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myTube updated with offline playlist support, redesigned thumbnails and more

myTube updated with offline playlist support, redesigned thumbnails and more

Sam Sabri 75

We might not get an official YouTube app anytime soon that isn’t more than a web player, but we’ve got some solid third-party alternatives. The two that contend for a spot on your Start screen are myTube and Metrotube. It’s hard to pick one as a clear winner since they approach YouTube on Windows Phone slightly different and therefore both rock. Let’s check what’s new in the latest...

Microsoft updates YouTube app for Windows Phone, apparently surrenders to Google as web player returns

Microsoft updates YouTube app for Windows Phone, apparently surrenders to Google as web player returns

Daniel Rubino 456

Windows Phone users have returned to square one with the 'updated' YouTube app today A few months ago, Microsoft and Google had a brouhaha over YouTube and Windows Phone. Microsoft appeared to play by Google’s rules in making an app for their customers, but Google said it wasn’t good enough. Despite the differences, Microsoft famously released the app anyway to see what would happen. As...

One of the best YouTube apps on Windows Phone, myTube, gets updated, adds auto-play for playlists and more

One of the best YouTube apps on Windows Phone, myTube, gets updated, adds auto-play for playlists and more

Sam Sabri 96

While Microsoft and Google fight it out over an official YouTube app on Windows Phone we’ll keep enjoying myTube and Metrotube. When you ask someone in the community which YouTube app they like the best you’ll constantly see Metrotube and myTube vying for the top spot. Which is the best? That’s hard to say since they both set the bar and it ultimately comes down to your own personal...

Microsoft responds in detail to Google’s blocking of YouTube; cites HTML5 and unfair treatment

Microsoft responds in detail to Google’s blocking of YouTube; cites HTML5 and unfair treatment

Daniel Rubino 547

Last night, Windows Phone Central broke the news about the new Microsoft branded YouTube app essentially breaking. We investigated the problem and concluded that it was due to a revoked developer key. Such a scenario could only happen if Microsoft forgot to update it or if Google yanked it. That latter situation implies that Google did not authorize the app and was taking direct action...

Microsoft YouTube app for Windows Phone choking on errors, causing frustration amongst users

Microsoft YouTube app for Windows Phone choking on errors, causing frustration amongst users

Daniel Rubino 223

It’s been 24-hours since the surprise return of the Microsoft engineered YouTube app, thought to be complacent with Google’s terms of service (TOS). The app, as we reported extensively, is essentially the same as the one originally removed but now with pre-roll ads, no video downloads, voice and upload support. While reviews and feedback from the app have been tremendously high, one of...

Windows Phone YouTube app removed from the Store as Microsoft, Google come to terms

Windows Phone YouTube app removed from the Store as Microsoft, Google come to terms

George Ponder 268

Changes continue to impact the Windows Phone Youtube app at a fast pace. First came the official Youtube app recieved a major overhaul, then Google complained that the app violated YouTube's API and Terms of Service, then Microsoft updated the app to comply with some of Google's requests. The latest chapter in this saga has the Youtube app being pulled from the Windows Phone Store and...

Developers can now use Metrotube's player with app-to-app communication in latest update

Developers can now use Metrotube's player with app-to-app communication in latest update

Rich Edmonds 55

The developer of Metrotube, Lazyworm has released an update for its popular Windows Phone YouTube app. So what's new in this latest release? Lazyworm has opened it up for other Windows Phone 8 developers to utilise URI app-to-app communication and automatically launch Metrotube's player from within their own apps.  Should you click a video link in a third-party app, which uses...

Microsoft updates YouTube for Windows Phone, complies with some of Google's requests

Microsoft updates YouTube for Windows Phone, complies with some of Google's requests

Rich Edmonds 201

Microsoft has given in to Google's requests by updating its YouTube app for Windows Phone, but only to a degree. The company will be complying with some (but not all) of Google's terms of service. The two giants have been locked in a fist fight for some time regarding the official YouTube app for Windows Phone. It doesn't look like it'll be over anytime soon either.  So what's this all...

Google to Microsoft: Remove your YouTube App from the Windows Phone Store [Update]

Google to Microsoft: Remove your YouTube App from the Windows Phone Store [Update]

Sam Sabri 681

Last week the official YouTube app for Windows Phone received a major overhaul. Version 3.0 of the app brought some awesome Windows Phone 8 features like the ability to play under Lockscreen, download videos for offline play, pinnable channels and more. It went from web-wrapper to awesome with the recent update. Google now wants the app removed from the Store for violating YouTube’s API...

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

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

Daniel Rubino 385

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...