YouTube for Android Updated to version 5.5 with UI Tweaks

13 March, 2014 App Updates



Google has just updated its YouTube App for Android to version 5.5, There are considerable UI tweaks that appear to represent a move toward higher information density, and an effort to put things where users will find them more naturally. The updated app has a previously unseen "dogfood" settings screen with a few options related to "ExoPlayer."


User pages in the new update have been revamped from a series of cards to one giant card on the "Videos," "Playlists," and new "Channels" tabs. The information has been condensed a la Newsstand's mini cards to allow users to see more content at once. See below for a comparison old screenshots on top, new on the bottom.




Users now can reply to or report comments now, easily toggle between HD and SD video quality, flagging video, view information, thumbs-up, share, or delete playlists from the playlist overview page. Of course, you can only delete a playlist that is your own.

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