Are you looking for an alternative to Apple’s YouTube iPad app, which the company removed from iOS 6? Then look no further: An independent iOS developer just published a new iPad app called Jasmine that offers all you need, and then some.

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It’s been a few days since Apple started to make iOS 6 available to the general public, and the absence of any kind of YouTube app has caught many iPad users by surprise. Sure, Google launched its very own YouTube app for iOS almost two weeks ago – but that app is optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch, and simply doesn’t look right on an iPad display. And yes, you can also access YouTube’s mobile site – but to be honest, the experience isn’t quite the same. So what should a iPad owner do?

The answer is quite simple: Install the free Jasmine app. That’s a YouTube app made by the same independent developer who also created the iOS Reddit app Alien Blue, Jason Morrissey, who created the app for and named it after his daughter. And the app doesn’t just feature a very nice, clean and minimal design, it also comes with almost everything you’d expect from a YouTube app, including:

  • Access to featured and trending videos as well as YouTube’s topical channels
  • Access to your favorites, playlists and subscriptions
  • The ability to share videos via Twitter, email and through your iPad’s clipboard
  • The display of comments, as well as the ability to add your own comments to a video
  • A night mode with a dark background
  • Parental controls for users who purchase the Pro version
  • Airplay

This app is already so much better than Apple’s old YouTube app that came with iOS pre-installed, and it’s actually raising the bar for Google’s upcoming YouTube iPad app. Sure, it’s missing a few features, including easy sharing with Facebook and Google+, but most of the people who are currently looking for a YouTube app alternative should be more than happy with Jasmine.

Check out a few screenshots of the app below:


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  1. thanks for the help…. I was so dismayed at the absence of my youtube app. I watch it all the time!!! Then I updated to ios6 and it disappeard! how horrible of them!

    1. i updated IOS6 and now i dont have youtube HOWWW CAN I DOOOO PLZ HELP ME?

  2. Chadwick C. DeVoss Monday, September 24, 2012

    +1 for this, it’s really a pretty simple interface that makes a worthy replacement

  3. installed it over the weekend. Loving it!

  4. ♚♔JYJ.ONLY♔♚ Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    Omg! Thanks a lot! I was looking for the YouTube icon and it wasn’t there!! I was very surprise and upset at the same time. Now I saw your post here, what a relief! Installing Jasmine rite away. Thanks again ^^

  5. Same. Very disappointed that iOS 6 caused the loss of YouTube icon without being pre warned. The google download is terrible in look, functionality and ease of use. This is much better. Thanks

    1. They made it pretty well known. I’m still on iOS 5 because of it.

  6. I can’t get the app to play anything. Every video brings up the message “Youtube has restricted the feeds for this video.”

    1. Me too! I don’t know what to do to fix it.

      1. The “Youtube has restricted the feeds for this video” message is a known bug. The solution is easy: just unistall and reinstall the app and the problem should go away.

      2. Nope. After reinstall the problem has not solution.

    2. Instead of reinstalling the app, try doing the update. I did this and now the app works fine.

    3. Same here. Utterly useless.

    4. I get the same message. Ugh

  7. I have loaded the Jasmine app onto my IPad but cannot save my favourites. Red bar drops down advising only account holder can save favourites. Bit confused.

  8. All my favorites are coming up “YouTube has restricted feeds for this video”. So, what now?

    1. As someone mentioned above, uninstalling and then reinstalling seems to do the trick.

      1. No, it didn’t do the trick. Still got that after several unistalling/reinstalling

  9. Terry Lamoureux Tarte Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    How do you save to favorites on jasmine?

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