Finally: YouTube for iOS Gets Fullscreen Portrait Videos, Push Notifications

YouTube for iOS has been updated to support fullscreen portrait videos and also push notifications for your subscriptions. The addition comes after Android YouTube users received a similar fullscreen update for vertical videos.

Previously, portrait videos viewed in fullscreen mode would have black bars on the sides. That has now changed, as seen below:

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In settings, you can now configure push notifications for the app, but the option must be first toggled on in your iOS settings. So now when your favourite ‘Tuber releases a new video, you’ll be notified right away:

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Also, you’ll notice the app has received the Material Design trend being utilized by Google, specifically the side menu bar.

Click here to download YouTube for iOS in the App Store. Let us know how you’re liking these new additions to the app.