YouTube TV app now connects to YouTube app on phone

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YouTube reveals an intriguing new feature that could come in very handy for people who have the YouTube app installed on their TV.

YouTube reveals an intriguing new feature that could come in very handy for people who have the YouTube app installed on their TV.

According to GSM Arena, previously using your phone to control this app required going through the casting process, which was tedious. Also, even though it worked when you found a video on your phone and wanted to watch it on the TV unless you were streaming it, you couldn’t automatically get details of the video playing on the TV on your phone.

The new feature, available from today, lets you easily connect the YouTube app on your TV to the YouTube app on your iPhone or Android phone, eliminating the need for streaming. It’s also fully synced, which means you’ll always get information about the video currently playing on your TV in the YouTube app on your phone.

Here is how it works, open the YouTube app on your phone after starting the YouTube app on the TV. By the way, they both need to be logged into the same account. You’ll notice that an automatic prompt appears when you open the phone app, and all you have to do now is tap Connect. Once done, the two apps will be linked and will always be in sync.

You can use your phone’s keyboard to search for things to show on TV, you can comment on a video you’re currently watching on TV, or you can check the description of a movie you’re watching on TV on your phone.

It may take some time to roll out, as with anything Google. It’s unclear if this will be a server-side rollout or if you’ll need to update the YouTube app on your phone, but you should have this new feature soon. And YouTube is already working on additional projects involving interactivity in the living room.

It’s experimenting with different designs for the video watch page, for example, “to help integrate more unique YouTube features – such as browsing and purchasing products featured in videos”, as shown in the image above .

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