News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday August 20, 2013.
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YouTube is sending out an update for its Android and iOS apps today. The update brings the Cards interface that users have seen on Google Now and Google+ in recent months. It also introduces a new feature that continues streaming a video while someone goes to other areas of the app. Previous versions of YouTube would stop playback when someone attempted to browse through more listings or search for another video. The new YouTube app can play a video in a picture-in-picture style while remaining within the app. Swiping up will return the video to full-screen.
Continuous playback is a theme of the recent Youtube update. Mobile apps are now capable of searching for specific playlists and channels. Search results can be set to display individual videos or playlists. Users will also notice that adding videos to Chromecast will be easier. The Chromecast button will provide the option to play immediately or add to a queue. Android and iOS users should see the updated YouTube apps appear in their respective app stores today. A video demonstration of the new features can be seen here.YouTube
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.