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YouTube XL: YouTube launches TV sized video browser

YouTube XL
Just a few days after online video site Hulu launched a desktop application that makes it easy to find and view web videos on a television set, YouTube has followed suit. Kind of. What YouTube launched today is a speical version of its web site designed to look good and be easy to navigate on any TV hooked up to a computer with a web browser.

YouTube XL
is essentially a front end for the main YouTube web site. You can watch most (but not all) of the videos found on YouTube using YouTube XL. And since it should work on any device with a web browser, you should be able to use YouTube XL with video game consoles that have web browsers, like the Nintendo Wii.

CNET reports you can't watch premium TV shows or movies on YouTube XL yet because Google is still working out licensing rights for that content.

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