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Play on, player, with the updated YouTube apps for Android and iOS

By Matias Cudich and Waldemar Baraldi

Software Engineers

Ever wanted your YouTube mobile app to just keep on playing? Have your video play while you look for the next one, or put on a playlist and kick back? Now you have even more ways to watch the videos and channels you love with the latest YouTube apps for Android and for iOS.

More YouTube in your YouTube apps

With the swipe of a finger, you can watch a video at the bottom of your screen while you keep exploring. Think about it this way--you can watch a video about making the perfect fried chicken while searching for homemade salted caramel sauce recipes. You can always go back to full screen with a swipe up so you never lose your place, or swipe right or left to dismiss the video. Just try to not drop your phone in the sauce.

Play ALL the videos!!!

Want to sit back and watch all of Epic Rap Battles Season 2? You can now search and browse channels for playlists on mobile apps, and watch great collections of back-to-back videos. Finally, you and your friends can decide if Season 2 is better than Season 1.


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Your connected TV can be your personal YouTube Jumbotron


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.
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To wrap it all together we gave the updated YouTube apps a cleaner, simpler look that you’ll see in other apps from Google.