YouTube on iOS updated, gets new features like send to TV and YouTube capture

Google today announced an update for its YouTube app on iOS. The latest version (1.2.1) brings in a host of new features like send to TV and YouTube capture among others.

The send to TV feature that was already available on Android devices, allows a user to stream any video from your phone or tablet directly to your TV with built-in software support. What this means is that you do not need to have YouTube on your TV but just the software support, and the app on your iPhone, iTouch and iPad will use Wi-Fi to stream content onto a bigger screen. TVs that support this software are certain models from LG, Panasonic, Sony, Philips, Samsung and Sharp among others. The update also allows you to send YouTube videos to Xbox and PS3 consoles, but they have to be manually paired.

YouTube capture is a feature that lets a user capture a video from the TV and upload it onto YouTube. YouTube has also improved streaming of videos on slow connections, which will mean less buffering for many of us in India who do not have high-speed net connection.

You can download the latest version of YouTube from the App Store.