Microsoft updated YouTube for Windows Phone 8

In a post on the Office blog, Microsoft announced the availability of the updated YouTube app for Windows Phone 8, which features a complete redesign. The main addition in this vein is pinning support: the app now lets you pin videos, channels, playlists, and search results right to your Start Screen.

The full YouTube feature list is as follows:
  • Pin any video, playlist, channel, and search queries to Live Tiles.
  • Manage your YouTube profile with your unique My YouTube page.
  • Manage your playlists, uploads, and video lists.
  • Find channels, videos, and playlists with the quick access search bar.
  • Share videos to your social networks, e-mail, and text messages.
  • Let your kids watch safe videos in Kid’s Corner and keep their own profile.
Though the new YouTube app is not yet available for Windows Phone 7.5, Microsoft said an updated version should be available in the coming weeks.