YouTube iOS App Gets Live Streaming and More

Google has updated the iOS YouTube app once again, this time to include access to live video streams for the first time. The user interface has also been improved to provide quicker access to new uploads in the "My Subscriptions" feed. YouTube fans will find the usual stability and performance improvements in version 1.3 as well.

YouTube iOS app updated

A video queue can be created using the new Add to TV feature, which will line up YouTube videos to play in the specified order. Videos added to the queue will be added to the end of the list, and once the video is started all of the items in the queue will play. Videos can also be removed from the TV Queue.

YouTube is available free from the App Store and requires iOS 5.0 or later. The official list of new features:

- Quick access to new uploads from subscriptions via "My Subscriptions" feed on the Guide
- Access to Live streams
- Queue up videos to play on TV
- One Channel branding for video creator channels
- Stability and performance improvements

Those with jailbroken devices beware. If you currently use ProTube or YourTube on your iOS device, there are reports that the YouTube 1.3 update will crash immediately. The update should be avoided for now, or if you're interested in running the latest YouTube app, ProTube or YourTube will need to be removed from your device using Cydia.