Man, Google has been quite the busy bee today. We’ve already seen updates getting pushed out for Hangouts and Gmail, and now YouTube and Google Search are being added to that list (as well as Google Voice for Android and iOS).
YouTube has some minor changes, but ones you might not be too keen on. First up ads now appear at the top of your “Watch Now” list upon opening the app. Can’t say we’re too happy about that one. Second, YouTube will now push notifications to your device of newly uploaded videos based on your interests. While this may sound a little spammy, if it helps us discover new content, we wont complain.
When it comes to Google Search, Google has also updated the app to version 220.127.116.111295. Looks like the changelog posted on Google Play is still from the previous update, so we’ll have to wait to learn about specific changes in this release. In any case, it appears Google is doing a little housework, possibly in preparation for… Android 4.4 KitKat? We’re just counting down the days!
- YouTube player controls on the web get new UI
- YouTube splits with Google+
- YouTube gets big redesign
- Rejoice: YouTube on Android finally displays