YouTube for iOS Finally Gets Live Streaming

    April 15, 2013
    Josh Wolford

YouTube has just released version 1.3 of their iOS app, and it finally brings live streaming to the mix.

Along with live streaming users can now enjoy their “My Subscriptions” feed on the Guide, which gives them access to the latest videos from all of the channels they follow.

Back in February, YouTube updated its iOS app, adding the “Send to TV” feature which lets users seamlessly connect their app with connected televisions. Today’s update allows users to queue up videos to play on TV.

Here’s the full list of updates with version 1.3:

  • Quick access to new uploads from subscriptions via “My Subscriptions” feed on the Guide
  • Access to Live streams
  • Queue up videos to play on TV
  • One Channel branding for video creator channels
  • Stability and performance improvements

Streaming video is a growing aspect of the YouTube experience, and it’s great that its now available on your iOS mobile device. It’s kind of strange that YouTube unveiled this update just a day after streaming Coachella’s first weekend on the site (iOS users couldn’t stream it), but oh well. Look to the future.

A few weeks ago, YouTube announced that they were now serving over a billion unique users a month – an incredible milestone.

You can snag the update over at the App Store right now.


Josh Wolford
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