Back in May the Windows Phone YouTube app was pulled from the store following a cease and desist letter from Google. The internet search giant claimed that Microsoft had developed the app without its permission and that the app violated Google’s terms of service. It also said that the app had features which would stop ads from being displayed, hence the app had to be pulled. Yesterday the YouTube app for Windows Phone was made available once again after Microsoft made a number of changes. Regardless of that, it is now being reported that Google has once again blocked the app.
In a statement to The Verge, Google says that this new app also violates its terms of service. Google says that Microsoft has not made the bowser upgrades necessary to provide a “fully-featured YouTube experience.” Earlier today several users had complained that they were repeatedly encountering errors while trying to use the app. Microsoft has released a statement of its own, saying that its working with Google to resolve this issue. It is not known when the app will be made available once again for users through the Windows Phone Store, for now they’ll have to use third-party apps or the web app of the world’s biggest video streaming website.