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How to View YouTube Videos From Your iPhone

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Scott Kelby and Terry White save you a trip to the computer by teaching you how to access your favorite YouTube content directly from your iPhone.
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You can watch videos from the wildly popular online video sharing site—right from your iPhone. You don’t actually download the videos from YouTube onto your iPhone; instead, you search for videos you want to watch, and then you watch them on your iPhone just like you would watch YouTube videos on your computer. However, you can bookmark your favorite videos and get right to them. Here’s how.

Finding Videos on YouTube

  1. Start at the Home screen and tap on YouTube.
  2. Tap on Search (at the bottom of the screen) to bring up a search field.
  3. Tap on the search field to bring up the keyboard, type in your search term (see Figure 1), and then tap the Search button to search YouTube’s vast video library.
  4. The results appear in a list below the Search field. To watch one of these videos, just tap on it, and then turn your iPhone sideways (videos always play in this wide mode). To see more about a video in the list, tap the blue arrow button to the right of the video in the results list.
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