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HTC One S - YouTube Links

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4th May 2012, 02:23 AM   |  #1  
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Update As it turns out there is an Apple lawsuit that forced HTC to implement the App Associations in US ROMs. This breaks a lot of link functionality in Android, but there is a workaround if you are rooted. HTC had to put an app that intercepts all taps, and redirect you to the app you've chosen in settings. Its as simple as moving/deleting the offending HTCLinkifyDispatcher.apk

Anyone else run into an issue with YouTube links? It seems that all weblinks are handled by the chosen browser, be it Chrome or "Internet".

The behavior on my Galaxy Nexus was that I would tap a YouTube link from an app, or webpage and it would present me with the option to load it in a browser OR the YouTube app.

On the HTC One S (T-Mobile), no matter what I do, I cannot get it to present the option to take me to the native YouTube app (which is a better experience). I've changed the streaming settings around, cleared all app defaults and I still get taken to m.youtube.com rather than having an option to tap the YouTube app.

This is totally frustrating, and I hope I am not missing something obvious! I assume this is related to Sense 4.0 "app associations". Any way around this?
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4th May 2012, 03:38 AM   |  #2  
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Anyone else run into an issue with YouTube links? It seems that all weblinks are handled by the chosen browser, be it Chrome or "Internet".

The behavior on my Galaxy Nexus was that I would tap a YouTube link from an app, or webpage and it would present me with the option to load it in a browser OR the YouTube app.

On the HTC One S (T-Mobile), no matter what I do, I cannot get it to present the option to take me to the native YouTube app (which is a better experience). I've changed the streaming settings around, cleared all app defaults and I still get taken to m.youtube.com rather than having an option to tap the YouTube app.

This is totally frustrating, and I hope I am not missing something obvious! I assume this is related to Sense 4.0 "app associations". Any way around this?

I've noticed the same thing, but haven't really understood or made the connection that you have. And I also haven't tried finding a work around. I assume you're correct that it's a sense "feature" (ha), but don't know of a solution. Sorry to not be of more assistance. :/
4th May 2012, 01:23 PM   |  #3  
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I've noticed the same thing, but haven't really understood or made the connection that you have. And I also haven't tried finding a work around. I assume you're correct that it's a sense "feature" (ha), but don't know of a solution. Sorry to not be of more assistance. :/

Had the same Sense feature.....annoying
5th May 2012, 12:54 AM   |  #4  
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So I assume there is no workarounds for this short of throwing a new rom on here
5th May 2012, 03:14 PM   |  #5  
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OK good! At least now I know I'm not the only one. I'm still looking for a work around. This does seem like a Sense 4 issue.
5th May 2012, 05:06 PM   |  #6  
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Well that's not all... If you have another email client installed aside from Gmail and click an email link, it automatically opens Gmail rather than prompting you to make a choice. I find that very annoying.

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14th May 2012, 11:11 PM   |  #7  
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Coming over from the Rezound forum, been running into this with Sense and their new setting in settings called App Associations. haven't found a workaround yet.
15th May 2012, 12:21 AM   |  #8  
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I am having the same issue with you tube, maps, yelp, TripAdvisor my phone will not prompt me to "complete action using" at all, it takes me straight to the mobile site instead of the app.
17th May 2012, 02:31 AM   |  #9  
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I'm having the same problem with youtube . . . Extremely frustrating . . . I hope there's a workaround or a patch in the works
17th May 2012, 02:42 AM   |  #10  
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Check the App associations in Settings for the email and maps stuff. The YouTube one I think is so HTC doesn't violate the Apple lawsuit situation.

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