New YouTube app for Windows Phone running into problems

New YouTube app for Windows Phone running into problems
On Tuesday, we told you how Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 users now had an official YouTube app that was apparently acceptable to both Google and Microsoft. On Tuesday, Windows Phone users were celebrating the new app. On Wednesday, some users trying to use the new YouTube app received the "Something happened and we’re not sure what" error message.

One analysis of the situation shows that the app was using a revoked developer key. Either Microsoft failed to update it when they revamped the app to meet Google's requirements, or for one reason or another, Google has revoked the key. One possibility is that both tech titans never actually signed off on the revamped app. Or perhaps Google just made some changes to YouTube that need to be picked up on by Microsoft.

Considering that third party YouTube app MyTube is also having similar problems, it is beginning to look like Google is responsible for the problems with its streaming video app. Certainly the truth will come out and set somebody free.


source: WPCentral 

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31 Comments

1. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

rofl lol SO sad yesterday everyone was so Happy and now??? this is the reason WP SUCKS

2. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

so because of a failure in one app, the OS sucks! nice, you should be a professor in Harvard!

5. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

ofcourse because this Single app is used by Billions and trillions of people uing smartphones but i already forgot only 3.3 percent users are having WP lol :D

12. GeekMovement unregistered

wow i never knew the global population reached a trillion already...

13. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

that is if you start to count the ones with half-brains like he is, just to be able to comment something...

29. Seo_Joo_Hyun

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

there are many youtube apps in the store and MyTube is my favorite app and its way better than the offical app IMO

17. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

.....

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Nice user name. :D

3. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Not WP's fault (well not directly anyway), but it's still a fault nonetheless. Lack of such basic quality apps is such a dealbreaker.

7. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Google is clearly the one who caused the problem. If anyone sucks, it's Google.

9. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

so sad WINDOWS PHONE maker MS licks ANdroID MAKER GOOGLE's feet just for some Apps

15. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

they actually made a better app than google that allowed youtube downloads as well as removing youtube adds, but google begged MS to remove it....

22. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

What are you?!! Troll's new born brainless brother?!

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Ask M$ to lay off their lawsuits against Google and Motorola first. Sue Google still want a free ride from Google. www.groklaw.net

14. blackeye117

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Its Google's Fault , The Daddy That Gave Birth To Your Beloved Laggy OS is REsponsible For This ,(most Probably) REad The Article First , :P

18. Ray.S

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

I actually think that MetroTube is better than this 'official' app.

26. tucutucu

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

loser

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Just when WP users got to see the light at the end of the tunnel, they get this. The wait for the app was bad enough, and Google may have just put them on the waiting list all over again. Idk what I'd do without YouTube..

23. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

m.youtube.com works just as well or... heres a thought... turn the browser to desktop and go towww.youtube.com why use an app when you can get the real thing? that is a serious question...

30. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

True, at least that works :)

6. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Boo! I never updated from the ad free version that allows me to do vids, never had a problem, and now this problem with the new app is affecting even my old version! wonder if google pulled the rug out from under Microsoft and blocked the windows phone user agent. Hopefully this will fix on googles end so I don't have to update it...

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Hey mariosuneo4, how many ppl do u think are on the planet earth?

10. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

how many?? 80% market share is captured by Android so guess i.am one of them and PLEASE BEG In front of google for some official apps lol

16. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

you really didn't understand the question eh...so smart bro, stop using google for every question you are asked....so very smart....

20. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

i think his android brain cannot process other than 80% market share and goolge only.. all else is "access denied" poor sap..

27. tucutucu

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

mexicano lelo

19. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

evil google as always

24. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

PhoneArena is always againt WP. Just look at the caption ''New YouTube app for Windows Phone running into problems" and u just stated that a developer key have been revoked. So who revoked it? Isnt it Google?? please be accurate in sincere in your articles..

25. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

http://www.phonearena.com/user/mariosuneo4 the estimated mobile phone usage is about 6800million yet of that only 2000million have smartphones... 80% of that number is 1600million so that is the number of people estimated to be using android.... not trillions and trillions are you twelve? that is only 23% of global phone use and even if wp had 1% of gloobal smartphone use that is over 20million people using wp... since it is at around 3% that amounts to 60million people that is over 60million people that google are screwing over just to get ad money does the math hurt your brain?

28. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Is it me but you can still use YouTube thru your internet. The app just makes it more simple.

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