You may have already noticed, but updates for both Flash 10.3 and Youtube went live over the last 24 hours. Neither include anything major and are instead just meant to fix bugs and security issues. There is a chance that the last Youtube update caused some problems with many of you; this new update should make your tummy feel much better. Flash on the other hand is a typical “security” thing, meaning you won’t notice it at all.
Market Links: Flash | Youtube
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Youtubers, get over to the Android Market and update your favorite app. If you wanted more control of your previously uploaded videos, you will be pleased to know that you can now edit titles, descriptions and privacy of them. You can also create and edit playlists as well as enjoy a new UI for recently recorded videos that need publishing. Seems like fairly minor stuff that simply added more polish to an already solid app, but we always love to see these once-native apps continue to get better.
VEVO released their app to Android yesterday, but they’ve taken things a step further by partnering up with YouTube to help spread their music video collection. If you search for specific artists, you will now see channels listed with a “VEVO” tag at the end (pictured above), plus you’ll be able to pick out videos quicker with a new music note icon. Talk about music overload that we won’t be complaining about.
Here are a few additional features:
- While enjoying the video you can read ‘artist bio’
- It’s easy to discover more tracks from the same artist using ‘artist tracks’ tab
- You’ll find similar cool bands on the ‘related artists’ tab
Yay for Android and music!
Via: Phandroid, YouTube Blog
Both Youtube and Google Voice saw updates today and are available in the market right now. Neither are huge, but the Youtube app did enable commenting, subscription viewing from the main page plus some other performance tweaks. The Google Voice update was just a bug fixer according to the description.
Update: Voice Search update also just hit the market. They improved connection errors and contact name recognition. (Cheers Octo!)
Quite the week for Google I’d say.
Cheers Kris and everyone else!
This little app called Youtube Remote snuck onto the market yesterday that turns your Android phone into a wireless controller for Youtube Leanback. All you have to do is sign-in to your Youtube account on both your phone and computer, Google TV, or other device and it will sync right up without hassle. From there, you can browse Leanback content on your phone while leaving video playing in full screen on your TV, select something new, pause/play/skip, and enjoy being lazy.
What I’m wondering now though, is if this new simple remote connection has to do with Gingerbread?
The new Youtube app is available on the Android Market and looks to have been completely redesigned in a good way. And truthfully, that’s an understatement as this new version is simply amazing. You can watch videos in both portrait and landscape, view useful channel info, search easier and actually experience Youtube the way you do on a browser. (more…)