myTube! brings its YouTube goodness from Windows Phone to Windows 8.1

myTube! is one such alternative on Windows Phone. If you're not fond of using the YouTube website on your Windows touch device, myTube! is now rolling out to the Windows 8.1 store with a ton of quality features.

myTube! is my personal favourite YouTube app, primarily for its unique take on video scrubbing. You can drag anywhere on the video to scrub forwards or backwards in the timeline, which is far more intuitive than dragging a small control as seen in other apps.

Video audio continues to play even when you don't have the app in focus, which is great for listening to music or podcasts. Both the Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps allow you to download YouTube videos or audio to your device as well for offline use.

myTube! developer Ryken Apps also keeps its users well-informed of changes to YouTube's developer API via system messages. YouTube back-end changes often breaks third-party apps, so being reassured about fixes directly in-app is a big bonus.

As a universal app, myTube! syncs most of your settings between Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, such as login details, colour scheming and so on. The Windows 8.1 app also supports mouse and keyboard quite thoroughly and live tiles for subscriptions, making it a useful even for non-touch devices.

Here are just some of myTube!'s Windows 8.1 features:

  • Supports up to 2160p (4K) playback
  • Supports 60 FPS playback for gaming videos
  • Background audio support
  • Downloading videos to your PCs video library
  • Channel upload notifications
  • Multiple accounts support
  • Playlist management (creation, deletion, renaming and sorting)
  • Offline playlists
  • Post comments, and reply to comment threads
  • Offline playlist support
  • Live tiles

myTube! for Windows 8.1 is rolling out now, but you should be able to find it by using the link below.

QR: MyTube!

