Nov 9th, 2010

One of the cooler features of Google TV with the Logitech Revue is the ability to share YouTube content from your phone to your TV and control what you are watching from your handset using their Harmony Remote app. In similar fashion, the YouTube Remote app does much the same, though in a much more limited scope.


When you begin watching a video on your phone and are near a device (computer or TV) linked to your Google/YouTube account, the service will automatically send the video to the bigger screen and pick up where you left off. If you don’t want this process to be set to auto-pilot you can always disable the setting.

Where the YouTube remote falls short compared to the Harmony Remote is that it is limited to controlling YouTube Leanback alone. If you find yourself watching a lot of content via the new living room friendly version of YouTube (which in itself isn’t exactly catching on like wildfire), then this app might have some use for you with Google TV. But if you have the Logitech box, I don’t see any reason why you might prefer this app over their own remote. YouTube Remote is up in the market now, check it out at the QR below.

[via TechCrunch]