At long last, YouTube for iPhone and iPad has gained a new Dark theme, rolling out today.
The Verge reports that both iOS and Android editions of the app will be picking up the new user interface theme but iOS will be getting it first, followed by Android soon.
YouTube for iOS will be picking up the new Dark theme later today so stay tuned to iDownloadBlog as we’re going to refresh this article as soon as the update goes live.
Google was spotted testing the Dark theme with a subset of users of the app as far back as late last year. With an optionally darkened interface, the Dark theme is perfectly suitable for late-night video streaming and should look especially good on your iPhone X—even help save the battery power due to the way OLED technology works.
To enable this new style in YouTube for iOS, tap your account icon in the app and choose Settings from the menu, then select the new Dark Theme option to have the white background swapped with a blacked-out, more cinematic style. This will also invert many of the UI colors.
Google also brought a dark theme to YouTube’s web interface last year.
To enable it, sign in with your credentials at youtube.com. Next, click your profile picture in the upper-right corner and select the Dark Theme option from the popup menu.