YouTube just announced that its "Send to TV" feature that turns mobile devices into YouTube remote controls is coming to TVs from LG, Panasonic, Sony and others. They'll be showing these off at CES next week.
"We want to make YouTube easier and more fun to watch on every screen, including the big one in your living room," a YouTube spokesperson tells WebProNews.
In a blog post, YouTube's Francisco Varela says, "This year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we’re bringing that mobile/TV pairing feature to devices from our friends including Bang & Olufsen, LG, Panasonic and Sony. In 2013, you’ll see this feature come to even more devices like those from Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, Western Digital and others."
"These new devices will also have the latest look and feel for YouTube on TV, letting you watch HD videos and channels on the big screen with everyone at home," Valera adds. "Catch the latest videos from your subscriptions, watch playlists full of 1080p videos and find the next great video faster with search suggestions."
YouTube is currently available on 400 million devices, and people watch over 25% of all YouTube videos on mobile devices. The Send To TV feature was first launched in Novmeber on Android devices and Google TV.