Google has announced an update to its YouTube for iOS app that adds a new streaming feature similar to AirPlay.
Version 1.2.1 of the YouTube app now has a Send to TV feature, allowing users to control send content from a device to a smart TV that supports the protocol without any additional apps or software. The streaming feature also works with Microsoft’s Xbox console and Sony’s PlayStation 3, though that requires a manual pairing of the iOS device with the console.
Google had previously announced that the beaming feature would be integrated into more Smart TVs in the coming year. Announced partners include Bang & Olufsen, LG, Panasonic, and Sony.
In addition to the Send to TV feature, 1.2.1 brings the ability to record and upload video via YouTube capture. Improved streaming over Wi-Fi connections and “overall stability improvements” are also included.
The YouTube for iOS app is available FREE on the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]