YouTube

Channel discovery on mobile just got a bit easier

A small update to the YouTube app is being pushed out tonight to improve search and channel functionality. The changelog is brief here, but these are some important small tweaks. First up you'll now see channel results when you search for keywords along with video results — channels will show up at the top of the search results when a match is found.

Additionally, when you tap into those channels you'll now make use of the standardized "tab" layout on the page, which you can easily swipe left and right between Activity, Videos and Playlists. Google says that the app update has various bugfixes as well, including a bizarre issue where the Cast button would be on top of the current video when Bluetooth was connected.

You can snag the latest updated version (5.3.23 on our devices) at the Play Store link above.

 
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I hope they got rid of the cast icon and dim screen when connected to Bluetooth.

jazbojenkins says:

Thanks Google, you guys keep improving an already great product. Bravo!

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dumbcow1 says:

Fixed the Chromecast icon when I have Bluetooth hooked up on my HTC DNA. TY Google

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StaplesJohn says:

Fixed my Bluetooth issues as well, finally... One month, one day

The swiping to the left to stop video is sweey.

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KIM_Jihoon says:

When is the time that be able Background playback?

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fuzzylumpkin says:

Obviously it's not the official app, but check this bad boy out.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Mata.YTplayer

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cmgodwin says:

I would also like to be able to play vids in the backgroud. Still waiting for this change.

mrgwap03 says:

Yeah and have the screen on the bottom even when u are out of the app would be nice

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Troothdotcom says:

I don't have a link but try UListen its amazing you use YouTube as a Pandora ish app and you can even create a playlist and it all runs in the background

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Pirate Arr says:

Still hate the comments update.

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brendilon says:

Was wondering how many comments it would take for someone to bitch about this. Oh, and look, it was one of the guys who was advocating for media piracy the other day... Count me unsurprised.

Winter is coming. She's quite the screamer.

Mayoo614 says:

Why? Because you need to personally assume what you write?

joshua.worth says:

So glad they fixed the annoying Chromecast bug

xderiwx says:

What's the reason for having to have Google Play Services updated in order to run any of the newer updates?

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brendilon says:

Because Google Play Services runs common elements for many of Google's apps (as I understand it).

Winter is coming. She's quite the screamer.

Mayoo614 says:

It's called evolution.

Just trolling!

FaiqT says:

The update also did remove the "no internet connection" error that I was always getting when starting a video. By the way, it works smoother and faster now.

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Google10 says:

I updated and when I watched a video with an ad, I waited 5 seconds for the 'Skip' button. Right as that moment hit, an 'Also watch this video' type bar popped right over the Skip button. I was trapped as the ad kept playing. Didn't like that.

mathuisje says:

Since the update, every time I open a video I get the message: 'this action isn't allowed'.
Nexus 7 2013 (Android 4.4)

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meskin84 says:

I am so glad th bug fix hit. The Miracast logo was really getting on my nerves!

Wesley1 says:

Now if only YouTube could stop pestering me to change my YouTube account into my Gmail username...

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xderiwx says:

Just went through that as well. Had to login to the desktop version to disconnect that google+ account from the YouTube account. Since then I haven't been asked which account to use YouTube with every time I open the app. Crossing fingers it sticks this way! :)

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xderiwx says:

Looks like there was another small update to 5.3.24

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