Sunday, December 4, 2022

How to Update YouTube (With Pictures)

New updates are generally introduced to give you a better user experience. With new features, you get a faster experience, fixes, and more. YouTube has been initiating regular changes right from the beginning. These changes are created by adopting both viewers’ needs and power.  

YouTube Update Problem

Imagine your friend has sent you the latest YouTube video of your favorite YouTuber, which you can’t wait to watch. However, your YouTube app is not loading as it should, and all the new features that your friend told you about are not visible. 

This might be because YouTube has come up with a new update that you haven’t installed yet. To resolve this issue, you might want to update YouTube on your device. 

The below mentioned points will help you on that path:

YouTube Update 2022

2022 was no exception in YouTube making significant improvements in order to compete with other video-format sites. The 5 most important updates that happened in 2022 were:

– Improvement of the YouTube Studio app

– Internalization of YouTube channels

– Updating of the Terms of Service

– Creation of automatic YouTube chapters

– Creation of new opportunities for monetization

How to Update YouTube in Chrome

If you don’t want to miss out on the new features of YouTube, you might want to keep your browser version up-to-date. When you are using a YouTube website version on your laptop, follow these steps to update Chrome, so that you can enjoy the updated version of YouTube:

  1. Go to Google chrome, and log in to your account.
  2. Click on more or three dots icon in the top right corner.
  3. From the drop-down menu, tap on Help.
  4. From the menu, select About Google Chrome. If any updates are available, it will give you an option to update.

Pro Tip: Most of the time, in case of new updates, Chrome automatically applies them when closing and opening the web browser.

How to Update YouTube on iPhone

YouTube is one of the most popular video-streaming applications in the world, and the reasons for it are no secret. People love watching YouTube on any platform, be it a laptop, TV, Android, or iPhone. With the help of the following steps, you can update YouTube on your iPhone:

  1. Go to the App Store on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the profile picture.
  3. Scroll down to see the pending updates.
  4. If YouTube has a new update, you’ll see an Update section. Click on Update, next to the YouTube menu.

How to Update YouTube on Android

how to update YouTube
How to update YouTube

It is necessary to update the YouTube App from time to time to avail the best experience. For Android users, this is how can update your YouTube app:

  1. Go to Google Play Store App.
  2. Click on the Profile picture, and go to Manage apps and device.
  3. Click on Updates available, and apps that have an update available will be seen.
  4. Go to the YouTube app, and tap on Update.

Pro tip: To update all apps at the same time, click on Update all.

How to Update YouTube without Play Store

Google Play Store certainly came into the light to make our lives easier. There are hundreds of applications and activities to choose from that serve entertainment, education, and motivation. But what to do if your device does not support the Play Store or it is running out of storage space?

You can use the following methods to Update YouTube App without the Play Store:

  1. Use apk file: Download the apk file of the YouTube app version you are using from Google. Apk files are known to be useful for those who do not have advanced operating systems or mobile devices. 
  1. You can use an identical app such as Aptoide, which allows you to update the apps you have on your device.

How to Get YouTube on Apple TV (3RD GENERATION)

Unfortunately, at the beginning of 2021, YouTube officially ended its support of the Apple TV 3rd generation models. Therefore, you won’t be able to access YouTube directly from the official Apple TV app store. But worry not, with this method you can get YouTube on 3rd generation Apple TV. 

Apple’s AirPlay is a feature that allows you to mirror the screen from other Apple devices such as iPad or iPhone to Apple TV. 

The following steps will show you how to use this feature:

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the same WiFi network as your Apple TV.
  2. Open the YouTube app on your iOS device and search for the video that you want to stream.
  3. Tap the video screen to view the interface overlay, then click on the TV streaming icon.
  4. Click on AirPlay and Bluetooth devices.
  5. From Speakers and TV, select Apple TV.

How to Get YouTube on Apple TV 2ND GENERATION

The 2nd Generation Apple TV did not have an App Store at all. So you are in a similar situation as Apple TV 3rd generation. But you can stream YouTube on Apple TV 2nd generation using Apple’s AirPlay feature.

To use Apple’s AirPlay feature:

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the same WiFi network as your Apple TV.
  2. Open the YouTube app on your iOS device and search for the video that you want to stream.
  3. Tap the video screen to view the interface overlay, then click on the TV streaming icon
  4. Click on AirPlay and Bluetooth devices
  5. From Speakers and TV, select Apple TV.

FAQs: How to Update YouTube

Why is my YouTube not updating?

The reason behind facing this issue might vary based on the device you are using. 

If it is a mobile phone, it is either because of insufficient storage or because your device does not support the Play Store. And if it is a laptop, you might try manually updating chrome or any other web browser you are using.   

Can you update YouTube for me?

YouTube cannot be updated from any external device. 

What is the new YouTube update 2022?

YouTube keeps on evolving every once in a while. And it becomes important to stay updated to enjoy the latest features the platform has come up with. The new YouTube update 2022 has the following features:

– Improvement of the YouTube Studio app

– Internalization of YouTube channels

– Updating the Terms of Service

– Creation of automatic YouTube chapters

– Creation of new opportunities for monetization

Why is YouTube asking me to update?

YouTube or any other app, for that matter, comes up with new features and improvements from time to time. To use these new features on YouTube, you need to update it whenever an update is available.

Why is my YouTube app not working?

Certain features from your YouTube App might not be working because it is not updated yet. 

How to get YouTube on Apple TV 2nd generation

Apple TV 2nd Generation is an old model and does have an in-built Apple Play Store in it. But you can use Apple’s AirPlay feature to get YouTube on Apple TV 2nd Generation.

Conclusion

Updating applications from time to time allows you to have the best user experience that is available. It also helps the app to run smoothly. In this article, we tried to explain how to update YouTube using different methods on various devices. 

If you have any more queries regarding this topic, feel free to write to us!

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Saakshi Kathe
Saakshi Kathe
Saakshi is a content writer, graphic designer, and digital marketer. She is a postgraduate in Journalism and Mass Communication, and currently pursuing her dream of storytelling with a pen and a lens, in between handling the multitudinous demands of adult life.

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