Google purposely blocking YouTube access to Windows Phone, Google Senior Execs do not want first class experience on WP?
On Wednesday, MS apparently raised concerns over Google’s continued attempt to prevent their services appearing on Windows Phone. YouTube is one such example where Google is blocking Microsoft from offering proper YouTube access.
Despite government scrutiny, Google continues to block Microsoft from offering its customers proper access to YouTube. This is an important issue because consumers value YouTube access on their phone: YouTube apps on the Android and Apple platforms were two of the most downloaded mobile applications in 2012, according to recent news reports. Yet Google still refuses to allow Windows Phone users to have the same access to YouTube that Android and Apple customers enjoy. Microsoft has continued to engage with YouTube personnel over the past two years to remedy this problem for consumers. As you might expect, it appears that YouTube itself would like all customers – on Windows Phone as on any other device – to have a great YouTube experience. But just last month we learned from YouTube that senior executives at Google told them not to enable a first-class YouTube experience on Windows Phones.
(BTW, when’s gmail supposed to stop fully syncing on WP? Yes, another Google great idea)
Cheers for the tip Dan and Alan.