NewPipe 0.16.2 released, improving comments UI

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NewPipe 0.16.2 is a bugfix release which comes along with better readable comments, smaller UX improvements, better translations, bugfixes and more.


After introducing support for reading comments in version 0.16.1, @yausername put more effort into the comments UX. In other words, the comment’s font size has been enlarged. We hope you are going to enjoy reading comments even more. When scrolling through them, you might recognize that links and video timestamps have been made clickable. On top of that the app can now remember whether you last viewed the comments or the ‘next videos’ tab and switch to it automatically when opening a video page.

Video player and playqueue

@Stypox made it possible to share the video with its current timestamp through the main player’s dropdown menu. @nv95 added a close button to the main player which is shown whenever the playqueue is finished.

By pressing long on the Background button in the playlist view, you can now enqueue a whole playlist to the current playqueue. To play a stream directly in background without opening the video page, just tap long on an item in a stream list and choose Play directly in Background.

Further improvements

When sharing text with NewPipe which is not an URL, the app automatically shows performs a search using the currently active service. Moreover, this release includes support for opening invidious links, a tiny resource clean-up resulting in less code and a smaller APK. We also updated third-party libraries which should bring performance improvements to the video player. As always, the new version comes with bug fixes. @Stypox fixed a parsing bug which prevented many streams from loading as well as failing YouTube subscription imports. @Rediron made some improvements to the update checker (only available in the GitHub release) preventing crashes when no internet connection is available.

The English translations for play and enqueue commands were update and more specified by @epitron. At this point we would like to thank all the people who contributed to NewPipe in this release by either writing code, participating in discussions, reporting bugs and translating it into various languages!

State of the Pipe 2019

By the way: If you haven’t seen it yet, we recently published a video in which NewPipe lead maintainer Christian Schabesberger covers the latest developments of the project, talks about plans for the future and makes a personal statement about his future in the project. You can watch the video here.

Get the new version

We recommend you to install the F-Droid app as it notifies you as soon as an update for NewPipe is available.

Please let us know what your experience of the latest release is, especially bugs in need of fixing. As usual, you can reach out to us via IRC (#newpipe on Libera.Chat), open issues on GitHub or ideally use our built-in crash reporter to send us machine-readable issue reports, or send in fixes yourself.

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