There's an update to the Youtube app waiting for you in the Google Play store, and if you're using a 10-inch tablet (like the Nexus 10), you're in for a treat. The update adds a new layout for large screen devices that brings a great two-pane experience to everyone's favorite video service.

The update uses the concept of Android fragments, where both can act independently yet have influence over each other. The smaller fragment on the left allows for things like app navigation and selection, and your content appears to the right. It's a great way to build apps for large screen devices, and allows one app to have the best UI and layout for any size screen.

Hit the link above for the update, or just check your Google Play notifications.

Via: @WinDroidGuy

There are 30 comments

Ohh Gee thanks for leading the way on Tablet optimized apps Google.... Smh

bpear96 says:

It was already optimized for tablets since the Xoom days, this is just a newer much better UI

CeluGeek says:

YES!!! About friggin time!

tabatt13 says:

Thank you Google! The old tablet app was horrible. Now it's actually gun to use again.

E_man says:

I actually really liked the old front page. The other pages needed an update, but I wish they hadn't taken the carousel away.

MrLadoodle says:

The gradient banding on the carousel was horrible.

Updated and now I can't sign in to my Youtube/Google account. Just says "An error has occurred." This is on the Nexus 10. Hopefully this gets fixed. Already tried to clear data in Apps and rebooting, but didn't work. Hmmm.

I'm having the same issue on my galaxy tablet 10.1.Have you been able to fix this?

me too i was having the same issue,, but i fix it now by downloading the old version 4.1.23 , go to this website and download any version you want:
i hope this help you too ^_^

kassdog#AC says:

This is a horrible update. Number one there isn't a uploads section for my subscriptions. I now have to endlessly scroll to get a day worth of videos to watch. Then they took away the browse tab. How am I supposed to discover new channels. How can I get the old one back.

CeluGeek says:

Touch the Menu button on the upper-right corner and select Settings. There should be an item named "Channel Feed Contents" (or something close) where you can choose All Activity or the more desired Uploads Only.

Might sound dumb but how do you go fullscreen? I can't figure it out.

CeluGeek says:

Touch the video itself and the Full Screen icon will pop up in the lower-right corner of the video.

Mo Ose says:

I went back to the old I/F. This update does not provide me with more usability, in fact I really liked the carousel and this is a big step back.
Thanks for nothing.

sofargon75 says:

How did u do that I really need to know I got it never mind

sofargon75 says:

this new version of YouTube is Optimus great text are clear thumbnail are clear but I love the old version can somebody please tell me how to download the old version back please

You have to uninstall if you want back old version....

go to this website and download any version you want:
i think The 4.1.23 version is the best .

wizgnome says:

Much preferred the old version with the Carousel and where is full screen?

Going back to the old version.

I want the old version!!!!!!!!!! I WANT THE OLD VERSION!!!!!!!! THE NEW VERSION SO SUCK SUCK SUCK!!!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ffiil says:

For those of you unable to find fullscreen you might be on Asus Transformers?

I've noticed with the new app when you have the keyboard docked on you lose the fullscreen option.

Take the keyboard off and back it appears!

I'd leave that comment on the app review, but it now appears you have to join Google+ to do it (so not doing that!)

Haha yes I am on a Transformer. Thank you.

Tony Castley says:

Just to let people know I am using a Samsung 10.1 Tab and in the keyboard dock no option to go full screen. Off the dock it is fine.

Why is it implemented this way?

bassdelux15 says:

Thank you paranoid android. Was able to get the tablet ui on my nexus 7 XD

15israellai says:

I still prefer the carousel.

Dancovich says:

The update also affects 7.7" tablets, at least I have a Galaxy Tab 7.7 and got the update.
Don't know why blogs are posting this as only affecting 10" tablets.

CeluGeek says:

The changelist on the Play Store lists the new UI for 10-inch tablets and "bug fixes" for other devices.

robocopvn says:

I like the new design. But I hate it when I watch a video on fullscreen, I hit the back button, and it goes back to videos selection (it should just quit fullscreen in the old version), which is very annoying to me because I get used to it and now I have to hit the screen and hit the zoom-out button


go to this website and download any version you want:
i think The 4.1.23 version is the best .