Two leading IT major companies of the world Google and Microsoft are testing out bitter relationship yet again, as the search engine giant has confirmed that it is blocking Microsoft’s new YouTube app for Windows Phone.
In May 2013, Google shut down a dedicated YouTube app for Windows Phone developed by the tech major Microsoft, and just a few days back it re-introduced the updated version of the app once again with the hope of better exposures this time.
It was even expected that this time the app had all the necessary approvals of Google, as the two companies were reportedly working together to develop the app. But the reality has some other news on its store, as the access to the app was blocked yet again, and users are getting some unexplained errors while using the new app.
Here we are adding a small excerpt from what a Google cum YouTube Spokesman said,
“We’re committed to providing users and creators with a great and consistent YouTube experience across devices, and we’ve been working with Microsoft to build a fully featured YouTube for Windows Phone app, based on HTML5. Unfortunately, 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. It has been disabled. We value our broad developer community and therefore ask everyone to adhere to the same guidelines.”
Microsoft has also cleared its stand on this matter by stating that it is currently with Google in order to resolve the issue as soon as possible. It is easily understandable that the new YouTube app didn’t meet Google requirements, and that’s why it has been facing such problems. Now the bigger question is why didn’t Microsoft check with Google’s policy before releasing the app in the first place?
Now let’s try to find out the core of the problem with the YouTube app for Windows Phone. Many experts were saying that Google is trying its level best to hurt Windows Phone in order to give more exposures to the Android based smartphones. Well it might not be entirely true, and these types of issues were not helping the reputation of the Microsoft either.
Earlier Google clearly announced that it won’t develop a dedicated YouTube app for Windows Phone until there is enough number of users. But at least it can help or guide the Microsoft’s team to build the app in the correct way. On the other hand, Microsoft too has to come up with good faith by not releasing apps that solely violate Google's Terms of Service over and over again.