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Awesome Tube gets Fluent Design overhaul with major update

Awesome Tube (opens in new tab), one of the most highly rated third-party YouTube apps on the Microsoft Store, is embracing Microsoft's Fluent Design with its latest update. The app has received a major visual overhaul, bringing more transparency alongside a minimalistic design that is present everywhere from the default "Trending" section to the video pages themselves (via Reddit).

Outside of the revamped design, Awesome Tube has added support for 21:9 ratio videos and the app also supports scrubbing to earlier portions of live videos. This update also brings the addition of new ads, but they can be removed with a one-time purchase of $4.99.

Awesome Tube Video

Here's a full look at all of what's new and fixed with Awesome Tube's latest update, from the release notes:

  • [Design] More transparent, minimal, simple and smoother.
  • (Video) - Support 21:9 ratio
  • [Live] - Now able to seek to earlier position in live videos
  • [Ads] - Ads in player will automatically disappear after shown for 15s. Add 1 banner ad at top right in play panel.
  • [Fix] - Tap to play/pause only work when all controls visible
  • [Fix] - Double tap to go to fullscreen
  • [Fix] - Cursor does not hide in fullscreen mode
  • [Fix] - Some weird links in description
  • [Change] - New way to enable caption
  • [Change] - New way to show playing playlist
  • [Change] - Title text now selectable
  • [Change] - Add more donation options
  • [Change] - Add more themes
  • [Change] - Add video resuming option

If you want to give Awesome Tube and its visual overhaul a shot, you can grab the latest version now for free from the Microsoft Store for Xbox One, PC, mobile and Surface Hub.

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  • On Xbox One, you say? I might try it out and see if it can replace myTube.
  • MyTube is legend But I use both on different PC
  • Never expected to see an awesome YouTube UWP app like myTube. Awesome Tube is super quick if not faster. Its AWESOME. Thanks to these developers for producing these great UWP apps.
  • In my opinion, myTube still better.
  • Yeah, myTube's my Awesome Tube.
  • myTube copycat.