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YouTube launches large screen viewing featured Leanback

07-08-2010 09:48 BJT

BEIJING, July 8 (Xinhuanet) -- YouTube is beginning to provide users with a new upgrade called "Leanback", offering large screen viewing feature, according to AFP on Thursday.

The new product aims to let users to watch longer time videos and to let them experience the feeling of watching TV on the Internet.

Chad Hurley (L) and Steve Chen, co-founders of YouTube, pose in Paris June 19, 2007. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)
Chad Hurley (L) and Steve Chen, co-founders of YouTube, pose in Paris 
June 19, 2007. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

YouTube's post said that users could watch their videos in their own interest and in quality of higher definition, and the videos could be on the screen as long as the users switch off the computer.

"There is no need to click, search, or browse," YouTube said in a blog post, "Watching YouTube becomes as easy as watching TV."

The new feature provides users with video that can play immediately as the users log on to the homepage of the website, and the video are based upon the users' preferences.

Leanback gets its name from Youtube's blog post that "(it) is all about letting you sit back". It is designed to integrate with the future Google TV.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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