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Finally, Microsoft and Google to work together on an official YouTube Windows Phone app

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Finally, Microsoft and Google to work together on an official YouTube Windows Phone app
Well it looks like Microsoft was able to make a move that finally got Google’s attention. Now in the works, what Windows Phone users have been yearning for, an official YouTube client for Windows Phone.

The app will be developed using YouTube’s very own iFrame API and will be compliant with Google’s terms of service up-and-down and side-to-side. The best part, the new app could arrive as soon as next month.

The final result will mean that Windows Phone users will be able to enjoy (hopefully) the abilities that pretty much every other operating system enjoys. It goes without saying that the recent updates that Microsoft made to its own app for YouTube were probably intended to get this result all along.

Given the remarks made by Larry Page at Google I/O last week, Google suddenly found itself with no room to maneuver in this not-so-subtle spat between the two giant companies. After a cease and desist letter was given to Microsoft by Google, Microsoft played it just right by addressing some changes and flat out calling Google on that image that Mr. Page offered.

The result was the following joint statement:
Microsoft and YouTube are working together to update the new YouTube for Windows Phone app to enable compliance with YouTube’s API terms of service, including enabling ads, in the coming weeks. Microsoft will replace the existing YouTube app in Windows Phone Store with the previous version during this time.

source: The Verge

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posted on 25 May 2013, 01:33 19

1. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Still haven't updated, don't know if I'll update then either. I like no adds and download functionality. Oh, and being able to watch all videos. Not to mention how pretty my app looks. Sorry google, but Ms gave me what I wanted and more. And you're not taking it away.

posted on 25 May 2013, 02:37 15

16. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


That is what everyone wish for but Google wont allow it.

posted on 25 May 2013, 03:01 17

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Microsoft begging Google
Microsoft begging instagram
Microsoft begging Devs
I wonder who are they gonna beg next....?

Google gave Microsoft Half-Baked You-Tube with "Adds"! For it's WP8 users to half enjoy: Well much better than "Metro-Tube"

®

posted on 25 May 2013, 03:47 10

18. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


da fuk did you just spit here?
microsoft made that app themselves with zero help from google. and they didnt beg anyone google reached them. google never made app for windows 8 because they dont want their competition to have additional benefit .
google isnt evil thats just how business works. so keep your stupid pointless opinion to yourself.

posted on 25 May 2013, 03:50 5

19. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


as for begging. game-check mate, every small to big software corporation has a dev-conference.
every company "BEGS" developers.
TROLLING BACK ®

posted on 25 May 2013, 01:33 11

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Good news! Good news!

Oh and by the way, why is the potato crying?

posted on 25 May 2013, 01:40 6

3. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i was also wondering why the "forever alone potato"

posted on 25 May 2013, 01:44 3

4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Poor potato........ lol
http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/1511699_700b.jpg

posted on 25 May 2013, 02:02 4

7. decent4u (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Mr Potato is not crying those are tears of joy lol ;)

posted on 25 May 2013, 02:06 2

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh I see...... ;D

posted on 25 May 2013, 02:18 5

14. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Microsoft made a Youtube app that violate's Google's rules, Google asked Msoft to take it down. Msoft used Larry Page's words against Google (of preferring not to get involved in petty wars). Google finally agrees to cooperate with that potato face. Well played.

posted on 25 May 2013, 15:19 2

65. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


now we call this good friendship.

posted on 25 May 2013, 01:52 13

5. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Microsoft finally realize that they can't do Googles job?

posted on 25 May 2013, 02:07 10

10. wendygarett (unregistered)


So true

posted on 25 May 2013, 02:09 17

11. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


this comment doesn't even fit with whats happening in the real world... 0.o
Microsoft made an app that worked and google didn't like that, so Microsoft Made google work with them to build one.

posted on 25 May 2013, 07:16 11

32. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I love how Microsoft fanboys repaint history. Microsoft made an app that ***clearly violated Youtube's TOS, violations which potentially hurt Youtube partners,*** and google didn't like that, so Microsoft ***laid the blame on Google, despite the fact that Google has proven it's willing to provide perfectly functional Youtube apps for platforms other than its own, so rather than fight Microsoft in another bulls**t legal battle, Google decided to show Microsoft how to actually make a fu.cking app that's compliant with their TOS.***

There, fixed.

posted on 25 May 2013, 10:52 3

50. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


"Google, despite the fact that Google has proven it's willing to provide perfectly functional Youtube apps for platforms other than its own"

you dont read the news much do you? it's pretty much common knowledge now that google wasnt giving microsoft the access to the API's that are needed to add ads in their app. this is why they had no ads in their app. this is why microsoft called out google saying if you give us the API's to add ads then we will. this was used to hold back microsofts app to be less functional than ios's app. so much for "willing to provide functional youtube apps for platforms other than its own". and this was on top of google's larry page saying "we should be making things instead of having petty wars". they were not practicing what they preach. microsoft found a way for them to eat their words. and it worked.

posted on 25 May 2013, 02:10 15

12. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Nope. Microsoft finally FORCED Google to cooperate.

posted on 25 May 2013, 05:02 8

25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


+1 HDshatter®

TROLL™®©

posted on 25 May 2013, 06:39 3

30. papss (unregistered)


Actually if you have ever seen the app they created it is better than the one google has out.. Not even close to the garbage that googles folks coded.. Shows who has the real talent.. But you wouldn't see that because your such a blind fanboy

posted on 25 May 2013, 10:04

48. lyndon420 (Posts: 4565; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


YouTube is so huge its expected to be on all platforms.

posted on 25 May 2013, 01:57 11

6. 1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl (unregistered)


Way to go MS... Thats how you pin down brat kids...!!! MS whipped Google with their own CEOs lash...!!!

posted on 25 May 2013, 02:07 9

9. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lol yup, finally indeed, where others enjoys their YouTube like so 5 years ago...

posted on 25 May 2013, 05:01 7

23. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


+1 Wendy

TROLL™®©

posted on 25 May 2013, 08:16 3

38. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Android wasn't even around 5 years ago, and ios was just getting started.

posted on 25 May 2013, 11:10 8

51. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


in june 2007 youtube mobile launched on android.

posted on 25 May 2013, 12:39 1

57. Heritor (Posts: 47; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Wrong.. Android launched with its first device.. The HTC Dream under the name G1 on October 22, 2008.

So yeah 5 years ago Android wasn't even around.

posted on 25 May 2013, 12:47 6

59. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


in june 2007 youtube mobile was launched, i shouldnt have added on android at the end.

posted on 26 May 2013, 02:36 2

69. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


wendygarett = endless stupid remarks

posted on 25 May 2013, 02:16 6

13. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Why should "Scroogle" make anything for MicroSour"... SMH.

It goes without saying that the recent updates that Microsoft made to its own app for YouTube were probably intended to get this result all along.

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