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YouTube launches Shorts on TV screens

Viewers will now be able to watch short videos (60 seconds or less) on smart television models, game consoles, and streaming devices made in 2019 or later

YouTube has announced that its bite-size video feature - Shorts will now be available on TV screens as well.

With this, viewers can watch Shorts on their smart TV, gaming consoles and streaming devices that were made in 2019 or later.

The viewers will be able to play these videos from the new Shorts shelf on the homepage of the YouTube app. 

“Today, we’re expanding viewing access to Shorts to our fastest growing surface: the TV screen. While this may seem like a natural next step, an incredible amount of thought and care has gone into bringing this vertical, mobile-first experience to the big screen,” said Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer at YouTube and SVP, Google. 

Viewers will also be able to leave likes and dislikes on videos. They will also be able to subscribe to YouTube channels of creators who make those shorts. “Our research told us that there would be unique perks of watching Shorts on the big screen. They're easier to watch with others, and the larger screen makes it a more comfortable viewing experience,” said the company. 

“As YouTube continues to make it easier to interact on TV, the richness of the Shorts experience will only grow. Bringing Shorts to TV is a great bridge to bring two of our most important experiences together to benefit both creators and viewers,” the company further said.

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