1. petvas72's Avatar
    I am using a lot of YouTube apps on my Surface Book and I cannot say that I am happy with them. I have "Client for YouTube", MyTube, and Tubecast. All three apps have issues with playback:
    • Pausing a video and then resuming it will cause problems with audio in MyTube
    • Fast forwarding a video will almost always cause these apps to stop playback
    • 2160p support in Client for Youtube is missing
    • In general, playback is not as smooth with these apps as when visiting the YouTube website.
    • Streaming via DLNA in MyTube causes lots of stability issues and the app will freeze, or stop playback.


    I really like MyTube and its features, but it is really bad in playing videos, which shouldn't be the case..

    Anyone here with a good suggestion for a YouTube app that really works?
    03-18-2017 02:53 PM
  2. TgeekB's Avatar
    I am using a lot of YouTube apps on my Surface Book and I cannot say that I am happy with them. I have "Client for YouTube", MyTube, and Tubecast. All three apps have issues with playback:
    • Pausing a video and then resuming it will cause problems with audio in MyTube
    • Fast forwarding a video will almost always cause these apps to stop playback
    • 2160p support in Client for Youtube is missing
    • In general, playback is not as smooth with these apps as when visiting the YouTube website.
    • Streaming via DLNA in MyTube causes lots of stability issues and the app will freeze, or stop playback.


    I really like MyTube and its features, but it is really bad in playing videos, which shouldn't be the case..

    Anyone here with a good suggestion for a YouTube app that really works?
    I just downloaded the trial version of MyTube. Worked well on my SP4. I started and stopped the video several times without issue. It did stutter a bit when I tried to fast forward, but I imagine that's because its streaming and needs to catch up.
    I don't know a lot about these types of apps though because I generally only play music I've downloaded to my device.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    03-18-2017 03:15 PM
  3. petvas72's Avatar
    Thanks for answering. MyTube works well with videos at a 720p max resolution.
    My Internet connection is fast (400Mbps) and I have no issues streaming 4K video, but with these apps it is really not working very well.
    I have to exclude TubeCast though. Tubecast seems to work well. I have to test it more though,since I downloaded it some hours ago.
    03-18-2017 03:31 PM
  4. Angry_Mushroom's Avatar
    I've had good experiences on MyTube in the past, but that was on mobile. Assuming this is the same guy, I'll continue to recommend it.

    EDIT: Alright, downloaded it again, trying it out. Seems pretty great even now. Kudos to developer.
    Last edited by Angry_Mushroom; 03-19-2017 at 08:20 AM.
    03-19-2017 07:42 AM
  5. TgeekB's Avatar
    Thanks for answering. MyTube works well with videos at a 720p max resolution.
    My Internet connection is fast (400Mbps) and I have no issues streaming 4K video, but with these apps it is really not working very well.
    I have to exclude TubeCast though. Tubecast seems to work well. I have to test it more though,since I downloaded it some hours ago.
    Let us know how it goes.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    03-19-2017 07:55 AM
  6. petvas72's Avatar
    Tubacast seems to be working great. No problems so far. I don't understand why client for YouTube and mytube suck so much when pausing or/and fast forwarding video though.
    03-19-2017 12:30 PM
  7. angel1998's Avatar
    TS also try the app Tubecast for Youtube!!
    03-19-2017 04:58 PM
  8. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    I use tubecast and airplay yo appletv
    03-19-2017 05:33 PM
  9. Ntei's Avatar
    When I saw the title I came to say mytube and then I read the 1st post.
    03-19-2017 05:46 PM
  10. PlexusCV's Avatar
    Awesome Tube is great too.

    Sent from mTalk
    03-19-2017 06:24 PM
  11. petvas72's Avatar
    mytube has great features, but playback is highly problematic. I have tried many times on my Surface Book and my wife's surface pro, but it is totally unreliable.
    03-20-2017 05:49 AM
  12. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I was going to suggest resetting the apps and also checking for updates for them
    03-20-2017 08:15 AM
  13. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Lol, the thread title... Exaggerate much?

