A new update to the YouTube mobile app for iPhone and iPad has brought the functionality of pairing to the video service. Allowing users to send Youtube video straight to a compatible smart TV set r connected device.
The update which adds the ‘Send to TV’ feature, has been available to android users for several months, and lets users pair their iPhone or iPad with connected hardware including Google TV sets, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 consoles. Compatibility is also coming this year to hardware from LG, Bang & Olufsen, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Vizio, Toshiba, Western Digital and others.
The app which can be downloaded from the app store also has a few other improvements such as improved performance over Wi-Fi, and being able to use your Apple mobile devices as a TV remote control.
The app also includes the YouTube Connect function, which allows you to record and upload YouTube videos from your iOS device.
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