YouTube Shorts reportedly arriving soon on smart TVs

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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YouTube Shorts, the short-form vertical video sharing platform from YouTube, is reportedly coming to the smart TV platform called YouTube TV.

YouTube Shorts was previously accessible to mobile phones, desktops, as well as tablets, and now the company is bringing it to Smart TVs.

The reports have stated that the company is looking to update YouTube TV with a new feature called Mosaic Mode. It is expected to “allow subscribers to watch up to four live feeds at the same time by dividing the TV screen into quadrants.”

Additionally, users will also be able to browse playlists and albums on YouTube Music and add them to their library directly from the smart TV screen, as per the report.

YouTube Shorts has reached 30 billion daily views and is growing exponentially. YouTube TV was previously updated with 5.1 surround sound support on Android TV, Google TV, and Roku devices in June, while the iOS app was previously updated with picture-in-picture support.

According to the report, employees at YouTube shared these upcoming features at an internal partner event with hardware manufacturers a month ago. They are expected to roll out in the coming months, but Google is yet to officially announce details of these features.

In April, YouTube announced that it is bringing its short-video format section to desktops and tablets. YouTube added that a new Shorts tab will appear across the web and tablets as the feature goes live.

Earlier this year, YouTube also rolled out support for picture-in-picture mode for its YouTube TV app on iOS.

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