FastTube updated to v1.9.8.58 - Improved preloading, bug fixes and BlackBerry 10.3 support

By James Richardson on 21 Jul 2014 10:28 am EDT

For those of you BlackBerry 10 users that prefer to use an app rather than the browser for watching YouTube videos you may want to check out FastTube as it has been updated with a ton of fixes and improvements.

FastTube is free to download and available for all BlackBerry 10 devices, however if you want a seamless experience it's worth upgrading to the paid version of the app which you can do through an in-app purchase (for $1.99). This will enable you to sign in to your YouTube account, therefore letting you easily see your subscriptions, favorites, playlists etc.

It won't be for everyone as using the BlackBerry 10 browser is free and it does a great job. But if you're like me and prefer a native application then you'll love FastTube.

You can catch our initial video review of FastTube here.

Updates include:

  • Improved algorithm for broken video links.  

  • UI fixed and improved for upcoming BB 10.3 OS.

  • Introduced new feature called Preloaded Folders. You can manage all the preloaded videos in efficient manner in folders.

  • Preloaded videos can be grouped / tagged in different folders. 

  • Folders can also act as offline playlists with continuous playback where user can play all the preloaded videos in particular folder.

  • All Preloaded videos can be played continuously. 

  • Preloaded videos are now shown with thumbnail. 

  • Play/Pause using hardware button bug fixed. 

  • Share of videos improved where users can now include video title and author name. 

  • Ability to copy video link on clipboard.

More information/Download FastTube for BlackBerry 10

Reader comments

FastTube updated to v1.9.8.58 - Improved preloading, bug fixes and BlackBerry 10.3 support


Had that same problem sporadically. Had to restart my phone to fix it. Hopefully it's fixed now, otherwise this app is phenomenal. One of the top 10 apps on BB10

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Nice update. I am more than satisfied with SuperTube though, which already had some of these features. The updates with organizing your preloaded videos into folders, etc is a nice idea though. SuperTube doesn't do that. Not a feature I need but, definitely one I would use.

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Folders is a nice idea...

Brings this whole "pre-loading" thing (to adhere to Google's T&C) to a whole new level

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

What I hope someday one of them two (Fast or Supertube) add a feature to store cache in external memory instead...

BBM channel: C0040FF4D..... Proudly Z10 owner...

Off-topic, but if an app is 10.3 ready, are they also down - compatible to 10.2.1?

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I love Fast tube, especially that I can preload videos (paid version) and watch later with data off ...

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Do you need to get the paid version of this app plus sign in to preload videos? Or can I preload with just purchasing the app?

I have been using fast tube for quite a while now and have been very happy with it.

Posted on my new Z30

Kept going between FastTube and SuperTube. Finally settled on FastTube due to its much simpler UI and the fact it has reached feature parity with SuperTube.

SuperTube is great, but the UI is actually quite a mess in may areas, and it doesn't look nearly as polished as FastTube.

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Wish there was a way that this player is used anytime you go to YouTube via web browser or even defaults to this app when opening a URL that is for YouTube

BlackBerry user for 10 years.

I just purchased this app last week and it is better because the preloaded feature is perfect for being able to save a bunch to the phone and play over and over again with any data connection. Great for kids videos etc like the " duck song" :)

I am very excited to hear about these modifications to allow continuous playing of a folder, much easier than manually choosing the next one to sing my child to sleep on car rides.

It would be awesome if I could choose my SD card as the "preload" location to save precious phone space. Perhaps encrypt it to solve the rights issue I think exists?

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