It has been years now, I will NEVER pay for red, EVER! However I would be willing to toss you ten bucks SO THAT YOU NEVER ASK ME AGAIN!... For real, if you are so desperate for money, make a "youtubeRed-ad free version." I will spend actual money to never be harassed by your aborted pet project YouTubeRed again. The fact that I own a computer means that I can ALREADY HAVE YOUR VIDEOS PLAY WITH MY SCREEN OFF!!
I recently installed the latest YouTube update on my Galaxy Note 4. When I watch a video and go to fast forward it if actually rewinds the video. When I rewind a video it fast forward to video. Stupid! I know it's free but you are making the experience horrible! Also, there is an ad every minute and a half on each video I watch. Annoying! I would have considered paying $10 a month for an ad-free experience but YouTube does not operate with integrity.
YouTube is one of those apps where you want to turn the auto-update off from the Play Store. When it works fine, don't look back and never ever update the app or it will cripple one of the vital features sooner or later and will take months to provide a fix. Don't fix something that isn't broken. If I give you a specific example, I updated the app by mistake and now when you are casting to an Android TV, the first video will play fine but then it will not advance to the next video on the queue but instead it will do either one of the two: Play the video you just played once again or try to play the video you just played once again but this time it freezes on the Loading message indefinitely until you pick up your phone again and press play. Yeah, so DO NOT GAMBLE WITH UPDATES. If the app works fine for you now, take the money and run like a mad man.
You know when you watch a video full-screen on a phone and the title is in the top left corner well the number of views used to be right under that. Please bring that back. I don't like that I have to click on the description to look at the exact number of views a video has.
Bad rating due to my auto play not working. I hate when I'm trying to listen to music and listen to an instructional video and when the next one comes on I have to go to my phone and press next video. What is the point of auto play if it does t work. Everyone HATES ads stop it. I don't want to have to pay a monthly fee just so I don't have to see ads GOD!
Not very fond of the new logo or layout. There's this extremely annoying bug where a video will stop loading and the app will freeze, causing me to have to restart it and losing whatever video I was watching. I would also like to see a dark theme in the near future. Edit: after not encountering the freezing bug for several months, a recent update seems to have brought it back. It makes it very annoying to use the app and I would almost prefer to use the browser version at this point. This needs to be fixed ASAP as it happens several times a day
• New Activity tab where you can easily find and control all of your notifications
• Swipe to remove videos from playlists you've created