Nokia releases Lumia-exclusive Windows Phone app for YouTube uploads


Nokia's YouTube Upload app allows Lumia owners to share videos to the popular media website.

While Microsoft and Google attempt to work out their differences for a YouTube app sanctioned by the latter company, it appears Nokia doesn't want to wait for an app to upload videos to the popular video-sharing service.

Nokia quietly released a new app allowing users to upload videos to YouTube, though it's currently exclusive to Lumia devices. The app – simply called "YouTube Upload" – allows users to select videos from the default Windows Phone gallery and share them to website. Videos can be uploaded over WiFi or mobile data networks, according to the app's description.

Though the app's description says it's exclusive to Lumia smartphones, it can currently only be downloaded by Lumia 1020 users, possibly indicating it will be a timed exclusive for the new phone, or Nokia may simply not have tested it on other devices yet.

Microsoft released a YouTube client in May, saying it received no help from Google in creating the app. Google quickly issued a cease-and-desist letter, and the two companies are now working together on a new YouTube app for Windows Phone users.

Source: Windows Phone Store via The Verge | Image via Microsoft

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lol exclusive youtube upload app wtf if you give nokia the choice they will make windows phone os Nokia exclusive

Not sure if you are aware, but Samsung also has their exclusive apps on WP8.
HTC also has exclusive apps. Not sure whether Huawei or others have theirs.

One difference though. Nokia's apps will lose their exclusiveness after a while. Many HERE apps are already made available to every WP8 user.

Shadowzz said,
Not sure if you are aware, but Samsung also has their exclusive apps on WP8.
HTC also has exclusive apps. Not sure whether Huawei or others have theirs.

One difference though. Nokia's apps will lose their exclusiveness after a while. Many HERE apps are already made available to every WP8 user.

ya i know samsung has few exclusive apps one of them chaton which is now available to all windowsphone users http://www.windowsphone.com/en...27c6-4ca7-8d76-82c88101cd2f
but something silly like this app shouldn't be exclusive in fact it shouldn't even exist

I'd imagine once Google/MS work out the issues with the Youtube app, this will be part of it. Good for Nokia to come up with a solution in the mean time.

If only I still had a YouTube account. I'd sign up again, but I don't want the excess baggage of Google's junk services following me around.

Ignoring the overflow of ads on youtube in most developed countries (its maddening)
There isn't a video service out there that's just as easy. Although I do notice a shift to alternatives like Vimeo etc.

techbeck said,
Service that account for 25% of all internet traffic in the US.

Yup, junk services....


Its not like the US has that much internet traffic, my country alone outranks most of your states.

Shadowzz said,

Its not like the US has that much internet traffic, my country alone outranks most of your states.

Its not exactly small either. Point is, lots of people like and use these so called junk services. I'd imagine they pull quit a but of traffic in other countries as well. Especially from Youtube.

techbeck said,

Its not exactly small either. Point is, lots of people like and use these so called junk services. I'd imagine they pull quit a but of traffic in other countries as well. Especially from Youtube.


Google is by far the largest search engine here, youtube outranks any other video service here as well.
But its nothing compared to the total internet traffic.

techbeck said,
Service that account for 25% of all internet traffic in the US.

Yup, junk services....

I don't "do" Google. Period. Full stop. I don't want their services following me around, yet the minute I sign up for YouTube, I get all of it, without being asked. Frak that.

Dot Matrix said,

I don't "do" Google. Period. Full stop. I don't want their services following me around, yet the minute I sign up for YouTube, I get all of it, without being asked. Frak that.


They can only take the privacy you're willing to give them.
I use Youtube, so what they know I watch a video or 2. Not that usefull to them as most of my TV watching is done through downloading.

techbeck said,

Obviously, but thats wasnt my point.


25% is a very large claim, since 90% was/is spam, and according to other sources, 90% of non-spam internet traffic is porn.

Dot Matrix said,

I don't "do" Google. Period. Full stop. I don't want their services following me around

Then why cant you just say that and leave the junk comments out of it? I don't have Google following me around. I opted out of their crap and I have had no issues. I also dont post personal stuff anywhere online. Not just Google services.

Amazon tracks you as well. I use amazon, and next time I visit...it shows be similar products from what I was looking for previously and sends me emails. This isnt something that only Google does and I see more sites/services doing it in the future.

Shadowzz said,

25% is a very large claim, since 90% was/is spam, and according to other sources, 90% of non-spam internet traffic is porn.

The article I posted in BPN says that most of it is coming from Youtube where Google is concerned.

techbeck said,

Then why cant you just say that and leave the junk comments out of it? I don't have Google following me around. I opted out of their crap and I have had no issues. I also dont post personal stuff anywhere online. Not just Google services.

