YouTube has quietly rolled out a made-for-TV UI for their video portal called YouTube XL. Thankfully, users can access it directly from any web browser that supports Flash. After a quick run-through, I found that YouTube XL worked fairly well. The design is not the most attractive thing I’ve seen, but it works. In fact, I’ve heard that XL’s UI, with its large buttons, works surprisingly well on devices with a touchscreen interface. Another nice touch… YouTube XL offers a continuous play feature that will auto-play all videos related to a searched topic in sequential order. It will be interesting to see which CE manufactures end up taking advantage of this native interface for their devices.
Tags: YouTube, YouTube XL
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