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    YouTube’s become a haven for watching crazy videos for hours a day, but you can also find some instructional videos on there as well. This includes at least 5 videos about learning Morse code. My husband and I are always watching videos on YouTube.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you love 19th-century history and want to learn more, you can find 100s of videos on YouTube to help. You can find everything from videos of lessons to full documentaries to watch. Now you can enjoy learning history easily with interesting videos.
    img by David
    2 years ago
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    1. See what the world's watching! View the latest viral vids, trending topics, news clips, music videos, and more on the go
    2. Tons of entertainment options! Videos and clips galore, popular livestreams in real-time, premium television with YouTube RED, and more
    3. Share vids, make playlists, comment on and thumbs-up your faves, and interact with posters on your mobile device and PC

    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 26, 2018

  • This is the best app, just a few problems. May 20, 2021

    By GAHHAJANSTAKQHAIAIJAUA
    Google, thank you for making this amazing and work well app. But I have 4 issues. It takes some time to load, when I watch a video, and now I get almost 5 adds at the same time. Another issue is, when I post it says to many strikes. I hate that! Because I had 1K but, then I got a strike, and I decided to quit since I couldn’t post anymore, please fix it. The last reason is, when I’m watching a vid, and I go to there channel, I tap videos but, then it takes me back to home page. Please fix this app google! It’s good in many ways, but I just don’t like how it can effect our account or even email, this made me really scared and sad, please google! Fix this! I don’t want to have to keep retrying after getting 3 strikes, and I have 1 idea, that google didn’t do, maybe you could put an content tab, and you answer what you want and ur youtuber can do that type of content. BUT! GOOGLE PLEASE FIX THIS APP WHEN I RESTARTED I ONLY GOT 14 subs back! I’m really sad about this. I want this problem fixed.
  • A Few Annoying Problems... Feb 11, 2021

    By ME I SENT THIS!
    I’ve been using this app for years and it has been great. It works well and is a nice quality app. I have a few problems though, and it has to do with the subscription tab. The first problem is that it will often say that someone has posted (showing a little blue dot on their icon) but they haven’t. No big deal, but if I click it to make the blue dot go away, then go back to a different tab (such as the home) it will put the blue dot back. That makes it so there is a red dot on the subscription button which just bothers me. It also usually happens to people with less that 1k subs. The second problem I have is that I don’t get all community posts. I am subscribed to a lot of people, and a good amount of them make posts regularly. Maybe this is supposed to happen, but I don’t get them all, and I would like to. The last problem (which I find more funny) is that when I click all to see everyone I am subscribed to, it shows everyone as normal. But, if I leave the app and come back, or slide up on my phone (to show brightness or flashlight) it will switch around the names so that they do not match the right person. Other than these three problems, the app is amazing.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Rod the angelic fox
    once the video is done playing the little video selection underneath when it scrolls up instead of reading the next videos all of them (the title) is plain white so you can't read and it only affects videos that have plain white backgrounds and it blends into each other so it makes it hard to read can you see what you can do and try to fix it?
  • Im triggered about the comment section Nov 6, 2020

    By my love of life
    I hate the new update for the comments. I hate having to press something just to go trough the comments. I would rather scroll down then tap on the bar thing. I hate when the videos are really big i like it how it used to be. Please change it. Hi again! I have some issues I would like to address! So on the Ipad im begging to have community posts able to be seen. Just make it like the phone but wider. Its stressing me how much I miss stuff because people normally post on the community post option. I have to go on my phone just to see it. Another one is PLEASE update the notification area. It use to be amazing before until you guys changed it. I am not going to lie but you people are ruining your app to the worst. I don’t wanna come off harsh or anything but it is very annoying. I am gonna keep my rating on 4 stars till you guys improve. For now it’s staying on 4. Another issue is the search thing glitch (i think glitch). It would just not let me delete my search or click on it. I have no idea why but i would like to no because its annoying me a lot. I wanna say thank you for your time!
  • Jan 24, 2022

    By Deb C.
    I love youtube premium. It is so worth the money to not have to watch or deal with ads. There are endless choices to choose from, now I have so many new favs. It is a choice I am thrilled with, youtube is my very favorite. I absolutely love it.
  • Jan 20, 2022

    By Frank Troiano
    The last update took away the rewind/fast forward button with the circle arrow!! Why?? The double-tap next to the back arrow never worked smoothly at all so all WAS well with YouTube once you installed the jump to jump back buttons on either side of the Play Button BUUUUUUTTTT! IT IS GONE NOW!! what do I do?? Do I uninstall updates from the phone settings>apps?? Please reply here!!? Pfft! SMH that's not gonna happen!
  • This is the best app, just a few problems. May 20, 2021

