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| January 8, 2014
Google Finally Updates Official YouTube App With iOS 7 Keyboard Support
Google has just issued a new update to the official YouTube app for iOS. YouTube for iOS received its last update back in October last year. That update brought video quality selection when on Wi-Fi, accessibility improvements, and iOS 7 compatibility improvements. As it turned out, though, YouTube's initial iOS 7 compatibility improvements didn't include iOS 7's standard keyboard. Well, the latest update to the app has rectified that omission as it finally brings iOS 7 keyboard support. In addition, it implements a few other trademark iOS 7 visual enhancements, including sidebar translucency and background blurring. [caption id="attachment_504709" align="aligncenter" width="320"] YouTube[/caption] According to its release notes, the update also adds the ability to find videos, playlists, and channels together in the search results. As far as I know, though, this has long been possible in the app, with separate tabs for videos, playlists, and channels in the search results screen. Furthermore, the update is said to add formatting, positioning, and user settings for captions or subtitles. However, I can't seem to locate these settings in the app beyond the already existing closed captioning selection button. At any rate, the new version of YouTube is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later. If you're looking for an alternative third-party YouTube client, check out Youtopia, which was reviewed recently here on AppAdvice. See also: Google Paves The Way For Android In The Car With Open Automotive Alliance, Google-Acquired File-Sharing Apps Bump And Flock To Shut Down By End Of January, and Google Play Music Updated With iOS 7 Redesign, 'I'm Feeling Lucky' Radio And More. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]