Lazy Tube for Windows Phone

When Windows Phone was released, there was very little it was capable of. And in the list of those incapabilities was playing YouTube videos as the browser supported neither HTML5 nor Flash. It also didn’t help that Google wasn’t intending on ever releasing their APIs for Windows Phone so developer themselves can come up with a proper YouTube app. But developers are smart, they usually find a way. And the developer of Lazy Tube did just that, because this is the best You Tube app on the marketplace. It’s not perfect, but by large it works.

The app was previously called Lazy Tube but is now usually donated as ‘You Tube’ with a worm in its icon to differentiate it from the YouTube app from Microsoft. The initial layout of the app is rather simple. You simply login to your account (or not) and you’ll be presented with columns of favorites, subscriptions, recently played, search and lazylist, which I think is the developers pick of top videos. This list is customizable which means you can add or remove any column. You can even set what kind of videos the lazylist shows. To view any video simply click it you’ll be presented with a new window. This area of the app is rather messy and badly needs a redesign. The background is a random snapshot from the video you opened and depending on what it shows it can look anywhere from being fine to just plain ugly. You can also like or dislike the video. Scroll down to see a list of related videos. Swipe across the screen to view author information and comments on the video. The comments should have been where the related videos are. It makes little sense to have comments on an entirely different screen. Swiping and scrolling is rather sluggish and sometimes the app struggles to cope with fast scroll attempts. You can also share the video on any social network or simply SMS it or use email. The app supports fast resume but not background running since it’s currently not updated for Mango. This means you will return to the same page you were before, but it will reload so if you were in the middle of a video you’ll have to start again. Also for some reason to play any video it firsts asks you to install the Microsoft YouTube app which is nothing but a bookmark to the YouTube mobile page. Very strange and I cannot figure out why it needs that app. There is live tile support too, which will notify you of any updates from your subscriptions. The app can also run under lockscreen.

Lazy Tube isn’t perfect, not even close, but it does bring something to Windows Phone that wasn’t possible before, which is the ability to play You Tube videos. It’s the only functional application of its kind. If only it gets a Mango update, this would indeed be a brilliant app.

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