Official YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 gets a major overhaul too with version 3.0

When it rains, it pours. Today, the official YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 has received a massive makeover, bringing new features and becoming more than just a web-wrapper for the popular video streaming site.

Version 3.0 is now going live in the Store (depending on region) and brings a new UI, High, Medium and Low video quality settings, pinnable channels, ability to download videos for offline play, play under Lockscreen and more. Indeed, it’s just about everything most casual users could want in an official YouTube client.

The full Changelog is as follows:

"Pin any video, playlist, channel, and even search queries to Live Tiles. Live Tiles flip to show YouTube’s most popular videos or your subscriptions’ latest uploads. YouTube for Windows Phone is also integrated with Kid’s Corner, so you can ensure your kids are watching age-appropriate videos."

  • Pin any video, playlist, channel, and search queries to Live Tiles
  • Manage your YouTube profile with your unique My YouTube page
  • Manage your playlists, uploads, and video lists
  • Find channels, videos, and playlists with the quick access search bar
  • Share videos to your social networks, e-mail, and text messages
  • Let your kids watch safe videos in Kid’s Corner and keep their own profile

On Windows Phone 7? Have no fear as an upgraded version for that platform is in the works as well, meaning Microsoft has not forgotten about you folks.

Pick up the official YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store. Availability will vary as the app gets updated on Microsoft’s servers.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • So it's no longer just a link to mobile Youtube?
  • lol +1
  • Thank you, Jesus!
  • About flippin' time
  • Afrikaans ? :D
  • Facebook Beta youtube foursqaure what's next? :D
  • Instagram. ;P
  • Forget Instagram.. Mobli is better. You can share photos and videos inatagram like
  • lets push our luck: instagram and Temple Run 2! :D
  • YES Flipboard
  • flipboard & instagram , sweet
  • dear god please let flipboard arrive.
  • Vine and instagram
  • Tough luck since Vine is not even available on Android.
  • What is Vine?
  • n app for Twitter that lets u post 6sec vids
  • That sounds amazing.
    Ok... maybe not.
  • lol
  • Vine ,instagram, snapchat &keek
  • And they're nicely done too!
  • And Halo Waypoint recived an update too!!
  • But still not showing my Halo 4 info! Come on 343i!
  • The halo 4 smartglass app is for halo 4. 343 doesn't own the waypoint app, it does however have a link to your halo 4 stats online
  • Snapchat!
  • +1
  • Snapchat has a place under technical support/ "my device is incompatible" to let them know you want them to support windows phone. If enough users let them know, they might create an app.
  • Navy Federal Credit Union...?
  • +1
  • +10
  • +1
  • Wells Fargo!
  • +1
  • +2
  • -1 They are evil.
  • That's pretty much how banking works lol
  • while (1)
    there you go.
  • You just crashed the comments.
  • +100
  • Wells Fargo Plz!!!
  • Just looking through the forums:
    Top 3:
    1. Instagram
    2. Flipboard
    3. PinInterest
  • 1. Flipboard
    2. Kingdom rush (1 and 2). But i know Ironhide Game Studio not support WP8 and W8. Why guys?
    3. Jelly Defense (perfect T.D.)
    4.More PERFECT games and the same PRICE with another OS (iOS or adroid).
    5. Instagram
    6. DEVEPOPERS support Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
  • I am probably in the minority, but I would love to see a SiriusXM app. This is only for North America. While I am loving Nokia Music (okay, it can get repetitive in offline mode, but is free and doesn't use data), it just isn't the same as SiriusXM. It kinda sucks to pay for a service and not be able to use it. Worst of all is the fact that I pay extra for the MLB package.
  • Another vote for SiriusXM. I had been emailing them for months, kept being told to hang on. I stopped, still paying for the internet, but ready to cancel. :(
  •   Because I really don't get why everyone needs instagram so desperately I'd prefer some changes to the actual OS...   - VPN support, OS wise! (just dreaming, probably won't come this year :( )   - support of increase/decrease volume with your headphone's buttons (also not this year, if even?)   - smaller local apps, like your local rent-a-bike-company etc  
  • BC we don't have it and other platforms do
  • A decent Steam app (original or not) finally allowing a reliable STEAM FRIEND chat! Anything I tried (and paid for) in the WP store sucks tremendously!! :\
  • +1 A Steam app would be awesome, TeamSpeak 3 is also very welcome!
