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Musk's X to introduce dedicated TV app, competing directly with YouTube

Elon Musk is set to be working on a new video-sharing and browsing platform which looks similar to YouTube (talking about the interface). It was Linda Yaccarino, the CEO who made the official announcement.

Edited By: Saumya Nigam @snigam04 New Delhi Updated on: April 24, 2024 14:09 IST
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YouTube, a Google-owned video steaming platfrom has been in talks as X (formerly known as Twitter), a microblogging platform is expected to soon launch a dedicated TV app for users to upload their high-quality videos,

The news became official when the CEO Linda Yaccarino made the announcement. The X TV app’s user interface (UI) looks quite similar to YouTube, said the reports.

In a post on the social media platform, Yaccarino said that from the small screen to the big screen, X is changing everything.

“Soon we’ll bring real-time, engaging content to your smart TVs with the X TV App. This will be your go-to companion for a high-quality, immersive entertainment experience on a larger screen,” said the X CEO.

Users can expect trending video algorithms, AI-powered topics, cross-device experience, enhanced video search, effortless casting, and wide availability (coming soon to most smart TVs).

“We'll keep you updated. And of course please share your ideas. We build X for our community,” said Yaccarino.

The trending video algorithm is designed to help users stay updated with tailored popular content.

The AI-powered topics will organise videos by subject and the app will also feature enhanced video search.

An X user commented that a video playlist/index for creators would be nice, “so we can create our own playlists”.

“Many users post a wide variety of videos and would want to separate their original content from 30-second news clips they are commenting on. It would help viewers be able to view only their curated videos,” the user wrote.

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Recently, Elon Musk also shared his postponed plans to visit India where he was set to meet PM Modi and discuss his plans to enter in the South Asian market. Three people were familiar with the matter (which was being told to Reuters on Saturday). So far, it is unclear why Musk has postponed the trip as PMO and Tesla did not immediately respond to the comment requests.

 

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Inputs from IANS

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