Google blocks Microsoft’s YouTube app for Windows Phone ‘again’

Google blocks Microsoft’s YouTube app for Windows Phone ‘again’

Microsoft and Google are two renowned players in the smartphones world but now both are started combating over YouTube app for Windows Phone. Microsoft recently released its own YouTube app for Windows Phone platform which soon gets blocked by Google. Earlier in May, Google blocked Microsoft’s YouTube app for Windows Phone for the first time due to some conflict over advertisement but this time, the search giant claims that the newly released app does not always serve ads based on conditions imposed by content creators. Additionally, Google also claims that the new app is not complying with its “terms and conditions” which is the reason it’s blocked.

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In this regard, Microsoft has replied that it wants to work with Google coordinately and also accept the condition to develop the app in HTML5, as per the terms and conditions sketched by Google but the software giant alleged that original YouTube client for Android and iOS developed by Google are also not developed as per the guidelines of HTML5.

In an official statement YouTube team stated;

“We’re committed to providing users and creators with a great and consistent YouTube experience across devices, and we’ve been working with Microsoft to build a fully featured YouTube for Windows Phone app, based on HTML5. Unfortunately, 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.”

On the other side, Microsoft also taken a step in the arena against Google and recently posted a statement in a blog post. The software giant alleged that Google stepped up to inferiors the experience for Windows Phone users.

In the blog post, David Howard, Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Antitrust, Microsoft said;

“We think it’s clear that Google just doesn’t want Windows Phone users to have the same experience as Android and Apple users, and that their objections are nothing other than excuses. Nonetheless, we are committed to giving our users the experience they deserve, and are happy to work with Google to solve any legitimate concerns they may have. In the meantime, we once again request that Google stop blocking our YouTube app.”

Allegedly, even after requesting for similar metadata which is available within YouTube app for Android and iOS, Google has not provided the information to Microsoft. It seems that a war between Google and Microsoft begins which would result a degraded experience for the end-users.

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