  • Tr2 and instagram is coming i think :D :D
  • Still just a link to YouTube mobile
  • Nope, yours isnt updated yet.
    Its a full app now, try again in some minutes
  • That makes sense thanks sir
  • Nice lookin app
  • MetroTube is THE YouTube solution for me on Surface and WP. This is nice but I already have a better option.
    Glad to see this recent spate of app updates though!
  • Metrotube is nice but this update suddenly changes everything. I am getting rid of MetroTube right away. The official app is good enough. And fast ;)
  • +1
  • Erased Metrotube right away. The official app is really fast and clean. Love it!
  • As far as I have discovered MS app can't reply to a comment. It can only add main comments on the video. Metrotube allows nested comment replies. So far, I'm sticking with it.
  • Metrotube makes my battery hot as lava rocks and drains it fast.
  • I'm with Metrotube since they have always supported Windows Phone and I think its still way better than this official Microsoft Youtube app. What took soooooo looong?
  • What took MS so long. Answer.... Google.
  • I use myTube, even after installing this I will still use myTube because it has really nice animations and is really clean. Maybe I will use the "official" YouTube client full time when it evolves a little more, but for now its playing substitute :P
  • WOW.... thats awesome... Microsoft seems to be back in business!
  • I won't say that until Xbox Music gets updated...
  • +1
  • Yep
  • Seriously!!
  • Word!
  • ➕100000000000
  • Interesting as how Google agreed to let them do it. Seems like a complete U-turn.
  • Maybe it was a compromise bettween the two companies? Is that why we aren't seeing any more Scoogled ads?
  • Well Google have open APIs for YouTube which other developers (MetroTube, etc) have been using for a while. So this is just a case of MS finally putting out a decent app using those apis, than any change at Google. Good news either way though.
  • MetroTube has been skirting the rules with it's YouTube app.
  • nope, metrotube hacked the APIs
  • Been great couple weeks!
    official tumblr, new Facebook (beta), new foursquare, google finally stopped being a dick (Youtube)....
  • This app has Nothing to do with Google.. It's all Microsoft baby!
  • Microsoft has wanted to release this for quite some time but google had to stop being a dick and allow them to.
  • Have u seen the relentless push from Microsoft to be an asshole to google? I would be a bit sour also
  • You have the cause and effect backwards.
  • You realize Microsoft owns patents for things and Google has refused to compensate Microsoft for them? That my friend is called protecting your Intellectual Property. Otherwise, I dare you to make a game for whatever platform and let someone else release the same game with no changes and charge nothing or less than you. Bet the time and money you would lose would make you sue for the IP of your game. Google already tracks your every move on their services. So why not let them do whatever with no consequences and not even allow people to use your services even though they did the work. I bet this deals with the anticompetitive investigation against Google.
  • Microsoft made an app, but Google didn't allow them to access API and publish app.
  • +1
  • +1
  • Man really wanted to see my store still says no update even try to look at the app it won't let me update only share anybody else
  • Restart
  • I'm in the UK and I've just updated, but it's still showing the mobile site -- going to uninstall and try again .
  • Same here. Im in the UK, just updated to V2.0 and its just going to the mobile site.
  • This is version 3.0, so you updated to an older version.
  • Bizarre, I've had another update which has just 'updated' me back to V1.0
  • Same here. I will have to try later I guess.
  • Try changing ur region, I'm in Aussie n we usually get things last but I got ver3
  • I'm in NZ, so probably the same here! I got the update a couple of hours after posting that comment. Very nice. I like how the SD links from the WP Central app are picked up in the new Youtube app, from which I can select high quality.
  • You could also try grabbing the wpstore url and paste in your phone IE and keep refreshing it will give you the udpate in one or two attempts.
  • Yes this worked thanks
  • This is pretty encouraging news, esp for the arrival of the new Lumia flagship in the States. With these app updates, and more surely to follow, it can only be good news for Microsoft and Nokia.
