In a post to the official GoogleTV blog earlier today, Product Manager Jurek Foryciarz revealed that Youtube for GoogleTV is set to receive an update "in the next few days," bringing some "big improvements" to the app.

First off, Google touts smoother navigation, and a new feature called "discover," which allows users to find YouTube channels by categories, which range from comedy, to cooking, to news, and more.


Next up, you can expect the YouTube app to feature channel pages, meaning users can navigate an individual channel's playlists, videos, and subscribe to said channel quickly and easily.

On the topic of channel interaction, users will also be able to see related videos and videos from the same user, just by clicking the up or down arrows on their remote.

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Bringing GoogleTV's YouTube experience even closer to the actual website's functionality, the new update will allow users to navigate to a "find info" screen, where they can "thumbs up" a video, add it to a playlist, or leave a comment.


There's no word on exactly when the update will be ready, but users shouldn't have too much longer to wait. To read more about the new features, check out the original post over at the official GoogleTV blog.

Liam Spradlin
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  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Not bad, but I hope this is not the only update the GTV team is throwing our way. I personally never use the YouTube app on my Revues.

  • http://www.teamrou.com Phil Oakley

    This surely isn't the big announcement that the Google TV facebook page wasn't talking about earlier today?

  • Alex

    The YouTube app loads so much on gtv on Sony Mann I have 18 mb internet from a router 10 ft away and it seem to have trouble.... hope this helps