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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

  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Aidre Cabrera
    Overall, YouTube is an excellent multimedia application. I have been using YouTube for entertainment for decades now, and so far so good. I love the new YouTube short features and new user interface. Furthermore, the efficient video delivery is superb. And I also love how the algorithm presents me with my personalized video suggestions. However, one drawback that is annoying is how the advertisement are displayed. And, when it comes to frequent display of multiple unskippable advertisments.
  • Problem With Comments On Videos. Aug 17, 2021

    By 3dpony
    I don’t know if this is happening to other people, but for some reason I can’t see comments because they are disabled. Every time when I upload a video, I always have the comment settings on, meaning I always set it to “No, it’s not made for kids.” But when I check to see if the description worked and if everything is set up, it will say “Comments are turned off.” I’ve noticed that some people are having the same issue. If people are having the same issue with comments being disabled when you clearly set it to have comments, there can be 3 reasons why they have it not set. 1, they probably don’t like comments in general and just find it to be annoying to get tons of notifications about comments even though you can turn the notifications for comments without having to completely disable the function. 2, they know that they’re video is made for kids and respect the reason why comments can be sort of bad for younger viewers. And 3, they are going through the same issue I’m going through with comments being disabled randomly. I’ve also noticed that this issue doesn’t happened to people who have a good subscribe count like for example someone with 5k subscribers. If this issue is possible to solve, that would be very much appreciated for the comments function to be fixed. Thank you.
  • 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.
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Kent Peterson
    Thought it was just me and my phone was just getting old but after reading other people comments, I have the same complaint. Lately my phone freezes if I click on library. Had the app for years and it's been great but lately I been having that problem. I have to keep closing YouTube until eventually it lets me into the library. After reading other people comments I'm thinking maybe my phone not the problem and it's the app.
  • Two Issues with this app Feb 15, 2021

    By JIyanah21
    Hi, so I’m having a two issues with this app so hopefully someone will see this; 1) My playlists are not updating: so I added a few songs to one of my playlist and when I click on the song that I want to play it’s not there even though it said that it was added to my playlist so when I refresh the page hoping that it would work it’s still not there (I.e. I have 222 songs in my playlist but when I click on one song it says I only have 220) I tried to rearrange the songs in the playlist to see if it would show up this time but it doesn’t which leads to the next issue... the refreshing the page issue. 2) When I refresh the page all of my playlist are deleted the only thing that’s on the page is my watch later, history, but when I refresh the page again some of my playlists come back but the rest of them are still missing (and no I didn’t delete them) I refresh the page again and all of them are back but I feel like I shouldn’t have to refresh the page three times in order to get all of my playlists back you know what I mean? I tried deleting the app and reinstalling to see if that would work but it doesn’t and this has been going on for the past couple of days.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By LiveWire Chaos
    I'm used to youtube since it's most popular of all streaming. It's where I listen to music as well. But the constant repetition of the same advert over and over is absolutely annoying. And if that's not enough when I'm trying to listen to anything else that's really long, some adverts will drone on so much that it makes me think it's a part of my list and pisses me off. Some features should be available without having to pay the $50 a month. Background window especially when my device is off.
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Aidre Cabrera
    Overall, YouTube is an excellent multimedia application. I have been using YouTube for entertainment for decades now, and so far so good. I love the new YouTube short features and new user interface. Furthermore, the efficient video delivery is superb. And I also love how the algorithm presents me with my personalized video suggestions. However, one drawback that is annoying is how the advertisement are displayed. And, when it comes to frequent display of multiple unskippable advertisments.
  • Problem With Comments On Videos. Aug 17, 2021

