In a recent dispute, Google sent a letter to Microsoft asking the company to remove their YouTube app from the Windows Phone Store. The app was seen to violate certain terms and conditions of the YouTube API because the videos being displays had all of the apps removed and gave users the ability to download videos. This was something Google wasn’t too happy about and gave Microsoft until the 22nd to remove the app.
It seems that the two companies are now playing nice because available in the Windows Phone Store right now you can download an official YouTube app that contains adverts.
“Microsoft and YouTube are working together to update the new YouTube for Windows Phone app to enable compliance with YouTube’s API terms of service, including enabling ads, in the coming weeks,” the two companies both said in a statement. “Microsoft will replace the existing YouTube app in Windows Phone Store with the previous version during this time.”
In a similar statement from Microsoft the company admitted their wrong doing and stated that they have “updated the Windows Phone YouTube app to address the restricted video and offline video access concerns voiced by Google last week.” the statement also pointed out that they were working with Google to work together to “hone an app that benefits our mutual customers, partners and content providers,”
The app has currently been updated and the downloading of videos have been disabled in order to comply with Google’s requests.