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YouTube update adds preloading and UI tweaks for Gingerbread, Froyo devices

It’s no surprise the YouTube app for Android 2.3 and lower is not quite up to par with more modern versions. Google’s doing everything they can to alleviate the frustrations of those not on the Holo UI version of the app, though, and today’s update brings them one step closer.

YouTube users on Gingerbread and Froyo can now enable preloading, a feature that loads select videos into memory for worry-free playback. This is great for anyone who may find themselves on a spotty connection when they find themselves wanting to watch YouTube.

Those users have also gotten a UI refresh, a new Watch experience, the ability to add videos to your YouTube TV queue, and more channels to choose from. The link ahead is all you need for the blissful mobile video experience. [Google Play Store]




  • Ben

    Here is an exclu for you. This update only means one thing : Youtube API is ready. This update is a beta test and we’re only a few days/weeks away from its release. ( see android team’s announcement 2 month back, timing fits even if a few weeks late)

    • RitishOemraw

      Care to elaborate or post the link to what you mean. It sounds like something I would want to know. What possibilities does this open up?

      • Ben

        Wrote a pretty long comment to answer you but it looks like it’s been deleted.

        Only gonna post the link then : (from Google I/O 2012)

  • JevyJav

    wow just in time… i had to put my Gnex up for repairs and just bust out my cyanogen mod 2.3 Nexus 1 for my back up; only used it for a day when i got this update.