YouTube for iOS adds live video streaming, My Subscriptions uploads


Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) rolled out an updated version of its YouTube video application for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS, highlighted by support for live streaming.

YouTube for iOS 1.3 enables iPhone and iPad owners to view live events ranging from performing arts to sports to government sessions. For example, this past weekend YouTube streamed the Coachella music festival live from Indio, Calif.

Also new in YouTube for iOS 1.3: Uploads from subscriptions via the app's "My Subscriptions" feed, video queuing for TV playback, One Channel branding for video creator channels and a number of stability and performance improvements.

The latest update follows roughly six weeks after Google unveiled YouTube for iOS 1.2.1, which enables users to find videos on their mobile device, then send the content to their smart TV with the click of a button. The video-sharing functionality--which recalls similar capabilities integrated into Apple's own AirPlay streaming media platform--first surfaced last fall in the YouTube app for Google's own Android mobile operating system.

Google launched the ad-supported YouTube app in Sept. 2012 after Apple eliminated preloaded YouTube support with the release of its iOS 6 operating system. Mobile metrics firm Onavo reported that within weeks of its release, the YouTube app was installed on about 20 percent of all iPhones across the U.S., and by the end of December, that number increased to 44.5 percent.

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