Google co-operates with MS to create a YouTube app for WP

| May 25, 2013 | 5 Replies

According to The Verge, Google have reportedly announced that they will work closely with Microsoft to bring a “compliant” YouTube client to Windows Phone.

“Microsoft and YouTube are working together to update the new YouTube for Windows Phone app to enable compliance with YouTube’s API terms of service, including enabling ads, in the coming weeks.”

Apparently, MS is going to “replace the existing YouTube app in Windows Phone Store with the previous version during this time”, a Google spokesman told The Verge.

The APIs that Google is allowing MS to use, will reportedly be seeing some functionality from the current iteration removed. Personally, I won’t be updating. I’m still using the version with download support, and ignore the update message on my Lumia 820.

Is this a sign that MS and Google will learn to work together in the future? Or just another example of MS needing to publicly address the issue to see results, like the Google Maps fiasco?

Source: The Verge

Category: Applications, Lumia, Microsoft, update, Windows Phone

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  1. Chris_Skylock says:

    perhaps both?

  2. DesR85 says:

    If Google Maps were confirmed for release on WP 7.x/8, I really doubt that Google will allow the option to choose Nokia/HERE Drive or other navigation app when it comes to driving to that location.

    Well, at least we still have triplexer or other Google Maps-based apps if Google is unwilling to make one for WP.

    Don’t know how much arm-twisting Microsoft may have to do towards Google just to get them to release more apps for it though…

  3. JGrove303 says:

    I’m still in “Google Cam Eat My Ass” mode until after July, when their so called “extended support” time frame for Gmail and the rest of Google APIs elapses. If they decide to make money and not short change a whole group of users, then a I may set u accounts with them again.

  4. AnythingButNokia says:

    They should’t even bother. WP is such a pathetically small segment, and WP fans are too full of themselves to need Youtube. Is there some sort of BingTube you guys like getting your lolcats from?

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