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



1. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 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 :) Greetzz.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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™

3. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 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. Greetzz.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

+1 Agree. Credo®

8. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

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

4. gallison1983

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 19, 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."

7. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 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

9. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

10. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 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

11. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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 !

21. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

25. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 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

24. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

16. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 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.

26. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

I will try it for sure.

5. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

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

20. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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

14. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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

15. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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... 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...

17. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 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, .............

18. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Good after a long time.

19. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 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

22. andregabeh87

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

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

23. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 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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