We don't have a native YouTube application for BlackBerry 10 and up until I discovered FastTube I didn't really care as the BB10 browser does such a great job. However, now that I've been using FastTube there is no going back to the browser for me. This app rocks!
FastTube is free to download from BlackBerry World and that version will be good enough for many folk. Here comes the but.....but if you want to login to your YouTube account and have full access to your favorites, playlists etc you will need to upgrade which will set you back £1.50/$1.99. That's money well spent if you use YouTube on your BlackBerry a lot.
Once the application is launched it will default to the most popular videos currently on YouTube. Hit the menu tab at the base of the display and you are presented with a bunch of options. The ones relating to your account are as follows: Search, Subscriptions, Playlists, Favorites and My Videos. Beneath these you get a further list of categories ranging from comedy to travel.
I rely heavily on 'My Subscriptions' and luckily there is a shortcut tab to them wherever you are in the app. Give it a tap and you are shown a list of the channels you subscribe to with 'New Videos' at the top of the list for quick and easy access. The same shortcut tab applies to 'Playlists' and from here you can even create a new playlist.
One final thing I wanted to mention is that when you launch a video you are given three options in terms of the quality you watch it. These are Low Quality, High and HD. These choices are perfect if you have either a slow connection or are on a limited data plan and don't want to be streaming full HD videos. The developer of this app has done a fantastic job!
Full features of the app include:
- Play videos in HD and High Quality
- Option to play in low resolution for slow internet connection.
- Option for Country-wise browsing.
- Full Account support.
- Manage your playlist, subscriptions, favorites and uploaded videos.
- Shows comments, description and related videos.
I'd urge you to check this one out. I think it may be my new favorite BlackBerry 10 app.