YouTube for iOS updated to support better vertical video playback

Just yesterday, Google updated its YouTube app for Android to make playback of the dreaded “vertical video” a better experience — if we can’t escape it, we might as well get to see it fullscreen, right? Fortunately, Google didn’t wait long to bring the update to iOS, as an updated YouTube app is rolling out now in the App Store. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told attendees at the Vidcon fan YouTube convention that an update for iOS would be coming soon, but we didn’t think it would be quite this fast.

The app appears otherwise unchanged, but for when you come across those pesky vertical videos, you’ll at least get the same view as the person who shot it in the first place. That said, a reader sent us some screenshots of a YouTube app for…

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Author: Nathan Ingraham

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