From mid-June Apple will bring content from YouTube to big-screen TVs. According to a press release, Apple TV will wirelessly stream videos directly from YouTube and play them on users’ television sets. The content can be accessed using the Apple TV remote control.
“This is the first time users can easily browse, find and watch YouTube videos right from their living-room couch, and it’s really, really fun,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in the release. “YouTube is a worldwide sensation, and Apple TV is bringing it directly from the Internet onto the wide-screen TV in your living room.”
In the beginning only a selection of YouTube clips will be available. Apple said initially “thousands of the most current and popular YouTube videos” will be available on Apple TV. The full YouTube catalogue is to be available this fall. YouTube members will also be able to log in to their YouTube accounts on Apple TV to view and save their favorite videos.