Google blocking full access to YouTube by Windows Phone 8

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Google Blocking Full Access To YouTube By Windows Phone 8

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“Google blocking full access to YouTube by Windows Phone 8 devices.That Google is blocking Microsoft from developing a fully functional YouTube app by refusing to give Microsoft access to YouTube metadata, even though it makes the data available for iOS and Android YouTube apps.”

“Google has enabled its own Android phones to access YouTube so that users can search for video categories, find favorites, see ratings, and so forth in the rich user interfaces offered by those phones. It’s done the same thing for the iPhones offered by Apple, which doesn’t offer a competing search service.”

“Unfortunately,Google has refused to allow Microsoft’s new Windows Phones to access this YouTube metadata in the same way that Android phones and iPhones do. As a result, Microsoft’s YouTube ‘app’ on Windows Phones is basically just a browser displaying YouTube’s mobile Web site, without the rich functionality offered on competing phones.”


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