It’s been awhile since we’ve written about MetroTube. It’s the YouTube application that has been wildly popular on both Windows Phone and Windows 8. The only problem with the Windows Phone app was that it hasn’t been updated since last July. It was a month ago that we reported an update was coming for MetroTube on Windows Phone. Today is that day that you’ll finally be able to get a new update for MetroTube.
The update isn’t live right this moment, but the app did pass certification and version 4.1.0 should be rolling out to users in the next few hours. Besides fixing playback issues that users have reported the past few months, version 4.1.0 introduces some new features. Here’s what you can look forward to when the update is live:
- Main panorama facelift
- Sub navigation UI overhaul
- Long titles can now be viewed when clicked
- Full screen button (for phones with rotation lock on)
- Playback bug fixes
- Various bug fixes and improvements
We’re digging all the changes made to MetroTube on Windows Phone. We’ve been playing with them in a beta the past few weeks and like what the team has done. Browsing has been improved thanks to the new “river” design. You’re able to quickly see what new videos are out there on YouTube from all the people who you follow. You can also check out all the subs on the right side of the river.
MetroTube is available in the Windows Phone Store for $0.99, but there’s a free trial available. Remember, version 4.1.0 may not be live just yet for you, the update is still rolling out over the next few hours. Update: Most of you are able to download it already. Looks like it is live! Enjoy!
Once you get the update let us know what you think of it!