Metrotube fix is now live in the Windows Phone Store

Metrotube for WP8

Metrotube was recently pulled due to YouTube alterations that broke playback. The developer has got in touch with us to reveal that an update containing a fix has been submitted and should be live in the Store within the next 24 hours (it is currently live for those in the US). The app update has passed certification, meaning consumers will be seeing the release shortly.

Metrotube for Windows Phone 7 is also updated to include video preloading for offline playback, which is already sported on Windows Phone 8. This will bring the legacy version up-to-date with the app on the latest version of Windows Phone. YouTube has continuously broken connectivity of Windows Phone third-party apps that offer consumers a way to watch videos online.

It's good to see an update so quickly released. You can download Metrotube from the Windows Phone Store for $0.99 (£0.79).

QR: Metrotube



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cdbstl76 says:

Just updated!

AngryNil says:

And it was a ~3 day turnaround from submission to approval!

I'd like to see Microsoft expand on this and create a proper fast-track approval method for fixes.

michail71 says:

I just wish it didn't take longer than that for the store to notify us of the updates.  Thankfully we have this site.

sholokov says:

Lets give them better than one star now. ;)

pookiewood says:

They've deserved 5 stars since WP7!  ;)

gevabar1 says:

i am in miami, and my metro does not work...

Deathrider1 says:

Already got it! works great!

chsoriano says:

Seems live to me, TX, USA

jerrynomenon says:

I got it today!

dKp1977 says:

Live in Germany as well.

cashcar1979 says:

Updated! No need for a Google app when Metrotube is so damn superior to anything those hacks in Mountainview could create.

Cellus13 says:

Yay! Its reaching everyone! Take that google!

We are really happy metrotube is awesome  =)

johaas says:

Oh happy day! I've been anticipating this update for a while. This app is absolutely amazing.

brandoshido says:

I can't get preloading videos to work, Nokia 920

I have the same problem. It shows the video formats to preload, however neither are available. Would love to preload a bunch of my faves.

I have the same problem. It shows the video formats to preload, however neither are available. Would love to preload a bunch of my faves.

Infamy79 says:

Works fine for me, just downloaded the 720p version of the Victoria's Secret models singing carols as a test :)

Menzlo says:

Preloading works fine on my 920.

Paul Acevedo says:

Same problem on my 920.

Google needs to stop stupid game they are playing rendering app unsusable. I am not going to buy an android phone just for YouTube. So google may as well stop that stupidity and act the "done be evil" crap they seems to follow.

There's nothing sinister about changing the APIs now and then. It happens all the time for all kinds of platforms.

nizzon says:

Well google does it like every other month. Obviously just to fuck with third party devs. Fuck em.
I just hope the Lazyworm guys keep supporting their awesome app in the future. 

schlubadub says:

You don't even need an app. The website works great on WP

AngryNil says:

How you enjoying scrubbing through videos? Oh wait, you can't.

schlubadub says:

I just press the forward button and it skips forward... works like a charm

AngryNil says:

No, it does not. You have no idea where you'll end up if you hold it down, and if you tap it you'll take an eternity to get through a longer video. Enjoy the crappier experience.

schlubadub says:

To each their own. I have HTC YouTube, LazyTube, SuperTube and MetroTube all installed and I still prefer to use the website on my phone. For the 1 in 1000 videos where I actually need to use precision scrubbing I'll switch to an app or use my desktop. Otherwise skipping forwards works great.

ruisolid says:

Some videos (a high number of them) don't run in browser version.
With MetroTube most of them run.
ANd for 3g poor connection for us from Brazil, Metrotube is perfect.

RoyalAdonis says:

It's not showing up in the store for me..

Craig Howe says:

Working in the UK. Such a great app, just wish they could add uploading.

Infamy79 says:

Couldn't find it in the store, but going to the link from the WPCentral app worked perfectly

Ultimateone says:

if you can not find it in the store, go to the App and go to about and you'll see a button you can click and it will take you right to the Metrotube page in the app store.

Matt Sharp says:

Too funny I tweeted at metrotube and windows phone about 15 minutes before it went live.

ahmadcrofton says:

Thank you .. Because i stop attempting to watch videos on my phone without this

link68759 says:

There needs to be a voting system in market place comments, so intelligent people can effectively remove the bad ratings given by "special" folk.

Paul Acevedo says:

That would be great.

grnbd says:

Here's a question for the Pocket Now staff that maybe you can answer.
When Google changed it's API why weren't Windows 8 and Windows RT YouTube apps not affected? I would assume they would treat Windows RT/8 the same shabby way they treat Windows Phone 7.5/8

nizzon says:

Dude you are not at pocketnow. :D

Kadcidxa says:

Nice. Had to use crappy web base site since it was broken. I hope Google doesnt fuck it up again.

grnbd says:

Sorry not Pocket Now staff WPcentral staff......
My humblest apologies.

aubreyq says:

LOL I was wondering how Pocket Now fit into all this.

senna1023 says:

I have super tube and no problems is metro tube better?

LevSer says:

Not showing up in the Swedish store :(

nizzon says:

I got the update yesterday.

lubbalots says:

WP can't continue to keep going like this. There is no alternative to YouTube and for being popular as it is, WP needs it. But the monopoly Google have over is just outrages and I just cannot believe regulators allowed google this purchase. Something needs to be done about it!

TJWINS says:

Yes I agree. I don't know how this takeover got approved.

ny_yankees says:

I don't see it on the store either

The ppl at metrotube are awesome thanks for the fast turnaround on Such an awesome product.

tibere86 says:

When will 3rd party apps be more integrated into WP8? For example sharing a video link from MetroTube through Whatsapp. One of the things I miss about Android...but I digress. MetroTube FTW!

Kevin Boss says:

They can, there is an API for sharing to all apps.

dameon_03 says:

Good to see it back up and running

joeynox says:

Wasn't metrotube free?

joeynox says:

Also its not showing up as an update for me in nyc

Tips_y says:

Metrotube is still not available in the Windows Store in my country but the app I have had in my phone works just fine. Don't watch youtube that much so I have no idea how well or badly it worked previous to the fix.

RN50 says:

Not seeing it in uk store

peper-eliot says:

Ok in France... Great app ;)
And I add my YouTube account... Perfect

Mads Knudsen says:

Got mine today in Denmark.

LaNiQuE says:

I just want to say that the developer of this app is like Greek God in my book this update came so fast I wish I had a G+ app that looked this good I've been thinking of deleting my page

ruisolid says:

Here in Brazil, updated to Lumia 800 with Windows Phone 7.8.
Preload works fine to me.