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YouTube is a major video platform owned by Google — and it has grown to be one of the most famous social media destinations on the web.

When it comes to Apple and iOS, YouTube has a storied history. When Apple first launched the iPhone and iPod touch, it infamously had a first-party YouTube viewing application which was deprecated after the launch of the App Store.

Now, YouTube is one of the most popular apps on the App Store, and we regularly cover news and updates. There’s also a YouTube app for Apple TV, and of course, there are always privacy conversations to had at the intersection of any Apple product and a Google service.

Read more about YouTube and the latest news around the video platform over at our sister site, 9to5Google.

YouTube Stories August 24

Here’s how to officially turn on YouTube Picture-in-Picture (PiP) for iPhone right now

Back in June, Google started rolling out Picture-in-Picture support in YouTube for iPhone. It’s not widely available yet, but YouTube Premium subscribers can experimentally enable PiP in the mobile app today.

YouTube Stories July 28

How TikTok’s algorithm works is probably the company’s most closely guarded secret. But the WSJ thinks it was able to work it out using a bunch of bot accounts – and the results were both fascinating and disturbing.

A former Google engineer who worked on YouTube’s algorithm says that it takes essentially the same approach, but in a less extreme form …

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YouTube Stories March 22

Over the last week, YouTuber users have been reporting an error message claiming that “something went wrong” when trying to load a video on the YouTube app on the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K. YouTube says it is aware of this issue and investigating a fix.

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YouTube Stories March 18

Twitter announced today it is now testing full YouTube video support in its iOS app. This will give users the ability to watch full YouTube videos without leaving the Twitter app.

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YouTube Stories March 12

Google has started to roll out a major redesign to the YouTube application on Apple TV with tvOS. This update brings the latest YouTube interface that Google uses on other platforms to Apple’s streaming box, nearly a year after it first came to Google TV.

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YouTube Stories February 12

A new analytics report has revealed the highest-grossing subscription apps on iOS for 2020. YouTube Premium heads the list, which allows subscribers to watch videos without ads, download them for offline viewing, and also includes access to YouTube Music Premium.

The top 10 list unsurprisingly features four other streaming video services …

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YouTube Stories January 19

Streaming apps prepared for second insurrection on US inauguration day

Streaming apps like Facebook and YouTube say that they are prepared to block livestreamed videos from Washington, DC, in the event of another insurrection on Inauguration Day…

YouTube Stories November 4, 2020

Three tech giants had to take action in response to presidential election hoaxes. This included Twitter placing a warning on a tweet by Donald Trump, which falsely accused the Democrats of trying to ‘steal’ the election.

Twitter stated that the tweet violated its civic integrity policy, which says that users ‘may not use Twitter’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections’ …

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YouTube Stories October 23, 2020

Apple Music and others were unknowingly hosting white supremacist music

Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and YouTube were all found to have inadvertently included white supremacist music in their streaming catalogs …

YouTube Stories October 2, 2020

One of the more anticipated updates to come to Apple TV with tvOS 14 is YouTube 4K support. However, when tvOS launched in September, the feature was missing. Now alongside YouTube picture-in-picture support on the web coming back to iPhone with iOS 14.0.1, YouTube 4K support on Apple TV is rolling out to users but there are some notable limits.

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How to watch 4K YouTube videos on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

This year’s major software releases from Apple bring a nice upgrade for watching YouTube videos on many of its devices. Follow along for how to watch 4K YouTube videos on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

Update 10/2/2020: YouTube 4K support is rolling out to Apple TV 4K.

YouTube Stories September 18, 2020

One of the main new features of tvOS 14 is the compatibility with Google’s VP9 codec, which enables 4K streaming on YouTube for Apple TV users. However, although tvOS 14 is now available to the public, users are still unable to play 4K videos on YouTube with a compatible Apple TV.

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YouTube Stories August 27, 2020

Picture-in-picture (or PiP) has been available for iPad users since iOS 9 and Apple has enabled it on iPhone this year with iOS 14. However, YouTube has never supported this feature, which allows users to watch videos while using other apps. This might change now as YouTube has started testing the native picture-in-picture feature in its iOS app.

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YouTube Stories August 20, 2020

A database breach has exposed profile data for nearly 235 million users of TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube.

The data appears to have been collected by a practice known as web-scraping, where a company accesses the web interface of a service and then collates data automatically …

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YouTube Stories August 4, 2020

As we covered before, iOS 14 and tvOS 14 now support 4K video playback on YouTube for the first time. With the release of the fourth developer beta of macOS Big Sur earlier today, Mac users can finally watch 4K videos on YouTube using Safari in macOS Big Sur.

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YouTube Stories July 23, 2020

Steve Wozniak sues YouTube for allowing scammers to use his name and likeness

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has sued YouTube for allowing his name, photos and videos to be used by Bitcoin scammers. Videos have been posted to the video sharing site which mirror the scam carried out in the recent Twitter hack

YouTube Stories March 20, 2020

Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video all limit streaming quality in Europe

Netflix was yesterday asked to limit streaming quality in order to preserve Internet bandwidth for all the people working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, and the company has now confirmed that it is doing so in Europe …

YouTube Stories January 6, 2020

How to use YouTube in picture-in-picture mode on iOS

The iPad is a real multitasking beast these days, with simple split-screen app functionality and a super-handy picture-in-picture mode for apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV. Sadly, the YouTube iOS app doesn’t support this feature, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a workaround.

YouTube Stories August 5, 2019

Users of 16 popular iOS and Android apps claim that they would be willing to pay a monthly subscription for popular apps if there was no longer a free version.

WhatsApp was the one most users would rather pay for than give up, while YouTube was the app for which they’d be willing to pay the highest subscription fee…

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YouTube Stories March 1, 2019

While Spotify recently launched its service in India, Warner Music Group is still fighting the company over rights in the country. However, it looks like Warner Music’s intentions go beyond India.

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YouTube Stories February 11, 2019

Latest YouTube for iOS update reintroduces annoying Home indicator bug

Seemingly in conjunction with getting its enterprise certificates back, YouTube found time to update some of its major apps for the 2018 iPad Pros. Such apps included the YouTube app, which was updated to support the new iPads about a month ago, but had a weird bug where the home indicator would overlap the navigation buttons at the bottom of the app.

YouTube Stories February 7, 2019

Apple topped the chart last year in MBLM’s annual Brand Intimacy survey, but this year there’s a new number one company — at least among millennials. YouTube has climbed from number three to number one this year, moving Apple down a slot according to a preview of the study.

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YouTube Stories January 14, 2019

After originally rolling out support for the iPhone XS Max and XR displays back in October, Instagram broke the optimized resolutions with an update last month. Now, an update today has solved the issue, but also requires Instagram users to be running iOS 10. In related news, YouTube has released an update that now takes full advantage of the new iPad Pro displays.

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YouTube Stories October 22, 2018

YouTube TV outage: company apologizes and offers $10 credit for Apple’s App Store

There was a YouTube TV outage last week, and if you were one of those affected, the company says that it wants to ‘make this right’ …

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