Windows Phone users will be able to use the official YouTube app by Microsoft again starting today, a little over a month after Google complained and got the app removed from Windows Phone’s app store.
The agreement Microsoft and Google came to regarding Microsoft’s YouTube app for Windows Phone is bearing fruit today as the app is now back on the Windows Phone store, after getting the necessary changes that the search giant wanted Redmond to implement, including the addition of ads.
Windows Phone users finally have the option to upload videos from their phones, and for some reason uploading requires the device to be plugged in and connected to a Wi-Fi network, at least for videos larger than 5MB. It’s an odd and frankly unnecessary restriction that will hopefully be removed in a future version. Disconnecting the phone from charging while the video is uploading will cancel the upload.
The new app also allows users to stream live video channels, voice search and activation from the homescreen is supported, and videos, playlists and channels can be pinned to the Start screen for quicker access. Furthermore, users can also access playlists, uploads, video lists, and manage their YouTube profile.
YouTube for Windows Phone is available for both WP7.8 and WP8 users and will be rolling out to the Windows Phone store starting today. As always, these rollouts are staged, so be prepared to wait for a day or two before you can begin enjoying the new and improved YouTube app.
Source: Windows Phone Store