Windows Phone third party YouTube apps My Tube and Metro Tube receive updates

Windows Phone third party YouTube apps My Tube and Metro Tube receive updates
Windows Phone third party YouTube apps My Tube and Metro Tube both have received an update in the Windows Phone Store. Google and  Microsoft have not been able to see eye-to-eye on a way to allow a YouTube client to be made available for the platform. The most recent attempt made by Microsoft to build such an app resulted in it being blocked by Google. As a result, the two aforementioned Windows Phone apps have become quite popular.

MyTube has been updated to version 2.1.2.0. The new features include an ability to respond to comments (you might have to sign back into your account the first time you want to leave a comment). The update also allows you to view more than five replies in a comment thread. It also "fixes playlist auto-play issue with background audio." My Tube costs 99 cents for Windows Phone users.

MetroTube is now updated to version 4.6.3.0 and fixes a log-in bug, and some minor bugs that were affecting the user experience of the app. MetroTube is also 99 cents from the Windows Phone Store.

We should point out that both of these third party apps were updated last month so that they could support the new version 3 of theYouTube API.

source: MyTube (WindowsPhone), MetroTube (WindowsPhone) via WindowsCentral

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29 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

MS had the best Youtube app, and Google ruined it!

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

google don't know, there are youtube users in wp..........why fight google and ms........you both guys ruining us.

23. faptastic

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Metrotube is good. In contrary to this article its actually free (unlimited trial) as WP allows developers to offer a trial version that most developers use to offer a free version of their apps. Unlike Olay store and apple store, where a free version needs to have its own mention in the stores.

25. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

I can't speak for iOS, but on Android, downloading youtube videos is as easy as downloading Videoder. After you have that app, simply go to a video on the youtube app, click share, and click Videoder. Lets you download the video without having to refind it on Videoder

2. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

But I thought it was apple that was evil and must die? Google not being friendly and allowing MS Google Apps isn't an 'evil' tactic? I'm not trying the start a flame war (because it's starts on its own anyway) But Google needed to support iOS for its own interests before Android got popular and it still needs too, but we see their ture colors by the way they treat MS. It's about time they officially support them. Before the usual flame war begins: I use all 3 platforms with a Windows and Android phone as my primary, so just keep your 'brainwashed sheep crap to yourselfs', I always feel bad for phone arena, it's somehow attached the worst form of android fans around who hate apple more than they love Android.

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

MS is paid royalties for every Android phone sold, they are making millions maybe even billions! Maybe that's why Google is a pain in the ass of MS! But I think MS does not care, they are getting paid anyway :)

12. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

well if some of the things in the roots of android are using Microsoft's technology they deserve their patents !

17. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

They are brain dead obvious patents to anyone skilled in the arts, aka, a typical software programmer. Nothing in MS's patent cache is patent worthy, and with the recent supreme court ruling kicking the appeals court's ass yet again, can finally have crappy vague software patents invalidated. Example patent, making two text messages over the 140 character limit appear as one. The solution to it is very obvious, take two messages, and combine them, wow that was hard!

20. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Android's entire file system is an MS patent. Not sure if that is so obvious...

24. faptastic

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

People forget that Microsoft made smartphones as early as 2002. That's 5 to 7 years before apple and google ever even considered a smartphone. Pocketpc anyone. Running apps wasn't so strange for people having experience with WinMob.

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Android is moving away from FAT32 to Ext4. I see it that MS make it an act of war with Scroogle and bypassing Google Ad in Youtube which is their only means of revenue. Not surprising, Microsoft has never played fair in our known history. Good thing that their secret patents against Android is no longer a secret. Microsoft kept it a secret to attack any OEM that dare to make Android devices with another secret ligation. LOL! Google will be working around those patents in the upcoming Android releases. Only in darkness do one know the importants of daylight. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/chinese-govt-reveals-microsofts-secret-list-of-android-killer-patents/ http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/16/5813710/microsoft-android-patents-list

6. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Apple doesn't have any apps on Windows and yet none of you complain.

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

It will change with W10, W10 can run IOS and Android apps, porting apps to W10 will be a peace of cake ;)

9. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i agree

18. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

That doesn't mean someone is going to take google's apps and put them on W10. Nor does it mean it actually will work as expected or do anything to further the native ecosystem of high quality well made metro apps.

19. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It also doesn't guarantee developers will actually port their apps.

22. faptastic

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Maybe that's because apple doesn't have any useful services like YouTube. Icloud mail, calendar etc. is integrated in WP besides the file storage and some other details and icloud is pathetic compared to onedrive and the MS cloud. Basically OneDrive does everything icloud does and way more and has been for a lot longer too. That includes find my device (available since windows mobile 6, 7 years now) and device backups since WP 8.0. Gmail and outlook.com are insanely popular. Icloud not at all. It's just one of those things apple forces down peoples throats when using iOS devices. So when everything that apple offers is better on WP, why would anyone want an apple app on another platform? There's simply nothing apple has to offer that warrants an app on WP.

3. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

All eight Windows Phone users rejoice!

10. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

please spare us the originality

27. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I don't actually know what bothers you whether they're 8, millions or even 1 user! Don't you use whatever operating system you use and are comfortable with it? Then why the number of other operating systems' users is so much a trouble for you?

4. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Google should allow other platforms to have its own Youtube app... This is ridiculous.

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i agree, and one more thing, they don't want to create their own too.

8. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

tbh phonearena posting this article . its proving that updates of app in windows phone is a rare thing..

11. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

or that it's slow news days for phonearena because i get daily updates on mine

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

No, go to windowscentral.com every day they have updated apps. PA just has s**tty writers, who will post 30 different articles about the LG but what 5 articles on a 3 day technological wonder. Then again, look at the click bait users, they flood all those threads with crap.

16. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Not sure if serious.

21. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Oh he's serious, and is completely right. They write tons of articles about crap, then never even write about windows phone news. John Chen got a twitter account whoop dee do. But don't write about all the windows phone updates, and delays about the next windows 10 build.

28. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

thanx all for confirming....

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