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Anyone know why som sites can only be viewed with an app?

I have a windows phone with internet explorer but some sites, youtube for example will only let me watch videos if I acess it with an app. I don't understand why this is. I can go to the website but videos wont play unless I acess the site with the app. I don't know why some sites require this. Is it the same on tablets? Anyone know why this is?
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Re: Anyone know why som sites can only be viewed with an app?

I think it's because they want to control how you watch content on their sites.


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Re: Anyone know why som sites can only be viewed with an app?

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I think it's because they want to control how you watch content on their sites.
Could be, but a view is a view, so they shouldn't care how we see the content app or not. Nothing worse than going to a web site and getting a prompt stating must use app to view this site. But they have control I suppose.
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Re: Anyone know why som sites can only be viewed with an app?

It's likely because video on the site needs a plugin like Flash or Silverlight to play and video shown through an app doesn't. (At least that is the case on Android and iOS devices since they don't have Flash player and some other video plugins. Windows Phone might be different in that regard.)


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