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Microsoft published Youtube App for WP8

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    cheong

    However, there's lots of "Something happened and we're not sure what" and "Image cannot be downloaded..." here and there.

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    Ian2

    Needs to be taken down until they can resolve the issue as it just reflects badly on the store imo.

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    PeterF

    Or it shows how much Google likes you to access our content from Windows Phones. They should release a new version with a "Complain to Google" button until they lift the anticompetitive ban...

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    SimonJ

    The error messages are caused by Google blocking the App because they say Microsoft have to rework it to use just HTML5. Android and iOS are allowed to use other technology (native code) but no one else, apparently.

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    cheong

    , SimonJ wrote

    The error messages are caused by Google blocking the App because they say Microsoft have to rework it to use just HTML5. Android and iOS are allowed to use other technology (native code) but no one else, apparently.

    Actually only IE for WP7/8 has this requirement. IE for Windows, Windows mobile and other browsers can still play Youtube movie without issue.

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    elmer

    , cheong wrote

    *snip*

    Actually only IE for WP7/8 has this requirement. IE for Windows, Windows mobile and other browsers can still play Youtube movie without issue.

    IE for WP8 plays YouTube video OK for me.

    It's the MS YouTube App that Google are blocking, but to be honest, I find the browser to be good enough.

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    cheong

    Yesterday got another update to this Microsoft released Youtube App, this time most feature works but it appears that it's just a "shell" over the Internet Explorer. (You could see it when you hold the "Back" button)

    Worse of that, it won't exit when press the "Back" button (In the end I have to switch to desktop, run Internet Explorer once and kill it, then it'll exit). Definately need more polish before release...

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