YouTube Android App Update Now Pairs Devices on the Same WiFi; Android 4.2 SDK

Playing YouTube videos from a mobile phone or a tablet on Google TV become much easier with the latest YouTube app update for Android and Google TV, that" automatically pairs mobile devices on the same WiFi.""Just find a video on your YouTube app for Android -- like the latest video from GoPro or H+ The […]

Playing YouTube videos from a mobile phone or a tablet on Google TV become much easier with the latest YouTube app update for Android and Google TV, that" automatically pairs mobile devices on the same WiFi."

"Just find a video on your YouTube app for Android -- like the latest video from GoPro or H+ The Digital Series -- click the TV icon that appears, and the video will play instantly on your Google TV," informs Google.

Like a remote control, you can pause, scroll or skip to the next video with your mobile device as it plays on your TV.

If the devices are connected in the cloud, "you can also do things like find the next video to watch from your tablet or browse around the web on your phone, all while the video plays on TV. You can even connect multiple devices to the TV to have your friends add to the playlist," Google added.

Grab YouTube app for Android Google Play.

YouTube Andorid app Update now pairs mobile devices on the same WiFi

Also, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) SDK is now available for download and include the following:

Google says, "Renderscript computation now directly run in the GPU on the Nexus 10, a first for any mobile computation platform."

In addition, users can now place interactive lock screen widgets directly on their device lock screens, for instant access to favorite apps and content. "With just a small update, you can adapt any app widget to run on the lock screen. Daydream is an interactive screensaver mode that users can encounter when their devices are charging or docked in a desk dock. You can create interactive daydreams that users display in this mode, and they can include any type of content," informs Google.

Android 4.2 introduces platform support for external displays that goes beyond mirroring. "Your apps can now target unique content to any number of displays attached to an Android device."

Also, Jelly Bean SDK includes native RTL support, including layout mirroring. With native RTL support, "you can deliver the same great app experience to all of your users with minimal extra work," google added.

Android 4.2 also includes a variety of font and character optimizations for Korean, Japanese, Indic, Thai, Arabic and Hebrew writing systems.

To get started, download the Android 4.2 Platform from the Android SDK Manager.

Finally, Google also announced upcoming HTTPS certificate changes in YouTube API stating,"If you're a developer who uses the YouTube API, and if you make your requests to the API using HTTPS, sometime in early 2013, we'll be changing the certificates used for establishing secure HTTPS connections to all of our servers, in what we anticipate will be a backwards-compatible manner," Google stated.

To confirm compatability, "you can make test API requests to stage.gdata.youtube.com and uploads.stage.gdata.youtube.com using version 1, 2, or 2.1 of the Data API, as described in this blog post about our staging environment," Google added.

"If you're using HTTP instead of HTTPS to access the YouTube Data API then you also won't be affected by the new security certificates--but you really should start using HTTPS!"

The new certificates are already in place on those servers. Be sure that you're using https:// as the protocol.