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February 8, 2018

YouTube App for Apple TV Receives Major Redesign

by John_A

The YouTube app for the Apple TV received a complete design overhaul today, introducing a new interface that’s similar in design to the YouTube app for iOS, YouTube on the desktop, and the YouTube app for other television platforms.

Rather than a single navigation bar at the top that links to sections like Search, Home, and Subscriptions, there’s a new universal search bar that’s easier to access along with dedicated categories like Recommended, Entertainment, Food, Music, Gaming, Technology, Comedy, and more, which makes it easier to find new content relevant to your interests.


A navigation bar on the left side of the screen provides access to your subscriptions, library, and viewing history, and there’s a new, more detailed settings section.


While today’s update lists 4K videos as “4K” in the video app, it does not appear that YouTube is supporting 4K content on the Apple TV at this time. When viewing details about a video, maximum available resolution is still listed as 1920 x 1080.


Today’s revamped YouTube Apple TV app comes just a few days after YouTube officially introduced its separate YouTube TV app for the Apple TV, allowing YouTube TV subscribers to access live content.

The new YouTube app for Apple TV is available now, and it can be installed by going to the YouTube app in the App Store and choosing “update” if it does not update automatically.

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