Hyper for YouTube is an alternative way to watch your favorite videos on YouTube from Windows 8 modern interface. It features a sleek and minimalist and lets you watch what you want without having to see the advertisement of service before each video. With this app you can browse and play any content with all the facilities of the regular web site: videos related appears next, you can comment, view comments, share and Bookmarking. Besides these options, Hyper for YouTube is offering a tool that does not exist on the site: you can download videos quickly to your computer, simply by pressing a single button. Another advantage is that it works in the background, that is, you can leave the video rolling and open other applications or even go to the Desktop.
Some features could be better, however. The only options are video sharing social applications for Windows 8 that are installed. For example, by default you can share the video with only the "Email" and "People" apps. If you want to send to Facebook, you need to install the app from the social network in Windows 8 or you can use the traditional version of YouTube in the browser.
Even with small problems with the app for Hyper YouTube is a great alternative to watch and download videos from YouTube, since it has solid tools and a visually perfect for those who like simplicity.
Although you do not need a YouTube account to use this app, if you want a custom startup screen with suggestions for your taste, you need to login. That way, when you enter the app it shows video related to your interests, the feeds you subscribed and content that you probably will like, beyond their favorites on the right side. You can view all or only selected videos from a particular user, hence, it is possible to access the feed of a channel you sign with just one click. Scrolling the page to the next, there is a list of categories that can be accessed.
You can continue browsing the site even when a video is playing, as it is shown in the upper right corner of the screen in miniature, with a small player for you to control playback. When you open a video using Hyper for YouTube, it can be played in full screen and still provide all the controls you need, just click with the right mouse button to find options to pause, go forward, skip video (in the case of playlists) to change the quality add to a playlist, etc. view details.
However, one of the most interesting tools for Hyper for YouTube is allowing you to download any video from YouTube with the push of a button, "Download", which is next to the playback controls. To get your favorite video, all you need to do is go to the home page and start typing the name of the material or any keyword, the application provides suggestions as the home of YouTube in the browser. To share the content you can use the Windows 8 Charms Bar, which has options specific to email or send to social networks.
- Easy to use.
- Looks very beautiful and elegant.
- Saves videos to your computer.
- Playing in the background.
- It has no direct sharing to social networks.