    By 3dpony
    I don’t know if this is happening to other people, but for some reason I can’t see comments because they are disabled. Every time when I upload a video, I always have the comment settings on, meaning I always set it to “No, it’s not made for kids.” But when I check to see if the description worked and if everything is set up, it will say “Comments are turned off.” I’ve noticed that some people are having the same issue. If people are having the same issue with comments being disabled when you clearly set it to have comments, there can be 3 reasons why they have it not set. 1, they probably don’t like comments in general and just find it to be annoying to get tons of notifications about comments even though you can turn the notifications for comments without having to completely disable the function. 2, they know that they’re video is made for kids and respect the reason why comments can be sort of bad for younger viewers. And 3, they are going through the same issue I’m going through with comments being disabled randomly. I’ve also noticed that this issue doesn’t happened to people who have a good subscribe count like for example someone with 5k subscribers. If this issue is possible to solve, that would be very much appreciated for the comments function to be fixed. Thank you.
  • 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.
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Kent Peterson
    Thought it was just me and my phone was just getting old but after reading other people comments, I have the same complaint. Lately my phone freezes if I click on library. Had the app for years and it's been great but lately I been having that problem. I have to keep closing YouTube until eventually it lets me into the library. After reading other people comments I'm thinking maybe my phone not the problem and it's the app.
  • Two Issues with this app Feb 15, 2021

    By JIyanah21
    Hi, so I’m having a two issues with this app so hopefully someone will see this; 1) My playlists are not updating: so I added a few songs to one of my playlist and when I click on the song that I want to play it’s not there even though it said that it was added to my playlist so when I refresh the page hoping that it would work it’s still not there (I.e. I have 222 songs in my playlist but when I click on one song it says I only have 220) I tried to rearrange the songs in the playlist to see if it would show up this time but it doesn’t which leads to the next issue... the refreshing the page issue. 2) When I refresh the page all of my playlist are deleted the only thing that’s on the page is my watch later, history, but when I refresh the page again some of my playlists come back but the rest of them are still missing (and no I didn’t delete them) I refresh the page again and all of them are back but I feel like I shouldn’t have to refresh the page three times in order to get all of my playlists back you know what I mean? I tried deleting the app and reinstalling to see if that would work but it doesn’t and this has been going on for the past couple of days.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By LiveWire Chaos
    I'm used to youtube since it's most popular of all streaming. It's where I listen to music as well. But the constant repetition of the same advert over and over is absolutely annoying. And if that's not enough when I'm trying to listen to anything else that's really long, some adverts will drone on so much that it makes me think it's a part of my list and pisses me off. Some features should be available without having to pay the $50 a month. Background window especially when my device is off.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Eleanor Hartfield
    Love it... My son, some of my nephews & neices, my sister, mother, me et.al. (little kid to geezer) have used my account to look up and listen to a huge variety of things. All sorts of suggestions come up when I go on. So I get to see and listen to all sorts of things that normally I wouldn't. Some of these things make me say, "whaaatt?!?!". Some go to "watch later" so I can always come back to explore. And many get added to my playlist ... which is always changing ...love it.
  • 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.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Jen 7
    The app itself is glitchy and buggy. I open it up and it freezes. I always have to close the app. This is even when I was on premium! It would not load any of my downloaded videos, take forever to load ( on wifi and 5g 4 bars!) It does not recommend any new videos it only recommends videos from 3 years ago! This need to be fixed. Going on premium does NOT make it better.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Leon Fredriksen
    This new algorithm is terrible! When I watch a video it recommends videos I've already watched. I wish it would go back to the way it used to be. Before I'd watch a music video and it'd recommend similar songs, that I'd never seen before. So sick of hearing the same things over and over again. Youtube recommend videos back in the day helped me discover a whole world of music now it's just showing me things I've already seen. I don't want to listen to 50 versions of the same song 😫
  • They screwed up this update May 14, 2021

