YouTube for Apple TV overhauled with cross-platform design

YouTube has completely overhauled its Apple TV app with an all-new version. The update doesn’t exactly improve the viewing experience on Apple TV however…

Developers have been able to make custom apps for Apple TV since the introduction of tvOS a few years ago, but Google did not initially take advantage of this until now.

Like a lot of other video apps from major services, YouTube hasn’t exactly made an app tailored to Apple TV however. Instead, the new version is virtually a port of the app experience on other platforms including clients built in to smart TVs.

YouTube does feel more app-like with the new version and less like the old version ported from the more restricted client made for older Apple TVs.