The Youtube app for Windows Phone is finally being updated by Microsoft and will now function like a normal youtube app rather than just linking to the mobile site. It's available for download now.

The previous version of the Youtube app was nothing to write home about.  It didn't serve much of a purpose other than to link you to Youtube's mobile website where you'd have to navigate from there. Well, now Microsoft has updated a newly designed and fully funtional  Youtube application for Windows Phone users.

The Windows blog details the features of the updated application:

  • Pin videos, playlists, channels, and even search queries to Start as Live Tiles for fast access. The tile flips to show either the latest video from your subscriptions or the most popular one.
  • A new and innovative playlist design gives you easy access to videos using a touch-friendly filmstrip.
  • Just want to listen to a video? It now plays in the background even when the screen is locked.
  • You can share videos to popular social networks, and via email and text.

The app is available for download here.

Source: Windows Blog