    By Prof SB
    Totally screwed up this update. Now the top of the UI with the notification bell etc. end up ABOVE the top of the screen. Pulling down as if to refresh makes it visible again, but you can’t tap the bell or anything; it just springs back up when you release 🙄 I also HATE HATE HATE that playing something from a playlist opens up the freaking playlist ON THE VIDEO PAGE, completely obscuring the video interaction buttons like thumbs up/down, comments, etc. My hunch is that they do this to hide whether or not you’ve already watched it to try to trick you into watching it again for the ad views. They love doing this in the main feed, where they’ll usually show you a red bar at the bottom of the thumbnail for videos you’ve already watched before, but not always! Sometimes you’ll tap to check and then see that you’ve already watched it before because you already gave it a thumbs up or down. It’s infuriating that they insist on trying to trick you into rewatching stuff. I NEVER WANT TO REWATCH A VIDEO! Finally, WHY IS THERE NO OPTION TO DISABLE AUTOPLAY ON PLAYLISTS?! If I watch a video from my Watch Later playlist, that does NOT mean I then want to automatically watch every other video on the entire list! STOP IT!
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Alessandro Vanuzzo
    Fix the playlists, you know what I mean, this bug is been there for years. And oh my gosh the ads. THE ADS. Edit: so now if you open a video and get an ad, you can't close it and repoen it anymore, the ad will continue to pop up forever. Good job guys, you're succeeding into annoying the users even more. Don't know why is that your goal but, good job.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By John Oziminski
    This app is a super DUD!! I tried to go to it,giant android head coming apart,a dazed expression . At bottom of screen says "UPDATE". Can't by pass this screen. Click UPDATE. Goes to Play Store. A choice,UPDATE or OPEN. Click UPDATE it's been 15 minutes,the spinning line keeps going,it never stops. This a subtle hint I should pay for PREMIUM choice? Thus app IS A BIG DUD
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Brilliyan
    Idk if this is only happening to me or not but it seems a video with a low viewers tends to buffer a lot. It has already happened to me a lot of the times. But if i watch a vid with a high viewcount using the same network it's fine in 720/1080p. This doesn't happen at all in pc while still using the same network. So the problem lies within the app
  • 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!
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Andrew Wagner
    I have a 435 mbps downlink. That's enough to download an entire 4k movie in minutes. Yet somehow whenever I use this app to try and watch a video I have to wait 20 seconds of buffering just to watch 5 seconds of video before I have to buffer again (not even going to get started on ads) . I'm on a Note 20 Ultra.
  • The End Feb 21, 2021

    By soothsayer 🎱
    What has happened to YT is tragic. I have been a fan and member since the second year it came out, if I’m not mistaken. I’ve been on so long that I originally signed up with AOL bc that was the only thing available at the time. That’s how long I have been on YT. So I am a loooong time member and fan. It used to be one of the best things that has ever happened to the internet. It was fun, exciting, mysterious, educational and groundbreaking. NOT ANYMORE. It is now a shell of its former self. It is now like everything else. Created only to make money. Ad after ad after ad. It’s an invasion. I am interested in what people have to say or what they made or did. Now it’s, insurance ads, political ads, censorship and control. It’s worse than “reality shows” and reality shows are by far the absolute worse thing ever. I used to spend countless hours on it, now I spend less than an hour per week...if that. Horrible. I’m just like everyone else...I’m moving on. The sad thing is that YT doesn’t give a blip about what I think or what any of us think. This has been proven by its continued status of nonsense and greed. Every update is NOT to fix a glitch it’s to place a fresh batch of ads! No thanks. I’m out!
  • You Tube is no longer a service provider but a ideological machine Sep 19, 2021

    By LT Greek
    At one time I considered being a You Tube Creator before the dark times, before the demonetization of perfectly valid, legal and even wholesome content! Now you seem to be agenda driven ideologues. You drive creators off the platform who teach firearm safety, safety assembly and disability of firearms for example. The knife collector and reviewers are afraid to use the term knife in fear they will get a Strike for violating some vague You Tube policies that no one but you knows, I believe you make up on the fly, and then will not disclose to the creators when they ask what they violated. You demonetize creators yet run continue to run ad’s on their creation and turn around and say that you demonetized the channel because you fear advertisers will be offended! What a ratchet. Though I did lose some investment in equipment cost, I a certainly glad I saw this coming before I got locked into this scam and ideologically driven propaganda. I only stay here because of the creators that I enjoy, remember that. I am not here because its You Tube. I come here to be entertained and informed by creators I enjoy watching. Once you drive them off then I am gone, not hat you care.
  • 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 2021: Expert Review

    Best Apps for Getting Paid to Live Stream 2021: 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