  • Very surprised Google cares enough to update this considering how little consideration they've given WP in the past. This is really nice to see. Edit: Didn't realize this was done by Microsoft...of course...Google is still the devil.
  • Who knows, maybe Google+ is next
  • The App is still being done by Microsoft. Google merely gave them access to do so. I'm not seeing Google do Apps themselves anytime soon.
  • My mistake. I knew there was no way Google would be nice enough to do this themselves.
  • Its not Google's update, MS made this and they updated it
  • which is a little bothersome if you're a glass-half-full kind of person.  I'll take it, myself.  Shows MS is supporting the platform. 
  • The App is made by Microsoft
  • its not google its microsoft app
  • One person telling me is enough. Thanks.
  • I guess we were all writing before refreshing comments to see that someone already had mentioned it.
  • i haven't seen all these comments when i wrote mine :\
  • Just to confirm, its not Google app, its made by Microsoft.
  • LOL
  • LOL
  • Just so you know. Microsoft made the app, not google.
  • I think google made the app, didn't they? Noone seems to be confirming it though.
  • I knew this was going to happen. Ha
  • Google is nota "devil" they simply will not support a small platform like yours.
  • Agree to disagree.
  • Why is Google the "devil"
  • Windows Phone is a happy platform....exciting things happening to us. We thank God WP7 is still being remembered ;-)
  • And just a reminder for the obligatory WP7 remark, it IS coming to WP7! :)
  • Yes! Thank you Microsoft!
  • You have nothing to thank Google for when it comes to developing the app
  • What he said... Thank Microsoft.
  • Still not here in uk...
  • +1
  • +2
  • +3 :'(
  • ++++
  • That is sad, I can confirm that it is up and running Down Under...
  • More tiles for my start screen
  • this is great news. 
    i hated the original one, this one looks amazing.
  • It's a massive update! :) The one before hardly deserved to be called an application. It looks great, it's fast enough and it agrees with the metro philosophy. Good job, Microsoft! Now if only Google would give Microsoft access to full Google + API... :)
  • Here is hoping for an official google voice app!
  • guess this will join the battle with metrotube and my tube now. nice to have choices!
  • Not in UK yet :(
  • So when i click a youtube link will it open that app??
  • Could anyone confirm that ? the new update is not yet live in the UK :( so excited though, good times.
  • I tested sadly :'(
  • i was hoping for the app to open when clicking on a youtube link outside the app...bah! maybe next update!?
  • UK hasn't got it yet. After dinner maybe ;)
  • YES :)
  • Yes finally!! Although Metro tube has served me well up to this point 
  • Wow! The update is really great :) i like metrotube but i hate their vid recommendations. It's good to have a lot of choices
  • Here's the amazing part: the search feature doesn't work!
  • Did for me when I tried.
  • Apparently, I have to press enter.
    If I press the magnification glass, it doesn't do anything.
  • You're right the magnifying glass doesn't for search only when you hit enter.
  • tried downloading but still the old version..
  • Soooo once again no love for Canada.....
  • Mine got updated
  • Same for me here in canada with Bell.  Still also can't get the new netfilx released a while ago in version 3.0.  Still can only download version 2.3.  I hope it won't do the same for this youtube app.
  • Feels so weird to say goodbye to Metrotube but will have to support official apps so that Google knows how many WP users they were actually screwing about all these years!
  • This is by MS, not google.
  • Not downloading for me. I'll try again later.
  • Thx for the article but FUCK google. I stopped using their shit long ago and its a relief.
  • Very adult lol why don't you use YouTube?
  • Because google is the modern day form of the devil!
  • 1. This app is by Microsoft, not Google.
    2. If you stopped "using their shit long ago" then why do you care enough to post on here?
  • Just because MS made it doesn't mean its ok with me. I despise google for their practices and think too many blindly go along with it. I voice my opinion because I care, just like the many who posted in support of it. I'm glad my post had an impact on you.
  • All this before the conferences this summer, interesting. What's next?
  • Microsoft hasn't forgotten about us? How many of us got an official update and they still haven't fixed the broken live tile issue. What a piece of crap pie Microsoft handed us. I'm not upset at all about 7.8 but the wait and the fact that I had to get it unofficially(CAB installer method) and for it to have issues after that wait...don't piss on my leg and tell me it's
  • Dude, get another OS then! What is wrong with you??
