The Lazyworm team has released an update to the highly rated YouTube Windows Phone app, MetroTube. Featuring a heavily Metro-influenced design and feel, the app really is the unofficial home of YouTube on the mobile platform. It disappeared for a number of months at the beginning of the year due to API issues with Google, which couldn't be resolved even after consulting with Microsoft.

Luckily the third-party YouTube app is back in action, and returned to the Marketplace earlier this month. Today version 3.3 of MetroTube passed certification so it should be with us shortly. So, what's new in this release? 

The Lazyworm team has added "Watch Later" support when browsing the catalogue of YouTube videos, where the list can be accessed from the web or on the go to catch content marked down. A number of optimisations and bug fixes are also included, one which addresses the bug that would see videos occasionally hang on the loading screen.

MetroTube App

We believe the more important news here with this release is the announcement that MetroTube has passed 100,000 downloads on the Windows Phone Marketplace, which puts it up top with the most popular apps. We strongly recommend checking out MetroTube should you be a frequent YouTube visitor.

You can download MetroTube from the Marketplace for free.

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