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June 2, 2009

YouTube for Large Screens

YouTube's special interface for large screens, available at youtube.com/xl, has been updated to include bigger buttons and navigation controls. Now you don't have to worry about picking the next video to play: YouTube automatically plays all the videos from a list.

"Last January we introduced a video website especially for people who wanted to access YouTube videos through their Sony PS3 and Nintendo Wii game consoles. You could say we've now "expanded" on that. Just as there's a YouTube browser for mobile devices, the new YouTube XL is optimized for watching YouTube videos on any large screen," mentions the YouTube blog.


The XL interface is less cluttered, easier to use, but it lacks some of the features that are available in the standard version of YouTube: rating videos, posting comments.

In other related news, YouTube's player no longer displays the navigation controls in the full-screen mode when you don't move your mouse.

7 comments:

  1. When I saw the screenshot I was hoping it was going to be similar to the old Stage6

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  2. couldn't figure out to watch in HD. nor could i browse any of the shows and movies that they put up. seems funny since it's designed for big screens.

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  3. I'm rather disappointed.
    For one, after I logged in, I could not access my quicklist/queue created from my PC.
    Second, the keyboard control with cursor keys is quite unpredictable. It jumps between the left and right controls when you press UP or DOWN.
    Finally, the UI design is rather ugly.

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  4. Hmm, yep we need a switch where we can choice the videoquality.. is it coming?

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  5. The 'new' interface looks rather outdated. I wish they did some revamping work to make it look a bit better.

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  6. Hmm, yep we need a switch where we can choice the videoquality.. is it coming?

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  7. Yes, the keyboard control with cursor keys is quite unpredictable. It jumps between the left and right controls when you press UP or DOWN.

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