After months of development a new version of Metrotube (formerly LazyTube), a beautiful YouTube client for Windows Phone devices is now live in marketplace. The app features double sided live tiles support, ability to play various quality videos from YouTube, search and browse videos by category, etc. This app works fast and smooth as a native Windows Phone app. One of the most requested feature on this app is the ability to upload videos which is still under development and will come with next version of this app.
You can download the trial version of the app with full functionality hereÂ for limited time.
Find press release after the break.
Christchurch, New Zealand, 29th November, 2011 â€“ Lazyworm Applications, developers of the first and most popular 3rd party YouTube app on Windows Phone, today announced the release of â€˜Metrotubeâ€™ â€“ a Windows Phone YouTube application that has been specifically designed to take advantage of the latest 7.5 (Mango) OS update. The app has just gone live on the Marketplace and can be found via MetrotubeApp.com.
â€œThe majority of smartphone users expect a rich YouTube experience. With Microsoft unable to support the service due to Google access restrictions, the official app is currently nothing more than a link to m.youtube.com which is far from ideal. Weâ€™ve made it our mission to deliver the best possible YouTube experience to Windows Phone users.â€ says Atta Elayyan, Managing Director at Lazyworm Applications. â€œBy strictly adhering to â€˜Metroâ€™ design principles and sourcing feedback from members of the Windows Phone design team, weâ€™ve been able to deliver what youâ€™d expect from an official app.
â€Metrotube gives users the ability search, browse and stream YouTube video content while managing their personal YouTube accounts. Added Windows Phone 7.5 features include the ability to â€˜pinâ€™ secondary tiles such as videos, playlists, authors, subscriptions and favourites to the phoneâ€™s start screen. Tiles with dynamic content update in real-time. â€˜Fast app switchingâ€™ and â€˜smooth scrollingâ€™ are other features taken advantage of from the platform update.
Unlike its predecessor â€˜LazyTubeâ€™, Metrotube also gives users the ability to manage playlists, stream videos in LQ, HQ and HD, search authors and view detailed author information.Metrotube is a rebrand of â€˜LazyTubeâ€™ (paid version) and â€˜YouTubeâ€™ (free version) in an attempt to unify the Lazyworm Applications product line and highlight the major changes these applications have undergone.