First of all, this is not a new application. YouTube Remote app is an official Android app by Google and it has been there for sometime now. It is one of the better apps for Android made by Google but not many Android users, especially newbies, know about it. Here's everything you need to know about YouTube Remote Android application.
YouTube Remote for Android
With YouTube Remote, you can use your Android phone or tablet as a remote control for YouTube videos on your desktop computer or Internet TV. YouTube Remote app is platform agnostic and you can use it to watch and browse YouTube videos in Windows, Mac or Linux.
Using Your Android Phone as a Remote for Watching YouTube in Your PC
- Login to YouTube Leanback from you PC first of all.
- Once you are logged in, browse to My YouTube - Pair. Try browsing with your keyboard arrow keys instead of mouse clicks which seems more ideal for YouTube Leanback.
- Initiate pairing and the following screen would pop up.
- Those numbers and QR Code will be different for you(obviously).
- Rest is pretty much self explanatory. Simply launch the YouTube Remote app in your Android and Pair it with your PC/Laptop(running Ubuntu 11.10 in my case).
- YouTube Remote adds up as a good YouTube video client for your mobile as well.
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