If your device hasn't gotten the YouTube v5 update today yet, and you're just itching to see the new navigation and UI, and experience the in-app multitasking first hand, we have your fix down below. Simply flash this verified APK to your phone or tablet, and your YouTube app will suddenly look better than ever before.

Note: If you're looking for a more detailed changelog, read the original announcement post.

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YouTube for Android 5.0.21 (Froyo and up), MD5 9c5460e6ba779cbfb7fb1271cf999d15, 6.56 MB (6,887,779 bytes):

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  • Danny Holyoake

    Don't mind if I do! *yoink*

  • GreatNews


  • Thatguyfromvienna


  • heat361

    Thanks AP!

  • aNYthing6

    You guys are amazing.

  • Mordy Festinger

    thumbs up

  • Trevor Beckett


  • Callum

    I still want the ability to listen to the audio out of the app.

    • Matthew Fry

      That comes with a price tag.

      • Callum

        Why? Is that because it will give you access to any music for free?

        • Matthew Fry

          Yes, because of licensing. While they've never said it explicitly, logic would dictate that if Youtube is going to offer a premium music subscription service (and they're trying), then mobile streaming would be a perk.

          • Callum

            Ahh, well hopefully someone will be able to tweak this app like they did for the previous one to play audio in the background.

    • Silellak

      Seriously - how does the app not have this feature yet?! It's such a huge omission, especially considering the iOS app has had it for basically forever.

      • Callum

        Wasn't that on Apple's version of You Tube? since that has been scrapped and Google has made the app that feature isn't there anymore.

        • Silellak

          I believe you can still do it. The audio stops if you leave the app or lock the screen, but you can use lockscreen controls to resume the audio stream.

          • Callum

            Ahh i didn't see try that. I hope they do add this feature or someone on Xda can tweak the app at its current version to do it.

          • Treyhunnid

            no u cant. lol

          • Omar

            You must be jailbroken or something. If you are you can practically make your iPhone dance to the tune of the music.

    • Greek_Ice

      There is a mod here on xda, obviously it will need to updated to this newest version, but it works wonderfully. Sadly, one must be rooted.


      • Callum

        I have used this on the VenomOne rom but the 720 and 1080p tweaks broke the ability to even watch a video. But if they could update it to the latest version and be able to play videos in the background with the screen still on that would be great!

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    • exa

      You can try https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitalportal.popupplayeryoutube it allows you to watch it without being on youtube and with screen off

      • Callum

        Thanks, i'd still like to see it as a feature in the official app itself though

    • ermac
    • Mircea

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Mata.YTplayer&hl=en floating out of the app windows + full hd on youtube. you can minimize the floating window and have just audio out of the app.

  • Metallinatus

    I've been waiting forever for the new UI standard to land on Youtube :D

  • asianrage

    SO SEXY!!

  • Matthew Fry

    Scatter is awesome for AP apks. Just download and drop into the windows application and my phone and tablet automatically have it.

    • jm9843

      I'd rather PushBullet the apk from my Chromebook Pixel. ;)

      • Matthew Fry

        PushBullet has a file size limit.

        • jm9843

          PushBullet file size limit = 10 MB
          YouTube apk = 6.6 MB

          • Matthew Fry

            Yeah. Sorry. I should have said, "I don't use PushBullet because of the file size limit." It's true that in a lot of cases 10MB is enough but often enough it's way too small.

  • Christian

    Thanks AndroidPolice! Even while using video multitasking this thing is buttery smooth on the GNex. There is some serious optimization going on here.

  • Greek_Ice

    This just made Monday bearable.

  • IncCo

    thank you !

  • angel_spain

    I miss the ability to add videos to queue in the app, would be the perfect complement to the background playback.

  • Bmg1001

    Looks nice, but still lacks important stuff like replying and a resolution picker for tablets.

  • Cameron F

    I have auto-rotate disabled on my Nexus 7 (keeps it at portrait mode). The old version of Youtube could override that, go full screen and rotate. All without doing anything besides rotating the device.

    This version can't -- at least not yet. Not sure if I like that. If there's one app that should be able to override auto-rotate, Youtube is it.

