YouTube hooks up with Apple TV

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Apple has announced that YouTube will be compatible with Apple TV, starting from mid-June.

That means you can stream videos to your living room with your Apple TV box, playing them back on your widescreen TV, browsing the YouTube site with an Apple Remote, as well as accessing your account. But all the videos? Look closely and you’ll realise it isn’t. Apple claims thousands will be available at launch – but the full catalogue isn’t available until autumn.

“This is the first time users can easily browse, find and watch YouTube videos right from their living room couch, and it’s really, really fun,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “YouTube is a worldwide sensation, and Apple TV is bringing it directly from the Internet onto the widescreen TV in your living room.”

Apple has also announced it is offering a build-to-order option machine with a 160GB hard drive, which can store up to 200 hours of video, 36,000 songs, 25,000 photos or a combination of each. You can buy Apple TV for £199, with the 160GB model arriving on 1st June for £269.

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Dave Walker