YouTube - dead to older iPads and iPhones

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.

What do you think?

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