YouTube announced a new application that enables gamers to watch videos right on the Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console.
The YouTube app allows viewers explore the most popular trending videos, delve into a category to discover something new, get help with their gaming, or search for any video they want. The new app will be useful for gamers who rely on reviews, cheats, and walkthroughs on YouTube as part of their gaming experience.
Xbox has pioneered over-the-top technologies to get online programming on televisions, and since the launch of The Guild on the Xbox, has been an inspiration for cord-cutters worldwide.
IGN Entertainment released a video demo for the new YouTube app, thoroughly explaining its features. YouTube has divided their app into four different categories: my YouTube, Featured, Discover, and Search. Here’s a breakdown:
- my YouTube: See recommended videos, mark clips to watch later, view your own uploads, and access your playlists.
- Featured: Aggregated and promoted videos that are most popular and most liked and showcase YouTube trends
- Discover: Browse different video categories like Animation, Film & Entertainment, and Gaming.
- Search: A bit challenging, users must use their controllers (or motion control) to hunt and peck letters in the alphabet for the search bar—though plans are in the works for voice command search using Connect.