Sad news, YouTube has decided to pull the plug on its TV-friendly web interface, but has not specified any time.
YouTube is warning visitors to the Leanback web portal that this version “will be going away soon.”
This won’t preclude you from watching YouTube, of course, but you’ll have to turn to another device f you want an interface that’s easier to navigate from across the living room.
Leanback TV interface for the web is what let Amazon Fire TV products to still access YouTube after Google withdrew its official app.
In addition, Android Police speculated that this could be an attempt to discourage device makers from circumventing its app through a browser.