YouTube Leanback: Hands-on Review

We ran a story yesterday telling you about YouTube Leanback, Michael Muchmore at has written a review of the service. As you head over to the Leanback site users are not bombarded with different choices like “popular”, and “featured”, but instead are given videos based on their preferences.

At the moment Leanback is only a beta, but the reviewer says there is no indication of such. As soon as the site loads you are met with full-window video in HD that starts playing instantly. Using the arrow keys the device can be instantly controlled with VCR type features. The clips length and how far the playback is currently are shown.

The reviewer goes on to mention on how easy it is to use Leanback, but mentioned the need for a volume control, as videos vary with the level of sound, and users will have to adjust this on their own system controls. A wireless keyboard would also be a good idea so you can use the service when just relaxing on the sofa.

To read the full review click here.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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