Microsoft claims Google is blocking a good quality YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 platform

Microsoft has claimed in a blog post that Google is blocking their attempts to create a fully functional YouTube mobile app for their Windows Phone 8 platform.

Google does not offer their own official YouTube app. in fact, Google has indicated that they have no plans to support Windows Phone 8 platform in the near future.

The company however does offer a very capable app for the Microsoft Xbox 360 platform.

Here is the claim from Microsoft and Google’s response:

Microsoft has continued to engage with YouTube personnel over the past two years to remedy this problem for consumers. As you might expect, it appears that YouTube itself would like all customers — on Windows Phone as on any other device — to have a great YouTube experience. 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.

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, including viewing high-quality video streams, finding favorite videos, seeing video ratings, and searching for video categories. In fact, we’ve worked with Microsoft for several years to help build a great YouTube experience on Windows phones.