    By GAHHAJANSTAKQHAIAIJAUA
    Google, thank you for making this amazing and work well app. But I have 4 issues. It takes some time to load, when I watch a video, and now I get almost 5 adds at the same time. Another issue is, when I post it says to many strikes. I hate that! Because I had 1K but, then I got a strike, and I decided to quit since I couldn’t post anymore, please fix it. The last reason is, when I’m watching a vid, and I go to there channel, I tap videos but, then it takes me back to home page. Please fix this app google! It’s good in many ways, but I just don’t like how it can effect our account or even email, this made me really scared and sad, please google! Fix this! I don’t want to have to keep retrying after getting 3 strikes, and I have 1 idea, that google didn’t do, maybe you could put an content tab, and you answer what you want and ur youtuber can do that type of content. BUT! GOOGLE PLEASE FIX THIS APP WHEN I RESTARTED I ONLY GOT 14 subs back! I’m really sad about this. I want this problem fixed.
  • A Few Annoying Problems... Feb 11, 2021

    By ME I SENT THIS!
    I’ve been using this app for years and it has been great. It works well and is a nice quality app. I have a few problems though, and it has to do with the subscription tab. The first problem is that it will often say that someone has posted (showing a little blue dot on their icon) but they haven’t. No big deal, but if I click it to make the blue dot go away, then go back to a different tab (such as the home) it will put the blue dot back. That makes it so there is a red dot on the subscription button which just bothers me. It also usually happens to people with less that 1k subs. The second problem I have is that I don’t get all community posts. I am subscribed to a lot of people, and a good amount of them make posts regularly. Maybe this is supposed to happen, but I don’t get them all, and I would like to. The last problem (which I find more funny) is that when I click all to see everyone I am subscribed to, it shows everyone as normal. But, if I leave the app and come back, or slide up on my phone (to show brightness or flashlight) it will switch around the names so that they do not match the right person. Other than these three problems, the app is amazing.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Rod the angelic fox
    once the video is done playing the little video selection underneath when it scrolls up instead of reading the next videos all of them (the title) is plain white so you can't read and it only affects videos that have plain white backgrounds and it blends into each other so it makes it hard to read can you see what you can do and try to fix it?
  • Im triggered about the comment section Nov 6, 2020

    By my love of life
    I hate the new update for the comments. I hate having to press something just to go trough the comments. I would rather scroll down then tap on the bar thing. I hate when the videos are really big i like it how it used to be. Please change it. Hi again! I have some issues I would like to address! So on the Ipad im begging to have community posts able to be seen. Just make it like the phone but wider. Its stressing me how much I miss stuff because people normally post on the community post option. I have to go on my phone just to see it. Another one is PLEASE update the notification area. It use to be amazing before until you guys changed it. I am not going to lie but you people are ruining your app to the worst. I don’t wanna come off harsh or anything but it is very annoying. I am gonna keep my rating on 4 stars till you guys improve. For now it’s staying on 4. Another issue is the search thing glitch (i think glitch). It would just not let me delete my search or click on it. I have no idea why but i would like to no because its annoying me a lot. I wanna say thank you for your time!
  • Jan 24, 2022

    By Deb C.
    I love youtube premium. It is so worth the money to not have to watch or deal with ads. There are endless choices to choose from, now I have so many new favs. It is a choice I am thrilled with, youtube is my very favorite. I absolutely love it.
  • Jan 20, 2022

    By Frank Troiano
    The last update took away the rewind/fast forward button with the circle arrow!! Why?? The double-tap next to the back arrow never worked smoothly at all so all WAS well with YouTube once you installed the jump to jump back buttons on either side of the Play Button BUUUUUUTTTT! IT IS GONE NOW!! what do I do?? Do I uninstall updates from the phone settings>apps?? Please reply here!!? Pfft! SMH that's not gonna happen!
  • Fine, but one detail.. Feb 8, 2021

    By Pencilsn
    The app functions about as well as any app does. It’s nothing revolutionary, and I do think it’s gotten better, at least on the iPad version. However, there’s one issue (that really just annoys me more than anything.) On the bottom row, on the corner of the icon that indicates subscriptions, a red dot will appear to (I’m guessing) notify you that there’s a new video from someone you’re subscribed to. But most of the time, the red dot appears even when there’s nothing new. It’ll go away when you click on it and are in the subscription box, stay away when you go to a different page, but randomly appear again shortly after. Typically it’s when you refresh any page, but I’ve seen it reappear out on nowhere for no reason when I’m just browsing. It’s super annoying to think there’s something new when there isn’t. It’s such a tiny problem, but if you think about it, so’s a mosquito. That little subscription alert that shows up for no reason is like getting bit by a mosquito over and over and over again. I’m covered in bites and very aggravated. Thank you.
  • Great review thank you Jan 21, 2022

    By Wesley Brilhante
    Well explained I’ve been using all the topaz labs softwares but then I came across photo lab 5 and downloaded the free trial and I was blown away by all it’s features and the fact sorry I know it’s a video about comparing the Denoise from topaz and Deep Prime from photo lab 5 we can ignore the fact that with photo lab 5 you get noise reduction,you have features that do the same thing that the sharpen AI does as well all in one software only thing that you don’t have on photo lab 5 is gigapixel AI but it’s a tool that is not very often used so whatever I’m really thinking about getting DXO Lab 5 Pro and add to my collection of softwares I think that if you have the cash to spend and it’s very serious about photography you should have both,these are not toys are instruments of work that you can make that money back from your work,just make sure that you grab your camera at all times with you and keep shooting it’s when you less expecting that you can get some of the great pictures
  • Good app but advertisement overload Sep 16, 2020

