Control Youtube Leanback with Nintendo Wii Remote

Youtube Leanback is an interesting experiment that brings a TV-like experience to Youtube.

We earlier gave a sneak preview of how Leanback can be controlled by Nintendo Wii Remote and the product is now ready for download.
The product (still in pre-release state)

  • Allows you to control YouTube Leanback using a Nintendo Wii remote instead of being tethered to a keyboard.  The Wii console is not required, just Windows XP or newer, a Wii remote, and a Bluetooth
    dongle (could work with built-in Bluetooth like some laptops have but this has not been tested)
  • Allows you to control the volume of videos while watching, something YouTube Leanback can not do.

This gives you the full ultimate couch potato experience; wireless remote control over YouTube video watching with the Wii remote from the comfort of your easy chair.

Watch this demo video

Mind you, this software don’t need the Wii console, just the remote!

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