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Is Google now blocking mobile YouTube from Windows Phone?

0. phoneArena 12 Jan 2013, 13:05 posted on

Last week, we showed you how Google was redirecting maps.google.com to the main Google mobile search page and after a few excuses by the guys at Mountain View, Google Maps was once again functional for Windows Phone 8; now the problem seems to be with YouTube as attemptsd to load a video from the mobile YouTube web site are met with a request to load a non-existent app...

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posted on 12 Jan 2013, 23:47 1

81. Klevis (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)


Discrimination in the marketplace. It is indeed illegal. It means that if you are selling aa product (or giving it for free), you should make it available for everyone.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 01:16

89. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Could you provide a citation to a law or regulation that backs up your assertion? Just because you make a statement, doesn't make it true.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 22:08 1

75. 8logic (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


stupidest thing i read here LMFAO i hope it was a joke........

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 02:12 1

96. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Get your terms right. You're talking as if Google has produced all vids on YT. Dude, Google has nothing to do for making it work on WP. They just need not to block it. Everything was going fine until google realized something and started actively blocking their services for WP users.

Repeating again, stop being a fanboy and open your eyes. Android is cool, versatile. I also use it but that doesn't mean to worship it. WP is also super cool and buttery smooth. I am just waiting for it to get some basics covered. Then I'm jumping on WP.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 18:00 5

42. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4465; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


That happens everywhere. There are plenty of services that are available for free but only if you use their hardware. Software or service doesn't matter. Gmail, Maps, YouTube, google+, etc. are owned by Google, it should be at their discretion who they offer their services to, same as with Microsoft, Apple, or anyone else. They created it, maintain it, and upgrade it for no cost, it should be their decision. Otherwise it's unfair considering that there is no iTunes or Xbox service for anyone on android. Could there be? Certainly, but there isn't. Why, because they have a closed ecosystem. Google is open, to a point. But to be angry that a competiting platform doesn't offer their services to you for free when your platform of choice does the same, that's a little hypocritical isn't it?

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 18:24 2

45. windroid (unregistered)


"maintain it, and upgrade it for no cost"?!? do you see any advertising in youtube? if you do then it's not at "no cost".

If any service is blocked on purpose, discriminating any operating system is a crime in most (if not all) of European countries.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 21:26 1

66. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Please provide a link to a governmental website were a service is defined as software that is accessible over the Internets and then another link to a governmental website (same government, please; no cherry picking) where there is a prohibition against discrimination in provision of the same (Internet software) service.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:38

117. ichiranjeeb (Posts: 15; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


so U guys think a website is a software... Amazing.

U don't know the difference between a SERVICE & a Software ..!!!

Let me clarify once again.

Youtube is a Video Hosting Service (If u don't know search wikipedia). All the videos are there because of people. It's not like HULU, NETFIX & Xbox Video becz unlike Youtube these companies own the content.

I put some videos on youtube & I want to watch them via any compatible browser. what's wrong in it. !!!

and FOY I m not crying for an Youtube app. I hv metrotube for that. but the thing is it's not a right thing to do.

I own both WP (Lumia 800) & Android (SII-Cyanogen)but that doesn't mean I m a fanboy. google should not getaway with these kind of evil practices.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 16:20

125. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 370; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Your browser wasn't compatible obviously lol and like vzwuser said Google owns it and can do exactly whatever it feels necessary with said service or software just like when I but my galaxy s3 its up to me not to let att control if I root my phone or not . If its yours you control it.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 21:26

68. MeoCao (unregistered)


You still avoid talking about iTunes or Xbox, Is it illegal not to offer them to Android?

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 21:38 1

71. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


You are ruining windy's argument. He wants the Sun to set in the East and Rise in the West.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 02:16

97. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


The main debate is related to website access, don't you think? If we were talking regarding Google not developing official YT app for WP, then your suggestion can be considered.

See? iTunes/XBOX is outta question here. That evil has already covered by Google by not making any app for WP. As I say, google is no more sane. It's turning into a monster like Apple and MS.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 21:28

130. MeoCao (unregistered)


Do you think Android developers can access iTunes or Xbox?

GG is the most open tech company. contrary to walled gardens of Apple and MS

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:41

119. ichiranjeeb (Posts: 15; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Microsoft offers SmartGlass for Android. and we all know abt apple.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 22:04 1

73. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4465; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Yes there is advertising, I never said there wasn't. But, for any of Google's services, have you ever paid money for them to google. Advertising is the reason why they're free. But the bottom line is you are not out any money using their services. That is, by definition, free.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:08 1

84. dmakun (Posts: 321; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


I've always wanted nokia's maps to be available on android even as a paid app but yet it's exclusive to nokia & wp. Why isn't anyone crying for this reason? Is the problem here because Google's apps/Internet sites are free that everyone feel it's obligated to provide their software to every OS & especially an obnoxious competitor as Microsoft? IMO if Google makes its money from ads & yet choose to ignore Microsoft's platform & loss money then let's all respect that.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 18:28

47. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Couldn't have put it any better myself.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:47

120. ichiranjeeb (Posts: 15; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Dude, All the videos of Youtube are not Google's IP, People own that content. so they should hv the privilege to access those videos anytime, anywhere & through any device they want.

Microsoft & Apple own the content of Xbox Music & itunes. but google doesn't own the videos of Youtube.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:57

121. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


no they don't you d**kwad, the artists do, same like google and youtube.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 22:05 1

74. 8logic (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


so what if its a service?????
who said you deserve FREE services?
when did it became a right?

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 13:23 6

4. nwright94 (unregistered)


M.youtube.com works pretty well, I still even use it on my iPhone when the app is being inconsistent. Add the shortcut to your start screen and you're set.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 13:41 13

7. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


you must be a genius

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 14:34 2

19. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


LOL xD All joking aside, why mock him for stating the obvious? Is it because he payed the a-word for a certain phone?

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 15:51 2

30. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


it wasnt about the iPhone... kind of
I mean the article says that m.youtube.com doesnt work for wp and he says that it works for him pretty well...On his iPhone with iOS not WP ;)

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 16:35 2

32. nwright94 (unregistered)


It's working on my dads limits 920 right now

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 16:36 2

33. nwright94 (unregistered)


Lumia** autocorrect

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:22

86. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Good point. My bad I just get angry when someone gets a heap of dislikes for buying the iPhone.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 16:37 1

34. nwright94 (unregistered)


Just like I said the other day, you guys have no regards for others opinions, you insult those who don't use android.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 16:54 1

36. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 370; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Who attacked him ? Paint me this picture your looking at.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 19:28 1

52. nwright94 (unregistered)


I'm talking about because I mentioned I owned an iPhone in my original comment and they're already jumping down my throat insulting my intelligence because of the phone I personally choose to use.

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