Update Wednesday is here, and it's time to start things off with YouTube. The latest release makes the jump up to version 5.9, and it's quite a hefty one. This time around we see the file size jump up an additional 2MB. Here's what you're getting with those extra bits.
All of the immediate changes we've noticed are related to YouTube playlists. For starters, they now have a contextual menu that provides quicker access to pre-existing features. With it, you can share or save playlists to your sidebar for quick access later.
Inside a playlist, there's now an Add button that sits where the Like icon used to be. Functionality wise, the result is the same. Google's just changed the terms around.
Left two, new. Right, old.
This last change is less of a superficial difference. You now get a View All button in the sidebar under Playlists instead of the previous Show More option that used to reveal more lists in the same area. The new View All button goes to your profile's Playlists tab instead.
Google has yet to publish a changelog, so there may be other changes tucked away here that we have yet to encounter. Hit up the APK below and let us know if you spot anything else, as these changes on their own likely don't account for the 2MB difference in file size.
The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.
File name: com.google.android.youtube-188.8.131.52.apk.
Thanks, Michael N.