Microsoft, Google Finally Release Official YouTube App For Windows Phones

microsoft-google-logosI wouldn’t call Microsoft and Google BFFs by any stretch of the imagination (ahem … cough), but the two companies have finally buried their differences over YouTube and Windows Phones.

As CNET reports, an official YouTube app — created by Microsoft but built with Google’s blessing — is now available in the Windows Phone store. A Microsoft spokesperson gave this statement to CNET:

We’ve released an updated YouTube app for Windows Phone that provides the great experience our consumers expect while addressing the concerns Google expressed in May, including the addition of ads. We appreciate Google’s support in ensuring that Windows Phones customers have a quality YouTube experience and look forward to continuing the collaboration.

The two companies started bickering back in May when Google sent a cease-and-desist letter because Microsoft’s YouTube app wasn’t showing Google ads. A couple weeks later, they promised to work together to get a new, Google-approved app built for Windows Phones.

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