YouTube is rolling out its own Progressive Web App, which gives its website more app-like features
- YouTube can now be installed as a Progressive Web App to enjoy a dedicated experience.
- PWAs combine the best features of Web and mobile apps
- YouTube Music and Google News were already present as Progressive Webs Apps.
YouTube has arrived with its new feature – PWA support. It will allow users to install a Progressive Web App (PWA) for instant access to YouTube.
PWAs are the web pages that act as an app on your phone and you needn’t have to install them as a separate application. It can now be installed as a Progressive Web App (PWA) for quick access.
PWA support was earlier added by Google for YouTube Music and YouTube TV. According to the report, the support was incorporated into the main YouTube site from the last couple of days.
In Chrome, the telltale plus-in-a-circle icon appears directly in the Omnibox, with users prompted to “Install app.” This is different from the browser’s “Install” option, which has been available for quite some time now.
Google had recently announced that it was bringing Stadia to iOS as a PWA.
As explained by Google Developers, PWAs use modern Web capabilities to deliver a user experience that is similar to using an app. Pages in browser tabs can deliver immersive, high-level apps.
In 2018, Google Photos was made available as a PWA. YouTube TV had got PWA support in January last year and YouTube Music got the same in October 2019.
How to Install YouTube PWA on Web Browser
- First, open the Chrome browser, and go to the YouTube website.
- You can see a plus icon in the Omnibox.
- Click that icon.
- Now, tap on a popup ‘Install app’.
- Click on Install and you will be redirected to the app.
It will take a few seconds to install the app. You can also launch the app from the search bar. For this, all you need to type is ‘YouTube’. You can also access the app from the YouTube website with the help pin available on the site.
Google tells that a Progressive Web App uses the app shell model to provide app-style navigations and interactions and fits any form factor, desktop, mobile, tablet, or “whatever is next.”