CuteTube update fixes the YouTube API issue in Symbian/MeeGo phones
If you own (or owned) a Symbian phone then CuteTube should be a familiar name. It is a free, full-featured YouTube/DailyMotion/Vimeo client app for Symbian which can stream/download HD videos from these sites. There were many such apps for Symbian few years back (I described all such apps in an older post here) but due to change in YouTube API code, all of them stopped working earlier this year. And since developers have also stopped updating their Symbian apps, it is unlikely that this issue will be fixed in the near future. Fortunately Stuart Howarth, the developer of CuteTube, has come up with a new version of the app recently with a completely re-written code. The new app, CuteTube 2 fixes the YouTube incompatibility issue and is working perfectly to stream/download YouTube videos in High Definition. This is a rare occurrence now as very few Symbian apps are still getting updates.
Salient features of cuteTube2
- Access multiple YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo accounts
- Browse, search, play and download videos
- Search playlists and channels
- Share videos via email and social networks (MeeGo-Harmattan only)
- Support for additional services via plugins
- Optional user-defined authentication credentials and access scopes
The developer promises to continue the development of CuteTube in the future too. We salute such developers who are still working for their beloved Symbian OS. Thanks for keeping the spirit alive guys! And we also appeal our readers and other Symbian fans to generously donate money to developers like Stuart Howarth. This way you will support further development of Symbian apps.
CuteTube2 is free and you can download latest version from the official site (v18.104.22.168 as a sis file for Symbian). Separate versions are available for Symbian, Maemo5 and MeeGo-Harmattan. Note also that CuteTube2 will install as a new app even if you already have older CuteTube (version 1.xx) installed, because of the new name and UID. So it is recommended to un-install the older one which is useless now.
Update (October 2016) – CuteTube2 just got updated to version 22.214.171.124 with some bug-fixes.