For all of our video junkies out there, the YouTube 2.1 for the Android is now available for download from the Android market and offers some great new features. The new version makes it easier to access new videos from your subscriptions, implements a new full-screen UI, and has several more enhancements. Most of the improvements are designed to enhance your experience and make things easier while watching videos. Many of the new features were implemented directly from user-requests. Here's a complete list of what's new:
Check out the video for a quick overview:
- In-page playback: you can read the video description, browse related, rate or flag videos without having to interrupt video playback.
- Posting comments: you can post a comment while the video is playing, just like on the desktop website.
- Subscription updates: we've made it easier to access new videos from your subscriptions. If you are signed into your account, you will see all your subscription updates right on the home screen of the app.
- New full-screen UI: To enter full-screen mode simply rotate the phone. The new player controls make it easier to seek within the video, and you can pause or resume the playback by just tapping on the screen.