m.youtube site - no shortcut for android?


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  1. cr0wnest

    cr0wnest Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    As some of you may already know, the mobile youtube site has been revamped to use a HTML5 browser for faster viewing. And its pretty damn good. Smacks the native youtube app in everyway, only problem is you cant seem to upload videos from it.

    However, the iphone is able to add a shortcut to the mobile site to homescreen as demonstrated in this help tip. http://help.youtube.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=188124

    But to my surprise, android doesnt have this option. Am I missing something here? :\ Im a little shocked that since youtube is owned by google they would have paid more attention to their own platform rather than their most fierce competitor. Or did they just do it out of pittance because the native iphone youtube app does not play HQ videos and they are not able to view the embedded youtube videos on the full site, due to the absence of Flash? :rolleyes:
     

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  2. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    It's just a bookmark on the homescreen, right?

    Go to your homescreen, long press on an empty space and click to add a shortcut. The options in there will vary depending on your installed apps/launcher, but i believe the option to add a bookmark should be there by default.
     
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    cr0wnest Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    OH i see now. Haha, i totally forgot how android allows you to add shortcuts like that. Thanks!
     
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    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    No problem :)

    Android and iOS just go about things in different ways I guess.
     

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