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4.3
111.0M+ Ratings
  1. 5
    71+%
  2. 4
    9+%
  3. 3
    6+%
  4. 2
    3+%
  5. 1
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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By MyEinsamkeit
    YouTube is the only decent video site around, the app works just fine and its easy to browse and navigate. The ads are not bad at all on my cell phones. As for the desktop version, use "ad guard" and you wont see any ads. YouTube has everything you would want in a video site: Night mode, comments, thumbs up feature, able to see copyright claims, easy to browse, playlists, able to see your subscribers, lots of search filters, fast playback, lots of content. The only problems are: The overall layout and design is outdated looking, user channels are terrible looking, Dailymotion has a better layout and design, but i recommend YouTube over Dailymotion, because Dailymotion has no comments. 4 Stars, but they need to upgrade and update their channel and front page layout, everything looks outdated.
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  • 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!
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By Dhruv Patel
    Please fix your app, some videos are incorrectly marked "made for kids" (without me knowing) and when I swipe down to watch something else, the disabled mini-player notif. pops up directly after, and I end up hitting "LEARN MORE" instead of closing the video ("X") Unless this is fixed, I'm not changing my 3-star rating, YT is becoming less user-friendly by the day
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By • S p a r k l e A l p h a •
    when i spend too much time in youtube it becomes laggy, very. And.. i can't seem to play any videos i downloaded, it always shows a "waiting for download to resume" so i can't watch downloaded videos. Whenever i put a video to a playlist and click add to playlist it doesn't mark; there's no check mark. Whenever there is a link in a comment/post and i click "read more" it brings me to the link instead of showing the rest of the comment/post. This happened since around December.
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By Swaraj Ramesh
    Last update broke it. App doesn't transition from PiP mode to normal mode as it should. Another problem that's been around for longer is the issue where nothing loads on WiFi, even though all other apps can access the internet without issues, and I've to switch to mobile data just to see the list of videos and then switch back to WiFi again after playing something.
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  • 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.
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  • Sensors too many videos May 26, 2020

    By jasneskis
    1. This app is very good for the most part. Lately it has been censoring too many videos. I have to now go to other places on the web to see what I need to learn. 2. When casting there needs to be a way to change the play back speed of a video. It works on small computer, phone and tablet. It needs to work when casting also. 3. When casting I can have videos added to queue to play in order I choose. It would be nice to be able to set this feature for the computer, tablet and phone too. 4. It would be nice if I didn’t loose my active queue list every time I stopped casting. Than I have to set it up all over again . Usually I play videos I found and want to see 1 minute so they will be saved to history and easy to find again to set up again on my queue list. 5. The 10 second foreword or back is nice when casting videos. This feature should be available on tablet and computer. Stop start rewind is an extremely important feature for my use when learning. It would be nice if time were available in 30 second forward/back times also.
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By Harsh Varma
    So a new bug has been bothering me since this morning and I am so annoyed. This is a whole new bug in which the home screen of YouTube has an old video from subscriptions and below goes a list of community posts, the community posts never end and keeps going, I don't get random videos recommendations now based on my intrest. This app is just getting worsened day by day despite the fact that it belongs to such a big company Google. Hoping to see some fix soon.
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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

  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Zaman Jakhro
    Horrible video sharing platform. I've used this platform for years and its completely degraded in quality over the years. Moderation is absolute trash, just trying to get monetization is an uphill struggle, and the copyright troll problem is practically unopposed and dominant. All while the platform continually pushes more child friendly content that isn't even that good and ruins ACTUAL content. 0/10, worst video sharing platform on the planet.
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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Heslashe
    Good application for every devices. It can entertain you for hours. You just need to find channels/creators you like. So I would like to give a suggestion. I suggest the developer to add a new feature in the "search bar settings" that allows the users to search something that matches a channel/creator's about page. It would be nice to give the about page more meaning. I have taken time to write this and I hope my time for reviewing won't go to waste. I expect the developers to respond thanks!
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  • I have an idea for the inbox tab Jun 8, 2020

    By Stoocy05
    I love using the app so much, and other than the comment section being moved, it’s great. I have an idea, though. What if you change the way the “Inbox” tab works? Like when you click the “Inbox” tab, there are two separate tabs on the top. One should obviously be for new videos from your subscription feed and the other should be notifications from comments you’ve left. I tend to comment quite a lot and often find myself scrolling through many videos in my inbox just to find the comment I’m looking for. I also know that many don’t like commenting, so that tab will be kinda useless for them, but what if you make it an option for the users in settings? It would really improve user experience, especially those like me, who like commenting a lot. It would be nice to see this implemented in the app!
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  • Garbage on iPad Aug 16, 2019

    By Really_tried
    Going full screen, moving around the video, or just have a transition from the video to the ad will almost guarantee that the whole app will glitch out. Not only do I have to exit out and close the app multiple times to fix the problem, I have to wait for the sounds from the ad/video to stop playing-even after I exit the app-then go back in and have everything back to normal. I also have to click on the notification feed multiple times until it registers that my inbox has already opened and stop displaying that number on top of the icon, which is the number of new videos uploaded by channels I have the bell ringed. And lastly, there is just no support for the implementation of the community feed on the iPad, even though other devices do. It’s just stupid. Garbage company, garbage decisions, garbage staff. Vimeo is looking better than ever.
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  • What I love about U Tube! Nov 14, 2019

