Google has just updated its YouTube app for Android. And it is likely an update that many of its users will love. That’s because the latest version of YouTube for Android now allows users to automatically pair their Android devices and Google TV on the same Wi-Fi network. In order to use the new feature, simply choose the video that you want to view on the YouTube app and click on the TV icon that will appear. Clicking the icon lets the video play instantly on your Google TV. Users can also pause, scroll, and skip videos on the app and even connect multiple devices to the TV.
Today’s update also brings a new user interface on devices running Froyo and Gingerbread and a new “Watch” experience. The update also includes more channels to pick on the Channel Store. “What if you could send YouTube videos from your phone to your TV with a click of a button? It’s an idea we’ve been working on since 2010, and today we’re taking the next step,” said Timbo Drayson, Product Manager of YouTube. “We’re making it even easier to play videos from your phone or tablet on your TV, with a YouTube app update for Android and Google TV that automatically pairs your devices on the same WiFi.”