    I can think of 5 YouTube apps that are really quite good. Just because they're not as capable in a few areas, doesn't mean they suck.
    03-20-2017 11:58 AM
  14. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    Lol, the thread title... Exaggerate much?

    I can think of 5 YouTube apps that are really quite good. Just because they're not as capable in a few areas, doesn't mean they suck.
    My thoughts exactly
    Captain_Eric likes this.
    03-20-2017 12:32 PM
  15. RobbieRobski's Avatar
    Client for youtube IMO is horible on mobile. On my Idol 4s it is too slow to use. No particular problems on desktop but maybe because I'm a creature of habbit I prefer the UI of tubecast better.

    Tubecast isn't UWP but it works fine on mobile. However on insider preview/creators update (desktop) it has lots of problems basically you lose all of the menu items when you right click. I think the developer has lost interest.
    03-20-2017 01:09 PM
  16. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I use Mytube beta on phone and sometimes Perfect Tube. Never had issues with them. Maybe try Perfect Tube.
    03-20-2017 01:18 PM
  17. petvas72's Avatar
    A YouTube app has one main feature: to playback video. This must work 100% of the time. It doesn't matter if other features or the design of an app is nice. If playback is not perfect, then the app has failed its main goal. I do not think I exaggerate. I have tested many apps and most of them are very bad in playing video.
    Timbre70 likes this.
    03-20-2017 03:53 PM
  18. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    A YouTube app has one main feature: to playback video. This must work 100% of the time. It doesn't matter if other features or the design of an app is nice. If playback is not perfect, then the app has failed its main goal. I do not think I exaggerate. I have tested many apps and most of them are very bad in playing video.
    but then even the browser on a pc isn't that good in playing videos from Youtube

    Over the last week I've seen youtube videos struggle on anything higher than 720p, restart playing when coming out of full screen mode, a lot of waiting for videos to load - even though the connection speed is fast, the youtube page loading everything else on the page except for the video I want to watch etc
    Indistinguishable likes this.
    03-21-2017 01:31 AM
  19. petvas72's Avatar
    but then even the browser on a pc isn't that good in playing videos from Youtube

    Over the last week I've seen youtube videos struggle on anything higher than 720p, restart playing when coming out of full screen mode, a lot of waiting for videos to load - even though the connection speed is fast, the youtube page loading everything else on the page except for the video I want to watch etc
    Interesting. I have no issues whatsoever when using Edge or Chrome.
    03-21-2017 02:14 PM
  20. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    Are you using the Beta version of MyTube?
    It's excellent for me
    SammyD97 likes this.
    03-21-2017 03:44 PM
  21. petvas72's Avatar
    I just downloaded it, so I cannot really say, but the first impression is not good. It's interesting to see though, that other people do not have the issues I am facing.
    03-21-2017 04:36 PM
  22. ramyZgHR's Avatar
    Perfect tube is my favorite. Works great and looks good.

    Sent from mTalk
    03-21-2017 04:42 PM
  23. MsftMan's Avatar
    Big fan of TubeCast... love the way I can be in the living room on my 950XL and cast it to my Samsung TV! Also enjoy their PlayCast app. Webrox does a great job at keeping the apps updated and fixed when Google changes their APIs on a whim as well...
    PlexusCV likes this.
    03-29-2017 07:52 PM
  24. ads13's Avatar
    Mytube! App is my favorite one.
    03-30-2017 01:23 AM
  25. colinkiama's Avatar
    I occasionally switch between myTube and myTube Beta. The Beta is way better and playing videos but if you are looking through you list of subscribed channels, it does crash after selecting two channels in a row. When the Beta is finished, it will be the ultimate youtube app lol. I just wish there was Google Cast support :(
    03-30-2017 04:24 AM

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