    By ScarletSkies4
    I understand the need for advertisements but it’s to the point now that it’s negatively impacting my experience. Now that there’s two, back to back ads in every break it’s irritating how much I have to interact with the app just to finish watching the video. The more I use the app the worse the experience gets. I usually like to use the app while doing other things like cooking or cleaning. I mostly listen and don’t always have my phone in hand. In an 11 minute video with 6 ads, the middle break had a 30 second unskippable ad followed by a 2 minute ad that was skippable. Unless I am physically on my phone to return to the video that would be 2:30 minutes of ads just for 1 of 3 ad breaks in an 11 minute video. It’s overload. I get that using the free version means you gets ads but it’s overshadowing the content. I don’t want to interact this much with something I’m watching. It’s not a game app. Guess I’ll just stick to watching it on the desktop with my ad blocker. Otherwise, yeah YT is ok. They’re just getting into Pandora territory which is disappointing. Didn’t mind the ads until recently.
  • FIX YOUR APP GOOGLE Feb 9, 2021

    By Jo Seph GD
    Since the latest update (which was 2 months ago, uncharacteristic from the normal weekly bugfix updates), I've been running into issues more and more. The two largest issues I've been running into: -Endcards in fullscreen: For some reason, endcards are placed way too far down in fullscreen, making them unreachable or very hard to reach. This is really annoying, but manageable. -Links in the Description: This is the an issue I've run into recently. Essentially, links in the description that lead you to other parts of the app are unclickable, showing you that indeed it knows you are clicking on it, but it fails to link you to the page that you clicked on. These issues could've been solved as soon as they were discovered, but it turns out that Google decided not to update the app for a specific reason: they'd have to give further privacy info, due to a new App Store requirement enforced after the day that the latest updates for all the Google apps came out. (They haven't publicly confirmed this, but it's very likely that this was the case.) So I ask Google: Get your act together, and fix your app!
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By mr. chiller
    I dont like to watch videos with subtitles, because you are very deaf, and the subtitles say words the person didn't even say, and the new translation feature is helpful, but not at the same time, because it translates words into something else, even though that's not what it means in Spanish, or another language, and I hate how you sensor "moron" as if it were a bad word. Theres also an issue where when you watch a video, there are green pixels that cover the entire screen. Please fix this
  • Jan 24, 2022

    By Brandeis McGuire
    Ads are just getting longer and more intrusive but I've accepted the ads because at the end of the day the app is free and I am NEVER going to pay for it, but the user experience is just trash to the point that the devs should be embarrassed. Blocking a page doesn't work. The algorithm either replays things you've already seen OR a completely different genre than what you're currently watching. (Ex: you're watching true crime & then the next video is from an art channel)
  • My old playlist with 1000+ won’t show up in library playlists!! Nov 20, 2021

    By Ann the Angel
    I have a playlist for music that has over 1000 videos in it and it won’t update anymore in the library section, when I press library and scroll down after adding a new song to my playlist I don’t see it, and if I make a new playlist sometimes I won’t see it there either. I thought of making a new playlist but I don’t know how I’ll make a new playlist and transfer 1000+ videos onto it manually. I now normally have to go to my channel profile, click the playlists tab, sort by newly added to and then *maybe* I’ll get to see my music playlist but sometimes it just flat out tells me “you have no crated playlist” when I know for a fact I do, so I have to redo the whole process over again multiple times just to see my playlist because it won’t show up in the library playlists, please fix this. Also gotta add on yet again that I’ve been seeing a lot of homophobic and racist videos that aren’t removed, you can’t even report videos unless you watch them first and you can’t report channels either because the button doesn’t even work when you go to submit the report, and from what I saw on twitter it seems like you’re just trying to defend low life’s at this point, get it together.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Rain
    For the love of God, can you stop changing things!? Ever since you changed the video quality settings, every video defaults to super low quality. I have to pause, go into settings, and manually fix it all the damn time! On top of it all, you buried the manual video quality selection under an extra menu now, so it takes EVEN LONGER to access. It's just such a hastle, why do you keep making things worse? Does causing pain bring you joy?
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Choua Yang
    Why the heck did you guys change the video quality option for? If I change it to 1080p the video quality will change to a lower quality eventually. Even with me being at home.. Didn't you guys hear that if it ain't broke don't fix it? Yeah way to go upper idiots management. Or whoever came up with this idea.
  • Jan 23, 2022

    By christine Smith
    Edit: 1/23/22 App still suck. Why is half the screen covered when I pause? Sometimes you pause a screen to see whats on it! Take this off!! New update sucks. Every video just stop for no reason on Chrome cast. I didn't ask for a remote control option. Wish I can go back to the previous one
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Earl Anderson
    So many times it goes down a link i did not press. And then what i was looking at is gone. Better filtering of the input gesture/touch actions is needed so badly. The interface sucks, it constantly refreshes so there is no chance to watch something you saw later, one wiggle of your thumb and the list of suggested videos changes so you can't watch the one you wanted. No ability to go back if you were attempting to fast forward but the UI decided to skip to the next video instead..
  • Jan 24, 2022

