Saturday, November 13, 2010
To make it work, all you have to do is sign into Leanback and the Remote app using the same Google Account, then from the app hit Menu, Connect. That's it! The app then displays playback controls which control playback on the computer screen, in as close to real-time as possible. The phone's volume buttons even control playback volume. You can search for videos, and create a queue of videos that will play back to back.
The app works also works when using YouTube Leanback from a Google TV. For people with standard desktops or laptops, the app is more of a novelty than a real benefit. But for those with Google TV devices, or who use a home theater PC in their living room, the app could be extremely helpful.
The app is available now and works with Android 2.1 or higher. To download it, search the Market for YouTube Remote, tap here from your phone, or scan this QR Code.