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5 YouTube tricks you didn't know existed

It's amazing to think that 10 years ago there were hardly any online videos. YouTube was just one of many sites trying to find an audience, and it could have shut down and disappeared at any time. A decade later, it's hard to imagine the world, online or offline, without it.

News, instructions, cat videos, instant celebrities, music, humor, emotional stories and more are all within a split-second search. And YouTube is still expanding with 300 hours of new video uploaded every minute. Of course, if you just go to YouTube and click "Play," you're missing out on some cool features. Let's take a look at some little-known tricks that could change your video-watching experience.

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1. YouTube on your TV

Turning your TV into a computer monitor isn't hard, but it can make some common programs and websites a little harder to use. You have to deal with small type, icons that are harder to see from a distance and you won't always know exactly where that small mouse cursor is.

YouTube has a simple solution. Head over to https://www.youtube.com/tv to load an interface designed just for TVs, or if you just want YouTube with less clutter. You can easily navigate videos using the keyboard arrow keys, "S" to search and "G" to open the left column guide.

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