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Join the beta for Toib, an upcoming YouTube client from the developer behind Phonly

Join the beta for Toib, an upcoming YouTube client from the developer behind Phonly

Sam Sabri 130

The day we get a good official YouTube app for Windows Phone is the day pigs fly. In the meantime we rely on solid third-party apps like myTube and Metrotube. You’ll be able to add another app to that list very soon. Toib is an upcoming application for YouTube that’s currently in beta. You can join that beta and you really should. It’s a great app with a lot of potential. Variety is the...

Download videos off YouTube on your Windows Phone with Tube Download; free till tomorrow

Download videos off YouTube on your Windows Phone with Tube Download; free till tomorrow

Abhishek Baxi 27

There’s no dearth of YouTube apps on the Windows Phone Store, but there are only a few good ones that also offer the ability to download all YouTube videos you desire on your smartphone to watch them when you are offline. Tube Download has been there since a while, and is quite popular for the purpose. While the app allows search and streaming like a regular YouTube app, you also can...

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...