Here’s a reason for you to celebrate: the Official YouTube app is back on the Windows Phone Store, and this time, Windows Phone 7 gets to have a slice of the cake as well. In case you weren’t following the battle between Microsoft and Google, Microsoft had released its official YouTube app back in May, but Google forced them to take it down after some squabbles over the lack of ads on the app, and some API issues. 3 months later, it seems that the two giants have finally come to an agreement and the app is back online. So what’s so great about this app? Click in to find out.
According to the app description, the features include:
- 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
The app is a major upgrade from the previous version of the app (which was basically just a link to the mobile YouTube site). The app is smooth, loads quick, and is packed load with features. I would even dare to say that the app is now on par, if not better, than the Android and iOS versions.
The only difference from this version of the app and the one pulled from the store by Google a couple of months back, is that the new version supports ads and video uploading, but it seems that Google removed the video download feature. There’s a nifty app walkthrough by the guys over at Windows Phone Central above.
I couldnt find the app when manually searching on the store, so Ive provided a link below. You can get the app for Windows Phone here in the Store, or just scan the QR code below.