Google Blocks Microsoft’s New YouTube App

Google Blocks Microsoft’s New YouTube App

Last Updated: August 23, 2013

The public deterioration of Google’s relationship with Microsoft continued when the Internet giant blocked the YouTube app for users of the Windows phone. Google claim the reason behind the move is that the app violates their terms of use. This is the second time Google haven take such action following a similar situation earlier in the year. The previous standoff was resolved when Microsoft made a promise to work on an Html5-based version of the app. However Google felt that Microsoft’s update clearly didn’t go far enough.

Speaking to American technology website The Verge a Google spokesman explained the reason for the company’s recent move “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.” Microsoft’s response was swift and further fueled tensions between the two by claiming “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.”


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