When Apple releases iOS 6 this week, the built-in YouTube app on your iOS devices will disappear the moment you update your devices. But you won’t miss it, because right on cue, Google has launched its official YouTube app for iPhone, and it’s available to download now.
“The new app is built by YouTube engineers, to give our iPhone and iPod touch users the best mobile experience,” Google boasts.
In addition to access to “tens of thousands more videos,” the app offers a new YouTube channel guide, faster search tools, more ways to share videos with your friends, and lots more.
As noted by MacRumors, the app can play “tens of thousands more videos” because it supports videos with ads. Apple’s built-in YouTube app didn’t, so videos with ads didn’t show. That’s why some of the videos you enjoyed on your computer wouldn’t appear on your iPhone.
Unfortunately, the new app doesn’t yet support the iPad. But Google promises that it’s “working on an optimized version of the YouTube app for iPad in the coming months.”
So what are you waiting for? Go download it!