Microsoft has released a completely new version of the YouTube app for Windows Phone 8. It appears Google has no plans to develop an application for the platform competitor, and therefore, the Redmond giant has chosen to design it in the house. Unlike the previous release (a simple interface for the mobile’s site of the video sharing service), YouTube 3.0 exploits all the functionality of the operating system including live tiles and Kids Corner.

The new version of the app, YouTube 3.0 is now available on the Windows Phone Store. It allows users to manage their profiles and playlist, share videos to social networks via text or email, a quick search through the channels and videos. Now you can listen videos in the background even when the screen is locked and also pin them on the Start Screen as a live tile including playlists channels and search queries. YouTube 3.0 for Windows Phone 8 also integrates Kids Corner that blocks the unsuitable content on the basis of the security options set by parents on YouTube.


For more than two years, Google prevents the use of YouTube service to Windows Phone users. However, gives full access on Android and iOS. For this reason, Microsoft has submitted a complaint to the European and U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The Redmond giant has announced that they had received no support from Google to realize YouTube app for Windows Phone 8.

Though the new YouTube app is not yet available for Windows Phone 7.8, but Joe Belfiore has confirmed with a post on Twitter that the app for Windows Phone 7.8 will arrive in coming weeks.


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