  • Easy to say and hard to do. The only thing holding me to WP is the fact that I truly do lose the OS or else I wouldn't put up with all these issues. But if T-Mobile does not get a high end Lumia device announced next week trust and believe the HTC One will be my next phone.
  • So google has stopped hating windows phone? :D
  • I think so. There was that extension to the Calendar sync and now this. WP is rising in prominence.
  • No, it still hates Windows Phone. And of course, this app is developed by Microsoft, not Google.
  • Google still hates windows phone, but as it grows it is obliged to pay more attention to it, this is what we are seeing.
  • Amazing and really nice app.
  • Many new features on an app.... Wait...still a link?
  • Your app is still not updated mate, check the version no, it should be v3.0, I'm still waiting for it.
  • I'll be damned! =)
  • it is fast, beautiful and metro now...
  • ok now I have both official youtube and metrotube apps help me decide which one I should use
  • use both of them
  • This one runs under lock screen. ONLY this one runs under the lock screen.
  • Love this feature
  • I don't know if this is true for WP8, but it's a straight up lie in regards to WP7. Open Metrotube > Go to Settings > Toggle "Run under lock." Start playing a video. Lock your phone... The video continues to play.
  • I have already removed MetroTube from my phone.
  • Too bad for you
  • Not available in Canada yet.
  • Kick ass! Only negative I see is the icon background changed from the iconic WP black to the normal white.
  • Finally, the app that we've been waiting for... Well, at least for me
  • Yeah it really clashes with my color scheme!! I want the black tile back this one looks like one of the copy apps on the market. But that aside it looks like I'll be using the official app ones again!
  • Updated it, and still take me to Meh...
  • Uninstall and try again. The app ins't live to all markets yet or better yet use the windows phone website ;)
  • i scanned QR code.. it still downloads the usual link shortcut
    EDIT - OK not available in SIngapore then
  • It is now available in Singapore :)
  • Thanks mate.. :) Cheers!
  • Abolsutely love it, a great hit for Windows Phone, let's just hope Google+,Instagram and others come soon.  Working great on Lumia920 Search works streams quick and love the download feature
  • Play under lockscreen? Byebye metrotube and mytube, Welcome youtube!
  • I think it is still important to support the hardworking devs that create amazing apps, even if the official apps fulfill your needs. Im sticking with metrotube and mytube for now
  • Maybe I'm missing something but it still looks like we still can't upload anything to our YouTube account. Don't get me wrong, the new app looks great, but I think we are only getting 1/2 the functionality if we can't take videos from our phone and upload them to YouTube.
  • Meh, that appears to be the case, no uploading videos. Unless we are both missing something?
  • Already updated...great app,you can Play videos under lock screen :)
  • Now there just needs to be an official google+ app.
  • App ? Are you fucking Kidding me.. Its just a Bookmark which opens up IE 10 & Loads up the Mobile version of Youtube...... Meh  -_-
  • Its not updated for  you version is awesome 
  • Nope, it's a full app. Maybe it's not available in your region yet. Check back later.
  • You need to learn to read the article or at best view the photos!
  • +620 for this comment!
  • Here it still shows version
    I've downloaded and will check version 3.0. Though I must say...I doubt very much that it will be better than MetroTube.
  • Daniel Rubino is working; give him more money boss :)
  • LOL
  • Who's the boss?
  • Man upstair???!!!
  • Wow I love this best YouTube on any phone or ui
  • Facebook beta coming to wp7 users as well
  • No update here in Ireland just yet, hopefully it arrives soon. Good news on the app front recently.
  • Finally, a Proper YouTube App. And it works nicely.
  • Damn, hasn't quite made it to the UK yet, how is this compared to metrotube, does it bring better control over links to youtube within IE10?
  • You can download videos with this app. Could you with the last one?
  • it shows V3.0 on the web while in the Store, it's still V1.0. I installed it from the web and it installed V1.0...strange.. :-/   (India)
  • From India here. It is now available
  • really? I can't find it on my phone. the web store shows it but not the Store app. well, lemme restart my phone.
