Microsoft today updated their YouTube app for Windows Phone devices. Don’t get too excited, it is actually a downgrade. This new update completely removes the YouTube app Microsoft built and it now acts as a shortcut to YouTube’s website. This is an expected situation because both Microsoft and Google never reached a feasible solution when discussions took place over the past few months. Microsoft released its own fully featured YouTube app few months back for Windows Phone users. After few days of the release, Google fired back at Microsoft saying that Microsoft’s YouTube app that violates their Terms of Service. Microsoft then announced that they will be working with Google to fix the issue, but it never happened.
Microsoft publicly criticized Google’s evil nature with a long blog post. You can read it here. As a result of Google’s nature, millions of Windows Phone owners will experience a bad YouTube service on their devices.