YouTube for Android gets major update; watch video while browsing for others [Update]

While Google has decided to block Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone, the company has moved ahead with a major redesign of its own YouTube app for Android products. The rollout of the update started on Monday for some Android users and should be available from the Google Play download store later today.

CNet reports that the new Android YouTube app debuts a new UI design that looks much like the Google Now interface. More importantly, the new version now allows people to continue to watch a YouTube while also browsing for others. The screenshot above shows that the YouTube video runs in the lower right corner of the screen while a person browses for other clips to watch.

In addition, there's been improvements in browsing and playing video playlists in this new YouTube app. If you own a Google TV television or set top box, a PlayStation 3 console, or the new Chromecast dongle, the YouTube update now allows users to link to those devices to queue up more videos to play remotely for later.

The new UI and features in the Android YouTube app are expected to be included in a update for iOS devices in the near future. Update: The iOS YouTube app update is now available.

Source: CNet | Image via Google

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