    Update: nope, not even after restarting :-/
  • Sorry to hear that. Have you tried the online installation method from
  • it's available now. at that time, the web store showed V3.0 but when I installed, it gave me V1.0. anyway, I got V3.0 now from the Store app itself. :)
  • Everytime I open up the store page it wants to update me back and forth between 1.0 and 2.0... the store clearly has some problems lately
  • +1
  • I use metrotube anyways
  • All I can say is wow! These 2 months are both heaven and hell.
  • I might just say that I'm excited for this, just have to wait a little bit more to get it :D 
  • Not a bad effort at all. Still prefer metrotube but it'll be nice to not only have links open in a real app, but to be able to tell people we have a real app.
  • Wow, does that really happen in real life? Like do people really sit around compairing apps, and develop app envy?? Not talking crap, just asking. 
  • I got prompted for an update but it sent me back to v1.0 , then another update back to v2.0. Very strange, I think the store is having some issues
  • +1
  • Have you tried uninstalling the app and reinstalling?
  • I just did that, and now the only version I can download is v1.0.
  • I'll say it again, fuck google. They've chosen their stance so I won't use their crap on my device.
    Plus unless someone can tell me without a doubt it's better than Metro Tube then I really don't need it.
  • Its very fast, but at this point I cant say that its better than metro tube. Metro Tube is a highly praised app. The devs definitely deserve the recognition and loyalty. :)
  • Without a doubt, it's better than Metro Tube.
  • How, not nearly as well designed. Metrotube has a pretty unique look, this one looks like parts of it were thrown together.
  • He said "When it rains it pours" - not when it rains in the UK! Evidence: we don't have the update yet. Fact.
  • It says version 2.0 in the UK and last updated in 2012! Not sure if that's the same one everyone's talking about. Please advise...
  • a) article says it all
    b) its 3.0 you want
    c) check after dinner ;)
  • So...i deleted the official YouTube app a while ago, because it was just a browser shortcut...but this update is VERY IMPRESSIVE! Of course I have to give Metro Tube their praises for giving me everything that I needed in a YouTube app! I hope we continue to support both. :)
  • Great, about time
  • Still isn't updated for India
  • Indeed, about ti
  • Updated ... Yet it still the same thing, just a link to YouTube web page
  • tube pro replaced with YouTube on my home screen.. Thanks Google..
  • Google does nothing with this. Microsoft does.
  • You do realize it's a Microsoft app, yes? The only thing Google ever released for WP was a crappy search app.
  • II was about to comment, "you should thank MS not google" but uh, i guess yes we should thank Google for giving MS the permission so MS could do a great YouTube app
  • Actually Microsoft is the owner of this app, thank them! :p
  • Same old version in Romania
  • Updated in Swe. How sweet it is :)
  • The new 3.0 version is amazing. Now we need a "play to" capability like windows 8 for 5 stars
  • So will the wpcentral app now have real HD video when it is linked in a video?
  • Nice looking app.  About time. :)
  • Is it just me or am i seeing a trend to WHITE backgrounds as of late. Twitter, new foursquare now youtube... what else?
    Oh i am still waiting for some great games like tap tap revenge and candy crush (yeah yeah i know hit me with a mullet and an anvil for those haha)
    So back on topic, I love this new version of youtube. It's now finally at par or at least nearing the perfection that is MetroTube!
  • I still only see, it just opens IE for me still, Lumia 820...
  • Yeah, it's something wrong with the Store that jumps the versions all the time. I deleted mine again, restarted the phone, downloaded the app and got the right one. Now I got an update in the Store for the older version again, but hey...I got the new one and I am not updating it ;) 
  • Play under lock screen? Yes! This will be great for when I'm listening to a lecture or long presentation that doesn't require watching the video.
  • This is amazing!
  • Still waiting here in UK. Love the play under lock screen feature, looking forward to using that and hopefully there will be a Windows 8 version to follow for my Surface.
  • It's nice, but I prefer the dark background of MetroTube.
  • Still not available in Belgium :(
    EDIT: finally got it! awesome!
  • Needs one feature I sent feedback on:  Links still open in IE, other than that awesome. 
  • Wtf is up with that bar across the top of the app. They are on a roll with this.
