It’s 2013 and Microsoft and Google are still not getting along. Today Microsoft has once again decided to voice their concerns over Google’s actions toward consumers, specifically their prevention of a YouTube app for Windows Phone. Microsoft’s Dave Heiner published a blog post today about his concerns with Google. He states “Google continues to prevent Microsoft from offering consumers a fully featured YouTube app for the Windows Phone.”
Currently the closest thing to an “official” YouTube app Windows Phone users have is a shortcut to the mobile site. There are a couple good 3rd-party apps like Metrotube and Prime Tube, but they can be broken at any time by Google. This is the most recent issue in a long time fued between the two companies. Microsoft has taken shots at Google with “Scroogled” and “Gmail Man,” while Google just resorts to refusing to support Microsoft platforms. If Microsoft wants Google apps on their platforms they might have to start playing nice.