MetroTube finally available in the Marketplace--launches with special offer
MetroTube, the rebranded, updated version of LazyTube, has finally launched in the Marketplace. Yes folks, the much anticipated YouTube client for Windows Phone that includes many new features, Live Tiles and a smooth, elegant interface that embraces the Metro UI is finally here for you to download and use daily. What's more, we're told it's launching with a special offer: an unrestricted, unlimited, ad-free trial in which you only pay the $0.99 if you feel the app is worth it.
That's some confidence right there.
A free, ad-supported version is in the final process of being approved for the Marketplace and in addition, we're told video-uploading will be featured in the next major update. So sit tight for that one. For those who opt for this $0.99 edition, you get
- HD video streaming
- Early access to new features
- Chameleon tiles adapt to phone theme
- Warm fuzzy feeling for supporting developers!
We took the app for a spin last week and walked away very impressed with the redesign and new features, so we have to give the thumbs up to this app for you YouTube fans. Certainly we expect this app to climb to the top of the most-downloaded on Windows Phone as it deserves a lot of the praise it is getting. So without further ado, here's the download link to the Marketplace.
Sound off in comments on your thoughts!
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Off the bat there were two things that I wished it had though - a home button to get back to the main screen as well as the ability to search within a channel/author. Minor things that have workarounds anyway but in no way show stoppers.
Still, worth a download.
That aside, I didn't think I'd ever pay for a YouTube application, but this one is so nice and performs so well, that I will, and dump the HTC YouTube app in the process. Great job guys.
I really do enjoy this nice App. The look is awesome and the UI is more than just intuitive... but:
i am having trouble with the sound. Don't know how to explain but the app seems to have some issues with the audio-loading. It's the same with or without earphones... Do you have the same problems?
Some info about my phone:
-HTC 7 Pro (Arrive) with Mango on it
-I am currently using the free trial version of MetrTube
Thx a lot and a nice day
had this problem while being connected to zune (via usb cable) and having 3G and Wifi turned off... after disconnecting the cable and turnin on the 3G network everything went fine with the audio/sound...