We get mildly excited when popular apps receive large updates and today's the turn of Metrotube, which has just been bumped to version 4.5. It's a strong increment in the number of versions, so you can expect to see some notable changes as you fire up the newly revamped third-party YouTube app.
Metrotube scored an update today, and while it doesn't bring anything major, it does add a little polish to the continuous playback feature introduced earlier this month by adding support for playlists.
One of our favorite third-party YouTube apps Metrotube picked up an update to version 4.3, which brings new features like continuous playback, audio mode and more. With continuous playback, you can navigate away from Metrotube and still have the video playing in the background. Returning to the app will enable audio automatically.
Popular third-party YouTube app Metrotube just picked up an update today to version 188.8.131.52, bringing playback and navigation fixes. With Google ignoring the Windows Phone, Metrotube continues to be one of the best YouTube clients available for the platform.
Popular third-party YouTube app Metrotube has just received an update on Windows Phone. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll find version 184.108.40.206 live and ready for you to download. Today's update is notable for a redesign of the video page redesign.
Metrotube is a popular third-party YouTube app for Windows Phone owners to access multimedia stored on Google's video sharing service. While the search engine giant continues to avoid releasing an official app on Microsoft's mobile platform, today the Metrotube developer has published version 220.127.116.11 to the store with some new functionality.
We're slowly grinding through this week, covering news and looking at what's next for Microsoft and its platforms. Developers have been busy cranking out updates left, right and center to keep consumers happy with new features, bug addressing and more. We'll round up some of the updates that have passed through the store.
By Sam Sabri, Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm EDT
Using YouTube in Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8 can be a bit of a pain. The mobile website is barebones and doesn’t work as well as it should. And as you know, YouTube has yet to release a competent native app for Windows Phone users. Their loss since we’re getting by fine with stellar apps like Metrotube and myTube.
However, every now and then you end up on YouTube in the browser. Maybe you clicked a link in a tweet or someone sent a link in an email. You’re now about to watch a YouTube video with poor playback controls and no option for 720p video. Or are you? Probably not if you’re a fan of Metrotube. You can now open YouTube links in Metrotube with minimal effort. Details on how below.
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.
By Sam Sabri, Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 6:54 pm EST
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.
The developer of Metrotube, Lazyworm has released an update for its popular Windows Phone YouTube app. So what's new in this latest release? Lazyworm has opened it up for other Windows Phone 8 developers to utilise URI app-to-app communication and automatically launch Metrotube's player from within their own apps.
Some good news for all the Metrotube fans out there! You can now head to the Windows Store and download a beta of the popular third party YouTube application for Winows 8/RT. It’s been a fan favorite since it first launched on Windows Phone what feels like eons ago.
Look down at your Windows Phone, odds are if you want to watch some YouTube videos you have crowd favorite Metrotube installed. It’s been by far one of the best YouTube experiences on any mobile platform even though it’s a third party app. Newcomer myTube looks to challenge them and seems well equipped. It’s just as beautiful and fluid, but has some killer features that I haven’t seen on any YouTube app on any platform. Let’s see if it can dethrone the king.
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.
Metrotube was recently pulled due to YouTube alterations that broke playback. The developer has got in touch with us to reveal that an update containing a fix has been submitted and should be live in the Store within the next 24 hours (it is currently live for those in the US). The app update has passed certification, meaning consumers will be seeing the release shortly.
By Sam Sabri, Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm EST
Here is a friendly public service announcement for all the Metrotube fans out there, the app has currently been hidden from the Store and will be back shortly.
LazyWorm Apps, the team behind Metrotube for Windows Phone and Tweetro for Windows 8 have always received high praise for their 3rd party YouTube app. They just never seem to catch a break from Google. The team has always had to use workarounds to get high quality streaming to work in the app. Well, Google recently made some back-end changes that broke all 3rd party YouTube apps, like Metrotube.
The updates for Microsoft’s latest mobile OS keep on coming and this one is very welcome indeed. Lazyworm have just released an update to their very popular Metrotube app for watching YouTube videos, joining the other new or updated Windows Phone 8 Apps. The update brings the release to version 4.0.
A long-time favourite on Windows Phone, the app makes great use of the Metro UI, taking full advantage of the new large tiles and introduces the ability to preload videos for later viewing. Read on past the break to find out more.
MetroTube for many Windows Phone users is the be-all, end-all for your mobile YouTube experience. With a slick design and excellent performance there’s little wonder.
Here at BUILD we were able to catch up with the developers behind MetroTube (and the new Windows 8 Twitter app Tweetro) for quick look at the upcoming update that will bring some new Windows Phone 8 features, including doublewide tiles and a new preloading feature (basically downloading for offline viewing).
In addition, we got a preliminary look at MetroTube for Windows 8 RT, which we can confirm is now officially in the works for your Surface.
The popular Windows Phone YouTube client Metrotube has been updated. Version 3.4 appears to be primarily a maintenance update covering fixes for HD streaming bug that we mentioned a few weeks ago as well as other performance tweaks.
You also now have the ability to disable the main tile from flipping. The update has passed certification and you should be seeing it live shortly.