YouTube goes big and goes little

July 8, 2010: 12:02 AM ET

YouTube released a new full featured version of its website for mobile devices and at the same time previews GoogleTV's YouTube Leanback.

Today, Google announced a full featured 'web app' that gives YouTube users most of the features you get in a standalone app that you see on Android and the iPhone.  The new version runs in a browser and can be updated easily by Google (GOOG) on the server side.  To entice people away from their current YouTube app, Google is enabling HD content to stream through to the web app.

Go there on your HTML5-compliant mobile browser:  Here's Google's video:

Seperately,  Google announced the GoogleTV version of YouTube, called 'Leanback' which hooks into your Facebook friend circle and allows you to watch YouTubes in HD streams in a manner more suited to large screen TVs. beta is up now.  Videos below:

This is today's YouTube Leanback:

Here is YouTube Leanback from the Google I/O conference:

Posted in: , , ,
Join the Conversation
About This Author
Seth Weintraub
Seth Weintraub

Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

Email Seth
Current Issue
  • Give the gift of Fortune
  • Get the Fortune app
  • Subscribe
Powered by VIP.