YouTube videos to play on Apple TV

Apple announced Wednesday that YouTube videos will make its television debut in June thanks to Apple TV devices.

Apple TV remote controls will let users peruse offerings of Internet video-sharing superstar YouTube and beam selections to the set-top boxes for viewing on televisions, according to Apple’s chief executive Steve Jobs.

"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," Jobs said in a release.

"YouTube is a worldwide sensation, and Apple TV is bringing it directly from the Internet onto the widescreen TV in your living room."

Thousands of current and popular YouTube videos will be available on Apple TV when the new feature launches in mid-June and YouTube will add more weekly, with its full catalog available by year’s end, Apple said.

YouTube members will be able to log-in to their accounts via Apple TV to view and save videos featured at the Google-owned company’s website, Apple said.

Apple TV devices plug into widescreen television sets or home theater systems and wirelessly connect to computers, accessing movies, music, pictures, podcasts and other downloaded entertainment content.

Apple also announced on Wednesday that it is offering a "built-to-order" Apple TV with a 160 gigabyte hard drive capable of storing as much as 200 hours of video, 36,000 songs, 25,000 pictures or combinations of the data.

The Cupertino, California-based company’s higher-capacity Apple TV is priced at 399 dollars, a hundred dollars more than the standard model that features a quarter of the storage space.

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YouTube videos to play on Apple TV