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LazyTube (opens in new tab), the popular free (and paid) solution to the lack of YouTube support on the Windows Phone platform, is almost set to be launched as Metrotube sometime this month. So what's new in the upcoming version? We have a revamped UI and pinnable tile support. Users will be able to pin videos and categories (playlists, favourites, subscriptions, etc.) to the home screen for easy access. The most interesting item to pin is an individual author where the thumbnail of the latest video added will be pushed through.

Why the rebrand? It's to do with the facelift and aesthetic changes that have been implemented for version 3.0. Users who already own LazyTube will not have to repurchase the app, and they will receive Metrotube as a free update. As mentioned above, Metrotube is set for a November release.

Check out the video below for a small demonstration of pinning the above to the home screen and visit the Metrotube website (opens in new tab) for more information.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

15 Comments
  • Dont forget to mention the reason for the lack of youtube support, ie google.
  • Does anyone know how to make a particular Youtube app the default player in WinPh7? So I don't get the crappy stock youtube player when I click on something in Facebook for example?
  • You cant as of now. Maybe in Apollo they will let us do that. If Google would give MS access to the necessary metadata and API's, they could release their already coded application for YT that doesn't suck.
  • I love how they are using mine and your future WP (Lumia 800) as their Advertisement for MetroTube eh Rich ;)
  • Yep. The Lumia is a phone you want to use for ads, because it just looks stunning.
  • It may sound strange, but the name is the only reason I never tried this app. I'll probably give it a try when the update comes out.
  • It's one of the best YT clients. Althogh, SuperTube is looking really, really good with their 2.0 update coming later this month.
  • Does MetroTube have native video upload support?
  • Looks really S3xy! I wonder if this app have native video upload as well.
  • I like. I like A LOT.
  • still amazed that there is no youtube support built into Windows Phone. at least run the html5 versions of those videos when they are available.
  • Blame google. And there is a youtube plugin that makes sure that every youtube video on the net gets played in the built-in videoplayer.
  • I hope other devs get inspired by this app to develop some great looking apps.
  • Also I emailed the developers, Video uploading in coming in the next update after they release this one. I cant wait
  • ok.. That'll teach me not to be an ass. It's here now. Good job.