YouTube App Updated with 'Send to TV' Feature, Now Pairs with Smart TVs and Consoles

Thursday February 28, 2013 12:18 PM PST by Juli Clover
Google today updated its YouTube for iOS app, making its "Send to TV" feature available for the iPhone and the iPad.

Send to TV lets users pair iDevices with televisions that support Google TV, allowing YouTube content to be streamed directly to the television. The functionality of Send to TV is similar to Apple's AirPlay, without the need for an Apple TV.

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With the new feature, YouTube users on the same Wi-Fi network can control video playback on the TV and create playlists using the app. Send to TV also functions with both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, though use with consoles requires manual pairing with the iOS app.

YouTube has also been updated with YouTube Capture integration, stability improvements, and improved streaming over slow Wi-Fi connections.

The universal YouTube app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 22 months ago
So they ban the ability to use AirPlay by overriding the normal video player, and then develop this whole stupid crap for Samsung TVs.

Clap clap Google.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

So they ban the ability to use AirPlay by overriding the normal video player, and then develop this whole stupid crap for Samsung TVs.

Clap clap Google.


Though the YouTube iOS app first premiered without AirPlay, they have since added it and thankfully, it works very well.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

The functionality of Send to TV is similar to Apple's AirPlay, without the need for an Apple TV but with the need to purchase Google TV or select Samsung TV models.


There fixed it for you.


Would love the ability to reply to comments. That would be the cherry on top of the already delicious app.


No good can come from this. Although, it is curious that such a basic feature has not been implemented.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Would love the ability to reply to comments. That would be the cherry on top of the already delicious app.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

So they ban the ability to use AirPlay by overriding the normal video player, and then develop this whole stupid crap for Samsung TVs.

Clap clap Google.


Not only AirPlay works fine with YouTube app; the app also works with Microsoft Xbox, Sony PS3 along with Samsung TV and their own Google TV device.

They are also building this support on top of a more open standard for sharing video streams between mobile devices and television screens.

I will say that more companies (including Apple) should follow Google's example.
Rating: 2 Votes

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