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Windows Phone gets a new YouTube app

Windows Phone gets a new YouTube app
It has been a long road for Microsoft and Google over the Windows Phone YouTube app. Originally, Windows Phone's official YouTube app was basically nothing more than an HTML wrapper, then Microsoft decided to ignore Google and release a full featured YouTube app for the platform. Unfortunately, it was a bit too full-featured and included options that Google didn't allow, so Google forced Microsoft to pull the app

The two companies have been working together on creating a new YouTube app for Windows Phone users, and today is the lucky day where the new app is ready and available in the Windows Phone Store. The new version is much like the last one, but the unacceptable features have been stripped out like downloading videos, and there have been solid additions. 

The new app allows for uploading videos, although uploading does seem to be limited to when your device is not only connected to Wi-Fi, but charging as well. The Verge is saying that if you unplug your device while uploading, the upload will fail. Additionally, users can now stream live channels, and there are options for voice search and voice activation from the home screen. There is also now access to playlists, uploads, video lists, and options to manage your YouTube account profile. 

As far as what's new for your device Start screen, users can now pin Live Tiles of videos, playlists, channels, and search queries. 

YouTube for Windows Phone is available now, and possibly the best news is that it isn't available just to WP8 users, but WP7.8 as well.

reference: The Verge

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posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:00 6

1. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

This app is awesome, and best of all, i installed this app right away on my mother's Lumia 900 :)

Thanks Microsoft, even if u are so slow :)


posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:11 1

2. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

More like thanks Google®

Wow my God had to wait 2 years for this. After a very really Looooooooooong time.

Google shouldnt'ev allowed this. Only exclusive to Android™

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:29 11

3. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

Ha! Thanks Google for all those advertisements is what you mean i think ;-).

And yes. I agree i'm not gonna lie about this, after a very really Looooooooooong time. But so what? I can deal with the 'wait'.

& please stop the hating, that's something i can't deal with, Android exclusive this Android exclusive that, Prison OS this Prison OS that, hardly any apps this hardly any games that.
Please just stop hating, Windows Phone is a good OS, so is Android, so is iOS.


posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:57 1

6. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

+1 Agree. Credo®

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 21:10 3

8. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

Credo Agreed except iOS SUCKS big time..... Mostly Apple!

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:30 1

4. gallison1983 (Posts: 47; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)

Wow, really? You want to kill revenue sources for the company you glorify? That's like Google saying "You know what, Larry? All that extra money that coming from other sources other than Android? We really don't need it. We got plenty in the bank. Lets stop profiting from sources other than Android."

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 21:02

7. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

google was mad that they couldnt datamine wp users so they pull the app

they still refuse to support wp because MS sends do not track me and doesnt allow dataminig on a google scale

if it wasnt for youtube, google wouldnt know anything about me

it cannot sell my info because i only have 20mb of 15gb gmail

google should keep their exclusives

i hope they take their services from ios... android users sideload

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 21:21 3

9. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

You need to get over it, it's like a broken record the way you continually bring this up.

People choose to use their services, it's not like we're forced at gunpoint to. Let it go.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 21:27

10. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

google doesnt think gmail users should expect legitimate privacy

according to them, what ever is in your gmail is theirs for the harvesting

i didnt say this

google did

better not send any controversial pictures or documents or talk about diseases or do what ever... your info is not safe with google

but whatever... its not like they force people at gunpoint to use it

Google: Gmail Users Can't Legitimately Expect Privacy

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 21:31 2

11. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

And the broken record continues.

For most of us, we don't lose sleep at night or get ulcers from this. Nor does it detract anything from our lives. A lot of us know privacy in any real world sense is dead these days, no matter what OS or online service you use.

It's a free world, if you want to keep fretting over this, good luck with that.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 21:43 2

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Who cares atlest there not patent Trolls and loves Monopoly.
MS is really so scared of LINUX™
Linux users hate MS.
Ms and Apple are just alike each other

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 15:46

21. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 905; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Your precious MS does the same thing through outlook.com while criticizing Google. Now will you please shut up about it. All free email providers do it and to think otherwise is naive.


posted on 15 Aug 2013, 05:32

25. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

i encrypt most of my messages with pgp using GnuPG and if possible try not to send or store sensitive information on unencrypted servers

you must be filled with so much cognitive dissonance

if i have a problem with google then i must be in loooove with MS

so much facepalm so little time

i'm a linux fanatic... i only use windows for gaming because i dont like bootcamp or wine

fact of the matter is... most of you think that google is some benevolent entity... it is not

none of its services are "free"

you trade your security and privacy when you sign up

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 21:53

24. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


posted on 13 Aug 2013, 21:44

13. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Wp was leaching, pretty straight forward.
Ms doesn't sell it, your info, they use it in house amongst its brethren.
That's so much better, ms has no software licensing agreements with anyone.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 01:42 1

16. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

what an idiot, google is making money from this app now since its rolling google's ad and is made by microsoft.
its like google is being given money for not suing microsoft, and microsoft users are happy that they get this awesome app back.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 07:03

26. robcar (Posts: 110; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)

I will try it for sure.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:33 1

5. DechyX (Posts: 143; Member since: 16 May 2011)

Sweet! Pinterest, Words With Friends (that works) Vine, and Instagram... and I'll be satisfied... and an official Chive app

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 06:02

20. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

Yeah Instagram, ING & Belfius, both Belgian banks :)


posted on 14 Aug 2013, 00:07 1

14. Arthurhkt (Posts: 582; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

Well, please release the latest Facebook app for Windows Phone 7.8 as well.... I am waiting for it~~

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 00:35

15. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

nice... looks like a great app and a worthy trade off for the features lost in the last unofficial version... but is the trade worth it?

I never updated from my "ad-free, download videos, play videos not authorized for mobile" unofficial version. it still works fine and I still use all the features...

so...is it worth it to be able to upload and get all the other features? too bad google had to speak about it.

to update, or not to update...

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 02:08

17. toondewachter (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Good job, Google and MS! It only took you 2 years to create this app! Everyone's happy now...

At least this time WP7.8 wasn't excluded. Still waiting for the Twitter update with photo filters here, Temple Run, Instagram, .............

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:33

18. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Good after a long time.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:48 2

19. aco96 (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

Official yt apps are bad on every OS because you can't download videos and you can't watch videos which are not allowed for phones. My choice: iOS - ProTuber; Android - TubeMate; WP - MetroTube and YouTube HD

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 19:07 1

22. andregabeh87 (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

It's not working on my Ativ S Is someone having this issue too?

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 19:50

23. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

Yes, many people have this problem right now including myself, i don't know what Google is doing but they are pissing me of !

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