    By Farid Zidan
    You see the video seek bar but you can't just tap on it to use it unlike every other seek bar you have used before. You have to find and position your touch on the seek bar thumb and then drag it to use the seek bar. App is getting more and more annoying to use with the latest "updates." The app now is a very poor user experience ruining an otherwise stellar Youtube ecosystem.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Dustin Petersen
    The Watch Later queue that appears automatically when you change from portrait to landscape is super annoying and unwelcome. Any time the queue is displayed, it's way too easy to touch something else on the screen and YouTube immediately starts to play another video. Annoying, frustrating, lame - YouTube sucks. Looking for alternatives.
  • I hate the ads Sep 17, 2021

    By Prelly33
    Seriously I hate the ads. They’re overwhelming and intrusive. And no it’s not better “controlling” the ads with Google settings. That does nothing but ask me if I want random ads or tailor made ads. Tailor made ads engineered to encourage me to buy things I may like but in reality shouldn’t be blowing money on at an addicted rate on. Sorry I’m not Jeff Bezos, let alone employed. How about this, I will buy those things, from those ads, from the companies you’re partners with to host these ads, allegedly some creators are being hypocritically harmed by certain ads but I digress; if you agree and Google agree to pay me and others interested in being paid to watch all these ads on all our devices in our homes. I’ll shut the heck and play all your ads. Yes I write this angry but this is a lot of frustrations built over the years since the dawn of the ad-pocolyspe. Also stop with the recommendations and let me see my freaking subscriptions first. Oh and fix your stupid algorithms. You’re already loaded and backed by Google so get it together! If humans can make A.I. Create websites surely your staff of humans can create a better algorithm. Until then I’m here for the content creators not your stupid ads!
  • img Community
    YouTube’s become a haven for watching crazy videos for hours a day, but you can also find some instructional videos on there as well. This includes at least 5 videos about learning Morse code. My husband and I are always watching videos on YouTube.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you love 19th-century history and want to learn more, you can find 100s of videos on YouTube to help. You can find everything from videos of lessons to full documentaries to watch. Now you can enjoy learning history easily with interesting videos.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Expert Best Apps for Getting Paid to Live Stream 2022: Expert Review

    Best Apps for Getting Paid to Live Stream 2022: Expert Review

    We tested popular live-streaming apps to help you start making more money online. Why wait to get started? Check out our top 5!

  • img Expert
    1. See what the world's watching! View the latest viral vids, trending topics, news clips, music videos, and more on the go
    2. Tons of entertainment options! Videos and clips galore, popular livestreams in real-time, premium television with YouTube RED, and more
    3. Share vids, make playlists, comment on and thumbs-up your faves, and interact with posters on your mobile device and PC

    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 26, 2018

  • This is the best app, just a few problems. May 20, 2021

    By GAHHAJANSTAKQHAIAIJAUA
    Google, thank you for making this amazing and work well app. But I have 4 issues. It takes some time to load, when I watch a video, and now I get almost 5 adds at the same time. Another issue is, when I post it says to many strikes. I hate that! Because I had 1K but, then I got a strike, and I decided to quit since I couldn’t post anymore, please fix it. The last reason is, when I’m watching a vid, and I go to there channel, I tap videos but, then it takes me back to home page. Please fix this app google! It’s good in many ways, but I just don’t like how it can effect our account or even email, this made me really scared and sad, please google! Fix this! I don’t want to have to keep retrying after getting 3 strikes, and I have 1 idea, that google didn’t do, maybe you could put an content tab, and you answer what you want and ur youtuber can do that type of content. BUT! GOOGLE PLEASE FIX THIS APP WHEN I RESTARTED I ONLY GOT 14 subs back! I’m really sad about this. I want this problem fixed.
  • Jan 24, 2022

    By Deb C.
    I love youtube premium. It is so worth the money to not have to watch or deal with ads. There are endless choices to choose from, now I have so many new favs. It is a choice I am thrilled with, youtube is my very favorite. I absolutely love it.
  • Great review thank you Jan 21, 2022

    By Wesley Brilhante
    Well explained I’ve been using all the topaz labs softwares but then I came across photo lab 5 and downloaded the free trial and I was blown away by all it’s features and the fact sorry I know it’s a video about comparing the Denoise from topaz and Deep Prime from photo lab 5 we can ignore the fact that with photo lab 5 you get noise reduction,you have features that do the same thing that the sharpen AI does as well all in one software only thing that you don’t have on photo lab 5 is gigapixel AI but it’s a tool that is not very often used so whatever I’m really thinking about getting DXO Lab 5 Pro and add to my collection of softwares I think that if you have the cash to spend and it’s very serious about photography you should have both,these are not toys are instruments of work that you can make that money back from your work,just make sure that you grab your camera at all times with you and keep shooting it’s when you less expecting that you can get some of the great pictures
  • I listen to the rain videos all night to sleep with and have subscribed to at least 100 sites. Nov 10, 2021

