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Youtube Remote Controls Youtube Leanback from Anywhere

This little app called Youtube Remote snuck onto the market yesterday that turns your Android phone into a wireless controller for Youtube Leanback.  All you have to do is sign-in to your Youtube account on both your phone and computer, Google TV, or other device and it will sync right up without hassle.  From there, you can browse Leanback content on your phone while leaving video playing in full screen on your TV, select something new, pause/play/skip, and enjoy being lazy.

What I’m wondering now though, is if this new simple remote connection has to do with Gingerbread?

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Cheers Zach!

  • iOS has an awesome way of getting this in their phones with shortcuts to change a song, we all know thats a problem on android phones. if you have an android phone and would like to have something similar to this for easier controls of music please go to this website and request it from the android team. http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=15109&can=4&colspec=ID

  • As a cord cutter this APP is dream.. I used it last night and loved it.. I can' wait for Youtube to get more premium content like Hulu and Netflix.. I won't ever go anywhere else to watch anything..

  • Tergiversator_Maximus

    I can't seem to get it to work. I'm not really sure what I'm doing wrong. I logged in to the app, I am logged into YouTube, and I went to youtube.com/leanback, but it's not working. I'm a little disappointed. Hitting “Connect” in the menu doesn't appear to be working either. No luck switching to WiFi.

    • foxdog

      im having the same issue. i bring up menu and hit connect and… nothing. seems like we are missing something but what?

  • picaso86

    it doesnt work….! maybe I just too dumb to figure it out… lol

  • digitalicecream

    I tried this last night and it is awesome. now to integrate leanback into windows media center for my HTPC.

    • Chris Nimon

      It's UI is very plain but for playing movies and music on the computer through Media Player I use the Gmote app. can search (on phone) through all my music and movies easier than actually going through media Player (33,307 songs and 738 movies), or you can just use your phone as a mouse for navigating through Media Player on your computer screen. Its not fancy but it works.

  • Is Android a 'City Phone' vs. 'BFG' noticing reality apps geared at city life – If that's the case I moving to the City.

  • It's currently available only in the US

  • Jarch3r

    First comments ruin this website for me.

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    • KleenDroid

      It used to bother me also and complained furiously… 🙂 I then decided I would be first from then on and steal all the joy! But in protest I don't post “first”, but “interesting” instead…

      • AnDroidSepTIX

        very clever sir

    • Michael_NM

      Then start reading at the second comment. Complaints annoy me, but nothing can ruin Droid Life! 🙂

    • Jbarb21

      Then move on! By commenting about it you are doing exactly what 'you say' is ruining it for you.

  • garbagedick

    at first I thought it was dumb that its a separate application, but then I read the write up on it at the YouTube blog;
    “YouTube Remote is currently in beta and contains new and experimental features that are not in the official YouTube Android app. Please give us your feedback and help us improve the product – we'll integrate the best features from this beta app into the official YouTube Android app in the coming months.”

  • KleenDroid

    Interestingly First!

    • CONGRATS!!! You win Youtube remote capabilities in your head!!!

      • KleenDroid

        I accept no prizes. I don't do this for personal gain.