The official Windows Phone 8 YouTube app is getting a major overhaul today, ending the web redirecting era. The new update lets the app make use of the Windows Phone 8 features, you can listen to a video in the background while the screen is locked, pin videos and other YouTube functions to your Live Tile. As for the right contents for your kids, you can now pin YouTube to Kid’s Corner and limit content based on YouTube Safety Mode settings you want. Windows Phone 7.5 users are not left behind, they should be expecting an update in a few weeks. See the list of new features below the break, or hit the source link to grab the update.
Pin videos, playlists, channels, and even search queries to Start as Live Tiles for fast access. The tile flips to show either the latest video from your subscriptions or the most popular one.
A new and innovative playlist design gives you easy access to videos using a touch-friendly filmstrip.
Just want to listen to a video? It now plays in the background even when the screen is locked.
You can share videos to popular social networks, and via email and text.
Source: Windows Phone Store, Microsoft