Receiving a rather notable update on Friday, the official client of video-sharing site YouTube was just updated with a new ‘Send to TV’ feature. The feature now allows both YouTube account holders and guests to have full control over their YouTube watching experience on their TV, Xbox or Sony PS3, right from within the app itself.
In order to use YouTube’s new “Send to TV” function, though, you’ll first need to get your hands on either; a Smart TV (2012/2011 models), Xbox 360, or Google TV.
While Google’s full, over-the-air ‘Send to TV’ YouTube watching experience doesn’t yet support the Apple TV, it is worth noting the fact that – (as most of you likely know) – there is already a built-in YouTube video player on Apple’s black box. It’s also worth noting that the official YouTube app itself can also send video to your Apple TV via Apple’s AirPlay API — so, in reality, the ‘Send to TV’ function isn’t really all that needed here.
In addition to being able to throw Google’s snazzy full YouTube experience to your TV, the update to the video client also includes improved streaming for people perhaps trying to access the service over over a slow Wi-Fi connection, and adds the ability to actually record and upload video via YouTube Capture.
The update also brings with it a number of stability improvements.