The ongoing battle between Microsoft and YouTube owner Google is cited to be behind a proper functional app for the smartphone.
According to Cnet, last May, Microsoft built a YouTube app for Windows Phone 8, allowing ad-free video downloading experience, which was in violation of Google's terms of service.
After Google's objection, Microsoft did update the app but users complained that the app did not function properly after Google had blocked access to YouTube content via Microsoft's platform and demanded the app be developed using HTML5.
However, Microsoft has confirmed that the new app is actually a very old version of the app but users are not completely satisfied who complained that the app is nothing but a link to YouTube homepage, the report added.
--ANI (Posted on 10-10-2013)