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Metrotube reaches version 4.1.0, introduces substantial UI facelift and more

It’s been awhile since we’ve written about MetroTube. It’s the YouTube application that has been wildly popular on both Windows Phone and Windows 8. The only problem with the Windows Phone app was that it hasn’t been updated since last July. It was a month ago that we reported an update was coming for MetroTube on Windows Phone. Today is that day that you’ll finally be able to get a new update for MetroTube.

The update isn’t live right this moment, but the app did pass certification and version 4.1.0 should be rolling out to users in the next few hours. Besides fixing playback issues that users have reported the past few months, version 4.1.0 introduces some new features. Here’s what you can look forward to when the update is live:

  • Main panorama facelift
  • Sub navigation UI overhaul
  • Long titles can now be viewed when clicked
  • Full screen button (for phones with rotation lock on)
  • Playback bug fixes
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

MetroTube Screen

We’re digging all the changes made to MetroTube on Windows Phone. We’ve been playing with them in a beta the past few weeks and like what the team has done. Browsing has been improved thanks to the new “river” design. You’re able to quickly see what new videos are out there on YouTube from all the people who you follow. You can also check out all the subs on the right side of the river.

MetroTube

MetroTube is available in the Windows Phone Store for $0.99, but there’s a free trial available. Remember, version 4.1.0 may not be live just yet for you, the update is still rolling out over the next few hours. Update: Most of you are able to download it already. Looks like it is live! Enjoy! 

Once you get the update let us know what you think of it! 

QR: MetroTube

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Diego Rico says:

Its already live

HansTj says:

Shouldn't you have written "Yep❗❕"? Lol.

rodneyej says:

Lol❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕.. Cool.☑

Flavio76 says:

Great...

I bought this app some weeks ago....

Great app

Lumia 8x says:

Question is will this play vevo videos like mytube and YouTube HD without having to update.

anon5351951 says:

It does play vevo!

Lumia 8x says:

Yep. But for how long before it breaks again? Mytube now doesn't need any updates now for vevo videos.

Jas00555 says:

Praise the Lord!

RaRa85 says:

Really?!lol But I too have been waiting for this update.

TechAbstract says:

Looks like it's made for one hand (right hand) usage

andrewkeith5 says:

What makes you say that?

Seems like a nice update! I used to use metrotube before switching to MyTube, but I'll make sure to try this.

Give Tube Pro a try! Its free and you can download videos from it.

Why would you spend $0.99 for the same feature set?

Is there a real useful / key feature of MetroTube missing in Tube Pro?

afgzee says:

MetroTube is free. You only need to pay if you want to support the developer. free trial and paid are the same version.

jeres88 says:

Same here, even after the update I still think that Mytube is better. Though both of them are better than any YouTube app I've used on Android.

Lumia 8x says:

Yea mytube is on another level. Little things mytube has goes a long way for sure.

wtrmlnjuc says:

The beta for myTube is just ahead of anything else out there.

Yea, it's still not better than MyTube but hey.. It's pretty hard to top such a great app

blackhawk556 says:

I use to swear by metrotube. I use to ignore MyTube but one day I said, "What the heck". Now MyTube is my got to app.

drozdpatrick says:

Mytube+1, wish you could play next video in service, then we'd be talking an app.

TrustySnooze says:

I wonder if they're updating their atrocious Windows 8 app.

Anubis4574 says:

I emailed them about it, and they said that they were!

TrustySnooze says:

Hooray! I wonder if the update will beat the MyTube Windows 8 app to the store.

MattLFC says:

Still has no search history - the biggest usability issue with the app, completely ignored by the devs. Thanks guys!!

driver_king says:

So glad to see it has finally been updated. It's really a breath of fresh air. I love Metrotube but it sorely needed updating. Thanks for the update.

 

P.S. The new Waze GPS update is also now available on the store, bringing improved battery life (& less overheating) and bug fixes. :)

mango.lover says:

I hope the Modern MetroTube is next...

Darren Walsh says:

Tis live and direct in Dublin!!!

lesd777 says:

Looking forward to it.

KQ17 says:

MyTube is still a better option.

dortyboy says:

There are so many mytube. Which one in particular

Josue9405 says:

Updated, but the UI does not change: S

 

Yeah, I'm having this issue as well. And I got the paid version.

Josue9405 says:

Changes only if you push "more" option in the first screen.

blackhawk556 says:

Well this is crap. I don't get it.

Why do I have to slide the menu after hitting "more". There is nothing there when I hit more. Shouldn't it just be there without me having to slide? LazyWorm is starting to fall far behind with this and Tweetro after being the king for so long.

They are pretty lazy...

Saiyaku says:

...those pesky worms...

UI changed in preloaded section.

Anubis4574 says:

How do we bring up the new UI panel?