    By The Apple Corps1
    Almost every site starts out very user friendly, useful and most of all...free! Unfortunately, as greed goes, so do new fees, so called upgrades and no so updates that turn out to be new fees. Not so with U Tube! As with anything now, the are great people for the most, that use this service, but there are crazies that have abused the service. The only complaint is an innocent little video that I put out about kittens that someone put some very nasty comments about it. We rescue animals to save them. This person was very creepy. I do recall that it was a person that had put together voices that were imitations of John Lennon and Paul McCartney talking about events that never happened. I’m not a Beatles expert, but I knew the conversations never happened. I commented that the conversations weren’t real. I’m sure that’s why the author made the comments on my innocent little video.
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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By MyEinsamkeit
    YouTube is the only decent video site around, the app works just fine and its easy to browse and navigate. The ads are not bad at all on my cell phones. As for the desktop version, use "ad guard" and you wont see any ads. YouTube has everything you would want in a video site: Night mode, comments, thumbs up feature, able to see copyright claims, easy to browse, playlists, able to see your subscribers, lots of search filters, fast playback, lots of content. The only problems are: The overall layout and design is outdated looking, user channels are terrible looking, Dailymotion has a better layout and design, but i recommend YouTube over Dailymotion, because Dailymotion has no comments. 4 Stars, but they need to upgrade and update their channel and front page layout, everything looks outdated.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • It was fine when everything wasn’t for kids Nov 12, 2020

    By Djpartypon3
    Don’t get me wrong I understand that some cartoons are meant for children but when you notice that there are animated adult content that’s being counted as being for kids too. I watch adult animated shows and I sometimes like to add a comment but I can’t do that anymore because apparently it’s for kids. The comment section is where you can post whatever you want but if you feel you wanna speak your mind about something then that’s okay. The most annoying thing about this is, that’s not even the worst part about it. I get ads that are about toys or whatever even though I’m watching something that has nothing to do with what I’m watching. Anyway, another problem that I have is that the loading takes awhile even if it’s connected it takes awhile and then it crashes. Overall it’s still a good app I just think it still needs some more adjustments and I still miss the way it used to be.
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  • Amazing app but tiny annoying features. Oct 15, 2020

    By WheresMyDad99
    I love this app. I have met many amazing people through it, and it’s sort of a pass-time mostly for me. The only things keeping me from giving this the 5 stars it deserves, are it’s new updates. I haven’t checked computer updates but on mobile description and comments are completely separate from each other. Instead of just clicking a button to read the description, it pulls it up completely covering everything else, same with the comments. Instead of just scrolling down, it is right by the top, which I don’t think is much of a problem other than confusing, but the fact that it takes up the entire bottom half of your screen if you click on it is annoying. I really don’t like having to take the time to click in and out of these. I really don’t care a ton or think it’s the end of the world, it’s just really annoying.
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By Dhruv Patel
    Please fix your app, some videos are incorrectly marked "made for kids" (without me knowing) and when I swipe down to watch something else, the disabled mini-player notif. pops up directly after, and I end up hitting "LEARN MORE" instead of closing the video ("X") Unless this is fixed, I'm not changing my 3-star rating, YT is becoming less user-friendly by the day
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  • 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.
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  • Downloads/Premium Oct 28, 2020

    By 김 재넌
    For days now it keeps deleting my downloads. I’ve downloaded over 200 videos and now they’re gone. Twice. I don’t know if it’s the update, but you need to fix this. I’m paying almost $17 and it doesn’t even work right. I keep re-downloading them, but a couple hours later, they’re gone. First it says it’s having trouble loading them, then it straight up deletes them. This is one of the big features I use and if it keeps doing this I might as well cancel the subscription. And don’t get me started on the ‘no ad’ feature. Every time I go on a different device on the same account I have premium on, I get ads. I’m actually starting to get annoyed. I use the downloads to listen to music offline. Each time I go offline; “Cannot load downloads” and then, “No videos downloaded.” Please fix this because it’s a long process to download all of the videos back onto my device. If anyone is going to get premium, do not buy it until they fix this issue.
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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Carnotaur Bites
    So, most people are complaining about there being to many ANNOYING ads, I'm not here about that, so a couple days ago, my YouTube started kicking me off as soon as it loaded up the app, it happened on my tablet once and I uninstalled the latest updates and it was fixed, whereas on my phone, if you uninstall the updates, it makes you install it again, PLEASE Fix this, YouTube is my favourite video whatching app and I don't even mind the ads, just please fix this.😀 (P.s can you fix the ads too)
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  • Strange status Bar glitch Mar 31, 2018

