Microsoft released a new version of its YouTube app for Windows Phone this afternoon, three months after Google objected to app and demanded its removal from the Windows Phone app store. The new app, developed with Google’s support, incorporates ads into the experience, addressing one of the search company’s biggest complaints.
The app no longer includes download capability, as noted by The Verge. However, Microsoft did add new features including the ability to upload videos from Windows Phone.
Microsoft says in a statement, “We’ve released an updated YouTube app for Windows Phone that provides the great experience our consumers expect while addressing the concerns Google expressed in May, including the addition of ads. We appreciate Google’s support in ensuring that Windows Phones customers have a quality YouTube experience and look forward to continuing the collaboration.”
Even if it did start with a cease-and-desist letter, it’s a rare example of cooperation between the two companies.Windows Phone users, here’s the link to download the app.