YouTube - dead to older iPads and iPhones

22 April 2015

youtube Google has decided to pull YouTube support from over 100 million iPhones and iPads, not to mention some Apple TVs. There's a host of devices that won't be able to work with YouTube.

Google say the they're giving up on the following:

- iOS devices which cannot be upgraded to iOS 7 and above
- Apple TV first and second generations
- Google TV versions 3 and 4
- Numerous smart TVs and Blu-ray disc players.

Google's full list can be found here. If you have a third-gen Apple TV, you'll have something to do as well, as you must now install a newly YouTube app if you want to keep watching videos on the service.

It is thought that this is going to be a problem for in excess of 100m iPhones and iPads plus around 50m iPod touches and Apple TVs.

Instead of watching a cat play a synthesizer or a compilation of funny Vines that say 'bruh', those with affected devices will start seeing this instead:

That said, you can still use the web browser to watch YouTube videos rather than the app, and there'll inevitably be a bunch of 3rd party apps you can look at.

However, first and second generation Apple TV doesn't have a web browser, so you've had it.

TOPICS:   Technology   Best Of Youtube

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