Finally, Microsoft and Google to work together on an official YouTube Windows Phone app

Finally, Microsoft and Google to work together on an official YouTube Windows Phone app
Well it looks like Microsoft was able to make a move that finally got Google’s attention. Now in the works, what Windows Phone users have been yearning for, an official YouTube client for Windows Phone.

The app will be developed using YouTube’s very own iFrame API and will be compliant with Google’s terms of service up-and-down and side-to-side. The best part, the new app could arrive as soon as next month.

The final result will mean that Windows Phone users will be able to enjoy (hopefully) the abilities that pretty much every other operating system enjoys. It goes without saying that the recent updates that Microsoft made to its own app for YouTube were probably intended to get this result all along.

Given the remarks made by Larry Page at Google I/O last week, Google suddenly found itself with no room to maneuver in this not-so-subtle spat between the two giant companies. After a cease and desist letter was given to Microsoft by Google, Microsoft played it just right by addressing some changes and flat out calling Google on that image that Mr. Page offered.

The result was the following joint statement:

source: The Verge

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73 Comments

1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Still haven't updated, don't know if I'll update then either. I like no adds and download functionality. Oh, and being able to watch all videos. Not to mention how pretty my app looks. Sorry google, but Ms gave me what I wanted and more. And you're not taking it away.

16. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

That is what everyone wish for but Google wont allow it.

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Microsoft begging Google Microsoft begging instagram Microsoft begging Devs I wonder who are they gonna beg next....? Google gave Microsoft Half-Baked You-Tube with "Adds"! For it's WP8 users to half enjoy: Well much better than "Metro-Tube" ®

18. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

da fuk did you just spit here? microsoft made that app themselves with zero help from google. and they didnt beg anyone google reached them. google never made app for windows 8 because they dont want their competition to have additional benefit . google isnt evil thats just how business works. so keep your stupid pointless opinion to yourself.

19. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

as for begging. game-check mate, every small to big software corporation has a dev-conference. every company "BEGS" developers. TROLLING BACK ®

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Good news! Good news! Oh and by the way, why is the potato crying?

3. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i was also wondering why the "forever alone potato"

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

7. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Mr Potato is not crying those are tears of joy lol ;)

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh I see...... ;D

14. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Microsoft made a Youtube app that violate's Google's rules, Google asked Msoft to take it down. Msoft used Larry Page's words against Google (of preferring not to get involved in petty wars). Google finally agrees to cooperate with that potato face. Well played.

65. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

now we call this good friendship.

5. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Microsoft finally realize that they can't do Googles job?

10. wendygarett unregistered

So true

11. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

this comment doesn't even fit with whats happening in the real world... 0.o Microsoft made an app that worked and google didn't like that, so Microsoft Made google work with them to build one.

32. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I love how Microsoft fanboys repaint history. Microsoft made an app that ***clearly violated Youtube's TOS, violations which potentially hurt Youtube partners,*** and google didn't like that, so Microsoft ***laid the blame on Google, despite the fact that Google has proven it's willing to provide perfectly functional Youtube apps for platforms other than its own, so rather than fight Microsoft in another bulls**t legal battle, Google decided to show Microsoft how to actually make a fu.cking app that's compliant with their TOS.*** There, fixed.

50. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

"Google, despite the fact that Google has proven it's willing to provide perfectly functional Youtube apps for platforms other than its own" you dont read the news much do you? it's pretty much common knowledge now that google wasnt giving microsoft the access to the API's that are needed to add ads in their app. this is why they had no ads in their app. this is why microsoft called out google saying if you give us the API's to add ads then we will. this was used to hold back microsofts app to be less functional than ios's app. so much for "willing to provide functional youtube apps for platforms other than its own". and this was on top of google's larry page saying "we should be making things instead of having petty wars". they were not practicing what they preach. microsoft found a way for them to eat their words. and it worked.

12. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Nope. Microsoft finally FORCED Google to cooperate.

25. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

+1 HDshatter® TROLL™®©

30. papss unregistered

Actually if you have ever seen the app they created it is better than the one google has out.. Not even close to the garbage that googles folks coded.. Shows who has the real talent.. But you wouldn't see that because your such a blind fanboy

6. 1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl unregistered

Way to go MS... Thats how you pin down brat kids...!!! MS whipped Google with their own CEOs lash...!!!

9. wendygarett unregistered

Lol yup, finally indeed, where others enjoys their YouTube like so 5 years ago...

23. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

+1 Wendy TROLL™®©

38. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Android wasn't even around 5 years ago, and ios was just getting started.

51. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

in june 2007 youtube mobile launched on android.

57. Heritor

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Wrong.. Android launched with its first device.. The HTC Dream under the name G1 on October 22, 2008. So yeah 5 years ago Android wasn't even around.

59. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

in june 2007 youtube mobile was launched, i shouldnt have added on android at the end.

69. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

wendygarett = endless stupid remarks

13. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Why should "Scroogle" make anything for MicroSour"... SMH. It goes without saying that the recent updates that Microsoft made to its own app for YouTube were probably intended to get this result all along.

27. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Scroogle should be available on android store

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