Google has announced an update for its YouTube for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch application that brings multiple new features. Notably, the app will now allow users to watch a video in the corner of the display while browsing and searching for other videos.

The app also gains support for viewing playlists and more content on mobile. Also new is deep integration with the ChromeCast:

The Cast button on YouTube already lets you send YouTube videos from your phone or tablet to your connected TV, like on Chromecast, Google TV, Playstation 3 and other TVs. To make it easier to choose what to watch next, you’ll see a preview screen when your devices are connected and you select a video, with options to play the video to queue it up to watch next.

The app update is available now on iTunes for iOS and is also available for Android.

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5 Responses to “YouTube for iOS gains video playback while searching, improved ChromeCast integration”

  1. DubTheDJ says:

    Update is now on the App Store for me anyway. Glad they didn’t drag it out.


  2. Also looks like they finally added HQ/HD video on cellular.


  3. praweencom says:

    White. Minimalistic. iOS 7 Inspired. Minimise video. No YouTube logo at the top of the page. Good improvements in design.

    When we select suggestions, it minimises video and expands the view, which is cool. we except to go back to video to check comments. But, it takes to the previous page instead of video page.

    Didn’t check blur yet. Hope google might have fixed it.

    Pinch out for landscape and pinch in for standard options are cool.

    Translucent menu bar inside side bar.
    the app ready for iOS 7.

    Icon size also fits iOS 7.

    Cool update. Need much more.


  4. praweencom says:

    Can’t close the minimised video even after done with watching. :(
    Key board has black transparency.