Google releases Android YouTube Remote app, to control YouTube playback on your PC/TV


f you have a Home Theatre PC, a Google TV, or just a big monitor and a nearby couch, you may be interested to hear that watching YouTube on a big-screen device just got a little easier, with Google releasing their “YouTube Remote” app to the US Android Market today.

So, what does it do? Well, like the name implies, it allows you to control the playback of any YouTube videos your watching in the LeanBack interface with your Android (2.1+) device.

How does it do this magic? Easy! It’s all linked to your Google account, so make sure you’re logged into your Google account on both the big-screen device (eg your TV + HTPC), and your little-screen (ie Android) device.

Then — on your big-screen — navigate to http://www.youtube.com/leanback, open up the YouTube Remote app on your phone/tablet, and let the controlling begin.

via Google releases Android YouTube Remote app, to control YouTube playback on your PC/TV.

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