For those of us tired of using Twonky or some other workaround to beam YouTube to Roku, the company has announced, after 3 years of arguing, that they have worked out a solution and viewers will now be able to access YouTube via their set-top box. It applies to the latest generation of Roku 3 boxes only at the moment but older sets should have this facility in 2014.
Following a new software release, Glass owners will now be able to wink to capture an image, send and receive Hangout calls and upload their videos to YouTube. The wearable computer also gets a safety lock function, and, somewhat randomly, users can now ask Glass to confirm the calorie count of their food. These and other stories from the last few days in online video and cable.
The Day in Online Video News
Olympics to Stream Live on Yahoo via NBC Deal? Not Quite Variety
YouTube Channel Now Playing on Roku Variety
Al Jazeera’s AJ+ publishes first videos on YouTube GigaOm
The Day In VoD and Cable News
Amazon Studios to Shoot 2014 Originals in Ultra HD, Hoping to Sell 4K TVs Variety
The Day in Advertising, Marketing and Mobile News
Electrifying Video Salutes the Incredible, Otherworldly Genius of Ad People AdWeek
‘Anchorman 2′: Durango Sales Up Nearly 40% Thanks to Ron Burgundy Ads TheWrap
No One in Sioux Falls or Anywhere Else Knows What the Lawyer in This Ad Is Saying AdWeek
Mock Commercial for Beans Is Better Than Almost Any Real Commercial for Anything Adweek
Waitrose goes live on line with Heston Blumenthal Guardian
But Wait, There's More!
Skype brings picture in picture video calls to Android tablets Engadget
Video Boom Forces Verizon to Upgrade Network AllThingsD
Churches take to YouTube, Instagram to spread holiday gospel Reuters
Create Interactive 360° Panoramic Video With Ease Gismodo
Google Glass XE 12 update lets you wink to capture photos, adds new Hangouts and YouTube glassware Engadget
The latest online trend in South Korea: Livestreaming your dinner DailyDot
Katie Couric to earn $6 million a year as Global Anchor at Yahoo NYDailyNews