The YouTube mobile application finally incorporates a novelty that had already been anticipated: listening commands. Thanks to a panel hidden in the settings, it is possible customize YouTube playback with forward, rewind, pause, skip ten seconds in the video and further. Currently for YouTube Premium users.
Watching videos on your mobile is one of the most common tasks, especially through the YouTube app. Because what can not be found on this streaming platform? From how to build a brick wall to videos of cats dancing salsa, YouTube has it all. But there is some particularly sweet content on the streaming platform: the clips
A hidden panel to control playback
The option does not appear at first glance since YoUtube keeps the usual reading interface: video at the top, description, comments and suggestions at the bottom, all with the screen vertically. Now: with the “Listening Controls”, recently integrated into the application, all the superfluous disappears to make room only for the video and these controls.
The novelty is now available in the YouTube app for Android, but it only appears for users who have a Premium account on the platform (This is part of the exclusive payment options, with background listening and downloading of videos). Once the listening controls are deployed, the user can better manage what they see, especially music videos.
To activate the new reading panel, you need to perform the following process:
- Play any video in the normal way.
- Press the three menu points with the mobile vertically (upper right corner of the screen).
- Select “Hearing Controls”.
- The panel will be displayed to make visible only the window of the video being played and its controls.
- Vertically, these controls are at the bottom of the screen; horizontally, they pass into the smaller area on the right.
As we said in the previous paragraphs, listening controls are only available to YouTube Premium users, at least for now. It remains to be seen whether Google will extend the feature to all users or keep it exclusively for those who pay for the advanced service.
Via | Android Police