Microsoft is updating its YouTube application for Windows Phone in a significant way. Previously, the app was simply a web link to the mobile YouTube interface, but it’s now a full application for Windows Phone 8 devices. You can now access videos, channels, playlists, and pin them to the Windows Phone 8 Start Screen. Microsoft is also supporting YouTube accounts, allowing you to access your uploads, playlists, and video lists. Windows Phone users have had to use third-party alternatives such as Metrotube or Google’s own YouTube mobile interface, so Microsoft’s updated app is a welcome change. The app also supports the Kid’s Corner feature of Windows Phone with a system to limit content based on YouTube Safety Mode settings. Microsoft has always said it was ready to release a “high quality YouTube app for Windows Phone,” but the company previously complained to the EU that Google had refused to let Windows Phone access YouTube metadata.