YouTube 2.1 hits the Android Market

YouTube for Android application updates are no longer attached to to Android updates, which means lots of great new features and functionality for all of us running Android 2.2, right now. YouTube 2.1 hit the Market yesterday with answers to user requests submitted after the launch of version 2.0 of the app a few weeks back. It’s an incremental release, but the changes greatly enhance the user experience, primarily by way of the ability to interact with comments, ratings, account info, while watching a video.

So, what else has been added/improved? Check the Nexus S demonstration video embedded below and the new feature list underneath it, pulled from the Google Mobile blog.


In-page playback: you can read the video description, browse related, rate or flag videos without having to interrupt video playback.

Posting comments: you can post a comment while the video is playing, just like on the desktop website.

Subscription updates: we’ve made it easier to access new videos from your subscriptions. If you are signed into your account, you will see all your subscription updates right on the home screen of the app.

New full-screen UI: To enter full-screen mode simply rotate the phone. The new player controls make it easier to seek within the video, and you can pause or resume the playback by just tapping on the screen.

Via Google Mobile