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This article was published on July 3, 2015

There’s now a YouTube app for Android Wear, because who cares about battery life?

There’s now a YouTube app for Android Wear, because who cares about battery life?
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Catching YouTube on your smartwatch would probably be the worst video experience ever, but at least now you can. Developer Appfour’s latest creation is a YouTube player for Android Wear that includes search and Chromecast support.

It’s actually not the worst idea in the world. Video for Android Wear&YouTube (sic) lets you look up videos using your voice and can then beam it to your Chromecast-equipped TV, so your watch could double up as a remote control on your wrist.

Android Wear YouTube screens

If you’re the sort who’s fine watching videos on a tiny screen, you’ll also appreciate the app’s support for Bluetooth headphones.

I’d try and warn you about how much battery life it will probably use up — most Android Wear watches manage only a single day on a full charge as it is — but you’re likely too busy searching for LifeAccordingToJimmy’s latest clips on it already.

Video for Android Wear&YouTube [Android Wear via Android Police]

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