After its legal tussle with Google back in May, Microsoft has now returned its YouTube app to the Windows Phone store.
Micrsoft issued a statement saying ‘We’ve released an updated YouTube app for Windows Phone that provides the great experience our consumers expect while addressing the concerns Google expressed in May, including the addition of ads’.
Microsoft had published a previous version of the app, but it blocked ads so Google took legal action to have Microsoft withdraw it. The companies then agreed to work together on a solution and the latest version of the app is the result.
The biggest change with the new app is that it allows users to upload videos directly to YouTube.
V. 126.96.36.199 – supported by Windows Phone 7.x and Windows Phone 8 – will let viewers stream live video channels through their devices. Users can also manage their profiles through the My YouTube page, while they can also find channels, videos and playlists through a search bar decked out with new search suggestions.
Users can pin videos, playlists, channels and search queries to their Start screens as Live Tiles. The app is free and available now.