Join the beta for Toib, an upcoming YouTube client from the developer behind Phonly

Toib Beta

The day we get a good official YouTube app for Windows Phone is the day pigs fly. In the meantime we rely on solid third-party apps like myTube and Metrotube. You’ll be able to add another app to that list very soon. Toib is an upcoming application for YouTube that’s currently in beta. You can join that beta and you really should. It’s a great app with a lot of potential. Variety is the spice of life after all.

Toib Screen

Toib comes to us from Swedish developer Daniel Berg (@bergdaniel). You probably recognize a few of his apps, like Weight Story and Feedly client Phonly. Toib is a YouTube client that’s building off the foundation and UI/UX he built in Phonly. Of course that are tweaks to make Toib work with YouTube, but overall if you’re a fan of Phonly you’ll feel right at home with Toib.


Right off the bat you’ll notice that Toib is a beautiful app. Daniel has an eye for detail and it shows with this early build of Toib.

Toib does what you’d expect from a YouTube app. You can sign in to your YouTube account to get access to your subscriptions, favorites, likes, playlists and more. You can read and leave comments. View accounts and the videos associated with that account.


Performance in the app is good and there’s even support for Vevo videos, which sometimes don’t like to play nice in other YouTube apps.


Daniel is currently accepting beta testers. So if you’re interested in trying out a new YouTube app for Windows Phone you’ll want to sign up. Just head to the Toib signup page if you want to check the app out.  

And if you don’t sign up, we’ll let you know when the app goes live in the Windows Phone Store. 


Reader comments

Join the beta for Toib, an upcoming YouTube client from the developer behind Phonly


If this app can somehow get the audio and video streams for 1080p video to play simultaneously then I'd say we have a winner.

Can he add a support for adding tv or xbox so you can project the video on a tv or your xbox & etc... I havent seen this option on any third-party apps.

yeah, and we already have 2 complete OSes (Android, IOS) theyn why did we switche to WP ? ;)
we gave it a try and we liked it!

Metrotube has problems, the update isn't live yet. Wish google made a wp8 app for us windows phone lovers.

They did, sort of... Microsoft had a great looking "Official" one but it was removed as per stupid requests from Google.

With Metrotube and Mytube at very similar high quality levels i can't see the point of another Tube app that offers nothing new...

I don't mean to be nasty, Sam, but there are a few typing mistakes in the text of this.
'an eye for attention' (an eye for detail/attention to detail)
'you can leave read and leave comments'
I can be quite the copy editor, sorry :P

It would be awesome if a developer could get vevo videos to pop up

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It's okay man! I appreciate the work you put into the app. As this is a beta and isn't in final release, maybe by then, we might see a name change. Maybe a poll to help you like we did with Itsdagram (Instance now)?

I just download the app. It looks fantastic. I like the name it's unique. Thanks Daniel.

No offence. But my first impression regarding the name was, toyib, an Arabian word which mean "good" as in good marks, good point, etc. After paying more attention to the name that I found that no 'y' on that name :D
I guess something wrong with my brain :3

My week has been full of jellyness. First hangouts on iOS, now this deliciously beautiful app for YouTube.

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Can you pin channels to start? I don't have a YouTube account (rather go non-Google), and I love this feature with MetroTube.

Even if we have high quality apps like metrotube and my tube
.nop if we get a new app looks like it high quality app ....joined

I wish we had a good Facebook app. Jdb is starting to be a pain in the azz. I'm so sick of these skinned browsers. Off topic I know but still

Yeah mine was in my spam box. Kinda silly it gives you the option after submitting to add his address to your list

Yes, definitely. Depends on how everything works out with WP 8.1 as well, which has a *much* better built-in player for YouTube videos.

Okay. Thanks for the heads up. By the way. tehe app looks fantastic. Really well made. A formidable and better alternative to Metro Tube and Prime Tube and My Tube

First off: thank you, Sam! :-)

Now; I seem to totally suck at giving my apps names. First Phonly, now this. Hm. How about 'OneTube' instead?

Thanks to everyone for signing up. I'll send you a beta invite tonight or tomorrow. I need to do some work with parsing the signups and adding you to the beta list.

I see a'lot of comments about HD-quality, audio playback only, etc. I can't stress enough that currently 'toib' does not implement a custom player. It uses the built-in (internet explorer) one for now. YouTube API terms of use state that you cannot use any other than the official players. 

Though there's a fine line if the built-in internet explorer one is even approved. So, I'll have to look into that.

Will Microsoft get on your back about using 'one' before tube, maybe something else not sure what though!

I love MetroTube, but the app has some shortcomings (like sometimes not being able to start playing videos for no reason) - I'll check Toib, can't be a bad idea.

The UI looks beautiful! Reminds me of how gorgeous the actual WP YouTube app was before everything went South for it.

Looks good, not sure about the name and tile. Something that suggests its a youtube client in English would be good.

Signed in for the first time in a year just to mention how beautiful that Mclaren P1 is.... okay I'll see myself out now

I got mail with the download link, but when it goes to the Store and I click install, it says I don't have permission to install it. Should I just wait?

Maybe that's because my MS account uses Outlook.com and I typed my gmail address during registration to the beta? Can I do anything to get access to the beta? It looks very interesting!

After I tried this app. It's not a perfect YouTube app. I don't like a player. It look like a IE's YouTube video player.

I hope that next update will have a very own player. For now, I stick with MyTube.

Its like m.youtube.com
Nice interface, but I like to have the option to watch in portrait mode. I like MyTube, but this is a nice effort

It definitely needs a way to see recent uploads by all your subscriptions, instead of just being able to select individual channels. Until that is implemented I cant justify using it over MetroTube. Looks great though!

Agree with that completely. Its useless if you cant see latest uploads in a list. Kind of crazy this doesn't have it.

Signed up; Downloading.

It looks awesome from the screenshots. If its as good as it looks, it'll become my new client for YouTube

This app is freakin fantastic! I thought the Microsoft Youtube app was amazing before it was unceramoniously stripped from the store but this app TOIB is amazing in design, form and function. My number one youtube app has become TOIB.  Great job and its only beta.