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Official YouTube app for Windows Phone re-released

Microsoft released their own YouTube app for Windows Phone earlier this year, after many months of not having an official YouTube app for the platform. Users were generally very happy with said app, but Google wasnt so keen on it, since it didnt display YouTube ads, and allowed folks to download videos from YouTube, which was a strict no-no for the company. As a result, Microsoft and Google had a lot of drama exchanged between the two, before finally pulling the app and agreeing to work on a new app together.

YouTube for windows phone

And well, here we go. Youtube for Windows Phone version of YouTube was released today, and works with both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 devices. The app looks similar to the now-pulled previous app made by Microsoft, but also allows folks to upload videos from their Windows Phones, to YouTube (finally!). It no longer has the ability to download videos though, ofcourse.

Pin any video, playlist, channel, and search queries to Live Tiles
Manage your YouTube profile with your unique My YouTube page
Manage your playlists, uploads, and video lists
Find channels, videos, and playlists with the quick access search bar
Share videos to your social networks, e-mail, and text messages
Let your kids watch safe videos in Kid’s Corner and keep their own profile

Available right over at the Windows Phone Store.

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  • Subhasish Gupta

    Worked fine initially. But now every time i launch the app it shows Youtube service is unavailable. My phone is connected to a high speed WiFi and all the other internet apps on my phone including MetroTube work fine.