With the impending launch of iOS 6, the YouTube app will no longer come bundled with the OS, so now Google has just launched their replacement stand-alone app, which is surprisingly, NOT a universal app.
I took it for a quick test drive and it seems pretty snappy, allowing you to access all of your subscription content and all of the same data you’d see on the YouTube mobile site with regards to comments and related videos, etc. You can also easily share videos via Google+, E-mail, Facebook and Twitter.
Unfortunately, also making its way to the app…ADS.
Yep, Google has taken this opportunity to inject their ads into the videos now, so it looks like now you’ll be subjected to a few ads when consuming your YouTube content on your iPhone. The new app’s UI is a dramatic improvement over what we used to have, so I guess you have to take the good with the bad.
Honestly I haven’t used the currently-bundled YouTube app in a while as the version in mobile Safari has just worked better, but I’ll give this new app some more time before deciding if I’ll just stick with the Mobile Safari for YouTube viewing.