Apple’s iPad Pro is finally getting some recognition from YouTube app. Google has seeded an update to YouTube for iOS that adds native resolution support for the iPad Pro, and as a result, improved the playback experience on Apple’s largest tablet till date. YouTube v11.06 is now available via the App Store
Prior to this, the iPad Pro was running YouTube at the same resolution as the iPad Air. But now, YouTube app on the iPad Pro will be able to utilise the 2732 x 2048 pixels screen resolution of the iPad Pro. The update also fixes a bug that caused the keyboard to freeze when commenting on YouTube. Another bug fix now prevents a crash that happened when a user added an account on iOS 7.
That’s all there is in the new update, unfortunately. So if you were waiting for support for Split View and Picture-in-Picture mode, you have to keep waiting. There’s no word on the App Store listing of the app as to when Google plans to bring these features to YouTube.
As 9to5Mac points out, however, if you are looking to make use of the multitasking features on your iPad with YouTube, you can look at alternatives such as CornerTube and YouPlayer apps. They leverage on the APIs that Google offers to the public. Though, Google could someday revoke access to such APIs and render these apps useless – as was the case with Microsoft-made YouTube app for Windows Phone two years ago.