| Friday May 27th 2016

YouTube Will Soon Block Access From Set-Top Devices

Youtube pulldown noticeIt won’t affect your PS3, Wii, TiVo, or other licensed YouTube partners, but Google’s streaming video service will start blocking API access to TV-connected devices as of Dec. 2. The COO of set-top box maker Popcorn Hour writes that the firm tried to negotiate with YouTube to retain the service, but YouTube/Google seems to be standing firm… just as the site starts to transition to 1080p video. TV-oriented apps will certainly find work-arounds; Boxee, for example, uses a Mozilla-based browser to stream otherwise blocked Hulu videos—but it’s not a promising vision of the media center landscape.


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One Response to “YouTube Will Soon Block Access From Set-Top Devices”

  1. Selle says:

    Once again the 50 inch lg tv is one of the hottest gifts this Christmas, they’re selling out fast. I found mine at http://www.amazon.com/

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