YouTube is to make a push into the living room with something called YouTube XL – a redesigned version of its site designed to look good on television screens.

TechCrunch reports that a lot of the elements have been stripped out to keep it uncluttered, and its core audience for now appears to be owners of games consoles like PS3 and the Wii, which have web browsers. Meanwhile, there’s a tie-in application called Gmote which, when downloaded to phones running Google’s Android OS, can be used as a remote control for the site.

With YouTube moving more into long-form programming, this could just be the start of the site’s push into living rooms. One intriguing aspect is that here in the UK at least, some TV providers are charging for on-demand access to music videos (for example, Virgin Media). Now, if you have a console, those services will be undercut…

Posted By: Thomas v/d Zouwe

Source: http://musically.com/blog/2009/06/03/youtube-xl-is-targeting-your-television/

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