Google would be testing a new way to watch videos in the YouTube application
The new way of watching YouTube videos that Google is testing would allow users to view the content from the application’s feed and without having to click on them.
YouTube is one of the platforms par excellence to consume streaming content, there are countless creators and content for all tastes. The way of watching the videos has not changed much since the birth of the platform and since the launch of the different applications, the normal thing is to open the app, find the video, click on it and watch it to the end or not.
This way of playing the videos could change shortly and, is that Google would be working on a way to consume the contents of the platform without having to click on them. What those of Mountain View are testing is that YouTube videos are reproduced from the feed with sound and without the need for the user to click on them.
And the funny thing is that the content would be reproduced completely, not just a small part as a teaser or trailer; users could view the full videos from the feed if they wanted to. YouTube has even modified the layout of these small windows to add necessary buttons to improve the experience, these buttons allow you to control the sound and add subtitles.
Android 12, Pixel 4A. You can play entire YouTube video from home screen without actually clicking on it. YouTube has also added an option to toggle CC and scroll through progress player (can see image preview now) @MattNavarra @wongmjane @alex193 @liahaberman @digitaliworld pic.twitter.com/JY8ehkcSUp
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There are no playback quality options, so the resolution at which they are played will depend on the application settings and the internet connection that users have. The playbar is also present and has all the classic functionalities: allows you to move between the minutes of the video and move forward or backward in content.
Google has yet to make any official statement as to whether this new feature will reach all users., in fact, this functionality has been known thanks to a user of the Google Pixel 4A I was testing Android 12. It is possible that in future updates this way of playing the videos will be implemented, but at the moment all you can do is wait.