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Christopher Coleman #1

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Posted Aug 19 '13 @ 2:03 PM

YouTube version 5.0 is now available on the Play Store, bringing an awesome new look and feature set.
 
On the app's Google Play description, it lists the changes simply:
 

What’s new:
* Watch a video while searching for the next one
* Search for playlists and use the “play all” button for endless entertainment
* Enjoy a new cleaner design


The app's biggest improvements from a quick observation is a huge speed increase and a "watch while browsing" feature.  Quick finger gestures allow you to exit the fullscreen mode as well as minimize the video to the lower right corner of the screen, allowing you to browse through other videos while still watching your previous selection.

 

It's such a simple new feature but it dramatically improves the experience.

 

Have you tried it yet?  Sound off below!


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Posted Aug 19 '13 @ 2:19 PM

Awesome news! Anyone interested in downloading it can also find it in this post.



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Posted Aug 19 '13 @ 2:29 PM

Damn, didn't see that post. Kind of makes this topic redundant. :P



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Posted Aug 19 '13 @ 2:56 PM

Excellent!  And thanks for the download link!


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Posted Aug 19 '13 @ 11:21 PM

Kind of makes this topic redundant. :P

 

Not really. The posts complimented one another nicely :)



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Posted Aug 20 '13 @ 6:24 AM

A lot of people are complaining about the new UI (if anyone reads The Verge, go take a look at the comments section on this news story...yikes). In all honesty, I'm not sure what people are so butthurt about. I think the card interface is a much needed facelift and a lot cleaner than what we had before.

 

And is it just me, or does it seem that the font has been tweaked a little, too?  


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Posted Aug 20 '13 @ 10:09 AM

A lot of people are complaining about the new UI (if anyone reads The Verge, go take a look at the comments section on this news story...yikes). In all honesty, I'm not sure what people are so butthurt about. I think the card interface is a much needed facelift and a lot cleaner than what we had before.
 
And is it just me, or does it seem that the font has been tweaked a little, too?

  It's The Verge, that place is like a haven for ignorance.

Kind of makes this topic redundant. :P

 
Not really. The posts complimented one another nicely :)
I guess. :P
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Posted Aug 20 '13 @ 11:56 PM

And is it just me, or does it seem that the font has been tweaked a little, too?


You're looking at the new generation of Roboto. I'm extremely finicky when it comes to fonts, and I always felt like Roboto was a hot mess.

However, they've recently made refinements that I find more aesthetically pleasing, particularly their use of Roboto Thin vs. Roboto Regular.

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Posted Aug 21 '13 @ 6:57 AM

I dig it.  Dig the new icon less, but that'll grow on me I'm sure.


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Posted Aug 21 '13 @ 7:16 AM

I got the update last night. I rarely use YouTube anymore but it seems fine to me. I like the searching option while videos play. 


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Posted Aug 21 '13 @ 7:51 AM

Epic update all around. App is much faster and the watching while browsing is really nice. One major irritation is the lack of support for annotations. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4

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Posted Aug 21 '13 @ 5:27 PM

Love the app even more now.

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Posted Nov 13 '15 @ 9:31 AM

the new youtube updated has been a loving look