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Google Smoothes Out, Adds to YouTube TV App

Google Smoothes Out, Adds to YouTube TV App | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
Google updated its YouTube app for Google TV with smoother navigation and several new features. New channel pages allow users to navigate through playlists and videos on any channel and subscribe with one click. Users can also see related videos and other videos by the same users by pressing up and down keys on their remote control. You can also interact with the video by voting it up, commenting on it or adding it to your playlist.

 

A new feature called Discover allows users to browse YouTube channels by categories such as news, gaming, animation, comedy, and celebrities and gossip, among others. Google says that the new version of the app is faster than before and provides a better overall experience. Users can update their app to the latest version through the Android Market.

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How Google+ Hangouts Are Transforming TV Broadcasting - SocialTimes.com

How Google+ Hangouts Are Transforming TV Broadcasting - SocialTimes.com | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
Google+ recently added video conferencing capabilities to its platform. Like Skype, you may have used Google+ hangouts to talk to your friends face-to-face for free using your computer. But have you used it to watch your local news?

 

Google has started rolling out Google+ hangouts On Air to public figures, celebrities and users with large number of followers. Whereas the original Hangouts were limited to groups of ten, with one host and nine participants, the new version allows everyone beyond the participating group to watch the hangout as a YouTube live stream. The host can broadcast the session to specific Google+ Circles or to the public on Google+.

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