YouTube Updates Their Mobile Site–It’s Awesome


As we posted on our sister site, YouTube has made a significant upgrade to the mobile version of their site. If you visit on your iPhone, you’ll notice an entirely new layout. Here’s what the Google Mobile Team had to say:

Here’s what’s new about the new mobile site:

* It’s really fast.
* The new user interface incorporates larger, more touch friendly elements, making it easier to access videos on the go.
* It incorporates the features and functionality you’ve come to expect from the .com site, like search query suggestions, the options to create playlists,the ability to designate “favorite,” “like,” or “unlike” videos directly from your device.
* As we make improvements to, you’ll see them quickly follow on our mobile site, unlike native apps which are not updated as frequently.

This new change makes their mobile site compete with the native YouTube app on the iPhone. I think it’s a lot easier to navigate. Thanks Google.

This new change looks even better on the iPad. Check out the following video for a quick demo:

Have you tried this out yet? Just visit on your iPhone!

[Google Mobile Blog]


  • I enjoy finally being able to watch HQ YouTube over 3G!

  • Dave

    What is the resolution of HQ for Youtube on phones?

  • Looks much nicer. I wish Apple would give Google control over the native Youtube application though. And hey, why not maps too?

  • I don't really watch much YouTube on my iPhone – and when I do so on the iPad I do in the native player, but I'll definitely try out the mobile site if it's that much easier to use!

    PS: I love it when there are articles with the word 'Awesome' in the Headline.

  •  Xaroc

    Wow. I would love to be able to Buffer 1.09 Minute HQ video in less then a second like they did in the video. Camera Magic? lol

    On the real, i like the new look. Sadly i never use it though, i always go for my YouTube app that came with my iphone.

  • Zeke2d

    hmm, this may be good because for me, youtube is SLOW on my ipod touch through the native youtube app