YouTube For Television In Beta

Console owners can watch clips on TV

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It’s not at all unusual for someone to watch a half-hour show on television.  Then there are the hour-long dramas and much longer movies.  Gamers should get ready for a faster-paced TV viewing experience, however, as YouTube for Television has been introduced with them in mind.

The YouTube TV site, which is in beta, has been proclaimed "initially available" for PS3 and Wii owners.  As audiences and mediums go, this isn’t a terrible match.  Gamers have long been known to post clips of their best and funniest moments on YouTube, so even if the diary entries and other stuff that’s available doesn’t appeal to them, they’re almost sure to watch a few things.

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Another potential problem with YouTube for Television – picture quality – may also have been resolved.  HD video is becoming more common on the regular site, after all, and a post on the YouTube Blog claims, "[T]he TV Website offers a dynamic, lean-back, 10-foot television viewing experience through a streamlined interface that enables you to discover, watch and share YouTube videos on any TV screen with just a few quick clicks of your remote control.  With enlarged text and simplified navigation, it makes watching YouTube on your TV as easy and intuitive as possible."

All of this should be available in at least 22 regions and 13 languages.  Support for more places and devices appears to be on the way.

Hopefully the PS3 and Wii owners don’t have their hearts set on watching a whole lot of music videos, of course.

YouTube For Television In Beta
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  • http://www.glenwoodfin.com Glen Woodfin

    I’m getting so much online content after I hooked up my PC to my 52″ Sony Bravia in the den that I think I’m going to cancel my cable TV.

    Glen Woodfin

  • http://www.rygestopguiden.dk/Rygestop-Nikotinprodukter/Nikotinprodukter-Nicorette-Nicotinell.aspx Nicorette Pris

    This is great news.

    I am looking forward to see all those stupid home videos on my tv :-)

  • Del

    Why not just do what the above guy has done and link your PC upto you tv ? Then you can watch any thing from the web on your big tv? bbc iplayer anyone ?

    • http://www.diamondonnet.com/ Diamonds

      I agree

  • Tangfastic

    I have a freeview tuner in my PC and windows media extenders (<

  • http://www.OpenYourToys.com Slick McFavorite

    I have a standard Windows XP Pro system hooked up to a 61″ Panasonic. I hardly watch any online content, because the quality just isn’t there. There is some HD offerings online, but for the most part it’s standard definition or worse. Don’t even get me started on YouTube. With that said, I can’t wait to test this out on my PS3.

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  • http://www.indiesurf.com Darren Tan

    Now i can force my dad to buy me a PS3!

  • http://www.simdeck.com Kevin

    For some content high rez is not important for me. For alot of content utube as it stands is ok for me, others I require higher. It I buy a dvd for my 500 piece library it had better be good quality, however it is is a rare never seen before piece from 1915 then it is acceptable whatever it is. Thats why I never buy dvd’s off the street in Asia as I do not want my movie expereince to look like rubbish. When I owned a music shop I had people buying hard to get out of print buckled LP’s that would bounce the needle every revolution.

    For demonstrating our daytime projection screen technology I like to use the best content I can get as it can resolve up to 20 million pixels and when I compare the screens to a standard Matt white my clients can easily see how matt white reduces the sharpness. When we launch our SimDeck Formula One Simulator channel and use Utube etc I would accept Utube quality today, but in 5 years well that is a another story completely.

    For our F1 Simulators I require as higher quality as possible as we recreate reality on our life size daytime screens.

    So it all depends on the application, the quality and our expectations will increase regardless and will match the technology rollout.
    Anyway thats my thoughts from behine the wheel.

  • mike

    these guys: http://3click.tv are suppose to be streaming to xbox 360 and PS3 in the near future using the same type of deliver system.

  • http://www.yoursite.com Issac Maez

    Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

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