Best YouTube client apps for Windows Phone

Best YouTube client apps for Windows Phone
Google's reluctance to share one of its core assets with Microsoft, namely giving it full access to its YouTube APIs for an official dedicated app, has brought on one of the best proofs of working free market and competition we've seen in the app industry.

While the big guys keep playing hide and seek with the official YouTube app for Windows Phone, enterprising 3rd party developers have come up with solutions that are better in many aspects than even the one Microsoft launched recently, and was gently asked by Google to take it down, or else.

Features like downloading the videos for offline playback, integrating their sound stream in the stock music player, or keeping them running in the background while you add comments or tinker with the settings are something we can't see even on Android handsets, which are supposed to be the bastion of YouTube-ing, so check out the cool Windows Phone alternatives for your daily YouTube fix in the slideshow below.

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10 Comments

1. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

my favorites would be metrotube and myTube still waiting for the official youtube app after microsoft and google agreement

4. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

for a free app, primetube is good too. thanks for article, daniel.

2. android_hitman unregistered

i use metrotube

3. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

I use both of them

5. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I still use the YouTube app that was supposed to be taken down. I refuse to update and lose such an awesome app. Screw google for this. My market app will forever have a 1 on it.

7. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Me too. I never update my YouTube app from Microsoft with download feature. Forever 1 notification at the marketplace tile.

6. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

Metrotube also has unlimited & unrestricted free option. It has exact same features as paid one.

8. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Why dont android allow download option in you tube for offline view...

9. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Can you guys please do "best PDF reader for WP8", please?

10. redaxe

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Mega Tube recently added a feature to transfer downloaded videos to your computer or any other device without the use of any additional software. you just have to hit an address in your web browser on any device or computer and you get access to all your downloaded videos in Mega Tube. However this feature is only available in windows phone 8.

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