YouTube for iOS Gets a Dynamic Player, Adapts to Vertical and Square Videos:
YouTube for iOS app is finally gaining full support for playing vertical videos in the proper orientation. According to a new tweet from YouTube, the app will now automatically adapt to display vertical videos in portrait orientation, instead of rotating them into landscape and forcing black bars on the sides.
Bye bye, black bars. ?
Now the YouTube player on iOS will automatically adapt to the shape of the video you’re viewing! pic.twitter.com/4jzJ6nPj4G
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 19, 2017
YouTube for iOS Gets a Dynamic Player, Adapts to Vertical and Square Videos ,While this feature has been available on Android for over two years now, it has only now been fully activated for iOS users. The feature was announced back in August, and some users have had it activated for a while, but starting now, every iOS user will have the YouTube app play videos in the proper orientation, no matter what.