If you use the YouTube TV app to watch videos on your smart TV, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of navigating the platform with a remote or commenting using the on-screen keyboard. To alleviate this annoyance, YouTube has developed a solution that allows users to interact with a YouTube video on TV using their smartphones.
YouTube TV app new features:
YouTube has published an official blog post announcing the new functionality, which allows users to connect their Android and iOS devices to the YouTube TV app without having to switch apps. The YouTube app for smartphones will be synchronised with the YouTube TV app, allowing users to comment, subscribe, or like a video on the TV in real time using their smartphones.
Essentially, YouTube wants users to use the YouTube app for mobile devices as a control for the YouTube TV app, allowing you to perform actions on the platform that would otherwise be difficult to accomplish using the TV’s remote. To get a better understanding of how the function works, look at the GIF below.
According to YouTube, 80 percent of individuals who view YouTube videos on their TVs use a companion device, such as their smartphone, according to surveys and user reports. As a result, the Google-owned video streaming giant has added a new function that allows users to sync their YouTube mobile and TV apps in real time.
This is a really straightforward procedure. All you have to do is launch the YouTube TV and mobile app, then press the Connect option that appears automatically. Make sure both devices are signed in with the same YouTube account. If you pause the video on your smartphone, it will also pause on your TV as part of the setup.
In terms of availability, YouTube claims to have begun rolling out the new functionality to users as of today. To get the feature, make sure to update your YouTube app on your smartphone. Also, if the functionality is live for you, please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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