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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

YouTube Live on Apple TV Today

Apple PR:
Apple announced that YouTube is now live on Apple TV™. Users can download the free software update using Apple TV’s built-in software update feature, and then easily navigate through YouTube’s familiar video browsing categories or search for specific videos. YouTube members can also log-in to their YouTube accounts on Apple TV to view and save their favorite videos.

“iPhone delivers the best YouTube mobile experience by far,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Now users can enjoy YouTube wherever they are—on their iPhone, on their Mac or on a widescreen TV in their living room with Apple TV.”

To achieve higher video quality, YouTube has begun encoding their videos in the advanced H.264 format. Over 10,000 videos will be available on June 29, and YouTube will be adding more each week until their full catalog of videos is available in the H.264 format this fall.
This applies to the iPhone as well, but given that the Apple TV is here now, I thought it made sense to focus on what we actually have on hand.

And that said, this is good news. I'm a big fan of You Tube, what with being a human being and all, but the quality is just abysmal. I'm curious to see how things improve now that they're using H.264 though. Good stuff.

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