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YouTube v5.0 arrives for Android with a brand new user interface

Posted In News - By AndroidPress on Monday, August 19th, 2013 With No Comments »

Whoa! Out of nowhere this afternoon the folks from Google have just released a massive update to YouTube with some of the biggest and best changes yet. We have a completely redesigned and reworked YouTube, complete with a new icon, Google Now card-style user interface, multitasking and picture-in-picture, and much much more. Check it out and download the newest version below.

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YouTube has just been completely redesigned from the ground up. Everything is different, for the better, and the slide-out menu is better than ever off to the left. The new app just arrived on the Play Store, and is a staged rollout. If you don’t get the update right away (which is happening a lot lately) we have the APK available for download below.

So what’s new? Lots of stuff! The new YouTube has a familiar Google Now style user interface with the “cards” layout. We have a feeling all their apps, and Android 5.0 KLP will move to this direction quite a bit. There’s now in-app multitasking, or picture-in-picture. You can minimize and watch a video while browsing for the next video at the same time. This will really come in handy, and even more so while streaming via Chromecast.

The minimize button will throw a playing video to the bottom corner, then you can expand it, or swipe to clear. While swiping the audio actually fades as the video does, it’s a neat effect, and is just awesome. Google’s really stepping things up here. You’ll understand once you try it. We also have quick access via a dropdown for playlists, videos, history, favorites and more, as well as the usual slide-out bar.

Everything looks different, the HD and CC buttons are gone and now in the menu instead of wasting space on the screen. This is quite a huge change to randomly just appear this afternoon, and we’re loving it. Check for updates yourself or grab the download link below.

VIA: Google Play
Download: YouTube v5.0.21

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