YouTube's made-for-television viewing experience has fittingly found its way to Google TV.YouTube Leanback, which was announced over the summer, will be available on all Google TV products starting this week. The launch of Leanback, which automatically plays YouTube videos in full screen at the highest available quality, coincides with the imminent release of the Logitech Revue set-top box, one of the first products that integrates Google TV.
Links from Monday's episode of Loaded:
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YouTube has done an extensive amount of work tweaking its "Leanback" experience for users who want to watch videos on their couch, or several feet away from their computer. This interface works well with a mouse, or just by letting videos auto-advance. But if you're interested in ditching the mouse or game controller, or would like a more social experience than what YouTube currently offers, Tubemote is worth checking out.
This simple service does one thing, and does it well. On one machine with a Web browser you log in to your Tubemote account, and on any … Read more
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SAN BRUNO, Calif.--YouTube is ready to take the wraps off its latest vision for how online videos can be enjoyed on larger screens.
YouTube Leanback is the newest name for an idea that has been circulating inside the company for some time, YouTube engineers and product managers said in briefings Wednesday. It's a problem the tech industry has been working on for a long time: the need to provide a unique user interface for the so-called "10-foot experience," otherwise known as watching TV while on the couch.
That means no mouse and dead-simple keystrokes are required … Read more