Microsoft’s YouTube ‘app’ for Windows Phone is just a web player

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That’s disappointing. After fighting with Google over the way they wanted to present YouTube as an app on Windows Phones, they finally launched one. The only thing is that it’s not an app, it’s a mobile version of the web browser YouTube website and it’s about as good as Cosmo Kramer being Moviefone.

A few months ago, Microsoft and Google had a brouhaha over YouTube and Windows Phone. Microsoft appeared to play by Google’s rules in making an app for their customers, but Google said it wasn’t good enough. Despite the differences, Microsoft famously released the app anyway to see what would happen. As it turns out, Google was none too happy and remotely killed the app through its access key.

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