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YouTube Leanback: A Cool YouTube TV-Like Experience

I like to check out the YouTube labs from time-to-time, and I’ve recently been experimenting with YouTube Leanback.  YouTube Leanback  is kind-of like continuous auto-play of content YouTube thinks you like.  Simply navigate to it and start watching as Leanback plays video after video automatically.  Although you can simply sit back and let YouTube Leanback play what  you like (based on your YouTube Activity Sharing preferences), I like to do searches and have Leanback play continuous videos from my search results.  You can even use Activity Sharing to link to your FaceBook account. If you rented any videos through YouTube, you can view those, too.

I think it would be great at parties, meetups, and other group get-togethers where specific types of content can run in the background, especially if you have a home theatre PC .  To get more specific content, Just tap your keyboard up -arrow to get the search and channel links.  Search for a genre of music, a specific music artist, your favorite YouTube personality, or a great online tutor.  To get exact results, simply enclose your search keywords in double quotations.  The channel categories are interesting, too, and include things like Music, Comedy, and Entertainment & Film.  Navigate through your search results using your keyboard arrow keys and enjoy the show.   Too bad it doesn’t work on the iPad, though.

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