Google and Microsoft resolve their differences, to co-develop an official YouTube app for Windows Phone
Last week after an ugly spat, Google had asked Microsoft to take down the YouTube app from its Windows Phone platform. The issue though seems to have been resolved for the good, and both the companies have agreed to work together to finally give Windows Phone users an official YouTube app, TheVerge reports.
According to the report, Microsoft, for the time being, will replace the existing YouTube app on Windows Phone Store with the previous version and will also remove the download videos feature that Google had objected to. In the meantime, the Redmond-based company has issued a statement saying, “Microsoft and YouTube are working together to update the new YouTube for Windows Phone app to enable compliance with YouTube’s API terms of service, including enabling ads, in the coming weeks.”
For those who aren’t familiar with the situation, Microsoft had launched its own YouTube app for the Windows Phone platform, which did not serve advertisements. The search giant termed this as a violation of API use, and had immediately asked Microsoft to take down the app. Microsoft for its part had responded to Google by saying that it would be more than happy to provide ads on the app if Google provided access to the relevant APIs.