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  1. gerzhwin's Avatar
    It just recently happened, that when I try to play a video via youtube.com in IE, the website asks me to download an app, and won't play the video, because there is no app found in the Store. (HTC 8X)

    Is Google now completely out of their minds or am I missing something?
    08-18-2014 07:14 AM
  2. BRC1711's Avatar
    Works fine for me

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    08-18-2014 07:17 AM
  3. dKp1977's Avatar
    Working fine for me too.
    08-18-2014 07:19 AM
  4. Llordy's Avatar
    It probably has to do with the new user agent strings added in IE 11 update 1. It might think that your on andoid and recommend that tou use the app. But that is only applicable if you are running the new preview for developers.

    But even if that happened it shouldn't force you to use the app. Should it?

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    Last edited by Llordy; 08-19-2014 at 07:43 PM.
    08-18-2014 12:02 PM
  5. gerzhwin's Avatar
    Good thinking about the user agent string. (I'm on 8.1 DP.) But yes: The site shouldn't force me to using an app. Will test it with the L930, which I hopefully will pick up within the next days ...
    08-19-2014 07:45 AM
  6. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    Good thinking about the user agent string. (I'm on 8.1 DP.) But yes: The site shouldn't force me to using an app. Will test it with the L930, which I hopefully will pick up within the next days ...
    I just tested it with DP; no problems here. Lumia 1520, 8.1 Update 1 DP. It didn't even say anything about an app and just played the YouTube video. I have been to a few other sites though that mistaken my phone for either an iPhone or Android and try to point me to install one of those apps.
    08-19-2014 07:59 AM
  7. gerzhwin's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies so far. Here's an example link, if anyone mind to testing ... http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=y...&v=1b6Fk71n1nA
    08-19-2014 12:16 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies so far. Here's an example link, if anyone mind to testing ... http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=y...&v=1b6Fk71n1nA
    That video plays for me on my 920 running 8.1 Preview GDR1.


    08-19-2014 12:20 PM
  9. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies so far. Here's an example link, if anyone mind to testing ... http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=y...&v=1b6Fk71n1nA
    No problems here either. Works fine both before today's OS update and continues to work fine after. No requests to download an app either.
    08-19-2014 01:16 PM
  10. saurabharora90's Avatar
    works here in Singapore as well
    08-19-2014 01:47 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No problems here either. Works fine both before today's OS update and continues to work fine after. No requests to download an app either.

    I just did the update, and YouTube still works fine without any requests to download apps.
    08-19-2014 01:59 PM
  12. Llordy's Avatar
    A screenshot of the problem may be helpful

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    08-19-2014 07:44 PM
  13. gerzhwin's Avatar

    This is what's happening, but ... I found the mistake: A few days ago I switched to "show desktop sites", and after switching back to mobile it's working as expected. Sorry for the drama =] Case closed.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-20-2014 03:03 AM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/20/8y8egape.png
    This is what's happening, but ... I found the mistake: A few days ago I switched to "show desktop sites", and after switching back to mobile it's working as expected. Sorry for the drama =] Case closed.
    I'm glad you got it sorted.

    I'll close the thread now.
    gerzhwin likes this.
    08-20-2014 03:09 AM

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