  • If this app is any indication of what Microsoft can do, I am looking forward to the next app releases. This YouTube app is great! It is better than the others that I am currently using.
  • Oh my gosh! This is such an amazing update. It's nice, fluid, and functional and as now an actual APP! The only concern is how I can check my YouTube e-mail messages (my inbox).
    How do I go about doing this??????????
  • Can't see the update yet ...
  • Still not available in Malaysia :( !
  • I installed it, got an update and now it is back to version 2.0.0. And in the store it says 2.0.0 too! Why do I always get those weird things -.-
  • beautiful UI) a complete overhaul!
  • Still showing version 1.0 in UK market after the update strangely, even when following the link.
  • It's just the direct link to the app in your store. So how could it show a different version from what you get by manually looking it up? oO Anyways, 2.0 over here in Germany. Waiting for the update to populate.
  • Daaaaaaaaaaayyymmmm!!! Wp just getting better and better!! Im super excited!
  • dafuq guys???? when i scan the tag it directs me to the mobile youtube app?!?!?! 
  • Now thats the real deal. Good job
  • Available in Portugal Windows Phone Store :)
  • Would you mind rubbing it in a little more for us in the UK /s
  • Well, I'm in Portugal and it only updates to version
  • Tenho um Lumia 820, proceurei na store e apareceu logo para fazer update, deixa conectar com a minha conta do youtube e tudo.
    I have an Lumia 820, just searched in the store and it show to update, I can connect with my youtube account also.
  • Eu tenho o L920 e não apareceu. Aliás, quando esta notícia foi colocada eu fui à Store e fiz o download da versão Depois apareceu-me passado um bocado o update mas para a versão
    E acabei de experimentar com o L620 e só aparece a na loja também.
  • Estranho porque aqui deu para fazer update.
    Mais screenshots.

  • Fez agora o volta para a
    O que vale é que eu uso o MetroTube, senão isto era muito frustrante.
  • Vê a mensagem privada que te mandei, tirei o .xap no site e é a versão 3.0. tens o link para download, basta meter no cartão de memoria ou no telemovel que ele deve reconhecer logo para instalar.
  • Obrigado. Mas o Lumia 920 não tem cartão SD. Vou experimentar no 620.
  • My store is set to US but the app says it hasn't been updated since October of last year.
  • Any advantage to using this app over metrotube?  I hate to ditch a designer who has put out a good app for the platform well ahead of the official one unless it is dramatically better in some way.  
  • You can download the video epic I wonder if I can transfer the to the desktop
  • Meh, cant reply to comments directly or access inbox, meaning ill just stick to using the mobile browser site
  • Give it time people it will show
  • You guys have to make a video review comparison between Android and iPhone
  • I know several other updates/releases have occurred lately, but was this the actual "YOU" Joe Belfiore was referring to?
    Beautiful app nonetheless. :)
  • Will i be able to remote control the xbox youtube app with this version of youtube? I really miss that feature from the android version
  • Awesome guys, thanks MS, now if i could get the following that would be great. we need some apps so that we can get something done on the phone.
    1) TD Ameritrade
    2) PNC Bank
    3) Mint
    4) Citi Bank
    5) Vanguard
  • Something odd just happened on my lumia920 in the uk
    It showed the update as available so i went ahead and installed failing to notice the version number. Once installed i couldn't see any changes, its still a web app. Unable to find version number i headed over to the store to see what was available and it showed 1.0 version.
    I then uninstalled the app completely and restarted my device. Went back to the store only to find version 2.0
    So now i have no idea what version i have but i looks nothing like those pics. Stuck with a old version for now... Maybe its too soon for my region?
  • Exactly the same happened with my 920 here in the UK! Guess we'll just have to be patient!! Something i don't find easy :)
  • It's still deploying right now.  Just wait a bit, uninstall and try again if you need to.
  • Same thing here. Serbia
  • Same thing here in Norway..
  • Continuing in the trend of same here, same here,Bosnia.
  • WOW THIS IS SO FAST AND BUTTERY SMOOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • For those of you who aren't seeing the new version, uninstall the current, power the phone off and on. After doing this I immediately saw the new version.
