Feeds

YouTube hits iPhone

Oh, and Apple TV too

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

YouTube is now available on Apple TV - but that's just a footnote. Apple also announced that it will include a specialized YouTube app with the iPhone when the long-awaited handheld device ships on 29 June.

Starting today, Apple TV users can download a free software update that allows them to “easily navigate through YouTube’s familiar video browsing categories or search for specific videos.” Those with YouTube memberships can log-in to their accounts through the app, much as they would at YouTube.com.

On 29 June, iPhone buyers will have similar access to YouTube though another Apple-designed app, wirelessly streaming videos onto the phone via Wi-Fi or AT&T’s EDGE network. AT&T, which recently acquired full ownership of Cingular through its acquisiton of BellSouth, is Apple’s exclusive wireless partner in the US.

“iPhone delivers the best YouTube mobile experience by far,” claimed Apple CEO Steve Jobs. “Now users can enjoy YouTube wherever they are - on their iPhone, on their Mac or on a widescreen TV in their living room with Apple TV.”

In May, Apple announced that YouTube had started encoding videos in H.264 format, a more-efficient video codec suited to mobile devices, sparking rumors that the site would provide videos for the iPhone. According to Apple, over 10,000 H.264 videos will be available from YouTube by the time the iPhone ships. Neither Apple nor YouTube responded to requests for comment. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills
BT and Co: Independence vote likely to mean 'increased costs'
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp
Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'
Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores from stricken retailer
887 jobs 'preserved' in the process, says administrator PwC
Bonking with Apple has POUNDED mobe operators' wallets
... into submission. Weve squeals, ditches payment plans
Drag queens: Oh, don't be so bitchy, Facebook! Let us use our stage names
Handbags at dawn over free content ad network's ID policy
Comcast exec: No, we haven't banned Tor. I use it. You're probably using it
Keep in mind if, say, your Onion browser craps out on Xfinity
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.