Google’s latest update for YouTube extends its streaming services to the big screen with YouTube TV for Apple TV, smart TVs and more. The dedicated and optimized experience for the big screen is making the headlines as the latest technology trend for its latest YouTube update will soon be available for clients such as LG, Samsung, and Sony smart televisions. Considering how videos have become the most dominant source of media consumption, developers across the world must adapt their strategies to this latest mobile app news.
YouTube TV has long used a Chromecast with Google offering free streaming dongles to early subscribers. In May, however, Google added AirPlay support from iPhones and iPads and now in just a few weeks, an Apple TV app will be an added gateway to streaming services on the big screen. YouTube TV using a new Live guide will allow users to see what’s airing soon on the larger screens. As for the controls, YouTube TV can now be controlled via a Siri Remote, traditional TV remote, or game controller. Furthermore, there will be a dark background for what YouTube calls a “cinematic look.”
Similar to the mobile, background play will enable users to browse listings without pausing, while users will be able to pick up where they were on other devices on the big screen. The YouTube TV app will be first hailed by Android TV devices and sets with Android TV built-in, like Sony’s followed by its launch on Xbox One devices, including the One, One S, and upcoming One X. While in a few weeks, the magic will expand to Apple TV and smart TVs from LG, Samsung, and Sony.
The latest Google update on YouTube TV is now available in all top 50 metro areas, covering two-thirds of the U.S. The app also offers live local broadcast feeds from ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, as well as popular cable networks like ESPN, AMC and FX, and regional sports networks. While the service cost will include a free trial offered by YouTube, followed by the service costing $35 per month afterward.
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