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YouTube for Windows Phone gets updated to be a real app

0. phoneArena 07 May 2013, 13:46 posted on

One of the biggest complaints from Windows Phone users has been the extremely poor quality of the built-in YouTube app. There have been other options in the Windows Phone Store, but nothing that really offered everything that could have been from an app officially authorized by Google. Well, the stock YouTube app for WP got a huge update today that finally makes it a real app...

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posted on 07 May 2013, 15:43 2

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

Hey Michael H. You may want to add mention of two very cool features of this new version: it has the ability to both run under lock screen, and download videos.

posted on 07 May 2013, 15:46 3

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

This app is amazing. Best YouTube app I've ever used. Better than IOS and android versions. As neat and clean as it looks its also super fast. When I tap a search result the video starts playing immediately when the video page opens up. Like instantly. I'm sure if I weren't on LTE it might take a little longer, but this is fast. Great features, only missing and HD option like lazytube has, but it has HQ, and it looks great.

posted on 07 May 2013, 16:38

36. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 247; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)

Actually you can watch HD videos. Go to settings --> Video streaming quality set to High quality and BOOM HD! :D
Compared it with the HD option in Metrotube and the quality level was the same. :)
Sorry for my bad english. Haven't wrote in english for a while :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:17 1

38. papss (unregistered)

I've never been a youtube guy and have only used youtube on any platform maybe 10 times but I'm happy they have another viable option, I've always heard that Metrotube was a good one though?

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:21 1

39. roldefol (Posts: 4310; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Awesome. One more key app to make the switch to Nokia a smooth one.

posted on 07 May 2013, 18:26 1

42. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

Damn, I just tested out the new app and I think its even better than the Android one, which is a shame (for Android). You can even download videos and play videos on the lock screen, as someone else mentioned. Not to mention it looks better than the android one but that's just my opinion.

posted on 07 May 2013, 19:00

48. windroid (unregistered)

That's the Google I used to know and love. Thank you and well done!

posted on 07 May 2013, 19:18 1

51. buraini (Posts: 10; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Nice Metro UI with built-in video downloader...just what WP users want. :)

posted on 08 May 2013, 00:11 1

55. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)

no thanks METROTUBE is better

posted on 08 May 2013, 00:25 1

56. shreyas.s666 (Posts: 80; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)

NO..metro tube all the way,.it is even beter than youtube app for android ang ios

posted on 08 May 2013, 07:24

59. Mirosti (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 May 2013)

Who needs that when you can have Metrotube, which is a lot better than the youtube app in android! So i think i'm gonna keep using Metrotube instead of the real Youtube app.

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