Google Blocks YouTube App For Windows Phones Two Days After It’s Released

windows yt app 1 Google Blocks YouTube App For Windows Phones Two Days After Its Released

Only two days after Google and Microsoft buried the hatchet and officially released the co-created YouTube app for Windows Phones, Google has once again blocked the application.

According to a Google statement issued to The Verge, the app is being blocked for allegedly violating YouTube’s terms of use. A Google rep told The Verge: “Microsoft has not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience, and has instead re-released a YouTube app that violates our Terms of Service.” So maybe the tech giants didn’t collaborate as closely as we thought.

Early rumors state that Google removed Microsoft’s API key, which allowed them to use Google’s mobile backend code to create a working model of the app.

A Microsoft spokesperson has this to say on the unexpected ban: “Google is blocking our updated YouTube app for Windows Phone… We are working with them to resolve the issue.”

 

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