Watch Continuous Videos On YouTube With NowBox [iPad]

Ever wish you could just watch YouTube videos continuously without the constant searching in between each find, good or bad? NowBox for iPad makes it all possible.

Sure, within YouTube itself you can save your favorite videos to a playlist to watch in a constant stream, but what about videos that are new to you? Every time you search for a video, YouTube always displays a list of others it thinks you might like. It allows you to go off on several different tangents as you can easily get caught up watching for long lengths of time. But you have to keep searching and clicking and looking. NowBox does the searching, clicking, and looking for you.

Setting NowBox to work with your choices and taste in videos is a simple two-step process. After starting the app, it asks for your interests, for those videos you enjoy watching on YouTube. These cover a wide area of basics, such as entertainment, news, tech, how-to, etc. Simply tap the ones that interest you.


Next, sign in to the services you use. Not only does NowBox utilize your YouTube account, it also uses your accounts with Facebook and/or Twitter. It not only learns of your interests through what you watch and post to social networking sites, it learns from videos that your friends and followers watch and post on Facebook or tweet about on Twitter.


NowBox sets up your channels the way you told it to, and gives you some basic subscriptions as it looks throughout YouTube subscriptions, viewing history, and your friends’ videos that they have posted about. You can choose a channel to start viewing.


Once you start playing a channel, it comes up with a continuous playlist. There is no searching for other videos in between. It’s doing all that work for you. You can also view the videos in a listing below. As with YouTube, you can go full-screen to watch the videos. Just like with many apps, you can post directly to Facebook and share your finds.


While NowBox works with your YouTube subscriptions, it also suggests others you might like. At any time you can get more information on a channel. It gives you a short description and tells you how many videos are in it as well as how many subscribers. You can unsubscribe or subscribe at this point.


You can also get a listing of all the channels NowBox has found for you, which includes ones that you are already subscribed to, ones your friends and followers have posted about, or ones that match your particular interests.


NowBox is always working and checking for new videos for you. Every time you open it up it goes back to your YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to find new videos for you. It allows you to just sit back and relax while you watch. Additionally, it works with AirPlay, so you can view the videos on AppleTV as well, not being confined to your iPad.

Laura Tucker
Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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