Native YouTube for Windows Phone gets update behind the scenes, now plays HQ video

Native YouTube for Windows Phone gets update behind the scenes, now plays HQ video
There are many smartphone users who are hooked on using their handset to play YouTube videos. Unfortunately for Windows Phone users, there is no official dedicated YouTube client on the platform. But that doesn't mean that those with a Windows Phone handset can't enjoy the mobile YouTube site, and thanks to a recent behind the scene update, those videos are looking better on handsets supporting Microsoft's mobile OS.

While the browser application remains at v1.0, the actual streaming of the videos via HTML5 has improved to the point that you now have the option of watching some videos in HQ. Windows Phone users also have available some third party YouTube players, like YouTube Pro. Still, when it comes to YouTube, Windows Phone still has a long way to go to match the dedicated client on Android and iOS.

source: WPCentral



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8 Comments

1. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

That's very cool and all but WP7 users are just getting this? I remember that button on my OG Droid. I know WP7 is late to the game and everything but don't deprive them like that MS jeez.

2. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

It isn't Microsoft on this one actually. Google is refusing Microsoft's request to have a good YouTube app. They are actually in litigation because Google is blocking these requests but yet allows iPhone to have their own YouTube app. http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-calls-out-google-poor-youtube-windows-phone

5. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Weird the link doesn't work.

7. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

try using link shortners, PA has a problem with long urls, i have reported that to them, but nothing... edit: here you gohttps://bitly.com/

8. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Had no idea phone arena had that problem. Here you guys go. http://bit.ly/ffCg9p

3. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Maybe one day Google will let Microsoft have their own real YouTube app. Or maybe the courts will make Google do it. I wonder what they are so afraid of.

4. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I don't understand how Google has a dedicated YouTube app for iOS, but not Windows Phone.? Honestly, what's the big deal.? There are a lot of Microsoft apps for Android, so I don't understand why Google can't supply a decent native YouTube app. SMH

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Try Supertube. It plays HD as well as desktop only videos. Works better than the Android client or the garbage iOS client.

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