YouTube app for Google TV today, got a round of updates that bring even more entertainment to your TV. The new YouTube is automatically available now, and you can always download it from the Google Play Store.
In additon, Google revealed that YouTube is now seeing an hour of video coming to YouTube every second.
Google says that the video will now start playing at the best available resolution based on your connection. If you need to share some bandwidth love with other devices on your network, YouTube will automatically switch to a lower resolution to keep your video playing smoothly, rather than rebuffering. In other words, play on, player.
Adding Recommendations in My YouTube can introduce you to the ever-expanding creativity of YouTube creators. On the topic of playlists, all of your private playlists are now featured as a grid of videos so you can quickly find any video in your Watch Later or Favorites.
Google also added a “Channel Search” to help you quickly find the channel you’re looking for. Find one you like? Subscribe and the channel will be available and constantly updated in the My YouTube tab.
Finally, you can now +1 the video the same way you can on YouTube, and it will appear in your Google+ profile.
Finally, while on YouTube —
Google Australia announced the launch of movies on Google Play (play.google.com/movies) and a brand new Movies page on YouTube for Australia (youtube.com.au/movies), where you can rent thousands of films from both Hollywood and local Aussie studios.
“On the web, you can rent and watch movies from Google Play and on YouTube. And, on Android phones and tablets, you can rent films from the Google Play store app and start watching them instantly on the Google Play Movies app. Movies can also be downloaded to the device so they’re available for viewing during the rental period without an internet connection. And if you are signed in using your Google Account, you can watch the same movies across both Google Play and YouTube,” posted Felicity Mcvay, Manager, Content Partnerships.
Movies are available at competitive pricing, with new releases available at $5.99 for standard definition and $6.99 for high definition and library titles at $3.99 for standard definition and $4.99 for high definition.
For most movies, viewers will have 30 days to begin watching their rental, and, once started, 48 hours to finish.