  • Negative. Had 2.0, uninstalled, rebooted, now I see only 1.0 in the market... :/
  • Tried doing as you suggested with no success. Still showing version 1, which is the mobile website.
  • This is still not a full YouTube client. There doesn't seem to be a way to upload videos.
  • Of course this is after I bought myTube
  • Uninstalling metrotube. This actually is a real app and you scroll through video rather than just skip ahead. Nice.
  • Metrotube had always scroll through videos, but yeah now I like official app too, can't decide between 2
  • Since this is done by Microsoft themselves, I hope the greater implication is that, in the next version, we will see scrolling available for the built in music / video player.
  • Looks the same to me tbh
  • Why do we even need apps for Facebook or YouTube? Facebook is built into Windows Phone, and the mobile browser works fine for those websites. Why did Microsoft even make these apps? Can't Google and Facebook make their own apps?
  • Nobody is forcing you to use an app, grow up!
  • The Facebook functionality in Windows Phone covers the basics - your feed, friends' feeds, commenting and liking, sharing pics and links, etc.  However, there are a number of things you still can't do with the built-in functionality and that's where the app comes in.  Examples including tagging people on check-ins, deleting posts and comments, viewing pages for people or things other than your contacts, viewing groups, and viewing likes on a post.  There are more, those are just a handful of examples. Some of these things  should be added to WP (like tagging people on check-ins and viewing likes), but Microsoft never intended to completely implement all FB functionality in the core OS.  The same goes for Twitter and LinkedIn.
    Google has refused to make apps for Windows Phone or Windows 8, so Microsoft took care of it for WP.  As for Facebook... who knows.  If I were to guess, they probably didn't want to commit resources to an official app for a platform without a lot of marketshare, but authorized Microsoft to do so.
  • Here's hoping for the following apps, games and updates!
    Adobe Acrobat Reader and/or MS PDF Reader brought up to speed
    Temple Run 2
    Real Racing 2 & 3
    VoIP in Facebook
    An app for every major bank in the world, especially in Canada
    BBC iPlayer (not just a glorified web wrapper, but a native app)
  • something strange here too. apparently i had 2.0 before, i then looked in the store earlier it said 1.0 now i've just had a notification of an update available, its now 2.0 ...
    so where is 3.0?  UK here L820.
  • Try again in a bit and it'll prompt you to update... to 1.0. Happened to me a couple of minutes ago, lol.
  • yeah just been updated to the beautiful v1.0 again... wtf
  • The exact same thing happened to me, now I'm back 1.0 (Also the UK)
  • Still seeing version 1 in UK. Lumia 920
  • Again! FINALLY!!!! :)
  • It's back :D
  • Very nice indeed, great update. All we need now is a decent bloody Google+ App lol
  • And a few more bank apps as well, I would enjoy a Wells Fargo app personally.
  • I've just been prompted to install v1.0 again. Seem to be going in circles. Had 2.0, updated to 1.0, then updated to 2.0 and now its updated again to 1.0. Not making much sense...
  • Same pattern here. UK
  • Though I love the UI of metrotube I'm going to have to ditch it since you're only able to watch videos available on the mobile site and not the full site. Where Microsoft's youtube app and even tubepro allows you to...unless I'm missing something. But metrotube for windows 8 is still the best YouTube app on windows 8!
  • Flipboard and Instagram olease
  • Seeing version 2.0 now. - UK Lumia 920
  • And now its back to V1.0 in uk.. Loving the updates
  • Keek! Anyone?
  • For those who yet didn't recieve the update, try to install this .xap via SDcard.
      This .xap was downloaded through
  • Still links to mobile sight here in Aus
  • In my store its still version 1.0 - updated oct2012
  • I think there is a problem here and it needs looking into...
  • Going round in circles here. Keeps updating (and downgrading) between version 1 and version 2 - as tho, its in some kind of loop!
  • Yes this keeps happening to me too
  • Dare I say it....I'm going to start using the official YouTube app???? You have now entered the twilight zone.
  • After an issue installing I myself have now been downgraded to version Nonsense.
  • That explains the rain today.
  • Something is very wrong with the store right now
  • Can we all go and discuss this looping between v1 and v2 further in this thread:
  • our nokia today are really competative now! more apps to come!
