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Native YouTube for Windows Phone gets update behind the scenes, now plays HQ video

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Native YouTube for Windows Phone gets update behind the scenes, now plays HQ video
There are many smartphone users who are hooked on using their handset to play YouTube videos. Unfortunately for Windows Phone users, there is no official dedicated YouTube client on the platform. But that doesn't mean that those with a Windows Phone handset can't enjoy the mobile YouTube site, and thanks to a recent behind the scene update, those videos are looking better on handsets supporting Microsoft's mobile OS.

While the browser application remains at v1.0, the actual streaming of the videos via HTML5 has improved to the point that you now have the option of watching some videos in HQ. Windows Phone users also have available some third party YouTube players, like YouTube Pro. Still, when it comes to YouTube, Windows Phone still has a long way to go to match the dedicated client on Android and iOS.

source: WPCentral

Native YouTube on Windows Phone now includes an HQ option

Native YouTube on Windows Phone now includes an HQ option





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posted on 05 Feb 2012, 13:14

1. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


That's very cool and all but WP7 users are just getting this? I remember that button on my OG Droid. I know WP7 is late to the game and everything but don't deprive them like that MS jeez.

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 13:34 1

2. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


It isn't Microsoft on this one actually. Google is refusing Microsoft's request to have a good YouTube app. They are actually in litigation because Google is blocking these requests but yet allows iPhone to have their own YouTube app.

http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-calls-out-google-poor-youtube-windows-phone

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 16:02

5. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Weird the link doesn't work.

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 17:01

7. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 254; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


try using link shortners, PA has a problem with long urls, i have reported that to them, but nothing...

edit: here you gohttps://bitly.com/

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 19:57

8. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Had no idea phone arena had that problem. Here you guys go.

http://bit.ly/ffCg9p

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 13:36

3. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Maybe one day Google will let Microsoft have their own real YouTube app. Or maybe the courts will make Google do it. I wonder what they are so afraid of.

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 15:44

4. Jyakotu (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I don't understand how Google has a dedicated YouTube app for iOS, but not Windows Phone.? Honestly, what's the big deal.? There are a lot of Microsoft apps for Android, so I don't understand why Google can't supply a decent native YouTube app. SMH

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 16:46

6. Doakie (Posts: 1303; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Try Supertube. It plays HD as well as desktop only videos. Works better than the Android client or the garbage iOS client.

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