SuperTube gets a makeover and introduces even more sweet features

SuperTube
By James Richardson on 15 Aug 2014 05:07 am EDT
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If you prefer to not use the BlackBerry 10 browser for watching YouTube videos, but instead opt for a native application then you'll be rather pleased to hear that SuperTube has had a bit of a makeover with it's latest update.

I suspect that many folk who are new to BlackBerry 10 will be thinking "why would I need an app" and that's a very good point. The BlackBerry 10 browser does a fantastic job, but SuperTube offers more than just watching the videos.

As well as the look and feel of SuperTube, one of the main reasons I love it is that I can pre-load videos for times when I know I won't have a cellular or Wi-Fi connection - such as on a plane or using the underground / metro. This ensures I can still watch my favorite videos, which tend to be music ones, instead of sitting there staring into nothingness.

Available on all BlackBerry 10 devices, SuperTube is a free download for the basic edition. For full features it will cost you a couple of beer tokens, but it's so worth it.

New features include:

  • New ICON and SPLASHSCREEN Inspired by the great guys on CB forum Alex_Hang, sauron4 and FabianB

  • Added a new layout for the list of videos. The list displays the high res thumbnails and also an expandable text view for video infos. By pressing on the thumbnails it is possible to watch the video just over the thumbnail and pressing the video again the full mediaplayer will take the place. To go back to the old layout just pinch to zoom horizontally

  • When sharing a video being watched, now it is asked if the user wants to share the video link with the current time position.

  • When SuperTube is invoked with such a link, the video will start at that position. NOTE: the native app doesn't support it

  • Unlocked orientation when displaying for video infos, related or author videos in the media player

  • If related or author videos in the media player are open and the back button is pressed, will be asked if the current list should be listed as the main list

  • Added a Cancel button to go back from playlist page

  • The one line text input is now expandable when adding a comment

  • Fixed text in comments for some locales

  • sometimes the number of subscriptions listened was wrong, fixed now

  • Improved a bit the start time and the start loading videos

  • Some other minor fixes or improvements

You can catch our initial hands-on video with SuperTube here, although there have been numerous updates since.

More information/Download SuperTube for BlackBerry 10

Reader comments

SuperTube gets a makeover and introduces even more sweet features

60 Comments

Yes, there's a fu**-ton more options in SuperTube. I especially like that I can set a lower default resolution for when im not connected to wi-fi.

Posted via CB10

both lack of essential stuff.. Super tube doesn't have shuffle button and when playing videos added to the playlist from within the app, error appears, all the videos get skipped until it finds the firstone added from the youtube site...

But then I hate the two steps screens in fasttube... First step is to tap the video, it opens an information window, then you have to click again to make it play, and if your intention was to play all the list, from where you are, you need to go back two screens and play all... but if you want to start the list from the last 4 bottom songs, you have to navigate with the NEXT button, when in Supertube you just need to play the video where you want the list to start from.

Stereotube is dope!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  ) new  BlackBerry Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureeverthatishortenedabit

Cleaning up on the number one spots Nestlé!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  ) new  BlackBerry Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureeverthatishortenedabit

I have both FastTube and SuperTube (free versions)

Been playing with the updated SuperTube app today, I like everything I am seeing so far. So I just paid the $1.99 plus tax for the full version.

Nice App, keep up the good work.

www. carm. org

In my experience, SuperTube had much better performance and stability than FastTube. It also allowed me to preload videos while using the free version (very small amount of memory though but, it was enough to let you experience how it worked). SuperTube, for a while at least (I'm not sure about now), was more feature rich than FastTube, even in the free version. I understand there are features one has that the other does not, but I haven't kept up with FastTube like that. Last thing, I got much better customer support from SuperTube developer(s) than I did for FastTube. They're very active in the forums and respond to emails.

I have heard other testimony's of this nature in favor of FastTube over SuperTube so, it's best to try to do your own evaluation, having said that. This is just my experience.

Posted via CB10

I really like SuperTube and would like to check out the New Version ASAP. Too bad my Q10 is off for repairs and this will habe to wait toll I get it back. :(

Updated. The new icon is so much better than the old one. But I do think that the splash screen could be improved a little.

Differentiate or Die

Or you could buy a decent sized memory card and download your youtube videos from youtubeinmp4.com?

iPhone# best selling overrated MP3 player ;)

Mmmh.... SweetTube.

Preloaded that Passport video from Carphone Warehouse this morning....

 BlackBerry? I premdict the future's gonna be chenomenal! 

Meh in sticking to YouTube through the browser. It does what I need it to do.

Look! It's Zedzilla10! 

