Apple CEO Steve Jobs used his appearance at last night's D: All Things Digital event to announce a new future feature for the Apple TV - access to YouTube videos.
Beginning in mid-June, the Apple TV will wirelessly stream videos directly from YouTube and play them on a user’s widescreen TV. Users will be able to navigate the site using their Apple Remote.
“This is the first time users can easily browse, find and watch YouTube videos right from their living room couch, and it’s really, really fun,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “YouTube is a worldwide sensation, and Apple TV is bringing it directly from the internet onto the widescreen TV in your living room.”
Thousands of the most current and popular YouTube videos will be available on Apple TV at launch in mid-June, with YouTube adding thousands more each week until the full YouTube catalogue is available this autumn.
Users will be able to search for specific videos or navigate through YouTube's existing categories. They will also be able to log-in to their YouTube accounts to save and subscribe to video streams.