The conceptual YouTube Radio is envisioned as a speaker solution for workstations or the home to help offer users with a way to seamlessly access YouTube audio. Inspired by the design of TV sets from the 1970s and 1980s, the unit seeks to provide an audio-only experience that makes the experience of listening to YouTube videos in the background more convenient. The unit sits on a base that also incorporates a connected pen to let users jot down comments and send them directly to the video creator for a more social experience.
Designer Jieun Jeong spoke about the solution to Yanko Design saying that, "Most users play the video as background noise to keep their ears busy while doing something alone. Based on this user experience, I designed the YouTube Radio to be in the form of analog radio. A radio that only delivers contents through sound. This will enable users to focus on the background noise of a YouTube clip and make it become part of the user’s lifestyle."