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Published on March 5th, 2013 | by Staff Writer


Enjoy YouTube on TV

Now, TV viewers can enjoy the same YouTube experience through their television sets – no need to use the computer anymore. Virgin Media started the bold move in adding a YouTube channel in their TV guide. Through it, subscribers will be able to watch all video clips uploaded on YouTube and enjoy it in their wide-screen, HD television sets. That’s a whole new way of enjoying YouTube indeed.

With this move from Virgin Media, YouTube became the first app included in television guides. Subscribers can start trying it on February 21. For now, only TiVo customers will be able to access the YouTube clips. Furthermore, Virgin Media also integrated clips from YouTube to the browse and search options for TiVo shows. It can also be added to the subscriber’s list of preferred shows.

Home viewers can access the free application by scrolling down the channels list. Select channel 198 and they’ll be able to see YouTube videos right off their television screens. This is indeed the first of its kind in broadband to television technology. And after it has been done, TV viewers can begin to expect of even more to come.

Virgin Media Director Peter Chapman is proud of this offering and indicated that all of it is fully in line with the way Virgin Media wants to transform how every individual watches television. The YouTube channel they’re offering becomes yet another exciting entertainment source for their subscribers. Virgin Media has previously set the standards for On Demand TV, linear broadcasts, and now, online content.

With the addition of the YouTube channel, subscribers have even more choices as to what they can watch on their TV through Virgin Media’s platform. Indeed, today’s television is no longer of the norm. There are lots of exciting new improvements to it. And there will be a whole lot more of it to come in the future.

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2 Responses to Enjoy YouTube on TV

  1. James says:

    If we can watch YouTube like a regular TV channel, I wonder if it’ll be subjected to FCC regulations. Lots of material on YouTube is great, but a lot of it violates copyright and isn’t quality. Could be begging for trouble.

  2. Zach says:

    This is very cool! I’d like to see YouTube officially available on Roku, streaming Internet.

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