YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream 12+

Videos, Music and Live Streams

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Get the official YouTube app on iPhones and iPads. See what the world is watching -- from the hottest music videos to what’s popular in gaming, fashion, beauty, news, learning and more. Subscribe to channels you love, create content of your own, share with friends, and watch on any device.

Watch and subscribe
● Browse personal recommendations on Home
● See the latest from your favorite channels in Subscriptions
● Look up videos you’ve watched, liked, and saved for later in Library

Explore different topics, what’s popular, and on the rise (available in select countries)
● Stay up to date on what’s popular in music, gaming, beauty, news, learning and more
● See what’s trending on YouTube and around the world on Explore
● Learn about the coolest Creators, Gamers, and Artists on the Rise (available in select countries)

Connect with the YouTube community
● Keep up with your favorites creators with Posts, Stories, Premieres, and Live streams
● Join the conversation with comments and interact with creators and other community members

Create content from your mobile device
● Create or upload your own videos directly in the app
● Engage with your audience in real time with live streaming right from the app

Find the experience that fits you and your family (available in select countries)
● Every family has their own approach to online video. Learn about your options: the YouTube Kids app or a new parent supervised experience on YouTube at

Support creators you love with channel memberships (available in select countries)
● Join channels that offer paid monthly memberships and support their work
● Get access to exclusive perks from the channel & become part of their members community
● Stand out in comments and live chats with a loyalty badge next to your username

Upgrade to YouTube Premium (available in select countries)
● Watch videos uninterrupted by ads, while using other apps, or when the screen is locked
● Save videos for when you really need them – like when you’re on a plane or commuting
● Get access to YouTube Music Premium as part of your benefits

Note: If you subscribe via Apple, payment will be charged to App Store Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at the rate of the selected plan. Subscriptions and auto-renewal may be managed by going to Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 18.11.2

We fixed the tubes that bring you videos – and some bugs too.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
470.2K Ratings

470.2K Ratings

makeUinsane ,

Video and settings bugs

IPhone 12 mini
1. In portrait orientation cant use buttons on top of the video. They overlaps with iphone status bar (time, phone cell operator data and battery charge level).
2. In landscape orientation, when trying to change video settings (quality, speed, subtitles) scroll menu items flows away to the right. But scroll bar visible and displayed correctly.

@asdgjjvcbhh7777 ,

Full of bugs, repetitive ads and poor algorithm

I’ve been using this app for a while now and can confidently say that it’s the worst app on ipad.
I keep encountering various bugs, for example, if I watch a video on full screen, after a mid-roll ad the video will automatically exit the full screen mode. Or, when watching streams, if I change the ipad’s orientation, the comment bar in the chat will all of sudden get blocked such that I can no longer tap it to write messages.
The ads are also a huge problem - not only the amount is absurd but their distribution as well. If you want to skip the video ahead, you WILL get a new ad, even if you just watched one. The ads play anytime you reopen the app, even if you return to a video you have watched half-way through. The app crashes quite often so the amount of ads just multiply beyond reason.
The algorithm also doesn’t make sense. I keep getting recommended videos that I’ve already watched, or made by people that I have already marked as “don’t recommend”.
Overall, no other app has ever made me as frustrated.

Kasztanor ,

Annoying bugs and design choices.

Why Google can't finally fix saving videos to playlists? It constantly save to the wrong playlist, even after removing the video from playlist sometimes it stays there + the most used button "save" was even moved out of screen after some remix or clip useless buttons which noone uses. Add option to disable sorting playlist be recently used when saving, if someone has many of them it really makes things hard. Similarly, annoying automatic quality "higher picture quality" - 720 or 320p while 1080 or higher is available. Or "jumping" screen on library tab - I want to click on "watch later" playlist, but no, the app displays some spinning wheel at the top so when I click on the playlist it jumps somewhere else on the screen. Why!? Also, when tapping 2 times to skip e.g. 5sec forward or backward, the chapter is changing. Make an option to disable chapter changes with taps completely. This app is a joke.

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