Apple announced last month that it would bring YouTube
content to its Apple TV. Today is the big day and all Apple TV users can
download a software update to enable YouTube functionality.
Users can browse for video content as well as login to their
personal YouTube accounts to view and save their favorite videos.
In addition, Apple announced that its upcoming iPhone
will also feature YouTube support when it launches on June 29. iPhone users
will be able to browse YouTube content through EDGE networks or through the
built-in WiFi connection. The iPhone will also be able to take advantage of
H.264-encoded videos -- over 10,000 videos encoded in H.264 will be available
for viewing on June 29.
"iPhone delivers the best YouTube mobile experience by
far," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs. "Now users can enjoy YouTube
wherever they are -- on their iPhone, on their Mac or on a widescreen TV in
their living room with Apple TV."
Apple recently announced that its iPhone would ship with a
new 3.5" screen comprised
of "optical-quality glass" and a higher-capacity battery. The
iPhone will be priced at $499 for the 4GB model and $599 for the 8GB model --
both prices include a 2-year contract with AT&T Wireless.