We have heard a couple of times from Google that the number of users who use Windows Phone isn’t big and there is no need to engage resources in putting behind the development of YouTube app for Windows phone. However, what if Microsoft wants to put that effort?
According to a post published by Microsoft’s VP & Deputy General Counsel Dave Heiner, the company is complaining about the behavior of Google. Microsoft on its part has been trying to work with Google for the past two years to bring the very best viewing experience of YouTube videos. But, till now they have failed to get it done.
“But just last month we learned from YouTube that senior executives at Google told them not to enable a first-class YouTube experience on Windows Phones.” – Heiner
We have seen in the past that Microsoft has worked itself on its own when the other service providers have hesitated from putting its own resources. You can see it with the integration of Facebook and Twitter services on the Windows phone.
However, there is a reason for Google not allowing the integration of YouTube. Google’s earning around YouTube is based on the advertisement’s serving to the viewer, and Microsoft doesn’t want ads popping on the operating system.
After seeing the anti-compliance acquisition from Microsoft, Google too gave a reply.
“Contrary to Microsoft’s claims, it’s easy for consumers to view YouTube videos on Windows phones. Windows phone users can access all the features of YouTube through our HTML5-based mobile website” – Google spokesperson to AllThingsD
Last week, Google has upgraded it’s HTML5 version of the YouTube page for viewing of videos from the Tablet. Though here, it seems Microsoft is more right than Google on the story. Let’s see how this story pans out in the future.