YouTube for Symbian is a lot faster than mobile Java YouTube applications. The program doesn't come with any extra features or customisation options, it simply plays YouTube video without any extras.
But YouTube for Symbian doesn't play everything. The program won't let you log into YouTube, so you can't play any videos that require logging in. This means that YouTube for Symbian won't play any adult YouTube content.
When you install YouTube it asks you to pick your location from a list of only 5 countries, but just pick any country and the program will work. If you can't download the latest YouTube for Symbian version from the official YouTube site, you can get it from sites like Mobile Castle. Tip: you can erase your search history and other private data, but that option is hidden in the help menu.
The previous YouTube for Symbian update (version 2.0.9) introduced a new bug: many videos played at the wrong speed. This bug is fixed in the latest version, so if your movies play too fast you can slow them down to normal speed by installing the new update.
• m.youtube.com (on the fly installation)
• YouTube 2.0.11 on Mobile Castle (downloadable installer)
• MobiTubia, an alternative YouTube player
Thursday, 30 April 2009