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YouTube app on Google TV gets discovery focused update

Google is releasing an updated version of its YouTube app for Google TV, which the company says will make it easier for viewers to find videos and channels to watch on their big-screen TVs, the British Guardian reported.

The app is available on Google’s Android Market store, and according to Google’s blog post on 12 February, the update was due to roll out at some point during the next few days. 

“First you’ll notice the app works faster with smoother navigation for a better experience,” explained product manager Jurek Foryciarz.

“Next, we’ve added a new feature called Discover, which lets you browse YouTube channels by categories. Whether you’re looking for hilarious comedy, delectable cooking content, or the latest news, you can find great channels for any of your interests.”

The Discover feature is likely to be an important factor in making YouTube a better service for people leaning back on their sofas, as opposed to leaning forward over a desktop or laptop computer.