Fix for Metrotube coming soon and the next version is almost ready


We still lack an official YouTube app on Windows Phone, but have some solid third party offerings. Metrotube and myTube are the two YouTube apps constantly vying for a spot on your Start screen. However, Metrotube hasn’t been updated since last July and some users are reporting that videos won’t play. Good news though, not only is a fix on the way for Metrotube users experiencing issues, but a beta for the next release is about to take place. Details after the break.

A few tweets from the Lazyworm Apps account shows that there’s a fix coming for users not getting videos to play on Metrotube. Music videos seem to be particularly affected with whatever is ailing Metrotube.

So a fix is coming for Metrotube, but a beta is also ready for testing. If you’re interested in joining the Metrotube beta all you need to do is send an email to info at lazywormapps dot com two things: your Microsoft Live ID and your username for Trello.

You’re not alone if you’ve been wondering why Lazyworms Apps hasn’t updated Metrotube for quite some time. What’s the holdup? Well if you go to their website you’ll see that they do a lot more than build third-party YouTube clients for Windows Phone. They build sweet ‘metro-style’ apps on both Windows Phone and Windows 8. Basically contract work for big companies. In fact, another tweet says they’ve been busy working with “some very big brands” to bring their apps to Windows 8.1. We can live with that delay.

Source: Twitter 1, 2, 3

Thanks for the tip Win!


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Fix for Metrotube coming soon and the next version is almost ready


'Details after the break'.
Sound silly in this kind of media.
Not nice and completely unnecessary.

But that line is displayed on the main page, so you have to open the link to the article to read it. So it is a break... I find it to be very nice.

Uninformed comment. If you knew that Google doesn't allow websites to show ads interrupting content without placing such lines otherwise risking lowering of PageRank, you wouldn't say that. Google seems to think that sites which show ads interrupting content are fooling their customers into believing that you need to visit the ad for more info, hem d the statement.

Go to trello.com. It's just a task-tracking system. People create boards, and can pin tasks/notes etc to them. Tasks can be assigned to people and you can see when items get completed. Depending on permissions, you can assign tasks, make comments etc. I assume the developer will share his Metrotube project tasks with people and you will get automatic notifications as he completes them. There's an unofficial app too, Trellizzo

Was a Metrotube user. But now myTube has earned a spot on my start screen. It does everything I need from a YouTube app, beautifully!

I'm looking at the screenshots and it just looks like a knock off of metrotube, not sure which one was released first though

Metrotube is thee original third party app...and will always be on my lumia screen...mytube sucks and it costs money.

Yeah, I still have both installed... As well as Supertube and HTC YouTube. I tend to just use the mobile website now haha

Pretty basic... a lot of the features don't work anymore as it hasn't been updated for a long time. But you can still search for videos and watch them, switch between HQ etc. I don't think you can even see or add comments. HTC seems to have given up updating any of their apps.

Actually I do have problems trying to play videos over the mobile networks. It works flawlessly on WIFI, but just can't seem to start any videos once I'm connected to mobile network. Anyone else facing same issues?

I think is also depend on carrier network. Frist I would use metrotube on my first carrier, but when I ported my muber on other carrier network now metrotube doesn't work, even I can't open YouTube site from IE or other browsers

Hmm. But why will carriers be affecting an app? Is just weird. But I guess you are right because beside MetroTube, My Tube and other youtube apps can't work at all when on mobile network. I'm not sure why but it's just frustrating and seems like things like these only happen on Windows Phone.

Though I primarily use myTube, I am eager to see what this next 'beta version' is all about. Might send an email, after all.

If u look at their twitter account someone told them of this and kiloo contacted the ppl in charge to block the download

I just wonder why this app still uses data even for playing back downloaded (preloaded) videos. I wasted half of my data because of that. I realize I have to turn off my data connection then when I run the app it says connection not available. I can play my offline videos just fine after that. Could anyone fix that problem? Thank you.

I hoped on to Mytube as beta tester... ended up buying the app just because.  Certainly worth the money imo.  Found the interface to be a tad better than Metrotube.  Frankly I'm fine with these 3rd party choices. 

The biggest problem with 3rd party apps is that their lifespan depends on official app. Not that official will be much better (6tag best example), but it can block access.