Cool I've always preferred FastTube but I purchased the pro version of SuperTube at the same time just to compare (didn't care for the layout, icon, overall experience of SuperTube).

I will reinstall and see how I like it. Thanks!

No More Music!!!!! No More Videos!!!

Updated. Still not a fan. Way you too cluttered and 'busy' for my liking. Fast tube is clean and simple with all the same features. Cheers though for the continued development on bb10!

Posted via CB10

as a guy who rides the trains every day to a from the office, this app is a god send. Can't wait to rock the new version - cheers!

Posted via CB10 app & my killer BlackBerry Z30

Super Tube has a mental UI ( mental Crazy...Crazy Mental) FFS I am not an apple consumer where I need everything served up to me but some of these apps UI 's are bogging ....nuff said ..

"Powered by BlackBerry" Z30's are addictive as Crack

Supertube is more powerful than its competitors, but the interface is a confusing mess and feels floaty.

Also, the new icon and splash are appreciated, but combining all of the recommendations from the icon thread really produced another frankenstein icon. Needs another redo, stat.

Posted via CB10

"New ICON and SPLASHSCREEN Inspired by the great guys on CB forum Alex_Hang, sauron4 and FabianB" - I love this, I still say that CB would create a Forum topic for devs to get support from users.

I still think this is bullshit! Anybody in that forum thread knows that my contribution was the best and most important. Where's my credit? :-P

Blargh, Blargh! CB10 blargh.

Wow, this new update is incredible. I especially like the new icon and splashscreen.

Posted via my love powered Q10

I can't stand the Supertube UI. Not intuitive at all. I use FastTube or the browser.

Posted via CB10

Guy wanted his app to fit more with new BlackBerry 10.3 theme. Alex Hong then designed him the perfect icon / splash for that,and he uses his own which is not as good.

Lol.

Still I just bought the app, but don't see advantages over FastTube. Can I list all my videos from my subscriptions in order like it does in FastTube or must I navigate into each channel?

Actually as I'm using the app I'm realising the customisation and options available. Very nice.

Don't like that low res blue person icon top left though

Will check this out. I deleted the last version SuperTube in favor of FastTube due to SuperTube's terrible user interface (IMO). Will be interesting to see how the UI has been changed in this update. Maybe I'll come back to SuperTube.

Wow, this app just keeps getting better and better! I wish more apps were coded at this level of expertise.

You can get started pretty easily, but the app is feature rich, so first timers should definitely read the instructions and watch the tutorials because there is a lot here to enjoy and many of the complaints stem from user error/ignorance.

Z-30/STA 100-5/10.3.0.700+.296/T-Mobile USA

Love SuperTube! Since I bought the pro version
I've substituted the Android app with it.

As far as I know, there are similar characteristics between SuperTube and FastTube. However, the first one allows you to play videos on Smart TVs (just as the Android app), something which I believe the latter does not offer. This was a deal breaker for me.

There are still a couple of improvements which could be made, but overall I'm happy with it.

Loved the Q10 but now it's Z30 power time!!!

If ya'll ain't fix the keyboard shortcut glitch on the Q10 then ya'll ain't fix much then

Posted by Phobe's Owner on the BlackBerry Q10

Ugh... the BlackBerry browser does a fine job for watching YouTube videos? Once I Play a video I press the pause button 8 times before I remember - oh yeah, BlackBerry practically *requires* an app for that.

Posted via CB10

I think the "Play on TV/ device " feature got broken with this update. Paired Z10 no longer hands off the signal to my TV like it used to. Other than that like SuperTube

Yup, I'm facing a similar problem. I had reset the viewing history, so my account got logged out and I lost the pairing with my Smart TV. No problem in the previous version, as I would just pair it again, but after the update it's no longer showing the "Paired Devices" option. :(

I know this is an experimental feature, but one any of us appreciate very much. It would be great if it could work like the one in the Android app, where there's no need for actual pairing, as it is done automatically with the Smart TV on the same Wi-Fi network.

Together with an option to clear viewing history, without logging you out and losing personal settings, these are the two things I hope Marco takes a look at. It would be great if he could add them to the general "Settings" menu.

I've wrote him on Facebook about the leanback error, hopefully he'll come up with a fix soon.

Loved the Q10 but now it's Z30 power time!!!

Update: I wrote to Marco and he has fixed this issue, an update should be ready in the next few days.

What an awesome developer, he has a great response time, and also took into account a suggestion I made.

Please support these type of developers, BlackBerry needs to continue having them onboard.

Thanks Marco! :)

Loved the Q10 but now it's Z30 power time!!!