When we first found out that Apple will be removing the YouTube app in iOS 6, Google said that a native app is in the works.

The app has now arrived in the iTunes app store for free:

Native YouTube iOS App
Native YouTube iOS App

A post on the YouTube blog talks about some new features:

  • Tens of thousands more videos: Watch official music videos like Taylor’s latest hit.
  • New YouTube channel guide: Swipe your finger from the left edge of the screen to reveal a guide with your subscribed channels on YouTube, giving you instant access to everything from Alli Sports to YOMYOMF.
  • Find awesome videos faster: Get to videos like “Gangnam Style” faster with new search tools that give suggestions while you type, and let you sort through videos or channels. Flip through related videos, comments and more info, all while watching a video.
  • More ways to share with the people you love: Share that incredible video you found on YouTube on Google+, Facebook or text message in the app, as well as from Twitter and email.

The app doesn’t currently support the iPad, but according to the NY Times, it is also in the works.

Unfortunately, the app also supports YouTube’s mobile ads, like seen in the Android App as well as the mobile site. But this also means “tens of thousands more videos” will be available to watch. Videos from Vevo accounts are now available to view, unlike in the built-in iOS app.

You can get the app in the App Store here for free.

(Source: MacRumors)