Microsoft Updates YouTube App Per Google’s Request

Posted by at 10:54 am on May 23, 2013

Microsoft has released a new version of its Windows Phone YouTube application.

Microsoft updated the app after Google asked it to remove the app from the Windows Phone Store for violating Google’s terms of use.

“Microsoft updated the Windows Phone YouTube app to address the restricted video and offline video access concerns voiced by Google last week,” said the company in a statement provided to The Verge. “We have been in contact with Google and continue to believe that our two companies can work together to hone an app that benefits our mutual customers, partners and content providers.”

Google cited the app’s ability to permit video downloads and its lack of advertising as the two main issues.

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