It is hard to compete against Android and iOS when you don’t offer users even a fraction of the amount of apps that are available for both platforms. No wonder the global mobile market is a duopoly. Microsoft and BlackBerry know the feeling well enough. Recently a couple of widely used Windows Phone apps have been pulled and now Vevo has joined that list.
In May 2014 the Vevo for Windows Phone app received a major update which brought an improved design and new features. For those who are unaware Vevo is a service available on a variety of platforms for people who want to watch premium official music videos for free.
This app was last updated in June 2014 and since then has not received any attention by its developers even though there were quite a few complaints by users who wanted bugs to be fixed.
It was noticed earlier today that the app had been pulled and Vevo did not immediately provide a reason for this decision. Its official support page has been updated to reflect that the Vevo for Windows Phone app has been “permanently retired.”
The Vevo app will continue to be available on Windows 8.1 for PCs and tablets, on Windows Phone users can either visit its website to view videos or use the YouTube app.