Amazon tracks you as well. I use amazon, and next time I visit...it shows be similar products from what I was looking for previously and sends me emails. This isnt something that only Google does and I see more sites/services doing it in the future.

Because advertising *is* junk? Because no one uses G+?

techbeck said,

Then why cant you just say that and leave the junk comments out of it? I don't have Google following me around. I opted out of their crap and I have had no issues. I also dont post personal stuff anywhere online. Not just Google services.

Amazon tracks you as well. I use amazon, and next time I visit...it shows be similar products from what I was looking for previously and sends me emails. This isnt something that only Google does and I see more sites/services doing it in the future.


Everyone tracks us, super markets have been tracking us even before Google existed.

Dot Matrix said,
Because advertising *is* junk? Because no one uses G+?

I go to Bing, I see the same amount ads that I do with Google. So I use Adblock. Same with Outlook email vs GMAIL...ads in both email sytems. Ads are nothing new and they are not going away anytime soon, if at all. Get used to it.

G+ is a different story. But Google isnt hte only company out there with services/products not doing as well as expected. I personally dont use G+

Shadowzz said,

Everyone tracks us, super markets have been tracking us even before Google existed.

Credit Card companies, IRS, Library......

techbeck said,

I go to Bing, I see the same amount ads that I do with Google. So I use Adblock. Same with Outlook email vs GMAIL...ads in both email sytems. Ads are nothing new and they are not going away anytime soon, if at all. Get used to it.

G+ is a different story. But Google isnt hte only company out there with services/products not doing as well as expected. I personally dont use G+


In his defense, or outlooks.
Ads on outlook.com are not displayed when reading or writing an email.

Shadowzz said,

In his defense, or outlooks.
Ads on outlook.com are not displayed when reading or writing an email.

Writing an email, I see no ads. And this is using IE with no adblock. Reading, I see ads the bottom of the screen but most of the time, and depending on the size of the email, you do not really see them. Both services have ads on the right side of the screen that are visible.

EDIT
Actually, GMAIL shows no ads in the main list view. Outlook does. Writing an email in GMAIL, I see no ads. Reading an email in GMAIL, ads on the right and bottom.

Outlook...main list ads on the right, reading emails ads on the right, creating email...no ads.

Seems pretty much the same amount to me.

Edited by techbeck, Jul 25 2013, 1:35pm :

Shadowzz said,
Ignoring the overflow of ads on youtube in most developed countries (its maddening)
There isn't a video service out there that's just as easy. Although I do notice a shift to alternatives like Vimeo etc.

Youtube is one of the free service with the less adds. Many web sites force you to watch a 30 secondes add every time you start a movie (even for movies shorter than the add presented). Youtube let you skip longer adds after a few secs and the full adds are what ? 13 secondes ? Also there's an add every 4 or 5 videos at the most.

freak180 said,
following you around? paranoid much?

No he just has never anything good to say about Google no matter what they do.

LaP said,

Youtube is one of the free service with the less adds. Many web sites force you to watch a 30 secondes add every time you start a movie (even for movies shorter than the add presented). Youtube let you skip longer adds after a few secs and the full adds are what ? 13 secondes ? Also there's an add every 4 or 5 videos at the most.


You must be a lucky individual.
I get 30second unskippable ads plenty. Invideo ads, popups/over on the video.
Whereas Vimeo for example, does not give me ads that block my video watching. Or force me to watch an ad before each and every video.

techbeck said,

Writing an email, I see no ads. And this is using IE with no adblock. Reading, I see ads the bottom of the screen but most of the time, and depending on the size of the email, you do not really see them. Both services have ads on the right side of the screen that are visible.

EDIT
Actually, GMAIL shows no ads in the main list view. Outlook does. Writing an email in GMAIL, I see no ads. Reading an email in GMAIL, ads on the right and bottom.

Outlook...main list ads on the right, reading emails ads on the right, creating email...no ads.

Seems pretty much the same amount to me.


Uhm gmail ads...
http://www.r-p-m.eu/images/uploads/ScreenShot025.png
3 blocks of ads when reading/replying.

techbeck said,

Miss typed. I meant writing a NEW email in GMAIL, I see no ads. Reading/replying I do since that is essentially the same screen since the reply box is on the bottom while reading.


Ah, a javascript popover for writing emails now, wasn't aware
Not considering their other products as ads (MS does this also) it is indeed adfree on the overview page.

Shadowzz said,

Ah, a javascript popover for writing emails now, wasn't aware
Not considering their other products as ads (MS does this also) it is indeed adfree on the overview page.

Pretty much the same ads on both services really. I am using IE with nothing special added...no addons...no adblock.

techbeck said,

Pretty much the same ads on both services really. I am using IE with nothing special added...no addons...no adblock.


For outlook.com, put the reading pane at the bottom, and the entire service shows no ads at all though