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  • Ellie Goulding ❤❤❤❤❤❤
  • Powerful is awesome
  • Damn major lazer tv show got the song stuck in my head.
  • First sentence of this article is BS. Nobody is waiting for official google trash. Mytube and tubecast are much better than anything google would put out.
  • ewwww
  • I stopped using this for tubecast
  • Tubecast is awrsome.
  • Not to mention free
  • myTube is free too. You don't have to pay for using the app.
  • TubeCast, TubeCast, TubeCast, TubeCast, TubeCast.
  • myTube developer is looking in to adding casting to the app. I personally prefer myTubes interface.
  • Yes anytime this summer we'll be able to cast videos using myTube!
  • Yup. TubeCast has my vote. Went from MetroTube to myTube to TubeCast. TubeCast wins.
  • I'm not a fan of Tubecast's UI on the desktop, and when I asked if the creator has a suggstion box or uservoice he said "let me guess: blah blah blah" and none of the things he said were things I wanted, which really put me off.
  • Hyper for YouTube....   The beta verion is killer, once they work out the bugs and re-up to the Windows Store it will blow everything else out of the water.
  • MyTube! is also my favorite.
  • Cheers Chris, you've made best YouTube app!
  • To you try TubeCast.
  • TubeCast is good, but I like myTube more.
  • Why the pushing !! Both are great and it's a matter of taste.
    For me I like mT modern interface
  • Awesome. Love this universal app thing that is going on.
  • Its my no.1 YouTube app... Thanks Ryken...
  • Third party developers make great apps for WP. Mytube,tubecast for u tube, 6tag for instagram, tweetium for twitter. It's now just 6snap left to come back on WP and if it arrives again it will be better than the official app on other platforms.
  • Tubecast>myTube>Metrotube mytube is more realible among all other apps but I like the multitasking of tubecast and casting videos.
  • Ryken is working on bringing Casting in myTube!. Anytime this summer...
  • I have seen casting on other apps. Not every app is the same. TubeCast does the job perfectly. We'll have to wait and see what myTube will do. For now, nothing beats TubeCast on Windows Phone and Windows 8/8.1.
  • myTube! for me is No.1 & will be..Love its UI
  • My current YouTube App. Will dl it for W8 now.
  • This app is gold . Even google make official one im still use this and hey google Tuck You
  • Sweet. It's my go-to YouTube app.
  • Finally! So happy about this. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • So i have already purchased myTube! on Windows Phone and as it is a universal app i should get the app on Windows 8.1 for free but it is prompting me to pay again to get it on Windows 8.1? can someone help me?
  • I have the same issue. I'm okay if this is how its supposed to be (I did buy it before the universal thing existed) but I'd like some confirmation first.
  • Ditto
  • Me too. I tried inputting my product key from the windows phone app into the 8.1 app. Nothing seemed to happen. So maybe we have to pay again? No problem if so, I'd just like to know.
    Update: Actually I think it's accepted my product key okay.
  • I had this before with other apps. If you buy before they go universal, you don't always get it on both. You have to buy after it is universal.
  • Well, i purchased this app before it went universal because i knew that it was eventually going to be a universal app so i can get it on Windows 8.1 too but after hearing this i think i will request for a product key and if that dosent works then i will purchase it again.
  • Do you remember if you bought the app after version 2.0 came out (the redesign back in January)?
  • No, i bought this app before the redesigh (v1.5).
  • I see. It appears that if you buy a phone app before it becomes universal, you'll have to buy the PC version again. Go ahead and install the trial. In the next update, I'll have it automatically detect wether or not you bought the phone or PC version, and remove any restrictions from the trial of either version if it detects the purchase.
  • Thanks a lot :)
  • it appears that Windows Store is now allowing me to download myTube! (paid version) without paying again.
  • Woo hoo!!! Been waiting for this for soooo long. Thanks Ryken!!!
  • DLNA support is a feature much needed. I use Tubecast on Win 8.1 and phone very useful feature hope to see in myTube
  • He is the best!
  • FINALY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Is it universal?
  • Yes now it is...
  • Anyone able to install this on Windows 10 TP 10130 or any build at all? It says 'This app will not work on your device'. Which is weird since I have myTube running on my L1320 running the latest build of W10.
  • Install using old store
  • I forgot that the old store was still there
  • Doesn't work on windows 10 preview :(
  • Install from old store not the beta.
  • Thank god, because Metrotube has been broken for so long and they don't even address this when emailed or on twitter. Complete Silence.
  • That annoyed me too.  I switched to tubecast, but I still have metrotube installed just in case they get everything to how well it used to work.
  • I know, odd the they haven't fixes it, they said that they were working on it.
  • On win10, install it from the old store. Then it will work.
  • Great App!
  • How does this app compare with metrotube and tubecast?
  • Better than MetroTube, but not TubeCast. Actually between myTube and TubeCast it's a personal preference. The only feature missing on myTube is casting to a TV or other smart devices (Roku, Amazon Fire, etc).
  • If I can delete videos from my watch later playlist through the app, then I might switch.  I can't find a way to do it with tubecast.
  • Yep you can, in your watch later list just right click or press and hold a video, and a remove button will appoear ;)
  • I'm trying that in tubecast but it didn't work.
  • Oops, sorry, I meant you can do that in myTube
  • You know what.  I'm going to try myTube now just because it allows me to delete the video.  Thanks for the info
  • This is what pisses me off about Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone. Search the app store for "MyTube" and everything but the actual app comes up. I have to send myself the web link to install it. That's ridiculous and it has always been that way. Microsoft needs to seriously improve their app store searching. No wonder devs aren't making any money. No one can find their apps.
  • Are you sure you're using the 8.1 Store?  I searched for "mytube", "my tube", and "mytube!" and this app is always the first result.
  • Yes, I'm using the store on both my Surface Pro 3 and my Desktop and I get nothing except Tubecast when I search for "mytube". This happens literally every time I look for an app and I know for a fact that I'm not alone.
  • I just tried it out on my Sureface 3, and mytube came up first along with tubecast and vevo.  I'm not sure why you're having that issue, but you definitely shouldn't be.
  • OMG YES!!!!!!!!!   I was waiting forever for this app!  It's my fav app on the phone, so glad it's finally on PCs (especially after Hyper went down)
  • Agreed. Since Hyper left the store and the beta stopped working for me I've been waiting for a Tubecast alternative.
  • Yes yes yes!!
  • I still get the 80004005 error, can't install it....
    Manual install doesn't work.
    Web install from doesn't work.
    I don't have any "try" or "buy" button in the store, I can only choose install (and guess, it doesn't work). It happened the same with other paid apps that were free for short time.
    Microsoft should really sort it out.
  • I made something to help with this, install this app: Then, sign up for "myTube Private Beta", and you'll be able to install that "beta" (it's the same as the public version, not a real beta).
  • Thank you. I like wp, but it's a shame that a developer has to make his own solution to a problem of ms' store...
    Luckily there are good and gifted devs like you :)
  • I'd really like to hear what happened to the "Too many YouTube apps" excuse from MS that was reportedly preventing this from being released months ago!  Ryken??  
  • I think they've stopped doing that, or at the very least they've become less strict about it.
  • Mytube is awesome. I love being able to swipe the video to go forward and back. You'd think that would be default on the phone right?? Its so much more responsive than any other YouTube app. And it talks to you with lots of smileys. ;)
  • Screw the official YouTube app. I honestly don't care if it ever comes to our store. What we ha