Latest YouTube update brings pinch-to-zoom to phones with 18:9 screens

After scoring pinch-to-zoom support on iOS 11, the Android version of the official YouTube app is getting the same treatment in its latest update. Owners of smartphones with 18:9 (and similar) will now have the option to choose between regular letterboxed mode for 16:9 content, or simply pinch with two fingers to make the video fill the entirety of the display.
Since most of the video content on YouTube is still in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio, and will likely stay that way for the foreseeable future, the pinch-to-zoom gesture is a welcome …


Is the YouTube app killing your iPhone battery? A fix is in the works

There are some doors left open wide in the YouTube client on iOS 11, as plenty of users have taken to the interwebs to complain that their iPhones and iPads updated to the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS, are experiencing heat and power consumption issues with it. Depending on whose complaint you listen to, the battery goes down 20% in fifteen minutes to half an hour of watching video, which, by all counts, sounds pretty terrible. 

Not only that, but the iPhones apparently get rather hot and bothered when the YouTube app is running, indicating …

YouTube on iOS scores support for the iPhone X: New 'zoom to fill' option debuts

Lucky users have already got their hands on the iPhone X, but meanwhile, developers are working hard on updating their apps to support the mold-breaking 2:1 display of the device, which is a first for Apple.

One of the latest top-tier apps to score support for the iPhone X’s intricacies is none other than YouTube, which now support pinch to zoom for a fullscreen experience alongside a regular letterbox mode that doesn’t make full use of the display real estate.
Once you update the YouTube app on your iPhone X to v12.43, you will be able to simply pinch …

Google announces YouTube TV app for Android TV devices, coming soon to Apple TV

YouTube TV is a relatively new streaming service having been launched by Google back in April. Still, the service’s coverage has been expanded to more than a dozen cities in the United States in the last couple of months, which proves Google is committed to bringing YouTube TV to as many consumers as possible.

In that regard, the search giant announced a new YouTube TV app is now available for the big screen. The application that was initially available for smartphone, tablet, and computer, will now be accessible to Android TV owners.

In the next few days, …

NVIDIA Shield update adds Google Assistant improvements, YouTube TV support, more nifty features

NVIDIA is rolling out Shield Experience 6.1 update to its Android TV devices. The update brings quite a few new features and improvements, some of them having been previously mentioned by NVIDIA and Google.

First off, we have YouTube TV support for Shield owners in the United States, something that we’ve already reported about earlier today. Although Google Assistant has been enabled on NVIDIA Shield a while ago, the update brings some improvements that are meant to make it smarter.

All Google Assistant enhancements are only available in the US. After applying …

YouTube TV gains voice control on Google Home and Google Home Mini

Google has just announced it has improved its YouTube TV service with voice control support on Google Home and Google Home Mini. The search giant also confirmed Google Home Max will receive the same feature soon.

Obviously, you can only use it in those U.S. cities where Google’s YouTube TV service is available, and you’ll also require a subscription. If you don’t have a YouTube TV subscription yet, you can get one now ($35 per month) and receive a Chromecast for free (limited-time offer).

In order to cast YouTube TV on your TV, you must set up your Google …

YouTube is testing autoplaying videos in its Android app

Don’t you just love it when you’re scrolling through your Facebook feed and you keep being bombarded with random, autoplaying videos you couldn’t care less about? No? Something must be wrong with you, then — after all, it’s not just Facebook that’s doing it; there’s also Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, and every other second-grade social media platform. So it must be what the consumers want, otherwise no one would be doing it — right?

That appears to be the line of thinking over at Google, at least — not content with falling behind the curve with annoying app design decisions …

YouTube for iOS finally gets iMessage support in the latest update

Google has just released a brand new version of YouTube on the App Store. The updated app adds a couple of new features that some will definitely find useful.

As the title says, YouTube for iOS finally supports iMessage, so users will now be able to share videos faster and easier than ever before. It also means that all videos that you receive in the Messages chat can be viewed within the app, so there’s no need to exit and open up another app to watch it.

Sharing videos in the Messages app is very easy, so tap the Share button and choose the corresponding option to send the YouTube …

OnePlus 5 receiving OxygenOS 4.5.11 update, fixes YouTube video lag and 4G+ issues

OnePlus 3 and 3T are not the only ones getting monthly updates, as the Chinese company is taking care of its newest flagship smartphone as well, the OnePlus 5.

Although it wasn’t officially announced, a new OxygenOS 4.5.11 update is now being pushed to OnePlus 5 devices. Many users have already captured the update and shared information about what’s bringing into the mix.

At first glance, this is a bug fixing update that addresses some issues OnePlus 5 owners reported about in the last couple of months. The most important one is supposed to fix a problem …

Google announces YouTube TV service is now available on select Android tablets

YouTube TV service has been expanding in many US cities in the last couple of months. However, the Google’s service was not available on Android tablets until recently.

Today, the Mountain View company announced YouTube TV comes to bigger Android screens. Unfortunately, Google doesn’t mention which are the Android tablets that now support YouTube TV, but we do know for sure that in order for the mobile app to work it requires Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher.

YouTube TV service costs $35 per month but comes with up to 6 accounts per household. It allows subscribers to simultaneously …