Last month, Google announced dedicated YouTube TV apps for its cord-cutting streaming solution. Having launched first on Android TV and Xbox, the client is now available on 2016 and 2017 LG and Samsung televisions.
YouTube TV can now be controlled with a traditional television remote or game controller, while the client adopts a dark background for a “cinematic look.” The app is designed for the big screen with an optimized Live Guide feature and background playback that allows listing browsing without needing to pause.
On LG models, user are instructed to navigate to the LG Content Store, search for YouTube TV, and then download the app. Meanwhile, Samsung TV owners, after upgrading to the latest firmware, can get the client by navigating to Home, Apps, and finding YouTube TV. From there, they can save it to their homecreen for easy access.
At the moment, both apps do not support signing up for the service from a smart TV. Users are directed to join from the app on Android, iOS, or the web if they live in a supported market.
The app is still scheduled to launch on 2014 and 2015 models from both manufacturers, as well as Sony’s Linux TVs, and the Apple TV streaming box.