  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Aidre Cabrera
    Overall, YouTube is an excellent multimedia application. I have been using YouTube for entertainment for decades now, and so far so good. I love the new YouTube short features and new user interface. Furthermore, the efficient video delivery is superb. And I also love how the algorithm presents me with my personalized video suggestions. However, one drawback that is annoying is how the advertisement are displayed. And, when it comes to frequent display of multiple unskippable advertisments.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By LiveWire Chaos
    I'm used to youtube since it's most popular of all streaming. It's where I listen to music as well. But the constant repetition of the same advert over and over is absolutely annoying. And if that's not enough when I'm trying to listen to anything else that's really long, some adverts will drone on so much that it makes me think it's a part of my list and pisses me off. Some features should be available without having to pay the $50 a month. Background window especially when my device is off.
  • 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.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Unik Kroj
    Love the app 🤗. but last 12 months, ads have become nonsense. One, on the increased amount that they are showing. And two, the ad content shown to me cant be more off target, knowing all the data Youtube/Google extracts from me, and me allowing that just to pay back their hard work/money spent for what i get, and having ads that its basically the opposite of what i might like, disturbs me and its waist of money of the advertiser. Youtube learn a bit from Google, thought you are the same.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Dominador Narag
    Informative, i enjoy using this app... But nowadays, I don't like the words in big letters popping out of the videos while playing it... It serves as a total distraction specially if you wanted to take careful note of minute details of the videos blocked by big bold words popping out on the screen... I just hope you will correct this latest video feature... It's awful to my dismay...
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Thomas Ford
    A good video player with a few problems but is overall one of the best apps of its kind I've used, although it isn't as good as the versions on the pc and other devices due to phone limitations. I have recently had an issue where sometimes when I click on a video instead of the video loading up, I'm faced with a grey screen with the video's audio playing making the video unwatchable and this seems to happen at random. Please could this get fixed. (This bug seems to be fixed.)
  • 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.
  • Problem With Comments On Videos. Aug 17, 2021

    By 3dpony
    I don’t know if this is happening to other people, but for some reason I can’t see comments because they are disabled. Every time when I upload a video, I always have the comment settings on, meaning I always set it to “No, it’s not made for kids.” But when I check to see if the description worked and if everything is set up, it will say “Comments are turned off.” I’ve noticed that some people are having the same issue. If people are having the same issue with comments being disabled when you clearly set it to have comments, there can be 3 reasons why they have it not set. 1, they probably don’t like comments in general and just find it to be annoying to get tons of notifications about comments even though you can turn the notifications for comments without having to completely disable the function. 2, they know that they’re video is made for kids and respect the reason why comments can be sort of bad for younger viewers. And 3, they are going through the same issue I’m going through with comments being disabled randomly. I’ve also noticed that this issue doesn’t happened to people who have a good subscribe count like for example someone with 5k subscribers. If this issue is possible to solve, that would be very much appreciated for the comments function to be fixed. Thank you.
  • 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.
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Kent Peterson
    Thought it was just me and my phone was just getting old but after reading other people comments, I have the same complaint. Lately my phone freezes if I click on library. Had the app for years and it's been great but lately I been having that problem. I have to keep closing YouTube until eventually it lets me into the library. After reading other people comments I'm thinking maybe my phone not the problem and it's the app.
  • 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!
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Eleanor Hartfield
    Love it... My son, some of my nephews & neices, my sister, mother, me et.al. (little kid to geezer) have used my account to look up and listen to a huge variety of things. All sorts of suggestions come up when I go on. So I get to see and listen to all sorts of things that normally I wouldn't. Some of these things make me say, "whaaatt?!?!". Some go to "watch later" so I can always come back to explore. And many get added to my playlist ... which is always changing ...love it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Two Issues with this app Feb 15, 2021

