The app itself and YouTube before google acquisition was astounding. What a great platform to express yourself and your opinions. YouTube as it is today though post google acquisition is astoundingly awful to its creators and the people that want to still express themselves as they once were able to years and years ago.
It's all too spartan that all Google cares about is money. The copyright system is absolutely broken on their site and they take no accountability for this. Users have no where else to go as YouTube has absolutely monopolized the video sharing/streaming market and they know this. Their favoritism towards certain users (Usually female) and the rampant "demonetization" that has gone down over the past few years along with trying to make the whole app child friendly regardless of having a "YouTube kids" is disgusting to say the least. I'm first rated that my favorite creators can't even make content anymore because YouTube only awards those who make the most bland and careless content that's over 10 minutes in length, but people who pour hours and hours of work into animation or drawing is left to the dust and not even promoted on the site or put into recommendations.
I'd give this app 5 stars and even pay for it monthly to not see ads, but as it is right now and the way they treat their creators, it's a garbage app and garbage company that doesn't care about their users OR creators. They care about their advertisers and the celebrity faces who promote the brand.
The fact that most people have to look towards sponsorships, patreon, or other outlets to even survive and be able to make content is disgusting. This along with the fact creators get blackmailed out of their channels daily because of the obviously broken and one sided copyright system makes YouTube a shell of what it once was. Fix the site, Susan.
YouTube is a great app with lots of creative channels and can be fun to watch for a while. The biggest problem is the ads. There are way too many ads. You can barely scroll three seconds without coming across an ad. Most of the ads are scams too. Many have incredibly sexual undertones or try and make you think you can get something for free. You can report the ads for being like that all you want, but it does absolutely nothing! Another problem is dislikes. A dislike on a YouTube video does absolutely nothing. Heck, with comments it doesn’t even count the number of dislikes which makes no sense at all. They constantly talk about how they try and make YouTube a great place but can’t even listen to the requests of the people that use the app. Not to mention the owners have no idea what they’re doing and should not be the ones running the show. I’m really hoping they will fix these problems. It’s ruining YouTube and everyone knows it.
I, for one, have used YouTube pretty much since it got launched in 2005 and among all of the updates I’ve been through, the YouTube 15.26.3 version and the others with the comment section moved below the video is the worst.. The fact that you can’t see the comment section when you scroll down is a trip and it gets in the way of finding other videos you want to watch. I honestly dislike the update so much I’m starting to use the app less. What you’ve tried to do for better YouTube, you’ve lost a dedicated member of a long time. Hopefully you can see this review and make note of future changes before you decide to go ahead and implement them without the vote of your users.
I have YouTube Premium and have some playlists downloaded (mostly music. I don’t use the YouTube Music app because not all of the songs in my playlists are playable there because they’re not in the “music” category of YouTube I’m assuming), Anyway, when I press the Shuffle button to start playing the playlist, the first video it plays is random, maybe even the second or third ones are random, but at some point it starts playing them in order starting from whatever video it just played.
July 2020. There’s some mobile bugs that are really annoying (iPhone 8) where sometimes it will bug out while leaving a comment that requires you to close the app (and lose the video you’re on) and there’s much to be desired in recommendations (YouTube will give you only 3 channels if it auto plays long enough, there’s no new channels that I’m semi interested in on my home page). Time stamps was a great step, but overall the mobile app could really use some quality of life work
The app would be a lot better if the comment section was back to the original spot. It is very annoying when you are trying to see people reactions about things and you have to keep scrolling in order to find the comments. Another thing is the videos. I don’t like the fact that the comments are turned off and when you try to go into mini player on certain videos it pauses the video and it is very annoying.
Youtube, I love you, but why with the automatic pausing? I just wanna get school work done and listen to music without ‘video paused. Continue?’ Every 15 or 30 minutes :/
It’s annoying and I know it’s most likely to get more people will buy premium, but I don’t have the money to afford it.
Please remove this update; Or at least add an option to disable it. It would make the app way better.
I like the app bc it has sooo many good people/creators on the app/website! But there is one thing, WHY IS EVERYTHING FOR “kids”! There are a LOT of channels that aren’t necessarily for kids. And, when the creators are “kiddyfied” they dont have as much revenue as they dont have as much as they need or want. Overall its a GREAT app that will ALMOST keep you from getting bored!
YouTube is supposed to be for creating what you love and what the viewers love but you guys are making it so people have to change how they like to make there videos and taking down videos for no reason and it’s defeating the point of the app to make money off what you love. I hope you can make some changes because your really messing with YouTubers lives and content.
It’s great but maybe allow access on family videos to comment but not mean words and mean words just do this #### ok so that might help me so if you do that it will make me very happy and then I wanna have my channel of my first video right at the front so maybe I could get subscribers that would make me happy so any ways plz do that stuff tysm bye Youtube