    By pcdavis80
    I have so many interests from cooking Keto, the adventures of Marc Abel from Colorado Bigfoot and Adler Farms to name just a few. Some of the sites I visit feel more like family like The Hillbillies, Colorado Bigfoot, Grandpa From Adler Farms and more. I am grateful that it is free and all I have to do is watch sales pitches because have found some good purchases and items because of You Tube advertisements from awesome walking shoes that I also bought for my sister who loved them to an electronic that increases the charge on your phone battery in minutes. Thank you for providing use, the subscribers with such a great platform. I do have one issue that concerns me and that is censorship but I believe that issue will iron out when the next administration is elected. I had thought about boycotting you tube for the practice but have decided to wait and see what happens for now.
  • Watch Later Jan 27, 2021

    By Shreyas21
    Watch later playlists now only load 20 videos even if I use a different sort by function. If I use oldest or newest, only 20 videos show up. If I switch to manual, I only have access to those 20 videos. Every other playlist seems fine. This is one update annoyance. Furthermore, you moved the subscriptions to the 4th button from the left after years of it being in the center. I am tired of having to close the creator / record / upload screen after naturally choosing to click the center most button, WHERE YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS HAVE BEEN ALL ALONG. we got used to the comments even tho the UI within comments is garbage, and now you do this. Do you like making the app worse or are you just messing with us at this point. At best I could argue that it improves RAM and cache usage due to not loading everything unless demanded. A good idea done with poor execution is still a poor idea.
  • A Few Annoying Problems... Feb 11, 2021

    By ME I SENT THIS!
    I’ve been using this app for years and it has been great. It works well and is a nice quality app. I have a few problems though, and it has to do with the subscription tab. The first problem is that it will often say that someone has posted (showing a little blue dot on their icon) but they haven’t. No big deal, but if I click it to make the blue dot go away, then go back to a different tab (such as the home) it will put the blue dot back. That makes it so there is a red dot on the subscription button which just bothers me. It also usually happens to people with less that 1k subs. The second problem I have is that I don’t get all community posts. I am subscribed to a lot of people, and a good amount of them make posts regularly. Maybe this is supposed to happen, but I don’t get them all, and I would like to. The last problem (which I find more funny) is that when I click all to see everyone I am subscribed to, it shows everyone as normal. But, if I leave the app and come back, or slide up on my phone (to show brightness or flashlight) it will switch around the names so that they do not match the right person. Other than these three problems, the app is amazing.
  • Im triggered about the comment section Nov 6, 2020

    By my love of life
    I hate the new update for the comments. I hate having to press something just to go trough the comments. I would rather scroll down then tap on the bar thing. I hate when the videos are really big i like it how it used to be. Please change it. Hi again! I have some issues I would like to address! So on the Ipad im begging to have community posts able to be seen. Just make it like the phone but wider. Its stressing me how much I miss stuff because people normally post on the community post option. I have to go on my phone just to see it. Another one is PLEASE update the notification area. It use to be amazing before until you guys changed it. I am not going to lie but you people are ruining your app to the worst. I don’t wanna come off harsh or anything but it is very annoying. I am gonna keep my rating on 4 stars till you guys improve. For now it’s staying on 4. Another issue is the search thing glitch (i think glitch). It would just not let me delete my search or click on it. I have no idea why but i would like to no because its annoying me a lot. I wanna say thank you for your time!
  • Jan 20, 2022

    By Frank Troiano
    The last update took away the rewind/fast forward button with the circle arrow!! Why?? The double-tap next to the back arrow never worked smoothly at all so all WAS well with YouTube once you installed the jump to jump back buttons on either side of the Play Button BUUUUUUTTTT! IT IS GONE NOW!! what do I do?? Do I uninstall updates from the phone settings>apps?? Please reply here!!? Pfft! SMH that's not gonna happen!
  • Fine, but one detail.. Feb 8, 2021

    By Pencilsn
    The app functions about as well as any app does. It’s nothing revolutionary, and I do think it’s gotten better, at least on the iPad version. However, there’s one issue (that really just annoys me more than anything.) On the bottom row, on the corner of the icon that indicates subscriptions, a red dot will appear to (I’m guessing) notify you that there’s a new video from someone you’re subscribed to. But most of the time, the red dot appears even when there’s nothing new. It’ll go away when you click on it and are in the subscription box, stay away when you go to a different page, but randomly appear again shortly after. Typically it’s when you refresh any page, but I’ve seen it reappear out on nowhere for no reason when I’m just browsing. It’s super annoying to think there’s something new when there isn’t. It’s such a tiny problem, but if you think about it, so’s a mosquito. That little subscription alert that shows up for no reason is like getting bit by a mosquito over and over and over again. I’m covered in bites and very aggravated. Thank you.
  • the new update May 16, 2020

    By Mahalhaaa
    this new update is absolutely atrocious. i understand having innovation towards wanting more for your viewers but the execution was poor. The comment section is where I could be able to talk and relate to the interest of video and as i scrolled down i could potentially see the other videos that i wanted to watch. Moving the comments under the description is problematic because 1. it’s easily missable 2. it made going/making a comment more difficult 3. the fluidity of scrolling for other videos and going to the comments made sense 4. having the back button on the left side (in addition to muscle memory of clicking on the newly “escape” right side) makes it plain tedious. the thumbnails are also an issue because they are too large. one video thumbnail alone takes up almost half the screen and with two of them it takes up the whole screen. less is more, and bigger doesn’t always mean better. please consider reinventing the layout because it’s problematic having people used to one idea and completely changing it.
  • Amazing app! But new update ruined it. Dec 14, 2021

