YouTube Leanback is one of those things that just flew right past me. I heard about it today and checked it out. I am still not really sure
- a) if I like it
- b) what it is good for
- c) how I would use it
It seems too interactive to be useful from the standpoint of watching on your family television. I mean, I know my attention span can be low at time, but when I kick back in front of the big screen, I plan to not move, not flip channels, not make a lot of choices. That is something I do before I sit down.
I can see it working from the desktop if you are exclusively planning to sit and watch YouTube content – but come on – who does that? Teenagers? If I spend any time on YouTube it is while doing other things and I need my screen for that.
Will I try it? Sure, I will give it a few test runs. Will it be added to my habits? Not likely.
You tell me – do you use it? How do you use it? Will it go the way of the Dodo bird and “Pants on the Ground?”