By Prarthito Maity email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Mar 01, 2013 07:32 AM EST
YouTube just got better for all iOS-based fans and users with the company offering more new features and fixes.
Per reports, the YouTube app for iOS has just received a brand new update that offers some new features as well as improvements to make the video viewing experience even better for all the users.
Most important is that the AirPlay-based "send to TV" function — that Android YouTube users are already familiar with after getting it last November — is now heading over to the iOS platform. Google introduced the new feature for YouTube for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and allows users to automatically pair with Google TVs by tapping an on-screen button.
Once the on-screen button is tapped, the video plays on the TV, and the device can be used as a remote control. Moreover, users can also now manually pair with the Xbox or PlayStation 3. Users will also be able to pause, scroll and navigate to the next video as it plays on the TV. They can also find another video to watch or browse the Web on their device, while the video plays.
Apart from this, the video sharing service has also added YouTube Capture support within the native app and this allows for users to record and upload videos. However, some users have stated that when they tried to access the Settings menu or save a recording using Capture from within the app, it crashed every time.
“From what we can tell, this is distinct from YouTube's DIAL initiative, which requires an app on both the device and smart TV. Google TV hasn't gotten much of a hold on the market, but YouTube has also announced partnerships for other smart TVs later this year,” The Verge writes.
Google had already introduced the YouTube Capture app last year in December. The app allowed users take quick video, make minor adjustments and upload that video to YouTube, Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.
The app was built specifically for iPhone and iPod touch, and was developed with speed and convenience in mind. The best thing about the app was that it's ready to shoot video as soon as the user opens it, while also noting that users could shoot and upload a video in as few as three taps.
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