MetroTube streams YouTube vids
The Windows app store is full of nearly identical YouTube (Android | iOS) copycats, which makes it hard to pick out one that's better than the rest. Based on the 8,000-plus reviews, an intuitive design, and plenty of features, our choice for best YouTube alternative is MetroTube.
The app has a Metro-style design and lets you sign in to your Google account to access videos you've favorited or saved to watch later. There are three levels of playback quality: HD 720p, high-quality 360p, and low-quality 240p, which would come in handy when your signal strength is weak. You can also preload videos to watch when you don't have a connection at all.
Honorable mention: YouTubeHD, which has hundreds of positive reviews and solid features, and also sports a design that's harder to navigate than MetroTube's.
Price: Free with an unlimited trial, optional 99-cent donation to support development.
Developer: Lazyworm Applications Ltd.
July 19, 2013 1:30 PM PDT
Photo by: Lazyworm Applications Ltd.
| Caption by: Sarah Mitroff
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