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Google releases a Youtube app for IOS

Following Apple booting it from IOS 6
Tue Sep 11 2012, 12:00
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INTERNET SERVICES OUTFIT Google, has released a standalone Youtube app for Apple's IOS 6 around a month after Apple dropped the app from its mobile operating system.

Youtube was rather unceremoniously removed from IOS 6 version 4 when it was released early in August.

At the time Apple told us that this was because its license term had run out, but added that you could still visit Youtube via the Safari web browser.

"Our license to include the Youtube app in IOS has ended, customers can use Youtube in the Safari browser and Google is working on a new Youtube app to be on the App Store," said a spokesperson.

Google was pretty cool about it then, saying that it was working with Apple to "ensure we have the best possible Youtube experience for IOS users".

Now, a month later, it has added a fresh version of the app to Apple's Itunes App Store.

"For all you diehard Youtube fans out there who can't get enough Youtube on your mobile, we've got some great news: starting today, you can download the official Youtube app for Iphone and Ipod touch from the App Store, bringing you more of the videos you love and more ways to share them with the people you care about," says a post on Youtube's blog.

"Get to videos like 'Gangnam Style' faster with new search tools that give suggestions while you type, and let you sort through videos or channels. Flip through related videos, comments and more info, all while watching a video."

According to the blog post the app is available for download now, however we can't find it on the UK version yet. A version for Ipads is due to follow in the coming months.

Stay tuned for more details. µ


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