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