    By The One And Only The Prodigy!
    Hi there… This app is great… But there is one problem… there is a strange status bar bug… lets say you are watching a video… And you want to check the time The time doesn't change… If you check the status bar while watching a video for example… Let's say I play a video that is 15 minutes long… At 9:31 AM and when that video is finished… It's already 9:47 AM unless… You exit out the video… The time still says 9:31 AM it'll be 5 o'clock in the afternoon and the status bar would still say 9:31 AM it's like… The clock got stuck The time doesn't change… Unless you restart the app… Or exit out the video also… Nothing in the status bar changes including the battery level The only way to see the correct time and all of the other information displayed you have to exit out the video And… For the iPad version if you select add to bye accident there is no cancel button it's been like that for three years please fix those issues… There really annoying
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  • 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.
    more
  • Sensors too many videos May 26, 2020

    By jasneskis
    1. This app is very good for the most part. Lately it has been censoring too many videos. I have to now go to other places on the web to see what I need to learn. 2. When casting there needs to be a way to change the play back speed of a video. It works on small computer, phone and tablet. It needs to work when casting also. 3. When casting I can have videos added to queue to play in order I choose. It would be nice to be able to set this feature for the computer, tablet and phone too. 4. It would be nice if I didn’t loose my active queue list every time I stopped casting. Than I have to set it up all over again . Usually I play videos I found and want to see 1 minute so they will be saved to history and easy to find again to set up again on my queue list. 5. The 10 second foreword or back is nice when casting videos. This feature should be available on tablet and computer. Stop start rewind is an extremely important feature for my use when learning. It would be nice if time were available in 30 second forward/back times also.
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  • Moving the comment section back May 13, 2020

    By Leewan Leewan
    It was a good app. Didn’t like the change for moving the on-going video to the small bar too much cos it really doesn’t let me view the video concurrently while I am scrolling through other stuffs because it’s so small. But it wasn’t a deal breaker. Now the comment section is. It’s not user friendly neither is it intuitive. There are changes that just take time to get used to but it’s for the better, but the change to the comment section is definitely not one of them. The movement to scroll makes a lot more sense than requiring me to tap to expand. It’s entirely too easy to exit out the comment section when I want to return to all comments after I clicked into the more replies. I was more than happy when you guys changed it back the first time only to find it’s been updated again recently. Please stop trying to move the comment section can you? Even if you had to do this, then at least let me swipe right to go back to the “all comment” after I clicked into one reply, instead of only taping the “back” arrow on the top left.
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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Mya
    Terrible. I think it's the new update, but I can't log into my other accounts. When I pressed "switch account" all it does is load all day long. I tried uninstalling YouTube but it kept loading too. After that I left playstore and then opened it again to check and it says "update" or "open". I tried opening it and I can switch accounts but after I updated YouTube, I can't anymore
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  • 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.
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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By • S p a r k l e A l p h a •
    when i spend too much time in youtube it becomes laggy, very. And.. i can't seem to play any videos i downloaded, it always shows a "waiting for download to resume" so i can't watch downloaded videos. Whenever i put a video to a playlist and click add to playlist it doesn't mark; there's no check mark. Whenever there is a link in a comment/post and i click "read more" it brings me to the link instead of showing the rest of the comment/post. This happened since around December.
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By Swaraj Ramesh
    Last update broke it. App doesn't transition from PiP mode to normal mode as it should. Another problem that's been around for longer is the issue where nothing loads on WiFi, even though all other apps can access the internet without issues, and I've to switch to mobile data just to see the list of videos and then switch back to WiFi again after playing something.
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By Harsh Varma
    So a new bug has been bothering me since this morning and I am so annoyed. This is a whole new bug in which the home screen of YouTube has an old video from subscriptions and below goes a list of community posts, the community posts never end and keeps going, I don't get random videos recommendations now based on my intrest. This app is just getting worsened day by day despite the fact that it belongs to such a big company Google. Hoping to see some fix soon.
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  • Chromecasting is going way downhill. Dec 17, 2020

    By enigmamonkey
    Thanks to the latest updates, Chromecasting has gotten worse. I’m a huge fan of YT, watch it very regularly, Chromecasting to my Roku. However, when not fully focused on the video and browsing for more content, instead of a small (and easy to use) bar at the bottom of the app when casting, they *cover* content with a pointless thumbnail of the video you’re currently watching. Again, this is being casted already, so this is a pointless picture-in-picture mode that does nothing except cover up what you’re currently trying to look at. A total step backward. Particularly since now this means that the chromecast playlist is buried *inside* the comments section of the currently playing video. It’s smaller, the list is very compact and now much harder to select items without accidentally tapping something. It feels as if they’ve done this intentionally in order to get you to keep scrolling, which is to the detriment to their users and keep you distracted. However, the reality is it instead annoys me and makes me not want to cast videos at all, resulting in less use. Such a poor design on on their UI/UX team.
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By REDARROW GAMING
    Recently I've been having a lot of issues with this app, it is very laggy and I'm not able to use this app like before. At first I thought it was my phone but then I realised my other apps are normal, scrolling through the reviews I realised I'm not the only one having this issue, It has made me lose interest in using YouTube, I hope this issue gets fixed as soon as possible, thank you
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