    By Big problem with game
    And no, this is no because of the dislike feature being removed, though I do find that a really dumb idea overall. This is about how you KEEP PUTTING THINGS ON THE SIDE. First it was with descriptions, which I did find annoying, but not the end of the world. This however, is just plain stupid. Now your putting the comments on the side. Why?? What’s wrong with it being where it was before? All this is doing is making it harder to use the app. Not just from enjoyment, but literally. It makes it hide certain features such as the recommended video for the video your watching. And now you can’t see the original comment as well as the replies at the same time. Just really a incredibly stupid idea. I’ve been using this app for as long as I can remember and have loved it. I’ve embraced the changes I’ve disliked including removing the dislike feature, and have been find with it. But this? This is too far. Please please change this. It’s not helping anyone at all. Cheers! -an old fan
  • Alright, but flawed in fundamental ways Oct 22, 2020

    By Sevallis
    The iOS app constantly forgets the actively playing background video when I lock the screen, and even if it appears on the lock screen to pause/play, trying to start and stop it via Bluetooth headphone burins also constantly fails and instead starts playback of something random from my Music app. This apparently will never be fixed? Not being able to listen to video from my locked phone without paying a bunch of money monthly is rubbish and just eats up battery life. Also, when I swipe a video down and then go to close it, get rid of that stupid bounce animation that moves it if I had just liked a video. That animation makes me miss the X close button due to it moving around and getting bumped by other notifications. Make the other notifications come up above the video at the bottom and not move the playing video minimized strip, and make it instantly move to the bottom predictably so I don’t miss the close button and re-maximize it.
  • Ads Jul 16, 2020

    By SynthWendigo
    They push quite literal porn ads for adult mobile games, often using footage for something else entirely to pretend it’s not adult content, and then demonetize any creator who says anything outside of their radical left leaning biased. I get so many targeted ads for alcohol based on my age and location and have NO way to shut those down, and I can’t even use their support page, as I am greeted with an error saying I am not authorized to view that page. As someone who deals with drinking problems, and autism that’s forced me to stop playing games with predatory monetizing in place, seeing these ads constantly really does impact me in a negative way. Including the GTA Online ones of their Diamond Casino adverts of come in to spin the wheel for a chance to win a new car. I only bother to watch on my iPhone, and I don’t like being harassed to buying Premium just to NOT be bombarded with ads promoting gambling, alcohol abuse, and the adult mobile titles. I get they are targeted toward my age, but seeing beer adverts at 4 am is entirely out of line.
  • Opens up an encyclopedia of vision learning ! Nov 14, 2021

    By dL💕gJ
    We really depend on You Tube to learn how to make , fix and build things !!! Especially if the directions we bought them with are scant or in another language ;) ( think kids toys , faucets, murphy beds …) It has introduced us to all kinds of subjects ( cooking , Montessori learning , gardening on all levels, bee husbandry, soap and craft making, even the best way to teach an anxious teen to drive ! - ) we love the hard working knowledgeable people we see! My family also depends on faithful freedom of speech politically, allowing people to make up their own minds along the way . Especially with careful viewing , analyzing and conversation about subjects histories. I have heard of U tube censoring or dropping a chosen video in histories and really hope careful protocol has gone into this practice . I guess we all need to look at our 2nd amendment. Unless, of course , its about hacking . Ugh Thank you U Tube- you have enriched our lives and reduced frustration here on many levels !
  • Jan 24, 2022

    By Steve-n-Tisha Goldsmith
    Finally got you tube back on this device. Took three days this time.i can say alot of negative things about this app but going to continue with my positive attitude. There are good things about this app like Soothing baby grand baby, occupying older grand baby, always a video to learn from, and how to videos, five min hacks, always able to learn from you tube. And if you dont find a video on your subject.... You then have your chance to make a video 😀😁😂
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Rod the angelic fox
    once the video is done playing the little video selection underneath when it scrolls up instead of reading the next videos all of them (the title) is plain white so you can't read and it only affects videos that have plain white backgrounds and it blends into each other so it makes it hard to read can you see what you can do and try to fix it?
  • Good app but advertisement overload Sep 16, 2020

    By ScarletSkies4
    I understand the need for advertisements but it’s to the point now that it’s negatively impacting my experience. Now that there’s two, back to back ads in every break it’s irritating how much I have to interact with the app just to finish watching the video. The more I use the app the worse the experience gets. I usually like to use the app while doing other things like cooking or cleaning. I mostly listen and don’t always have my phone in hand. In an 11 minute video with 6 ads, the middle break had a 30 second unskippable ad followed by a 2 minute ad that was skippable. Unless I am physically on my phone to return to the video that would be 2:30 minutes of ads just for 1 of 3 ad breaks in an 11 minute video. It’s overload. I get that using the free version means you gets ads but it’s overshadowing the content. I don’t want to interact this much with something I’m watching. It’s not a game app. Guess I’ll just stick to watching it on the desktop with my ad blocker. Otherwise, yeah YT is ok. They’re just getting into Pandora territory which is disappointing. Didn’t mind the ads until recently.
  • FIX YOUR APP GOOGLE Feb 9, 2021

