Google the owner of Youtube is all set to takeover boob tube.
Leanback is similar to Pandora and is like the video version Pandora. When we Click on a video, based on your choice, Leanback automatically shows another similar videos. The more videos we watch, the better Leanback “predicts” what we like. It’s like a customizable channel for us.
Leanback actually means a word used to describe television watching and console gaming. For example: When we’re on the computer, and as we lean forward over the keyboard and the mouse towards the monitor. Again Comparing this with TV, where we lean back, relaxed into the sofa cushions.
It is an uphill battle for YouTube. Firstly it has to get everyone stop thinking of three-minute keyboard cat videos and, instead, about programs with actual substance. YouTube recently invested $5 million for indie directors who would like to get their Kevin Smith on for the site.
Secondly, peering at a computer is not the ideal way to check out Leanback content. Earlier this year Google launched GoogleTV, which has to be successful for Leanback to really take off. It is said that Apple is revamping its Apple TV, internet content player Boxee is hitting the boob tube this November and more rivals are also jostling for Web-TV dominance. We easily could be getting our Web-enabled goodness somewhere else by this holiday.
We can give Leanback an early TV test now. An internet-connected Microsoft XBox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii can show YouTube through their respective Web browsers.
If one really wants to get nerdy, he should check out the upcoming Wii Leanback that allows us to control the feature via the Nintendo Wii-mote with only a Bluetooth connection. It must be kept in mind that the indie product isn’t sanctioned by Nintendo.