Here is How to Turn Your Android Smartphone Into a YouTube Remote

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  • 13 Apr 2013
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  • Google has a number of very good implementations working for their apps, be it on the mobile platform or in Google Chrome for PC. The Android smartphones have become not only genuine standalone notebook replacements, but also a bridge between the complete desktop PC at home and the mobile counterparts.

    YouTube TV and Leanback are to features in regards to the streaming service that seem to go very well together. I honestly haven’t had the chance to test them so far but I recently discovered the advantages these features offer and I must say I’m impressed. It is my opinion that Google should choose to advertise this type of implementations even more, as I am sure not the only one to barely discover this means of enjoying YouTube.

    Assuming you have an Android device (may work on other platforms), what you must do is open any video in YouTube, right click on it and select Pop Out. A new window will appear in a YouTube TV format and with a bunch of symbols on the left side. If the video is playing, hit “g” and than press the settings icon up top. Here you will get the option to pare your device.

    Once you select to pare a device, a QR Code and also a paring code will be provided. You can either scan the QR or head to and type the code. That is it. You can now control YouTube from your Android device. The function is called Leanback and it works very good. Give it a try.

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