  • Rubino please don't announce anything anymore... :/
  • Time to ditch MetroTube! Ha just kidding, love lazy worm apps! Keep it up LW!
  • Holy crap! Its actually metro/modern! I just wish the home button would be smaller along with that bar at the top. That seems to becoming a recurring theme in official metro apps.
  • Nice UI! But still can't upload :(
  • So delete metro tube wich occupies a ton of memory ( after a while u use it) and new official app yeah
  • Mine has just updated/downgraded to 1.0 (UK Ativ S)
  • Me too, uninstalled and reinstalled and no luck, stuck on 1.0
  • can someone at WPCentral find out  what is going on with this jumping between v1.0 and v2.0 constantly?
  • +1
  • The stores all scroogled.
  • This doesn't fix youtubes block on mobile IE10 though
  • MetroTube is on a thin thread now. 0.99$ saved!
  • MetroTube is still free. Its your choice to pay for it, otherwise its free of charge.
  • Still, 0.99$ saved.
  • Just want to say that this is really a refreshing look and feel of the app! Very well done indeed!!!
  • I have a 620 and a 920, i tried to install it via the website, it is installed on 920 sucessfully while still show the old web-site version in 620, AM I IN THE SAME STORE? It couldn't be explained by the update time of different region.
  • Experiment by changing phones region settings n it will go 2 that version of the store but make sure it's n English region lol
  • I love it which one do i keep on my phone metro 'mytube damn i like all three of them.
  • In UK now!
  • If your with bell in Canada 3.0 is live just got it!
  • Just tried the USA store, the UK store, the Portuguese store...ALL show version I managed to update to version 2.0...and then after a while it updated again...back to version 1.0 This is completely messed up. I wonder if Microsoft screwed up and released this 3.0 by accident of if Google was quick enough to force them to withdraw the new version.  (EDIT: had to go over to the German store to be able to get v 3.0)
  • Still not in UK.
  • Looking like V 3 has been withdrawn!
  • This is a really nice app
  • My mistake, in UK now
  • Ok, version 3 has arrived in the UK for WP8. Lumia 920 looking good! Lol
  • Quite awesome update. But its banned in China. Lol
  • We can download videos now!!! YaY!!!
  • Is it too early to ask for live streaming support? Or does any youtube app on WP has live streaming support?
  • I love metrotube, but being vulnerable to googles API makes it that much less appealing. I can't access previously made playlists and my top rated and most viewed are stuck in the past. Love this new official app!
  • As good as Metrotube
  • When exactly is the wp7 version coming out?
  • It's high time. The phone did not show me any update notification, so I updated it manually. Aaaand, it's amazing!!!
  • What does video hub integration do please tell me?
  • I think it refers to the music + video hub in our OS, so we can save vids n it will show up in that particular hub
  • The app is NEAT!
  • This is an incredible update. The app went from completely useless to top notch. All the features that are needed are there. I am still keeping metrotube as my primary youtube app, though as it does use a black background (which I prefer over white)
    EDIT: Another reason I am sticking with metrotube is the fact that there's a size limit for downloads. Not sure if it's cummulative or for a single video, though.
  • Oddly enough.  I've found MyTube to be the new answer.  I'm not a fan of the white background in the offical app.  So for now I'll be sticking to 3rd party. 
  • That's awesome...sorry metrotube :(...bye for now...
  • Still not The best :(
  • ZELLO :)
  • Available in UK now
  • Installed fine and can log in but wont play videos? Keeps saying 'we weren't able to play this video, try again'. Says same thing on all videos... Any ideas??
  • Quite a nice app, very smooth
  • Sorry, but if this app does still not allow uploads, the app is pretty worthless. I like watching videos, but I love creating them much more. If I cannot upload my videos from my amazing Lumia 920 (the camera is the best smartphone camera I've ever used), in HD to YouTube FROM THE OFFICIAL APP, then this yet another slap in the face from Google against Microsoft. 
    Time to give Vimeo a serious look, I guess. 
  • Well, is there a way to create a live tile that shows subscription updates - as in MetroTube? If not, I won't be using it
  • Why my Nokia Lumia 820 can't download this application?