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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 23234x
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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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