Google has updated the YouTube app for iOS with its ‘send to TV’ functionality. This enables the app to send video out on an automatic connectionto TVs that support the open protocol. This update also allows you to send YouTube videos to Xbox and PS3 consoles, but they have to be manually paired. YouTube for iOS also gets support for image recording and uploads by integrating with the YouTube Capture app. There are also improvements for streaming video over slow WiFi connections, something I’ve noticed issues with over the past couple of version. The YouTube app for Android got the Send to TV feature back in November, allowing it to send video to Google TVs. That was then expanded with partnerships with Smart TV makers, allowing Android devices to send to any device that had integrated the function.
YouTube iOS App Gets AirPlay-like ‘Beaming’ Feature
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).