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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