YouTube app alternatives for Windows Phone 8

Google has withdrawn support for Microsoft’s YouTube app for Windows Phone, alleging violation of the terms and services of YouTube. The lack of having a good official YouTube app on Windows Phone has made its users look for other good alternatives. If you’re one of them, here are some best alternative third-party apps to surf YouTube from your Windows Phone mobile device.

YouTube app alternatives for Windows Phone 8

MetroTube

metrotube YouTube app alternatives for Windows Phone 8

MetroTube is arguably the best YouTube app for Windows Phone. It’s the way how official YouTube app from Microsoft should have been. MetroTube blends Metro UI together with YouTube API and provides you a complete new YouTube experience. It runs in a super smooth, clean, bug free, simple and easy interface. It also offers offline playback, which can be viewed later.  This revamped YouTube app alternative is not a free; it is available on Windows Phone Store for $0.99.

myTube

mytube YouTube app alternatives for Windows Phone 8

myTube lies among the best YouTube app on the Windows Phone platform. It has an overlaying interface which can let you do anything inside the app without stopping the videos, it also plays the video in the background if you’ve left the app. A recent update has added more language support and auto-play option for playlist. myTube is available on Windows Phone Store for $0.99.

TubePro

Tubepro YouTube app alternatives for Windows Phone 8

TubePro is another alternative for the official blocked YouTube app on Windows Phone. Packed with a variety of features, it is a complete YouTube app for Windows Phone platform. Along with video playback, it allows downloading videos to the device to view later and uploading of recorded videos. An advantage of TubePro over MetroTube is it is available for FREE on Windows Phone Store.

YouTube

youtube YouTube app alternatives for Windows Phone 8

YouTube is an unofficial YouTube app which is very similar to the Microsoft’s app. It retains the same interface of the official app and doesn’t offer any more features like downloading videos. For those who are used to the old app interface, this is a perfect alternative. However, you’ll be annoyed with the advertisements popping at the bottom, but it could be ignored. YouTube is available for FREE on Windows Phone Store.

There are lots of unofficial YouTube apps available on the Windows Phone Store. Do let us know which one you use or recommend.

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Varad Choudhari is a tech enthusiast and gadget freak to the core. All things digital, that’s what he always think about. He enjoys blogging about Tablets, Mobile Phones and other gadgets - and is pretty impressed with the new Windows Phone platform.
  • Boris NevermorE

    Have you checked YouTube HD (from Idea Creator Corp)? Nothing beats that app, it’s two times better than MetroTube, other apps on your list doesn’t even come close to YouTube HD. It’s the most underrated app by smartphone and tech reviewers, but on WP Store has better rankings than MetroTube.

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