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With YouTube Pro tossed from the Windows Phone Marketplace, SuperTube is back

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With YouTube Pro tossed from the Windows Phone Marketplace, SuperTube is back
Unlike OS and Android, Windows Phone does not offer an official YouTube client. The closest thing to an official YouTube client for Windows was one created by HTC for its Windows Phone models and was hacked by an Xda member to allow for installation on most Windows Phone models. After that, a popular third party YouTube app called YouTube Pro became available in the Windows Phone Market. Originally called SuperTube, the latter was the first to offer HD and HQ videos on Windows Phone models. Not to be confused with a YouTube client, the Windows Phone YouTube app developed by Microsoft for its OS merely re-directs users to the mobile version of the site on your phone's browser

Eventually, YouTube Pro took over for SuperTube although developer Fast Code kept both services up to date and offered a free and paid version of both. Now that Microsoft is removing anything that has the Google name or the name of a Google application from the Marketplace, SuperTube once again becomes the top video streaming app for those using a phone running on Microsoft's mobile OS.

YouTube on a phone?

YouTube on a phone?

While a paid version of SuperTube keeps ads away from your video streaming, Fast Code is offering it free for a limited time in order to make up for the yanking of the YouTube Pro app. And version 2.3 of SuperTube has some new features including a Metro design so it will fit right in with the OS. Additionally, the app now has a new channels page and a channel and message live tile. The front of the channel tile will show the number of new videos while the back will display a thumbnail of the latest video. The trial version of the app no longer has restrictions on downloading or syncing videos and after signing in on the main age, you can subscribe to the service. Lastly, the new version killed off some bugs that were a nuisance for users.

Just like the official YouTube client, you can download and upload videos and do just about all of the things that iOS and Android users can do. Let's face it, ever since seeing that dog skateboard across the screen of the OG Apple iPhone in that famous commercial, all smartphone users want to have access to YouTube videos on their phone.

source: WindowsPhoneMarketplace via WPCentral




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posted on 12 May 2012, 04:49 7

1. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


MS just accept it! no one wants Vimeo! Most people watch video on youtube!

posted on 12 May 2012, 05:41 8

4. Henrik (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


You don't think they have tried? They have even filed an anti-competitive complaint against Google for not letting them access the YouTube API's. http://www.thecowl.com/world/microsoft-files-anti-competition-complaint-against-google-1.2147448#.T6496cXhd7w

posted on 12 May 2012, 09:44 5

17. MartyK (Posts: 669; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


"Now that Microsoft is removing anything that has the Google name or the name of a Google application from the Marketplace"...this says it all

posted on 12 May 2012, 11:03 1

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


Its because of the legal battles buddy. Microsoft wants an actual Youtube application but Google is blocking that move.

posted on 12 May 2012, 17:12 2

35. Henrik (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


I wonder if you know what it meant :-) Microsoft is removing all 3rd party apps that are Not property of Google if they have "Google" or "YouTube" etc in the app names, since this is a violation of Google's trademarks ("Google", "YouTube").

The trademark infringmenent is the reason Google wanted the apps removed in the first place, it's not Microsoft themselves demanding the apps to be removed. They just carry out the lawful wish of Google, which is a fair request from Google.

posted on 12 May 2012, 12:13 2

29. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Sounds like MS is bound and determined to keep WP in the 2 - 3% market share territory. RIM management sends their thanks. After the flower market pricing settles post-Mothers' day, flowers will be sent as well.

posted on 12 May 2012, 05:08 7

2. joeymk (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


How stupid is google? The are one of the biggest software company and they can not made ONE stupid app for windows phone? Are you afraid google?

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:14

6. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Google will get Antitrust soon, don't worry..

Third party apps for Google's service on Windows Phone still works fine, although they try to block it frequently but people will see..

posted on 12 May 2012, 07:07 7

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


did you notice how the article specifically stated that it was MS that was removing google apps? how is that google's fault?

posted on 12 May 2012, 07:10

11. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Google was clearly sending out C&D to Microsoft.
I have one of my app 'forced' to be renamed by Google too.

posted on 12 May 2012, 07:20 3

12. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Taco, did you get banned again?

posted on 12 May 2012, 08:36

13. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


what?

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:48 1

30. Trolls.Arent.Human (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Would you like Google to also make apps for bada? WP is still less than 2% of the market. Why would Google waste resources on a platform that hasn't proven it will be successful?

posted on 12 May 2012, 17:19

36. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I wouldn't even bother giving a good reply to you, your name says it all. 'troll'

posted on 12 May 2012, 05:18 2

3. angelesmec (unregistered)


J.. you seem to misunderstand what the article said.

posted on 12 May 2012, 05:41

5. Cyan3boN (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


oh so this means no Google app will make it to wp including gmaps, that's sad, I really like gmaps over the other mapping apps.

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:14 1

7. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


There's third party alternative.

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:17 3

8. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


- Google gave Android users full access to Youtube while Windows Phone users suffers
- Google prioratise its service on good research result
- Microsoft sue Google for anti competitive behaviour
- Now Microsoft won't allow Google Chrome and Mozilla firefox on Windows 8 ARM Version
- Now Google and Mozilla called Microsoft anti competitive behaviour

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:19

9. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


The issue is that Microsoft's WindowsRT won't have the 90% marketshare like it does on Windows, and the blocking of Chrome/FireFox won't result into anything or investigation. WindowsRT [ARM] is not Windows x86

Whereas for Google, they monopolise the entire video/search market, that is enough to get them into deep shi`t.

Look at Apple, where they block other browser in their OS except Safari.

