Following the release of its new YouTube for iOS app, Google just announced an updated version of its YouTube for Android app this afternoon. The update includes a new UI along with video pre-loading for Froyo and Gingerbread devices. The pre-loading feature allows users to not only save battery and bandwidth but also load videos for later while experiencing a spotty connection. Video pre-loading has been available for Android 4.x devices since last summer.
Furthermore, with the update, users can add videos to their YouTube TV queue to allow for more organized viewing and “more channels to pick from on the Channel store.” You can check out the full change log below, or give the update a spin for yourself by downloading it from the Play store: [Google Play via Google Plus]
- New UI and Preloading now available on Froyo and Gingerbread devices
- New Watch experience
- Add videos to your YouTube TV queue
- More channels to pick from on the Channel Store