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Best YouTube client apps for Windows Phone

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Best YouTube client apps for Windows Phone
Google's reluctance to share one of its core assets with Microsoft, namely giving it full access to its YouTube APIs for an official dedicated app, has brought on one of the best proofs of working free market and competition we've seen in the app industry.

While the big guys keep playing hide and seek with the official YouTube app for Windows Phone, enterprising 3rd party developers have come up with solutions that are better in many aspects than even the one Microsoft launched recently, and was gently asked by Google to take it down, or else.

Features like downloading the videos for offline playback, integrating their sound stream in the stock music player, or keeping them running in the background while you add comments or tinker with the settings are something we can't see even on Android handsets, which are supposed to be the bastion of YouTube-ing, so check out the cool Windows Phone alternatives for your daily YouTube fix in the slideshow below.

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posted on 01 Jul 2013, 08:02 1

1. volcano (Posts: 262; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


my favorites would be metrotube and myTube

still waiting for the official youtube app after microsoft and google agreement

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 08:29 1

4. james004 (Posts: 478; Member since: 15 May 2013)


for a free app, primetube is good too.
thanks for article, daniel.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 08:09

2. android_hitman (Posts: 628; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


i use metrotube

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 08:12

3. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


I use both of them

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 08:35 4

5. clevername (Posts: 1429; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I still use the YouTube app that was supposed to be taken down. I refuse to update and lose such an awesome app. Screw google for this. My market app will forever have a 1 on it.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 08:59 3

7. shamashu9 (Posts: 103; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Me too. I never update my YouTube app from Microsoft with download feature. Forever 1 notification at the marketplace tile.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 08:38

6. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Metrotube also has unlimited & unrestricted free option. It has exact same features as paid one.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 09:07

8. harigrg33 (Posts: 159; Member since: 20 May 2013)


Why dont android allow download option in you tube for offline view...

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 09:11

9. alterecho (Posts: 1086; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Can you guys please do "best PDF reader for WP8", please?

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 22:50

10. redaxe (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Mega Tube recently added a feature to transfer downloaded videos to your computer or any other device without the use of any additional software. you just have to hit an address in your web browser on any device or computer and you get access to all your downloaded videos in Mega Tube. However this feature is only available in windows phone 8.

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