YouTube coming to Apple TV

DIYers might have been doing it for some time, but Apple has today announced support for Google's YouTube via its Apple TV product at the All Things Digital conference in California.

From the middle of next month, Apple will enable its Apple TV device to wirelessly stream videos directly from YouTube and play them on a user’s widescreen TV.

“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.

Apple has said that it will allow users to view selected videos until the full YouTube catalogue is available this Autumn.

YouTube members can also log-in to their YouTube accounts on Apple TV to view and save their favourite videos.

The company also announced that it is launching a larger 160Gb hard drive model, four times that currently available capable of storing up to 200 hours of video, 36,000 songs, 25,000 photos or a combination of each.

The new device will cost £269 in the UK and $399 in the US. The YouTube feature for Apple TV will be available as a free software update in mid-June.