Why your TV is the new app battleground

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YouTube Remote: Control YouTube on your TV from your (Android) phone

YouTube just got more couch-friendly. Google today announced YouTube Remote, an Android application (available for free from the Android Market) that will let you send YouTube videos from your smartphone to Google TV devices and computers.