YouTube Leanback: Will it make your TV?

With the ever increasing number of people accessing YouTube, it has decided to expand its already popular service. Presently, users can look at this site on their mobile devices, but it is now hoped that it can now reach our living rooms via the television. It has launched the new beta version of YouTube known as Leanback.

According to Ben Parr at Mashable, Leanback was revealed back in May at the Google I/O conference. Users can expect a new and simple experience designed for TV screens, mainly for ones equipped with Google TV. Following on from the product being demonstrated at this conference, it appears that all actions come in the form of four buttons, up, down, left and right. With the down button accessing a navigation menu, users can then browse a collection of videos containing entertainment or music, and there is a function to open up a “quick search”.

YouTube are hoping that consumers will embrace this new experience, unfortunately as with all new ideas, there are positive and negative opinions. Presently, YouTube is made up of video clips lasting 2 to 5 minutes long. People can switch on the television to watch their favourite programmes which at times can last up to an hour. Therefore, will consumers be entertained with 15-20 different videos with individual content?

What do you think about YouTube Leanback, is it a new feature you will be interested to use? To read more about this check out Mashable

  • Steven Smith

    Hey! this new Google TV concept is kinda very mind blowing how does someone gets an account to test it does somebody here knows? thanks! will apreciate an answer.