I don't think you get how this works yet, and finding a reason to defend your Gewgle.

posted on 12 May 2012, 10:34 1

23. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


Well does Apple allaw Google to make Chrome for iOS? I don't think so, and nevertheless Google are not providing their services for WP, so they don't deserve to have anything on Windows 8.

posted on 12 May 2012, 09:02 1

14. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


@TurkeyBacon
Right!

posted on 12 May 2012, 09:33 3

15. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 616; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Idiot WP zealots, where does it say that google doesn't want WP to have the official app? Google makes money from ads you imbeciles, keeping the youtube app off WP wouldn't make any sense as they would prefer to have it on there to get those ads rolling and the bucks coming into their coffers. You can sit there and believe stupid nonsense like Google blocking MS from using the API or whatever, considering that Google gets no money from their OS and just about all of it from advertising. If it barks like a dog and acts like a dog, guess it's a chicken correct?! From the lack of sense from posters defending MS it's a wonder you can use a smartphone at all.

posted on 12 May 2012, 09:50 1

18. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


are you born out of a rock? I hope not.

posted on 12 May 2012, 09:55 1

19. roscuthiii (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Exactly. For a while Google was making more money of of iOS than they were on Android. They want their presence spread as far afield as they can get it. Their business model would never let them take an exclusionary stance.

posted on 12 May 2012, 10:05

20. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


that's for sure, but I've never seen Google supporting Windows Phone at all. Its all third party alternative that's connecting this portion of users to their services.

posted on 12 May 2012, 10:31 1

21. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


Well FYI, MS is suing Google for not letting them use the YouTube APIs ... so we all are pretty sure that that's Google's fault. Just Google hate MS probably from all the suing (winning)... On WP there isn't Google+, no Gmail app, no Gmaps, no Gmusic, no Gdrive, no Gtalk, no every s**tty product that begins with one big fat "G" in front of it, except the retarded Google search...

P.S. Microsoft has their services on all major platforms, Google too, except WP.

posted on 12 May 2012, 14:24 1

33. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


On Google there is no Xbox Live, no Zune, no Skydrive, no Explorer (Not that anyone would want to use E9 over Chrome anyway), no Office, etc, etc. These guys compete with each other with many different services. Their both doing the exactly same thing to each other.

posted on 12 May 2012, 11:06 1

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


Bro do some research before typing, Microsoft filed antitrust papers on Google because they wont release the API to Microsoft to make a Youtube app.

posted on 12 May 2012, 09:35 1

16. wp74ver (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Is all good we don't need no good apps on wp7 is just gonna make my lumia 900 lag lol they just mad they need to pay Microsoft 300 millions a year lol for being a copy cat .

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:59 1

31. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I guess they'll need to make money from somewhere since the have to literally PAY reps to recommend their phones, and give them away for people to use WP7. I'm glad Google is helping to keep WP7 employees employed.

posted on 12 May 2012, 10:31 1

22. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


If Microsoft keeps locking s**t down, I will very shortly leave them behind entirely.

posted on 12 May 2012, 10:37

24. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


i doubt you are even with them now lol

posted on 12 May 2012, 10:41 2

25. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I've always used Windows computers.

posted on 12 May 2012, 11:11 1

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


Why don't people research before talking. Microsoft is removing anything related to Google because of cease and desists from Google from all the legal battles they are having. Microsoft is suing Google so they can release the APIs needed to make Google apps.

Now I'm not saying Microsoft is squeaky clean either, they both are playing dirty. But the fact is that Windows Phone does not have an official Youtube app because Google won't allow it.

It's going to end up one of two ways. They decide to play nice and allow each companies product on their OS' (unlikely) or they block each other and try to out shine them on their feature (more than likely)

posted on 12 May 2012, 14:16 2

32. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Some of you arent taking into account that these two companies are true competitors to each other, not just in the mobile industry but also for search engines, email, maps, and a few other services. You won't see these guys supporting a lot of each other's services. I don't see Xbox Live in the Google Market, so you may not see a Gmail app on Microsofts. Why is that so surprising? Honestly, some of you WP7 fans are starting to act like some of the regular iOS fanboys/trolls!

posted on 12 May 2012, 17:21

37. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


but look, there's Microsoft office on mac. Some once exclusive windows phone Xbox games were ported to iPhone too.

Its simply google being stupid here with the cold war.

posted on 12 May 2012, 18:03 1

38. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Games are developed by developers for different platforms. Just because that game was once exclusive to Xbox doesn't mean MS is generously ALLOWING users of the iPhone to have access to those games. The DEVELOPERS of those games want to make money, so they made a version of the game they own for iPhone owners. Microsoft has nothing to do with it at all!

And if your going to use a $129 software as an example of how Microsoft is supportive of other platforms, just remember that anyone can use GDocs from many computer with an Internet connection...for FREE!!!

posted on 12 May 2012, 14:32 1

34. wp74ver (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Don worry google at the end u will loose playing hard with Microsoft lol hope they block all of ur services on windows 8 so you can cry like a big copy cat you are lol they just scare cuz they know wp7 is way better than android and they know that windows phone 8 will kill them so bad.

posted on 14 May 2012, 05:31

39. 7thspaceman (Posts: 900; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Dear folks all this BS has to stop> People watch you tube on the PC everyday so why is Google so stupid to deny an App to be on windows smart phones. windows smart Phones are owned by a Minority of people in America so this IS rediculous unless google is trying to be like microsoft was said to be in the past.

MICROSOFT what the hell is wrong with you what are the Technical reason's for you do want the Firefox or google chrome not fully operational on the New Windows 8 ARM CPU controled Tablets. you are once again going to get kicked in the ASS by the Euroean Union for blocking other browsers from being fully operational on a computer device LAWYERS are going to get RICH off you on when the EU takes you to court because yiu broke an agreement with them about broswers on Windows computers. Mocrosoft you said yourself that a tablet is just another form factor of a computer. Change your action quickly before you get sued BY THE EU

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