The new third-party YouTube app for Windows Phone, myTube has encountered some issues with its latest release. We covered the app when it hit the Windows Phone Store and praised the unique set of features. So what's the problem? We've been informed by the developer that users of myTube may encounter an issue with playback since the last update. 

What's strange is that while the official version of the app is plagued with this issue, the beta version (using the exact same XAP file) is absolutely fine. This isn't affecting all users, so if you haven't got the foggiest idea what we're explaining here simply ignore and carry on about your business as usual. But if you are unable to play videos through the app there is a temporary fix until the developer manages to fix the problem.

While the developer works with Microsoft to see what's going on, we've been informed that all consumers who are being hit with the playback issue can join the beta, which can be accessed via the app's "about" page. The beta version is the same release, but appears to be working just fine. We'll keep you all updated with how this situation plays out.

If you've yet to try out the new third-party YouTube app, you can download myTube for $0.99 from the Windows Phone 8 Store (trial available).

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