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Metrotube for Windows 8 is right around the corner

Metrotube for Windows 8

Metrotube is by far the most popular YouTube application for Windows Phone. Wouldn’t it be great if that same interface was available for your Surface or PC? It will be soon, because Metrotube for Windows 8 is almost here.

Lazyworm Applications, the team behind Metrotube and Tweetro+, are on track to submit Metrotube for Windows 8 to the Store within the two weeks. The app will be free for everyone and the team will accept donations through the form of an in-app payment system. Otherwise there won’t be any ads obstructive your experience while using the app.

Metrotube on the Surface

If you have any questions about Metrotube for Windows 8 sound off below, the developers tend to hang around and respond. You can also reach out to them on Twitter. Don't forget to subscribe to the Windows Phone Central YouTube channel for the latest videos. Anybody excited to load this up on their Surface?

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Metrotube for Windows 8 is right around the corner

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Because vevo videos contain original music videos and it's really hard to find them from other users. Yes its a YouTube client meaning it should play anything without limitation. So I just use the website now instead

I agree. The Vevo app is actually quite fantastic and they got my support after doing their updates and making it consistent across all platforms (android, iOS and WP8 all have same features). Good on them.

Damn, Lazyworm beat me to it! I better start working on the Win8 version of my YouTube app this weekend

Early bird catches the worm, if your app is better, than you got know worries, thanx for making Windows 8 apps

Guys from WP Central: It would be cool if you did a survey asking readers for which Windows Phone apps we would like to see in Windows 8/RT and then make a top 10 apps that we most want to be ported to the big screen.

Brilliant idea

I want TVShow, Facebook, Wikipedia and of course WPCentral (I understand this is already being built)

I would love WPCentral App as well. It's on my top five list at #1
#2MetroTube
#3Fantasia Painter 
#4The current Music + Vidoe app. it's not perfects but it's 100 times better then whet we have on W8
#5 BBC

MeteoTube Ui puts Google's own YouTube apps for other platforms, including their own android, to shame. I will pay for this on windows 8 too

Metrotube for Windows 8 was designed to look and feel like Metrotube for Windows Phone (which has been out well before any version of Primetube existed).

Pleaaaase bring the suggestions tab videos linked to your account in next metrotube updates.Been using metrotube since its available on the store and STILL the very best youtube app.Thanks to the pin options for subs and favs!!!! Great work guys ;)

Dont worry LazywormApps! Your full supporters know the truth! I`ve been here since you guys first started and have to say you guys have done an amazing job and have made a giant leap over the years! Keep up the great work! Hopefully one day MS will be able to have some sort of feature to make any YouTube app as our default player, and you will definitely be on mine and MANY others :).

I wish I could use metrotube :( for some reason it stops working randomly and I have to reinstall it. :/

The windows 8 IE metro browser pretty much gives a YouTube app experience. Just pin the site to the start screen and you got your YouTube. Still, I will get this app once it becomes available

If I'm not mistaken, it doesn't do HD video though, right?  I remember using YouTube via IE on an ex girlfriend's Lumia 900, and the video was pretty pixelated.   All in all, not a fan of mobile IE;  it wouldn't even render my two banks' websites properly.

I like MetroTube. Honestly though I have found myself login onto the YouTube site to find videos I know are there, yet MetroTube do not display. What gives? Anyone have a inner workings answer?

Lol, just an old render. If Nokia were to release tablets any time soon they would likely be phablets, 5-7 inch devices.

Better have a separate phone tablet rather than having a phablet. You might accidentally hit and break your skull in case you are not carying your headset around.

That's very exciting. Been living with primetube which is also quite well designed but definitely looking forward to metrotube on win8. They need to improve the wp8 too though, search predictions is missing

Awesome!!! I can't wait for this on my surface pro. Prime tube is ok but metrotube is THE best YouTube I've ever used!! I've been waiting for it..
 
  Can I just ask - will metrotube on win 8 search the desktop or mobile YouTube. Also what will the live tile show?? Lastly will there be a preload feature???
thanks for your hard work. I love my surface pro and this and thus is all I need!!
 

You will be able to find any YouTube video, live tile will fip through either show popular or subscription videos depending on sign in status and pre-loading won't make it into the first version but it is on the to-do list for the next major update :)

Great! Devtip: Would love to see a posibility to push playback from WP8 to W8. (Search on phone, play on pc/tablet). It would be perfect for us with big screen setup. Thanks! :)

Just want to throw in some more support for the dev. The WP8 app is easily one of the best apps in the store with fantastic design and UX. So happy that it will be coming to W8.

On a side note...i wish these guys would make a program that replaced Xbox Video to watch and ORGANIZE our own videos. I'm tired of all my movies and TV shows being thrown together in a ball under "other" with no DVD or Series cover art. Help us Lazy Worm!!!!

Agreed. If it likes the Windows Phone app I will be making a donation to keep apps like this coming to the ecosystem. 

Best youtube client ever! Luv it on my 920 & can't wait to download onto my surface pro.. Credit to the two lads from lazyworm

Nice. I'll be sending them 5 bucks for their effort. They should also create a music + video app because they seem to understand what us early adopter's like when it comes to this metro thing, the crap Microsoft gave use for audio + video is way below standards.

ATTENTION: Now that we have same app on WP8 and Windows 8, I want that such apps must be in sync using my Live/Outlook.com/Hotmail account.
 
For eg, if theres a game on WP8 and W8, (e.g. Cut The Rope), then  game progress should be in sync on WP8 and W8 using my Microsoft account, (even when Cut The Rope is not xbox live game..)

when is metrotube for windows phone getting an update. i have issues with preloaded videos not playing smoothly either with or without signal?
 
cheers

Excellent news for an excellent app!  Everytime I use this app on my Lumia around friends, they always ask me to demo it.  It is well-designed and a joy to use.

Preloading. I might be a Win8 Desktop user, but that one feature will make me switch over from the web version for sure.

Why does it take so long to port a WP8 app to W8? I thought it just required some minor updates and UI changes.

Likely because they have to support various resolutions, I'm guessing. And probably not everything's as close as some devs would like it to be (I wouldn't know...).

Also I read above that they will now have access to ALL YouTube vids now within their apps (not just mobile), which I think will change a few things here and there. But that's my guess :)

It'll probably be the entire 2 weeks or maybe even a little longer cause there's still quite a bit to be fixed or added.

A WINDOWS 8 APP WITH VERTICAL SCROLLING! YES!
Sorry, couldn't contain my approval of people that actually know how to use Metro.

 

Loved metro tube since the beginning but in the last few days its started crashing and getting really slow again, so got the new youtube app and its sooooo smooth and lovely, cant remember the name I will have a look, wpc had it up yesterday, anyway, using lumia820 Mtube has done this b4, I have uninstalled reinstalled it but still the same?? Mytube, its brilliant, but iam not saying Mtube isn't, it just ain't working for me at the moment