Telus has announced Optik TV customers now have access to an official YouTube app, available on channel 322 or via the Apps Launchpad. The app will appear automatically through an over-the-air update to Optik TV 4K boxes.
According to the company, the new YouTube app on Optik TV “is specifically designed for a big screen viewing experience, with easy-to-discover content and access to HD and 4K videos.”
Blair Miller, VP of Products, Services, and Content at TELUS, said in a press release, “Whether you are tuning in to view your favourite YouTube creator, wanting to catch the latest music video, entertaining the kids or watching that trending viral video your friend recommended, YouTube on Optik TV delivers direct, fast access to all of your favourite YouTube content, in stunning 4K, without the hassle of switching inputs or changing interfaces on the best screen in your home from the comfort of your couch.”
Telus says you now will be able to “Enjoy cat videos and other popular YouTube content on Optik TV without the hassle of switching inputs.” Also, watching YouTube will contribute to your internet data usage, explains Telus.
Currently, Telus Optik TV is only available in British Columbia and Alberta.