    By JIyanah21
    Hi, so I’m having a two issues with this app so hopefully someone will see this; 1) My playlists are not updating: so I added a few songs to one of my playlist and when I click on the song that I want to play it’s not there even though it said that it was added to my playlist so when I refresh the page hoping that it would work it’s still not there (I.e. I have 222 songs in my playlist but when I click on one song it says I only have 220) I tried to rearrange the songs in the playlist to see if it would show up this time but it doesn’t which leads to the next issue... the refreshing the page issue. 2) When I refresh the page all of my playlist are deleted the only thing that’s on the page is my watch later, history, but when I refresh the page again some of my playlists come back but the rest of them are still missing (and no I didn’t delete them) I refresh the page again and all of them are back but I feel like I shouldn’t have to refresh the page three times in order to get all of my playlists back you know what I mean? I tried deleting the app and reinstalling to see if that would work but it doesn’t and this has been going on for the past couple of days.
  • 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!
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Tareq Ammar
    Every new update makes the app less smooth and more annoying to use. I don't have the fastest internet connection, so now whenever I double tap back to a previously loaded section, it has to load it up again for some reason which is annoying and takes too much time. The new video quality "feature" just throws 480 away as neither the low nor high include it, so 480 which is the best for me is just gone. Not to mention some bugs, how I'd click the video and no pause button or anything shows.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By reve luv
    This is my favorite app, that's why I'm super disappointed since it stopped working in an efficient way those last two months, I have absolutely zero access to my library and when ever I press the button the whole program will stop working and get stock until I shut it down and open it all over again, I love to go to see my history, and now I've started to hate the whole app bc of this problem, I really hope u will fix it soon.. its youtupe not some random app made by rookie!
  • 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.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Jen 7
    The app itself is glitchy and buggy. I open it up and it freezes. I always have to close the app. This is even when I was on premium! It would not load any of my downloaded videos, take forever to load ( on wifi and 5g 4 bars!) It does not recommend any new videos it only recommends videos from 3 years ago! This need to be fixed. Going on premium does NOT make it better.
  • They screwed up this update May 14, 2021

    By Prof SB
    Totally screwed up this update. Now the top of the UI with the notification bell etc. end up ABOVE the top of the screen. Pulling down as if to refresh makes it visible again, but you can’t tap the bell or anything; it just springs back up when you release 🙄 I also HATE HATE HATE that playing something from a playlist opens up the freaking playlist ON THE VIDEO PAGE, completely obscuring the video interaction buttons like thumbs up/down, comments, etc. My hunch is that they do this to hide whether or not you’ve already watched it to try to trick you into watching it again for the ad views. They love doing this in the main feed, where they’ll usually show you a red bar at the bottom of the thumbnail for videos you’ve already watched before, but not always! Sometimes you’ll tap to check and then see that you’ve already watched it before because you already gave it a thumbs up or down. It’s infuriating that they insist on trying to trick you into rewatching stuff. I NEVER WANT TO REWATCH A VIDEO! Finally, WHY IS THERE NO OPTION TO DISABLE AUTOPLAY ON PLAYLISTS?! If I watch a video from my Watch Later playlist, that does NOT mean I then want to automatically watch every other video on the entire list! STOP IT!
  • 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.
  • Sep 14, 2021

