Apple TV And YouTube

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This is pretty big. Apple TV will be gaining YouTube functionality this June; something I mentioned could happen back at Macworld in January. So, it didn’t happen then, but it’s happening now. Steve Jobs apparently said that the Apple TV is a hobby. I really don’t think so if they’re making YouTube re-encode all their videos into a nice h.264 streaming codec for use only, for now at least, on the Apple TV. To me, this is very intriguing, and pushes the device further into the radar of the consumer electronics market. Now all we need is movies available internationally and a rental service.

Oh, and I also made this prediction in January:

I’m thinking we’ll see HD content on iTunes one month after Apple TV starts shipping (in February) at the very latest. Well, there’s another prediction that’ll die I bet. :p

Yeah, it died. I even had the one month delay to work with and HD content never materialized. Of course, it will happen eventually.


Written by Kumaran Vijayan

May 30, 2007 at 9:07 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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