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Google is pulling the plug on YouTube's TV-friendly browser interface

Adam Rosenberg
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Enjoy YouTube's "leanback" interface while you can. A pop-up message on the streaming video site's TV-friendly landing page says it'll be gone soon.

There's no indication of when it will be going away or why, but Mashable reached out to Google for comment. The pop-up message makes it clear that TV watchers will have to turn to supported devices like game consoles or streaming boxes as a user-friendly alternative for watching YouTube in the living room.

"This version of YouTube will be going away soon," the pop-up message reads. "You'll still be able to view youtube.com, but you can get an optimized experience on a supported device." Users are then pointed to a YouTube help page that runs through exactly what qualifies as a supported device. (You probably own one.) Read more...

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