YouTube for Windows Phone gets updated to be a real app

YouTube for Windows Phone gets updated to be a real app
One of the biggest complaints from Windows Phone users has been the extremely poor quality of the built-in YouTube app. There have been other options in the Windows Phone Store, but nothing that really offered everything that could have been from an app officially authorized by Google. Well, the stock YouTube app for WP got a huge update today that finally makes it a real app.

Microsoft had recently said that it was limited in what it could offer through the YouTube app because of restrictions by Google, but it looks like the two companies have come to some sort of an agreement. The YouTube app for Windows Phone is no longer just a link to YouTube's mobile website, with version 3.0 it is a real app that offers full access to videos, channels, and playlists. It allows you to pin any of those items to the Windows Phone Start screen; and maybe best of all, the app also supports signing in to your YouTube account, giving you access to your uploads, playlists, and video lists.

This is a major update, and an extremely welcome one for Windows Phone users. If you want to get the update, just head over to the Windows Phone Store.

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61 Comments

1. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Looks good too! This should make some WP users really happy.

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

not really happy, extremely happy

13. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Yay! Free beers for everyone! - Sponsored by akki20894 or 20893 or 20896 or 20892 or whatever. Cheers!

33. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

let's have blue-label........!!! lol u r cool dude

57. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Yea tried it modern and authentic!

2. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Very informative article Michael, thank you.

3. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

Wp 8 the fastest growing platform in the world

5. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Thats a bold claim, sources?

53. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

You were joking right?

61. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

He's right actually. iOS, BB, and Symbian are all losing global market share. Android can't grow that fast because it already has the majority of the market. WP has been the fastest growing platform in the world since WP8 launched.

8. dashax10

Posts: 15; Member since: May 06, 2013

i'm happy for windows phone users. enjoy

25. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Thanks man!

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

now we can see huge apps and games are coming and getting huge update.......after we will see in next update Microsoft bringing lots of features on their WP OS......can't wait to switch to WP.........it's a unique platform........!!!

14. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Unfortunately, despite all promises from micro$oft, not available for WP7.x... as usual. We're still on version 1.0.0.0. The WP7.x platform has already been forgotten. We labrats for M$ got screwed! Think twice before giving your money to such shameless people!

16. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Dude, what's with replacing 'S' by '$'?

17. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

It's all about the money... that's the way microSoft is doing business... I was trying to make a point there, mate. They simply shouldn't have used lots of people as labrats selling "high-end" devices like the Lumia 900 if development for that platform was knowingly going to end three months later! So as for me: they can go to hell!

18. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Hmm, you look stressed. Do you wanna come over for a beer?

20. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I do!

22. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Why did you get 2 red thumbs? Just because you agreed to come over for a beer? Hmm, alright then, grape juice?

37. papss unregistered

yeah no other business is about making money... hmmm I say stop crying and go with a different more spammy brand.

24. ichiranjeeb

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

New Youtube, FourSquare and Facebook Beta all Coming to WP 7.X.

58. cameogt

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

sources?

60. ichiranjeeb

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I can't post URLs :( twitter [dot] com joebelfiore/status/331820785771638784

26. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Relax buddy, the app is also in the works for Windows Phone 7.x users.

21. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

It is awesome, better than MetroTube.... The only thing i need is the option to enable or disable the live tile and the ability to change the backgroundcolor to black, overall i love the app, thank you so much Microsoft !! Love my Lumia 920 Cyan. Greetzz

27. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

their app has playlists and Google's official one on Android does not? the heck?

28. gd761

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

WHAT THE HECK ABOUT FOR WINDOWS PHONE 7 OR 7.5?!!!! Currently, the Version for Windows Phone 7 or 7.5 is Version 1.0.0.0, < 1MB and there is NO OPTION TO UPGRADE!!!! Instead of POSTING MISLEADING INFO ABOUT AN UPGRADE< POST THAT IT IS ONLY FOR WINDOWS PHONE 8 ONLY!!! Why do We have to be left behind?!!!

31. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

WP 7.5 has been left behind on so many useful apps, it's not even funny. Despite all these great apps coming out for WP8 left and right, I don't even bother to check the store on my 7.5 phone anymore. I'm resigned to just not caring until I can upgrade to a WP8 phone.

35. 9koni

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

dont worry it is comming mate just have a little patience, check wpcentral..

30. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

don't worry you will get also. its confirmed news by joe

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