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Xbox One YouTube app gets revamped interface

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If you own an Xbox One and checked out the console's dedicated YouTube app sometime in the last 24 hours or so, you may have noticed that the app has an all new user interface. Today, Google offered more details about the YouTube TV app revamp, which will be rolled out to other set-top boxes, game consoles and smart televisions in the coming weeks and months.

The design is HTML5-based, which means anyone with a compatible web browser can also check out the new YouTube TV UI right now. Google says:

"The channels you subscribe to and videos you care about will be a click away with a guide on the left side that's just like the guide you see on YouTube on your computer, phone, and tablet. When you sign in, you can jump to all the latest videos from your subscriptions and recommendations in the What to Watch section, or pop on a playlist you've saved such as Blogilates' Cardio AB Attack and turn your TV into a workout buddy."

The revamped design also allows users to see any new playlists created by a user's favorite YouTube channels. If you own an Xbox One, what do you think about the changes made to the YouTube app.

Source: Google

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Xbox One YouTube app gets revamped interface

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There is one. Well, technically there WAS one. The app was pulled back by Microsoft after a dbag move by Google. BUT if your phone is dev unlocked, you can sideload that app. I use it up to this day.

Just to clarify DennisSVDG, MS developed the app. Google made MS pull it from the store.

So... It was Google's fault.

Just wanted to make sure you got the right end of the stick. Google=bad, hmmm kay?

Which rule did Microsoft not respect? The download option which it initially had, Microsoft updated it and removed the option to do so in a follow-up update. The reason Google asked to removed the app was because the asked it for it be HTML5-based which NONE of their mobile apps for iOS and Android is HTML5. This happened last year and until NOW Google is releasing an HTML5 app for the Xbox.

Just think a little, Google have been trying for a long time to completly move YouTube to HTML5.... then comes the little MS boy and says "uh, I'mma maka an YouTube flash app".

After all the work Google is doing to move YT to HTML5 Microsoft comes and make a flash app, after all the effort from Google MS come and makes one more app that will need to change to HTML5 in the future?

Hell no, they want MS to create an app that is already on HTML5 instead of making one that goes against all the trend of the YT apps from Google and become one more app that will have a pendent HTML5 version to deliver....

It ain't too hard to understand that.

Interop is for Samsung unlocked devices only, no interop is for every 8.0 device
try the second link i've edited, it may work better
and by the way, i tried both of them on 520 :)

I want a friggin chatpad or keyboard for YouTube in smartglass, is it available? Until it is a suboptimal experience compared to 360.

You can "activate" the ability to search using your phone or tablet's web browser, click play there, and have YouTube send the command to your Xbone to start playing it. It's kind of clunky, and every time I try to use it I have to "re-activate" it by generating a new code and entering it in. So there is an option, as bad as it is.

It's nowhere near as convenient as just using a SmartGlass keyboard would be, though, and still a far cry from the 360's Chatpad (oh, how I miss that thing when I pick up my Xbone controller).

There is absolutely no reason to use that app until they change that bloody awful search function! The only positive is that playstation owners have to suffer with the same horrid search. Why on earth it doesn't have a keyboard ive no idea!

Google is black lobbing youtube app on Xbox One. Try TubeCast on your windows phone with the same video as Google Youtube App on Xbox 1 (720p) Google app stops while dnla send to Xbox video app by Tubecast is flawless

There's a reason they were demanding that from Microsoft. They're moving all the YouTube apps to HTML5. The website version already runs on it.

Yea, YouTube videos still definetley run on flash. I was just watching a youtube video, I saw flash was running, made it close, and the youtube video stopped playing

Can't Microsoft be a bitch and just block this app until Google starts developing for WP? I'm sure Google won't like the idea of missing out on all those Xbox users.. Lol :)

Then everyone else would be mad at Microsoft for doing so. It's self-harming and a "silly" idea, for lack of a better word

LOL "All" those minority called Xbox One users.

Microsoft is really the only one to lose if their console become the only one in the 8th gen to lack a basic, mandatory Youtube app.

So Google makes a YouTube app for a device with a user base of less than 5 million, but outright refuses to make one for a platform with 80+ million users? Makes. No. Sense.

Except the expected growth of the Xbox user base is far greater than that in WP that is stagnant (to not call it DOA yet).

Windows Phone has 80+ million users right now. It will take years for the Xbox One to reach that number (for comparison, it took Microsoft 8 years to sell 80 million Xbox 360's).

Hmmm it still forces you to pair your phone to be able to search properly :( - who honestly has the time???

The update came out a few days ago actually and it's riddled with bugs and is constantly freezing. Wish I could stop using YouTube

Ok, I'll see it when I get home I'm sure. I subscribe to a couple dozen channels and use YouTube on my xb1 more than I play games or watch Netflix! I hope it's good.

Can't wait for it to come back to WP. I'm sure it's going to be next. I hope they come up with more excuses to block it again

This should be a universal app so it will work on Windows Phone. It's rude and insulting that google has Windows Phone black listed but supports Microsoft's game consoles.

Do some videos suffer the "not supported on this platform" message that you get on mobile? Example the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics?

Has anyone tried it with Smart Glass?  I sure hope you can now use smart glass to type in a search string.  Searching in the old app was painful.

It's a huge improvement, and more importantly for me, it now works perfectly with the Xbox Ones remote! The remote also works very nice with Bluray movies as well.

Wow, so I tried it. It's actually pretty terrible. No experience is ever improved by providing less information on screen and requiring more clicks to get where you need.

Hopefully they changed the search keyboard layout to the one the Xbox uses. I hate going back and forth through that line of letters

Seriously lol, looked neat on the pictures.

Go to website, jawdropping how awful it works, fuck that shit.
 

OMG the worst update ever! I used to be able to just scroll down each of my subscriptions and play their latest uploaded video in seconds. NOW its press guide, then select, then find uploads and then play ! What a step back. Worst update. So clunky using youtube now. Thanks for nothing