Today Google pushed a long-awaited update to its YouTube app, which adds support for the iPad Pro. As you might imagine, the additional resolution makes the app look much more at home on Apple’s super-sized tablet than before. Unfortunately, outside of a few additional bug fixes, no other big features made the cut for today’s update. In other words, support for key features like Split View, which makes it possible to enjoy true side-by-side multitasking, and Picture and Picture mode are still missing in action.
Google has been slow in general when it comes to rolling out support for the iPad’s headlining features. It’s been over three months since the iPad Pro launched, and users are still unable to view videos with the official YouTube app using the handy Picture in Picture mode, not to mention Split View.
Native resolution on iPad Pro
Fixed bug that caused the keyboard to freeze while commenting
Fixed bug that caused a crash after adding an account on iOS 7
The good news is that there are iPad apps available that allow you to enjoy YouTube videos with both Split View and Picture and Picture support in tow. In fact, CornerTube and YouPlayer are two helpful apps that come to mind. CornerTube focuses primarily on Picture in Picture mode, and YouPlayer is an outright replacement for the YouTube app, bringing Split View, Picture in Picture mode and other handy features to the fore.
If you’re looking for the best YouTube experience, then I recommend checking out some of the third party offerings, starting with the apps mentioned above.