YouTube Comes to Xbox

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YouTube formally announced its Xbox 360 app today. With the app, users can check out trending videos, browse categories, and of course search for videos. Here are some videos they shared to accompany the announcement:

I think it goes without saying that having YouTube on Xbox is going to be pretty big for driving video views on the console.

Nielsen says streaming video on game consoles is up over last year. The firm just put out results from an October survey on the topic. Here's a look at that:

Videos on consoles

“Streaming now represents a reported 14 percent of Xbox 360 time, 15 percent of PS3 time and 33 percent of Wii time. This growth is fueled by the availability of services like Netflix, Hulu, MLB Network and ESPN3,” it says.

How do you think the YouTube app will affect that on Xbox?

Here’s a particularly timely infographic about YouTube facts from

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