    By Jo Seph GD
    Since the latest update (which was 2 months ago, uncharacteristic from the normal weekly bugfix updates), I've been running into issues more and more. The two largest issues I've been running into: -Endcards in fullscreen: For some reason, endcards are placed way too far down in fullscreen, making them unreachable or very hard to reach. This is really annoying, but manageable. -Links in the Description: This is the an issue I've run into recently. Essentially, links in the description that lead you to other parts of the app are unclickable, showing you that indeed it knows you are clicking on it, but it fails to link you to the page that you clicked on. These issues could've been solved as soon as they were discovered, but it turns out that Google decided not to update the app for a specific reason: they'd have to give further privacy info, due to a new App Store requirement enforced after the day that the latest updates for all the Google apps came out. (They haven't publicly confirmed this, but it's very likely that this was the case.) So I ask Google: Get your act together, and fix your app!
  • Jan 20, 2022

    By Little Rey
    I pay for YouTube premium but videos won't play for long in the background. I lock my phone, listen to the video for a while before it just stops playing. The play and skip buttons don't show up in my notification panel anymore. I tap on the headphone symbol on the floating video on my phone and it literally disappears. Please fix this.
  • Not user-friendly Oct 20, 2021

    By Jbmore2005
    I think the app Is really good, I use it every day but there are some features that drive me nuts. The one feature I hate the most but I wish there was an option to turn off the feature where on your home page or subscribed channels and some others, on where it shows the Picture of a video before you select it, if you let it sit there for a couple seconds it starts playing the video on the Area where the pictures is. I might seem overdramatic but that feature drives me out of my mind, I just wanted to where I can see the picture and if it says some thing on there I can read it and not have to worry about it starting the video on me, I just wish there was a option to turn that off. one other thing I would prefer there to be is more options as in When something is added to the app and you don’t like then it would be nice if there was a way to turn it off instead of being forced to have it. Other wise I think the app is pretty good just a little more user-friendly would be great thanks.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By mr. chiller
    I dont like to watch videos with subtitles, because you are very deaf, and the subtitles say words the person didn't even say, and the new translation feature is helpful, but not at the same time, because it translates words into something else, even though that's not what it means in Spanish, or another language, and I hate how you sensor "moron" as if it were a bad word. Theres also an issue where when you watch a video, there are green pixels that cover the entire screen. Please fix this
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Earl Anderson
    So many times it goes down a link i did not press. And then what i was looking at is gone. Better filtering of the input gesture/touch actions is needed so badly. The interface sucks, it constantly refreshes so there is no chance to watch something you saw later, one wiggle of your thumb and the list of suggested videos changes so you can't watch the one you wanted. No ability to go back if you were attempting to fast forward but the UI decided to skip to the next video instead..
  • Jan 13, 2022

    By Michael Szubrowski
    I use YouTube all the time. I overall enjoy it. Lose one star for removing dislike button and censorship. Losing another two more star because casting keeps disconnecting, effectively making casting function useless. Recent updates have not fixed this. Been a problem for over six weeks. This is not acceptable, phone and app updates are not fixing it.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Dean Bunnell
    This app is pretty much useless if you know specifically what video you want to watch. You can navigate to a channel's page but if you try to search their videos, the search is just the regular global YouTube search. You can search the videos of a specific channel on the web version of YouTube. Why can't you do it on this app? It's this kind of lack of insight that makes me glad that I didn't continue my YouTube premium subscription after they killed Google Music.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Blahdimir
    I gave this a 3 star review because the app would become sluggish over time when loading comments. One year after I wrote that, the problem is even worse. Youtube now crashes several times a day. It is frequent enough that my phone is sending me alerts suggesting I put the app in deep sleep.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Glitchy Catt
    For some reason when using mobile data, restricted mode is turn on the app(it's grayed out and says that a network administrator turned it on). I can't view comments nor comment anything. Although I didn't figure out how to get rid of the restricted mode by clear cashe data on the app and my account, it should have never happened in the first place. I think it has something to do with Google and your Google account which also effects yt because it's own by the same company. Please fix this.
  • So many problems Jul 19, 2020

    By Gjvthxffeesxbgf
    The loading times can be pretty awful. Whenever I switch to a different tab or turn off my phone and play the video I was currently watching, the video takes sooo long to load when I unpause it. This doesn’t occur when I’m using the app and I don’t get why it happens when the app is running in the background. I understand why ads are a thing and this hasn’t been a problem before but now it feels like overkill. Every time I watch a video an ad pops up. Sometimes they’re 15 non-skippable ads and at its worst there’s two. And look, taking away the comments for videos that have been COPPA’d is one thing and removing the mini player is another. It makes no sense. I don’t get how this would be harmful for kids. And the way you decided what videos are for kids is awful. Some of creators have moved on from their channels so when you automatically decide their videos are for kids it removes a whole decade of comment sections. And I hate how I have to worry about my niece stumbling upon two anime girls talking about sex because you automatically decided all animation is for kids.
  • Jan 24, 2022

