YouTube for Mobile unveils millions of videos and beta Java application

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | 10:35 AM

If you own an iPhone or a Helio Ocean, chances are you've already been enjoying some of YouTube's tens of millions of videos through custom applications developed for your device. On the other hand, if you have a phone that supports streaming video and you've been visiting through your mobile browser, you've only been able to view a smaller subset of YouTube for Mobile videos.

Starting today, offers the full assortment of the tens of millions of videos that YouTube fans around the world have come to know and love. What's more, you can now log in to your YouTube account through your mobile phone browser to rate, share, and comment on videos, view your favorites, and even upload new videos.

Also launching today is a beta version of a YouTube for mobile Java application for a select number of mobile devices, including the Sony Ericsson K800 and W880 and the Nokia E65, N95, N73, 6110 Navigator, and 6120 Classic. Through this downloadable application (currently available in U.S. and U.K. English), you can access the entire YouTube for Mobile catalog. The application includes a super slick interface (with a carousel view of video tiles), as well as full community and uploading features.

Watch the video below to see product managers Dwipal Desai and Andreas Tuerk demo today's YouTube for Mobile releases. As always, let us know what you think by leaving comments below. And, feel free to leave these guys video comments as well!


Pedro Macedo said...

great job guys. waiting for my N93 java version.

Wyatt Neal said...

Looks like I'll have to give this a shot, but I think I'm going to be hard pressed to beat emTube. If you haven't seen it, maybe you guys should go offer this developer a job because it's rocking

Keep up the great work guys.

Toby - said...

Hey, it works also with my Nokia E90. I think a flash player on the mobile phone is enough.

sbfdjwbf said...

i tried installing on a nokia n73 - but the install site reports: sorry, your phone isn't currently on our list of supported models.

Catherine Sherwood said...

cool my mobile contract is ready to expire and will get the latest mob, technology has evolved so quickly it is just like computers the older version becomes obsolete.Vheers. C Sherwood

Unknown said...

Dear Lawrence Chang,

I have read your blog with interest after finding your blog seeing Andreas Tuerk and Dwipal Desai on Youtube talking about the new youtube app.

My company has crontracts to provide Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures and Universal Pictures mobile games content. We have over 250 premium games, under 12 contracts, hosted on our mobiq. content delivery platform which populates content to a java client via xml feeds.

We have worldwide billing integrated in 145 countries via psms/wap billing, paypal, bt clickandbuy and visa/debit.

The project has taken a year and a half to develop. It launches in the uk with a 2 Million marketing spend with the world's largest directory assistance company.

*First time you can choose cinema, find film and book a seat all in the same client with integrated credit card bookings.

In short, I was hoping we could look to provide you our xml mobile content feeds which relate to youtube videos.

Weekly mp3 top charts(US Billboard Chart & 6 countries).

Film Studio Games(150)

Hollywood Reporter News Video Feed

New services from Reuters, BBC, Heat, Sporting Life, Ok!, Maxmim.

All cached for the client via our specially designed and coded feeds for java clients.

Feeds include price, pay here buttons, game genres, search keywords, short and long description of games and links to all countries for wap billing.

So we can now deliver relating mobile content to the video on youtube via association with video description or title.

All ready to test...I really hope to interest you in this project. We would offer you a large share of the revenues earnt, all with real-time reporting.

Includes*Viral Marketing (Automatically Input all your contacts to send youtube messages to them).

Our client launches this month. Could I send you a sample games xml feed we have just deployed?

I look fwd to speaking with you.

Best Regards,

Tim Byron

EDA Solutions Inc.

@125f8 said...

WOW..... its excellent, I just loaded it on my n73, it works a dream.

only two little requests, build in a little buffer like on the website and avethe ability to add to your favourites

Murugesa Pandian said...

Its great piece of works and information.I check the Youtube how its working on my Nokia E61i while reading this blog.Great Work guys.!

kidfox741852 said...

i tryed it on my HTC Touch... and it doesn't work, I mean I can get to the site and everything ok but when I try to open a video, windows midea player mobile opens up then i get a message saying the requested action cannot be performed at this time

arabyteam said...

yah is very good
this is a release url :

Unknown said...

I have w880, but youtube isint working :/ When i try to play a video using that program, the black screen appears, and videos isint working :/ What could i do ?