Overnight, we learned about a pretty substantial update hitting Google’s YouTube app for Android, overhauling the UI and introducing in-app multitasking, keeping videos playing while you navigate away from them. It was all very cool stuff… for Android users. Luckily for you iOS fans, Google doesn’t intend to make you wait for the same features, and has similarly introduced YouTube 2.0 to the App Store.
Just like with the Android release, that picture-in-picture video playback business is in place: swipe to activate, swipe to dismiss. You also get the ability to search for and play YouTube playlists, perfect for you wannabe smartphone DJs out there.
Of course, this continuing good news for Android and iOS YouTube fans only serves to highlight all the nastiness going on over in Windows Phone land, making these releases just the slightest bit bittersweet. Here’s to hoping that Microsoft and Google can work out their little tiff quickly and maybe even give WP8 users an app that measures up to this release.