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Google Rolls Out New YouTube App for TVs, Makes It All More Easy to Find

Google announced this morning that they have begun rolling out a new YouTube app for TV that has been designed for the big screen. They started initially with the XBOX One, but will roll the new app out to other streaming devices over the following weeks.

The new app makes everything easy to find and navigate, thanks to slideout guide on the left side, just like the one you will find on phones and tablets. Once signed in, you can access your subscriptions or recommendations, open playlists and as Google suggests in their blog post, essentially turn your TV into whatever you need it to be.

If you want to play with the new YouTube for big screens, head here

Via:  YouTube Blog
  • Raven65

    Cool. Step 2: Acquire content worth searching for.

    • JBartcaps

      It’s Youtube, no acquiring needed.

      • Raven65

        Sorry… you’re absolutely right. Reading comprehension fail. I saw “YouTube” but thought “Netflix”. Must have been all the red in the photo.

  • kerrhome

    “More Easy”?? Perhaps “Easier” instead? Yikes!

    • alex

      yeah seriously. maybe it’s just early but that’s a grade school level error right there

  • JoeTi

    Please help get my Logitech revue through a few more months until Android TV.

  • jan b

    Is that a Smurf with a fro cooking meth?

    • BTLS

      My favorite comment of the year… or should I say more easily my favorite

  • eriklee

    Yikes, Google should rethink their color choices. YouTube red should be more orange and less maroon. And some of the color palettes in the released Android L screenshots are pretty hideous too.

  • Jon

    I was pleasantly surprised to find this on my Xbox One today. A great update. Much improved interface and it actually works with the Xbox One media remote now where the previous YouTube app would not respond to the media remote.

    • JBartcaps

      Yeah but it’s slow on clunky on this “next-gen” console.

  • JSo

    I don’t even think they have a YouTube app for the PS4. Not that I have one but my brother does. What other devices is this coming to?

    • They don’t and Sony is shot out for that crap.

      • JSo

        Well the PS3 had one. Not sure if it was made by Google though. Probably not. I just found it crazy that the PS4 didn’t even have some sort of YouTube app.

  • sirmeili

    Google, how about an app on the Rokus for Movies and TV and one for Music. I know there is an unofficial one for the latter, but come on. Not every one wants to use chromecast for this and it’s keeping me from buying digital content from you.

    • JRomeo

      using your phone to play music/movies to the chromecast, is much easier than using your phone to play music/movies thru the roku. Chromecast wins this one for ease-of-use.

      • sirmeili

        I will have to disagree, and of course this ends up being a purely preferential thing. Secondly, I would rather give my child a $25 roku remote to control the TV than a $300-600 device. The 5y/o isn’t even allowed to touch the Harmony Ultimate (he uses the roku remote when he watches that). Also when I’m sitting on my couch watching TV, the last thing I want to is “look” at my remote. I don’t have to look at the roku remote (or my harmony ultimate) to control the roku. For my use case, it is just better to have a Roku instead of the chromecast. That said, I do own a chromecast, and I do use it, but not for casual watching of TV or movies. And when I go to put on music, it is just easier to put on pandora or the Amazon music app when I want to listen to music.

        Music might be a bit easier on the chromecast if you want to mess with the playlist, but I just want to play my music on random and be done with it. I also don’t walk around my house with my phone in my pocket. It is on a charger normally waiting for me to go.

        • JRomeo

          you make very good points. However, considering that the AndroidTV box will be a merger to between a chromecast and a roku-like setup; you’ll finally have a remote which you no longer have to look at, and yet it still has chromecast functionality built into the box.

  • Droid Ronin

    The YouTube app for Chromecast is all I need.