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YouTube App for Windows 8

Windows 8 final release is nearing and there has been good additions to the Windows Store apps. There are many useful Windows 8 Apps available and all of these are optimized for tablet use, although they work well with desktops as well. Although there is no official YouTube app in Windows Store, a new app called YouTube Player has been added which brings some nice features.

With the YouTube Player for Windows 8 you can search, watch a stream and share videos from YouTube. The interface is similar to any other Windows Store app.

Youtube for Windows 8

You can search any videos using the charms menu and the results are neatly displayed with thumbnails and short description.

Search in Youtube

You can watch the video in normal mode or full screen mode with controls.


Optionally, you can also login to your YouTube account using the app. There is option to set the style for the app also also select the YouTube feeds to be displayed. You can set up to 4 feeds.

YouTube account

There is also a minimized version of the player where you can play and manage volume.

Youtube for Windows 8 background


  • Background playing, this is one of the best features
  • Share videos with your friends, family, …
  • Search on YouTube or watch videos from the “standardfeeds”
  • Clear, simple and beautiful design
  • Add your YouTube- Account to show your favourites

Download YouTube Player

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