The update now shows. Yay!

DJCBS says:

I've got the update 2 hours ago ;) I like it. Then again MetroTube is, to me, by far, the best YouTube client on WP.

TechAbstract says:

Prefer myTube better. I've ran into many videos that I can't download in MetroTube, but can in myTube.

Finally the long awaited updated is available. Nice to see the new features and have the playback issues fixed.

 

the videos that use to not play earlier are now playing including VEVO videos. Fabulous !! :)

I've always liked metrotube and still use it from time to time, but mytube just nailed it. Its feature set is second to none. The smooth scrubbing and background audio are awesome features. I hope Metrotubes Windows 8 app tries a completely new tablet UI like Hyper.

StirItUp says:

Videos play again, yaaaaay!

Ugh....still stretches videos beyond screen edges when watching in portrait.

iamakii says:

It's counterpart on Windows 8 on the otherhand...

Montpbm says:

And you still can't record and upload it to YouTube like on other apps...smh! Wtf is that about?

Matt Parker1 says:

Live tile doesn't seem to be working...anybody else experiencing this?

anon5351951 says:

30min refresh limitation. Just wait a while.

Marco Gomes1 says:

Yes, I have the same problem. I've updated a few hours ago and the live tile still not working.

Matt Parker1 says:

Yep, still not working for me, on a Lumia 928. Doesn't seem like the live tile can display my subscription videos anyway...so I guess I'll stick with MyTube.

link1873 says:

awesome update =D

 

bkbkjbb says:

I still much prefer mytube

Metrotube is FINALLY back in the game. Oh my god, how frustrating it was to not be able to watch almost ALL the vevo vids. Good job Lazyworm, but don't you dare get complacent on us again. You've gotta keep us fans happy or we'll simply shift to another client. ;-)

Prefer mytube anyday over this...anyway glad this is finally updated!

tertitten74 says:

Metrotube has so far been one of the most overrated YouTube apps so far, mostly thanks to wpcentral, but maybe its time to check it out again, but I'm almost willing to bet that myTube still beats MTs socks off.

jackiechanme says:

There's a bug
In river view on swiping to left all I can see is a blank list only with my id at the top

Me to on nokia 710

pg2900 says:

Metrotube's ui,look and feel is 100 times better than mytube but this update is useless update.... still"load more" button appears in search results and no search suggestions.....what they were doing past few months.... :(

Cellus13 says:

Can we slim down the size of the text. Come on metro tube

soumitro316 says:

Also for window phone 7:D. But in river navigation the side list is blank. Only shows my ID on top

Eas195 says:

still not available in Indonesia :(

Please update the windows 8 app too.

MikeTheYid says:

After being forced to try mytube because of how bad the app was compared to others I don't know if I can go back. Mytube is flawless.

Nice but mytube is much beter on wp7

Yes i have the beta version

I can add u if u want

soumitro316 says:

Yes please. Would be much appreciated

I need you're microsoft account

soumitro316 says:

Check your inbox. I've PM'd it

xdarude says:

I sent an email as well!

Ticomfreak says:

I've been trying to get access to the beta through the official link in the app and wasn't able to. I'll PM you, please add me :-)

Jazmac says:

I just wanted to applaud the work. Good job..

TechFreak1 says:

Really digging this update, people who are saying they have gotten lazy just because they gotta tap "more" to get to the river navigation sound like the lazy ones to me :p. I mean come on, will you abandon the very UI that made the app stand out in the first place???
If they had abandoned it people would whinge, why had they dropped it... Lol.
I for one like the fact I have the option to choose between either UI.

Talk4Lig says:

Does anybody have a lag issue? Sometimes it is laggy when swyping between pages

Chef316 says:

The only YouTube client I like! Snagged the update as soon as I read the article! New layouts are awesome!

haji2m says:

Why is it even after the update, I still can't play videos??!

afgzee says:

serves them right that a lot of people went to mytube. you cant ditch your customers like that. i wonder if we'll be waiting months for another update.

Bhawk1990 says:

Oooookay, it looks great but for real. Where can I view my liked videos? I have a bunch of musics on my like list but can't listen to them in the app. Favorites != liked videos.

b16bkostas says:

Is nice but.. I prefer YouTube HD the only reason but important the YouTube HD is the only that have different volume control for the videos than this for all system

enlitn01 says:

Do you guys know if is there a way to save playlists that are found through search, rather than creating your own playlist and saving each individual video to said list? I have had a problem doing this on every YouTube app on WP.

is it me, bc it dont look like the app changed

Ekon says:

Perfect timing too! I just got my new Lumia 1520! I thought the app just looked different on it coming from my 920. Nice to see it was a update. Great app.

chmun77 says:

I hope the issue of unable to play YouTube videos for certain carriers been resolved?