    By Brandeis McGuire
    Ads are just getting longer and more intrusive but I've accepted the ads because at the end of the day the app is free and I am NEVER going to pay for it, but the user experience is just trash to the point that the devs should be embarrassed. Blocking a page doesn't work. The algorithm either replays things you've already seen OR a completely different genre than what you're currently watching. (Ex: you're watching true crime & then the next video is from an art channel)
  • My old playlist with 1000+ won’t show up in library playlists!! Nov 20, 2021

    By Ann the Angel
    I have a playlist for music that has over 1000 videos in it and it won’t update anymore in the library section, when I press library and scroll down after adding a new song to my playlist I don’t see it, and if I make a new playlist sometimes I won’t see it there either. I thought of making a new playlist but I don’t know how I’ll make a new playlist and transfer 1000+ videos onto it manually. I now normally have to go to my channel profile, click the playlists tab, sort by newly added to and then *maybe* I’ll get to see my music playlist but sometimes it just flat out tells me “you have no crated playlist” when I know for a fact I do, so I have to redo the whole process over again multiple times just to see my playlist because it won’t show up in the library playlists, please fix this. Also gotta add on yet again that I’ve been seeing a lot of homophobic and racist videos that aren’t removed, you can’t even report videos unless you watch them first and you can’t report channels either because the button doesn’t even work when you go to submit the report, and from what I saw on twitter it seems like you’re just trying to defend low life’s at this point, get it together.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Rain
    For the love of God, can you stop changing things!? Ever since you changed the video quality settings, every video defaults to super low quality. I have to pause, go into settings, and manually fix it all the damn time! On top of it all, you buried the manual video quality selection under an extra menu now, so it takes EVEN LONGER to access. It's just such a hastle, why do you keep making things worse? Does causing pain bring you joy?
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Choua Yang
    Why the heck did you guys change the video quality option for? If I change it to 1080p the video quality will change to a lower quality eventually. Even with me being at home.. Didn't you guys hear that if it ain't broke don't fix it? Yeah way to go upper idiots management. Or whoever came up with this idea.
  • Jan 23, 2022

    By christine Smith
    Edit: 1/23/22 App still suck. Why is half the screen covered when I pause? Sometimes you pause a screen to see whats on it! Take this off!! New update sucks. Every video just stop for no reason on Chrome cast. I didn't ask for a remote control option. Wish I can go back to the previous one
  • Jan 24, 2022

    By Farid Zidan
    You see the video seek bar but you can't just tap on it to use it unlike every other seek bar you have used before. You have to find and position your touch on the seek bar thumb and then drag it to use the seek bar. App is getting more and more annoying to use with the latest "updates." The app now is a very poor user experience ruining an otherwise stellar Youtube ecosystem.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Dustin Petersen
    The Watch Later queue that appears automatically when you change from portrait to landscape is super annoying and unwelcome. Any time the queue is displayed, it's way too easy to touch something else on the screen and YouTube immediately starts to play another video. Annoying, frustrating, lame - YouTube sucks. Looking for alternatives.
  • I hate the ads Sep 17, 2021

    By Prelly33
    Seriously I hate the ads. They’re overwhelming and intrusive. And no it’s not better “controlling” the ads with Google settings. That does nothing but ask me if I want random ads or tailor made ads. Tailor made ads engineered to encourage me to buy things I may like but in reality shouldn’t be blowing money on at an addicted rate on. Sorry I’m not Jeff Bezos, let alone employed. How about this, I will buy those things, from those ads, from the companies you’re partners with to host these ads, allegedly some creators are being hypocritically harmed by certain ads but I digress; if you agree and Google agree to pay me and others interested in being paid to watch all these ads on all our devices in our homes. I’ll shut the heck and play all your ads. Yes I write this angry but this is a lot of frustrations built over the years since the dawn of the ad-pocolyspe. Also stop with the recommendations and let me see my freaking subscriptions first. Oh and fix your stupid algorithms. You’re already loaded and backed by Google so get it together! If humans can make A.I. Create websites surely your staff of humans can create a better algorithm. Until then I’m here for the content creators not your stupid ads!
  • Jan 20, 2022

    By Steve R
    Too many damn commercials now.. I understand you need ads but how about at the beginning and the end not right in the middle. I put it on to listen to stuff and get in the shower One minute in it's a commercial that you have to press a button to move on, Got to get out of the shower and my hands are wet.. very annoying.
  • Jan 24, 2022

    By Noemi Chanthavong
    Videos start lagging when scrolling through comments. I tested that when I'm not scrolling through comments, videos normally run smoothly but when I do start scrolling, the video playing becomes choppy and laggy. Often times I have to reset the app by clearing cache & data so it will work normally again. Also do something about the spam bot comments. And bring back the dislike button statistics. Having both sets of data can be useful.

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