PSA: myTube hidden from the Store, but it’ll be back soon enough


We’ve had some isolated reports this morning that myTube, one of the more popular premium YouTube apps for Windows Phone, has gone missing in the Store.  With all the brouhaha between Microsoft and Google, it doesn’t take too long before people start wondering if a cease and desist is the cause of the app being pulled.

No worries, fellow YouTubers. The app was deliberately hidden due a bad XAP being accidently uploaded to the Store. The developer, Christopher Blackman, reached out to us to explain the situation.

“I made a pretty terrible mistake and uploaded the wrong XAP for myTube to the Store (version lots of functionality in the app will be missing and I've decided to hide it from the Store. The biggest missing functionality will be the background audio feature, and support for 720p screens. I've submitted another update to fix it which should be certified in a few days.”

So what to do? If you haven’t updated, then don’t (though with the app hidden, you shouldn’t be able to) and if you did, you have two options:

  1. Wait until the updated XAP goes through; We’ll tell you and the app too will notify you when you open it (clever)
  2. Open the application bar menu and join the myTube beta, which is a fun thing to be a part of

So all in all, an inconvenience but no worries as myTube will be in action soon enough. Stay tuned.



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blackhawk556 says:

I still haven't tried out this app. I'm a firm believer in metro tube. I'll give it a shot when it's back.

Lumia 8x says:

Mytube is a great app. Better than Metrotube. But avoid this app because it fills up the other storage like no other. In fact, it's so bad you have to factory reset.

DennisvdG says:

I've been using it for a while now and it hasn't touched my other storage

Lumia 8x says:

Hmm could it be 8x specific? Whenever I use mytube for month, I wake up and see the other storage filled up and force me to factory reset. 3rd time I did that.

What?? That's bullshit, it does not fill anything up.

Lumia 8x says:

Sorry it does on my 8x.

slepr says:

the app was in my notifications for updates this morning but it gives an error when trying to update (just as it should according to the article)

Mr. Brown says:

Same here, then I uninstalled it and couldn't put it back on. Oh well, guess I'll use metrotube or browser until then.

jlynnm350z says:

That's what I use, and I love love love it. That sounded gay. How about it's bad ass!!!

Cubeddd says:

What's Youtube?

Jason_JS_G says:

Its when you put yourself in a big tube( hence youtube ) then you say "mytube!". Or something like that.

NightWatch71 says:

I can confirm that all the statements above is true.

Fndlumia says:

Damn it, updated it and now audio gone

Ryken100 says:

Hey FndLumia, send a beta request from the application bar menu and you'll get the background audio feature back today ;)

Fndlumia says:

Thanks will look into it

kovisxd says:

For wp7 please :)

Ryken100 says:

Actually, the incorrect XAP file I uploaded was the WP7 version of myTube. Not ready for release yet, but getting there :)

Josh Harman says:

Until an official YouTube app comes back to WP, I'm sticking with the browser.

CokeZero98 says:

 I think it's never coming back. But why use the browser when we have myTube, MetroTube, PrimeTube. 
I really like myTube, i love it. 

Josh Harman says:

I've never used primetube, but I don't like the other two for various reasons.

Ryken100 says:

Thanks for the article guys! It helps a lot.

joshcsmith13 says:

sidebar...  Daniel, What is that phone case that you've been showing off lately?  It looks like you've got a similar one for the 920 & 925. ??

Darkgift says:

Where do u join the beta in the menu bar?

jcutting says:

... tap the menu item that says "join the beta"?

Darkgift says:

Ok, but again, I gotta ask...where is it. 'cause its not on my menu bar.

jcutting says:

Are you already using the beta?  I see it in my menu, very bottom.  Tap the menu icon to bring up the menu, scroll down, and it's at the bottom.

Darkgift says:

Idk...i don't think so. If I got "about" it doesn't say beta anywhere and the version number is 1.3.0. The last thing on my menu is "home".

Ryken100 says:

Hey Darkgift, if you're on version (slightly older update) the beta button should be on the about page. The about page has to load some info first before the beta button appears, so it should come up after a number of seconds. If it doesn't, let me know.

Shambels says:

By far the best YouTube app! I love the ability to just play audio like a mp3 file on your phone.

Darkgift says:

Hey thanks man...found it. My request is sent.

The audio only feature is brilliant.