Let it be not be said that Google neglected the Google TV platform today at I/O. Though it wasn't mentioned during this morning's 3 hour-plus keynote, the company rolled out a new version of the YouTube app for TV during the presentation.
Specifically, the updated application brings a simplified UI, enhanced video playback controls, and support for paid channels. The video discovery and subscription tabs now show playlists with blown-up video thumbnails and bolded titles for easier browsing. When playing a video, it's easier to subscribe to the content creator's respective channel, +1 the video on Google Plus, and see related videos. And YouTube's recently unveiled paid channels are now supported natively.
The new YouTube for Google TV app should work with all existing Google TV devices, including set-top boxes by Logitech and Sony, and LG's television sets. It's available now, so if you own a Revue or NSZ-GS7, grab it on Google Play.