouTube’s new Explore Tab has replaced Trending. YouTube’s Explore Tab is rolling out for both Android and iOS users. Google has detailed the new Explore Tab in a blog post and mentions that Explore will replace the Trending tab.
YouTube has redesigned its homepage. The updated homepage apparently sports a cleaner design and makes more space for videos and their titles. The update also bakes in new features like “Add to Queue” to the desktop version.