None of these elements behaves as you might expect, primarily
because the YouTube app doesn’t interpret swipes and scrolls
like any other app. There’s no audible blip whenever you
select something, and swiping around manages to be both sluggish
The frustratingly slow scrolling is especially pronounced on the
aforementioned horizontal navigation element because swiping just
a little too far to the left will open the modal main menu panel
that covers a third of the screen.
The slow scrolling is also apparent in the main menu panel. The
scrolling “friction”, for lack of a better term, is such that
swiping down just a little is unlikely to have any effect, and
swiping down just a little bit more will move the selector down
two menu items. It can be very difficult to get it to move one
menu item at a time.
It’s a terrible, terrible Apple TV app. Much like Amazon’s new Prime Video app, it looks and feels like it was designed and implemented by people who’ve never even used an Apple TV.