Google Adds AirPlay Like ‘send to TV’ Feature To YouTube App For iOS

Send to TV_iPhone

Google has just released an update for the YouTube app for iOS to add its popular video streaming feature ‘send to TV’.

The feature is similar to Apple’s AirPlay feature. It allows users to wirelessly stream YouTube videos from the app to Google TVs.

Here’s how it works:

When the iOS device with the YouTube app and Google TV are on the same Wi-Fi network, the devices are paired automatically. As you can see in the photo above, you will see a ‘send to TV’ button at the top right corner when you play a video, tapping on it will wirelessly stream the video to your television.

Like a remote control, you can pause, scroll or skip to the next video with your mobile device as it plays on the TV.  You can also do things like find the next video to watch while the video plays on TV.

You will also be able to stream YouTube videos to Xbox and Sony PS3, but you have to pair the devices manually. Google has also noted that the feature will be coming to TVs from LG, Sony, Panasonic and others.

Check out the demo of how the feature works on the Android app:

The update also improves streaming over Wi-Fi network and allows you to record and upload video via YouTube Capture app.

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Via: Google, HT: The Next Web

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  • Reaper

    Need a hack to allow stream to ATV2-3

  • AT&T Rapes Me

    The YouTube app is terrible

  • Jon Dough

    If you have a google tv then you already have a youtube factory installed app on your tv. That pretty much makes it useless and redundant. Besides there’s nothing on youtube that I find that interesting that I’d go through the trouble of setting it up on a tv. I reserve things like that for Hi Def High budget ENTERTAINING movies.
    I know its an off topic but I’m taking chemistry and it would be nice if someone designed an app that renders 3D models of the atoms and molecules, now that would be useful. And if there is one it would be nice if it was cataloged in some easy format that makes it easier to find. It would also be nice if the above suggestions were met they designed a way to test the app fully and I don’t mean some watered down trial version that doesn’t give you a sense of what the full app is like
    The problem with youtube is the content. Don’t get me wrong it has its place, but the world doesn’t need ANOTHER youtube app or upgrade.