Android devices are hot – YouTube is even hotter.
If you are both an Android fan and YouTube fan – a common denominator that is growing rapidly as we speak – today you get the special treat of downloading the new YouTube 2.1 app from the Android market.
When talking about the new YouTube 2.1 app, I think Google may have been a bit influenced by Facebook when they said of the app, “launch early, iterate often”. Doesn’t that sound a lot like Facebook’s saying, “move fast, break”?
Anyway, I digress…
So here’s what new on the YouTube 2.1 Android app:
- In-page playback: you can read the video description, browse related, rate or flag videos without having to interrupt video playback.
- Posting comments: you can post a comment while the video is playing, just like on the desktop website.
- Subscription updates: we’ve made it easier to access new videos from your subscriptions. If you are signed into your account, you will see all your subscription updates right on the home screen of the app.
- New full-screen UI: To enter full-screen mode simply rotate the phone. The new player controls make it easier to seek within the video, and you can pause or resume the playback by just tapping on the screen.