YouTube rolls out dark theme first to iPhone & iPad app

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Google on Tuesday began rolling out a "Dark Theme" for its YouTube mobile apps, initially only to iPhone and iPad owners.

The option can be found by tapping on the user account icon, then Settings, The Next Web noted. When available, the toggle is located at the top of the "YouTube" section. Android support is promised in the near future.

For most iPhone and iPad users, the Dark Theme should simply make the app easier on the eyes, especially at night. Due to the way OLED works though, iPhone X owners should benefit from reduced power consumption as well.

Google often brings mobile improvements to iOS first, despite it having a vested interest in the success of Android, and its rivalry with Apple. This may be an acknowledgement of the popularity of iPhones, particularly in the U.S., where both Apple and Google are based.


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