Dec. 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM ET
It's a good week for YouTube users, as updates have rolled out for both iOS devices and on the main YouTube website. Changes include easier subscriptions, a cleaner interface, and more responsive mobile playback.
The iOS update, announced Tuesday, brought the app up to speed with the iPhone 5's wider screen, and is also optimized for the iPad, among other things. Airplay support was also improved, if you happen to want to stream the video to your TV. (YouTube had been pre-loaded on iOS devices, but Apple discontinued it; Google released its own iOS app in September.)
On the Web, the video and channel interfaces have been revamped to make subscriptions and playlists easier to navigate. Google has already rolled the changes out to a few users ahead of Thursday night's worldwide update, and said in an email that the updated interface is leading to quite a bit more subscribing and playlist-watching.
Visit YouTube later Thursday to see the changes in action. And if you have some suggestions, keep your eye on the YouTube blog; they say they'll be soliciting feedback over the next few weeks.
Devin Coldewey is a contributing writer for NBC News Digital. His personal website is coldewey.cc.