YouTube Is Coming To Smart TVs And Other Streaming Devices

Posted By Vidushi Vij | 01-Nov-2017

Smart TV will now be much smarter than ever with the launch of YouTube TV app. Just like other streaming apps like Hulu and Sling TV, YouTube is launching a TV app. The Live TV streaming service, YouTube TV will now be available on your big screens as they are launching the dedicated TV app on the wide variety of devices like the smart TVs, streaming devices as well as gaming consoles. Soon you will be able to download the YouTube TVapp through an app store.  Earlier it was available through mobile, laptops, ipads and casting. So if you wanted YouTube on a big screen, you had to Chromecast (Android, Chrome on Mac/PC), Miracast, or AirPlay to live stream the shows from any device to the big screen.


Google is finding ways to expand the reach of YouTube Tv.  Soon people will be able to stream live TV on YouTube TV on Android TV including NVIDIA SHIELD, smart TVs with built-in android like Sony Samsung and LG, Xbox group such as Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X.  but, right now company is not sure of Roku and Amazon Fire TV. Youtube is working on increasing its partner's list right now. 


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The YouTube TV app is just like its mobile app so it will have Home, Live and Library tabs. The TV app will have the same features as in mobile along with some interesting updates like you could control the live TV experience with your TV remote or gaming console. You would never miss any show with the background playback option. It lets you play from wherever you have left the show when switching between TV and other devices. The one thing which will catch user's eye is the dark background on your screen. It is just given for the cinematic look. The YouTube app will have the guide option for you which will let know what shows will be airing soon. 


Currently, YouTube Tv app is not available but you can sign up seven-day free trial if you are in the supported market and can watch live TV.  


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