    • FritoDorito

      Opposite feeling for me. YouTube overriding my Nexus 7's rotation lock was GOD AWFUL. The worst thing ever. Laying down in bed and trying to watch YouTube was a nightmare, because it was IMPOSSIBLE to view it laying on my side, since the video could only be oriented facing the pull of gravity (a VERY dumb limitation). I'm glad I can finally have control over this and no longer have to hold my tablet at weird angles just so I could lay comfortably.

  • Razormike

    Even the icon is awesome! I was just thinking to myself that the old one looked sort of dated.

  • Castortroy

    Still cant view top rated comments and thumbs up/down comments

    • Alex

      #1 thing that annoys me, and that you can't directly reply to comments. Pretty integral part of youtube, amazed they didnt put it in.

  • DJ SPY

    Now this is the Google that I loved! Actually update the app and bring some killer new features and not cripple it by removing a ton of stuff.

  • Kurt

    I'm not showing the Chromecast icon in the top right hand side

  • Itchy_Robot

    Aweso, but I was really hoping that it would add the ability to be able to re- order my TV Queue while chromecasting.

  • Captain Spaulding

    I love it! Thanks a lot AP!

  • Richard Clapping

    Still can't randomize playlist videos... Why can't they add this simple feature?

  • アドリアンタン郭華

    Am i the only one getting install failed?

  • Alekh Khanna

    Umm.. so after side-loading, cannot play videos ! Everything else works great - looks. gestures etc - but keeps on popping "Connection to server lost. Touch to retry." Uninstalled the update, and the native one streams all the vids just fine !
    Weird !

  • Kian Bandelaria

    Can anyone point me to the Copy URL button on this new UI? I can't find it and it's beginning to FRUSTRATE me. Thanks!

  • mant0x

    New app is amazing!!!

  • http://mobers.org/ psydex

    There's no "seek" when playing video on landscape! WTF?

  • Adrian Ioanci

    does anyone have the hd version of this one :) . or at least tell me how to make it play hd videos.
    I have a Samsung I9000 whit Aokp installed :)
    Thanks in advance

  • stuart

    why in the world did my copy URL function disappear? can't paste videos URL's to comments or tweets or other media.

    • justin

      How do you copy your URL . please

  • day

    How do you copy the URL? Someone please answer

    • Bill Boyce

      Having the same problem. Seems like there's an answer or fix for everything but this. Definitely sucks.

    • rj

      On my s4active I hit share, then my memo n copy the url off the memo

  • pilon33619

    Where is the copy url button

    • mant0x

      share -> copy to clipboard

  • pilon33619

    Where is the copy url button

  • Miranda

    WHERE is the copy URL button? Everyone keeps saying that it's in the share tab, BUT IT'S NOT!!! I am on the HTC ONE, and it's DEFINITELY not there, I've looked, multiple times, and each time I do I close my eyes and wish really hard that it is, but it just isn't. SOMEONE HELP!?!?

    • mant0x
      • Kirlyn Pastores

        Where in this?

        • mant0x

          I do not remember installing any app that would add this share option, but you can use one of many apps for that https://play.google.com/store/search?q=intitle%3Acopy%20to%20clipboard&c=apps

        • th2mugi

          you need to download a clipboard app

          • mecha_matt

            I don;t have clipboard either but you can choose 'message' to copy to a text and then copy and paste from the text message or save it!!

      • ntrav99

        These options don't appear on the HTC One S

      • mecha_matt

        I don't have the clipboard option either but you can choose 'messaging' to copy to a text message and then copy and paste from the text message or save it!!

  • Dawnelle Hoover-Bryant

    To copy url on new youtube. Hit share click notes. Highlight and copy paste to any mp3 downloader of your choice.

  • Dawnelle Hoover-Bryant

    I have a samsung galaxy s4 share to S notes. Copy url from there and paste to mp3 downloader. I use flvto.com

  • king

    How do you copy & paste URL since the update!?!?

  • tlajah

    How do you copy the url?

  • lucy


  • http://techloverhd.com/blog/ Saddam Hossain

    A newer version Facebook 5.3.32 released few days ago. http://techloverhd.com/2014/01/youtube-5-3-32-update-rolling-out-download-the-apk/

  • tan

    My like youtube