    By Md Adnan Khan
    After the latest update in order to make the forward buttons and other things disappear I have to click on the cross symbol and that's not very convenient because earlier by toucing any part of the video area that would be done. Also the same is the case when u want to forward the video one has to slide the bottom rather than clicking on the desired point. So, please make it convenient for the users rather than forcing ur useless creativity into the app.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By John S Mayers
    App worsens with each update. 'What's new' remains the same despite too frequent updates. Ads now popping up in under one minute for videos of less than two minutes length. The ads would not be an issue if they played between short videos or in the middle of long videos. Algorithms now appear dysfunctional for recommended content. While subscribed content may or may not show up, many recommendations now appear for content after viewing only one item in a category.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Leon Fredriksen
    This new algorithm is terrible! When I watch a video it recommends videos I've already watched. I wish it would go back to the way it used to be. Before I'd watch a music video and it'd recommend similar songs, that I'd never seen before. So sick of hearing the same things over and over again. Youtube recommend videos back in the day helped me discover a whole world of music now it's just showing me things I've already seen. I don't want to listen to 50 versions of the same song 😫
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Alessandro Vanuzzo
    Fix the playlists, you know what I mean, this bug is been there for years. And oh my gosh the ads. THE ADS. Edit: so now if you open a video and get an ad, you can't close it and repoen it anymore, the ad will continue to pop up forever. Good job guys, you're succeeding into annoying the users even more. Don't know why is that your goal but, good job.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By John Oziminski
    This app is a super DUD!! I tried to go to it,giant android head coming apart,a dazed expression . At bottom of screen says "UPDATE". Can't by pass this screen. Click UPDATE. Goes to Play Store. A choice,UPDATE or OPEN. Click UPDATE it's been 15 minutes,the spinning line keeps going,it never stops. This a subtle hint I should pay for PREMIUM choice? Thus app IS A BIG DUD
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Brilliyan
    Idk if this is only happening to me or not but it seems a video with a low viewers tends to buffer a lot. It has already happened to me a lot of the times. But if i watch a vid with a high viewcount using the same network it's fine in 720/1080p. This doesn't happen at all in pc while still using the same network. So the problem lies within the app
  • 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!
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Andrew Wagner
    I have a 435 mbps downlink. That's enough to download an entire 4k movie in minutes. Yet somehow whenever I use this app to try and watch a video I have to wait 20 seconds of buffering just to watch 5 seconds of video before I have to buffer again (not even going to get started on ads) . I'm on a Note 20 Ultra.
  • The End Feb 21, 2021

    By soothsayer 🎱
    What has happened to YT is tragic. I have been a fan and member since the second year it came out, if I’m not mistaken. I’ve been on so long that I originally signed up with AOL bc that was the only thing available at the time. That’s how long I have been on YT. So I am a loooong time member and fan. It used to be one of the best things that has ever happened to the internet. It was fun, exciting, mysterious, educational and groundbreaking. NOT ANYMORE. It is now a shell of its former self. It is now like everything else. Created only to make money. Ad after ad after ad. It’s an invasion. I am interested in what people have to say or what they made or did. Now it’s, insurance ads, political ads, censorship and control. It’s worse than “reality shows” and reality shows are by far the absolute worse thing ever. I used to spend countless hours on it, now I spend less than an hour per week...if that. Horrible. I’m just like everyone else...I’m moving on. The sad thing is that YT doesn’t give a blip about what I think or what any of us think. This has been proven by its continued status of nonsense and greed. Every update is NOT to fix a glitch it’s to place a fresh batch of ads! No thanks. I’m out!
  • You Tube is no longer a service provider but a ideological machine Sep 19, 2021

    By LT Greek
    At one time I considered being a You Tube Creator before the dark times, before the demonetization of perfectly valid, legal and even wholesome content! Now you seem to be agenda driven ideologues. You drive creators off the platform who teach firearm safety, safety assembly and disability of firearms for example. The knife collector and reviewers are afraid to use the term knife in fear they will get a Strike for violating some vague You Tube policies that no one but you knows, I believe you make up on the fly, and then will not disclose to the creators when they ask what they violated. You demonetize creators yet run continue to run ad’s on their creation and turn around and say that you demonetized the channel because you fear advertisers will be offended! What a ratchet. Though I did lose some investment in equipment cost, I a certainly glad I saw this coming before I got locked into this scam and ideologically driven propaganda. I only stay here because of the creators that I enjoy, remember that. I am not here because its You Tube. I come here to be entertained and informed by creators I enjoy watching. Once you drive them off then I am gone, not hat you care.
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Cassandra Knight
    Can't get consistent video quality on auto, but I can't set what resolution I want to to be at for all videos. I have to manually do it every time I want to watch a video, or else suffer video going from 240p to 1080p to 4k to 144p on wifi. If you're going to take control away, at least make your garbage replacement features work even a little bit. Or better yet, just don't take control away! LET ME SET A DEFAULT OF 1080P ON EVERY VIDEO SO I DON'T HAVE TO MANUALLY CHANGE IT!!
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Muneeb Ahmad Butt
    Giving one star just because of Youtube Forcefully shows 2 or more ads before playing a video everytime; and the volume of ads is louder than the actual video۔ It is really embarraceful for the owner of this app to showing ads forcefully and free of cost. And the video quality have to set again an again.

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