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MULTIMEDIA: YouTube releases YouTube Mobile Client for Windows Mobile and S60 [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 20.03.09 - 13:18:55 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 18999x
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While some of the latest Windows Mobile phones, like the HTC Touch smartphones, already came with a dedicated YouTube client, not all Windows Phones can play YouTube videos natively but many have to access the YouTube Mobile version where selected videos are available for mobile streaming. Nevertheless, today YouTube took a big step forward with the release of its new mobile YouTube application which is optimized for most Windows Mobile and Symbian Series 60 devices. In addition to providing YouTube on more phones than ever before, it's also much faster (up to 90 % faster starting up, searching and video loading) and gives you better video quality that's automatically optimized to your WiFi or 3G network.

To download the app, visit http://m.youtube.com from your device. More cool features and app improvements are on the way YouTube will alert you as updates become available and allow you to upgrade with a single click.  

UPDATE: While the YouTube blog only said that the new Windows Mobile client is available now, it was forgotten to mention that - at the moment - it's only available in English for Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and USA. Thanks to the language detection and if you try to download the client from another country, the download page says that the download isn't available for your smartphone. Nevertheless, instead of pointing Internet Explorer Mobile to http://m.youtube.com but to http://m.google.com/youtube/download?hl=en allows to download the YouTube client from anywhere. Furthermore it's recommended to use Internet Explorer Mobile instead of Opera Mobile (if installed) to download the app.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by guest2345 on 20.03.09 - 14:34:47

I don't see any download link at m.youtube.com. I used IE Mobile browser.

Posted by Enduser on 20.03.09 - 14:50:47

I see the download link, under the search on the top but I get a 404 error!
I have a Samsung Omnia.

Posted by theefman on 20.03.09 - 17:58:18

BTW Arne, thanks for being probably the last WM site I can go to and actually read news about Windows Mobile.

Posted by gino on 23.03.09 - 18:49:23

the application doesn't work. says there is a error everytime u try opening a video.

Posted by greece geo on 26.03.09 - 20:11:25

:-(Please help me!
I have K800i sony ericsson and i  ericsson and i go in m.youtube.com to download the application but it says me thjt it no supported!But i have seen in my PC youtube that play videos in K800i!
However when push to play a video it says that:Conect with provider media then it says ok connect and my screen is black and i wait to play dut nnthhng.
Please help me sooner!:-(

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