Google confirms blocking new YouTube app for Windows Phone

Google confirms blocking new YouTube app for Windows Phone
Two days ago, Microsoft released an updated version of its YouTube app for Windows Phone, and at the time, it was assumed that the app had the approval of Google, because the two companies had supposedly been working together on the new app. Yesterday, there were some unexplained errors hitting the new app. And today, Google has confirmed that it is once again blocking the YouTube app for Windows Phone.

A Google spokesman said this:

On the other side of things, Microsoft has simply said that it is "working with [Google] to resolve the issue." Of course, if Microsoft had been working with Google this entire time, it should have known that the app didn't meet Google's requirements, which leaves the unanswered question of why Microsoft decided to release the app in the first place. 

Stories like this will certainly anger those who think that Google is attempting to hurt Windows Phone, but it certainly doesn't help Microsoft's reputation either. We see fault for both Google and Microsoft in this mess. Google has claimed that it won't build for WP until there are more users, but Microsoft is the one building this YouTube app, so all Google has to do is guide Microsoft's team. But, Microsoft's team has to show good faith and not continually release apps that violate Google's Terms of Service. 

source: AllThingsD & ZDNet

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97 Comments

1. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

the endless fight

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Fight is always end. Stop the fight, shake hands both of you and make happy relationship, so people can enjoy your services damn it.

59. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

the HTML 5 is so unpractical, dont know why google loves it so much. this app was great. now it even showed ads from google. google just doesnt want microsoft mobile system to grow.

75. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

HTML 5 is an open standard while Trident the standard use in IE is proprietary. M$ has been holding the internet standard bodies hostage over the use of IE for decades and it finally has to stop. Open standards level the playing field and keeps innovation coming regardless from where.

79. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and stop the LAW SUITS that's the first thing everyone should do.

26. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Microsoft messed up. Again. They need to start following Google's Terms of Service. It doesn't matter what work they do with their Windows version of the YouTube app. Just stick to the rules! Apparently, MS thinks it's above everyone else... No wonder their Windows Phone OS has failed to gain any traction in the market (what Nokia has done is just push through the mud with their Lumia efforts to back up MS and ended up with MS, both knee-deep into sh*t)

2. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Nope, it's all on MS; if you want excess to someone serves you need to make sure you are in Compliance with their policy and rules...smh, THEY HAVE RULES MICROSOFT, FOLLOW THERE RULES!!

8. FadyNabil

Posts: 39; Member since: May 10, 2013

i have the right to access youtube without annoying ads, it's all on google. I wish microsoft re-release the old app, which i think cannot be blocked and let google hit the wall

58. deathgod

Posts: 122; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

"I have the right to access YouTube without annoying ads" YouTube belongs to Google and they make their money from ads. You don't like the ads? Use an adblocker , its what I do.

60. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

The only reason sites like YouTube is free is because of ads.. you don't have the right to use googles property the way they want..if you don't agree with it don't use it, its that simple.. Today's world everyone thinks they have right to do whatever.

80. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Youtube revolves around ads. Partners and Google make money from ads. If you have no ads there is very little money coming in, almost all the partners would leave and then youtube would die after they couldn't afford the servers.

97. willard12 unregistered

Where is this "right" in the Constitution?

45. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Chaoticrazor is an ifan, so he has automatic bias. Not all MS products are available for Android, BTW. There is no Microsoft mail app, but you can the email account and it will act like a gmail account. YouTube is Google property, so MS fans need to stop whining as I am sure this will all change soon.

3. amilcarmz86

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

oops!

4. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

SCROOGLED!!

76. SleepingOz unregistered

Exactly! What goes around, comes around.. Hahah!

5. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

This is all messed up. There should be OFFICIAL applications for Instagram, Gmail, Google+, Google Maps etc. Doesn't Google want more people in the world connected to the web? Gmail and Google maps are used everywhere and for many it is a must.

7. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

Google+ ? Thats an app no one asked. I agree about other apps you mentioned though. Gmail will work with default mail app.

9. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Dude, what term of service did they violate?

93. DFranch

Posts: 558; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

They won't tell them that, it's like being in a fight with your wife, when you don't even know what you did wrong.

10. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Bastards!!

17. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Why? They're just responding to microsoft 's "scroogled" campaign...

33. DANTExphone888

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

I agree, if your gonna call people out, then Microsoft Windows Phone 8 doesn't deserve YouTube. I hope they never get a YouTube app for hating on Google. BTW Microsoft, GO MAKE YOUR OWN YOUTUBE LIKE SERVICE!!!

72. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Why does Google play like a little child, they forget that they were nothing without Microsoft !!! Guck Foogle !!

88. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

will you tell how google is nothing without microsoft???

19. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yes, God forbid Google force Microsoft to obey their rules to a service that they own. The nerve!

78. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

A moment of silence for WP users.

11. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

here is another peculiar question. "Microsoft has not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience" ... They go on to say "We value our broad developer community and therefore ask everyone to adhere to the same guidelines". How is this a serious position if no other developer has to upgrade a browser to release an app? How many developers are producing browsers where they are incumbent to make these upgrades? Sounds like crap to me.

12. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

The problem is that Microsoft needs to make adaptations to their browser apparantly. And we all know how quick they are at developing their OS... This could take two more centuries. This BS is why I started to hate Windows Phone, which I loved so much first. Microsoft: you fail big time! If you want Windows Phone to be a success, you should get your chops up and start working really hard to bring all the apps users want to your platform and you should do this really fast. Yesterday was too late already! And work on that OS a little quicker too!

55. Pdubb

Posts: 250; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

That is a peculiar stance with Youtube being a Google product.

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