YouTube app for iOS has finally received a much awaited update. With an update released today, the YouTube iOS app supports Google Cardboard -allowing all videos to be watched in Virtual Reality. Only Android users had this privilege to watch all YouTube videos in VR till today.
Users will need to turn on Cardboard mode for a video in order to experience it in Virtual Reality. Simply tapping on the three circles in the top-right corner of a video and selecting the Cardboard icon will activate Cardboard mode. Whether or not a video was shot in 360 degrees and optimized for VR, the YouTube app will provide an immersive Virtual Reality experience.
Apart from adding Google Cardboard support and fixing incorrect Watched labels, the latest version of YouTube app doesn’t bring anything new.
YouTube for iOS v11.18 Changelog
- Google Cardboard support. Now watch any video in VR
- Fixed incorrect ‘Watched’ labels in the Subscriptions feed
YouTube is one of the most downloaded app and features as Essential in AppStore. Despite being popular, YouTube for iOS holds an average of only three star rating in AppStore thanks to a number of issues. Will this version help YouTube gain better ratings? We will wait and see.
The latest version of YouTube can be downloaded for free from AppStore.
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