Google has updated YouTube app for Android to version 5.5.27, that brings some features such as better search results, that now shows videos, playlists and channels, new tabs such as activity, videos and playlists on a channel and some bugfixes related to Google Cast. This version also has a range of improvements.
As noted by Android Police, the new version also has UI tweaks, option to reply to comments, playlist overview page shows information, thumbs-up, share and delete. The app’s code also hints at new survey, just like ads and offline-related strings for option to store offline content to an SD card. Google released the version 5.5.26 meant for internal testing, with features such as dogfood settings screen with ExoPlayer, but it was soon updated to 5.5.27, removing these features. Check out the official changelog below.
New features in YouTube v5.5.27 for Android
- Find videos, playlists and channels together in search results
- Tabs on channel pages, for activity, videos and playlists
- Various bug fixes and improvements, notably a fix for the Cast icon appearing over the player when Bluetooth is connected
Get the latest version of YouTube for Android from the Google Play.