In another push to compete against AirPlay and the Apple TV, the latest YouTube update for iOS adds the ability to direcly stream video to a TV without AirPlay. This is a feature its Android brother has had since November.
You can stream video from the YouTube app to the Xbox, PlayStation 3 or Internet-capable TVs. There also are controls that allow you to compensate for a slow Wi-Fi connection when video streaming.
The YouTube app has had AirPlay streaming since the iPad-compatible verson was introduced in December, but the latest update will be useful for those who don’t own an Apple TV.
The update also adds YouTube Capture, which allows you to record, edit and upload video to YouTube. It was introduced as a standalone app since December for the iPhone, but having it in the native YouTube app will extend its capabilities to iPad users.