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July 8, 2010

YouTube Leanback

YouTube released a preview of the Google TV interface: it's called YouTube Leanback. "YouTube Leanback is all about letting you sit back, relax and be entertained. Videos tailored to your interests play as soon as you visit the site and they play in full screen and high definition, continuously. There's no need to click, search, or browse, unless you want to, of course. Watching YouTube becomes as easy as watching TV," suggests YouTube's blog.

By default, YouTube plays videos from your subscriptions, but you can also select a category to play popular comedy videos, short films, music videos, news, travel videos and more. The interface doesn't work with a mouse, as you can only use the arrow keys and Enter to skip a video, select a category, search, pause or resume a video. YouTube Leanback will work well with Google TV's remote control, but you can also install an application like Air Mouse on your mobile phone.


Leanback is not the first YouTube interface designed for TVs: there's also YouTube XL, but the interface isn't fluid and there are too many options that get in the way.

9 comments:

  1. The design base is just like Google Reader play. I think it's a redesign for preparing the Google TV.

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  2. Figure out how to support MS Media Center remote devices and you get me

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  3. hmm looks like coloris. But internesting.. GJ ty.

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  4. It looks good. Maybe 4/5 for the idea.

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  5. In a way, this concept resembles social bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon and Digg which also finds content that you might be interested in.

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  6. VIDEO: YouTube Leanback controlled by Nintendo Wii Remote instead of a keyboard (Wii console not required):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA2-35k2qko

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  7. How to share the video with our friends in social media? Please add a shortcut key to share the video in Facebook, ...

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  8. YouTube Leanback is supported HTML4 version?

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