YouTube coming into your living room
YouTube will be coming into your living room! YouTube has partnered with with some major TV manufacturers as well as set-top box makers to bring YouTube in your TV into the living room. As of today there are still limited devices that can do the job but YouTube said that they are planning to add support for additional TV devices that provide web browsers.
Well, now that’s possible via YouTube for Television, initially available through the Sony PS3 and Nintendo Wii game consoles at www.youtube.com/tv. Currently in beta, the TV Website offers a dynamic, lean-back, 10-foot television viewing experience through a streamlined interface that enables you to discover, watch and share YouTube videos on any TV screen with just a few quick clicks of your remote control. With enlarged text and simplified navigation, it makes watching YouTube on your TV as easy and intuitive as possible. Optional auto-play capability enables users to view related videos sequentially, emulating a traditional television experience. The TV Website is available internationally across 22 geographies and in over 12 languages. [via YouTube blog]
Here’s a short lists of devices that you can use to run YouTube:
- AppleTV: In June 2007 this became the first product to offer a way to watch YouTube on your TV.
- Sony Bravia Internet Video Link: Sony announced the general availability of YouTube content on their Bravia TVs via the Internet Video Link.
Watch Sony Bravia Internet Video Link Demo video bleow:
- HP MediaSmart: HP announced availability of YouTube as part of the HP MediaSmart platform.
- Panasonic: Panasonic announced VieraCast, which allows you to access YouTube directly from your TV. The device will be available later this month.
- Samsung: Samsung launched their IPTV device which supports YouTube (currently only available in South Korea) in early May.
- TiVo: Announced that YouTube would be available on their devices.
- Verismo: A startup in the IPTV space, has announced availability of a YouTube-enabled device.
(source: YouTube blog)