Even after every new update, I've noticed some problems which is seen all over my devices. Not as smooth and functional as it used to be I guess. FYI I've always kind of used the best devices available each year, so I guess never was the device's fault but the app's fault. So in reality the Youtube app is the greatest mobile video app for now but with occasional difficulties with the app's functionality. I guess it isn't much of a problem for most of us though.
New review: About 5 times out of 10, the YouTube app crashes and resets my phone. It wasn't doing this before and I can tell that it's the app as nothing else on my phone crashes. The worst part is, after the app crashes, My phone won't detect my SIM card! Worst still, my phone now crashes occasionally (that behavior started with The YT app). Overall, to the people reading this, AVOID this app like the plague so that your phone can be safe. *Not mentioned in this review: The Countless amount of bugs with the app.
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!!
Last update was soo bad. virtual buttons on screen won't vanish unless you tap the X button on the bottom right side. Idk if you really want no make it better or else. Dev, you really should think of simplicity. Yep. App size is gradually getting larger, like 140MB now. For what? X button?
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.
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!
• New Activity tab where you can easily find and control all of your notifications
• Swipe to remove videos from playlists you've created