YouTube to introduce auto-playing videos on the home screen on its mobile apps


YouTube has just announced that it is bringing a new feature ‘Autoplay on Home’ to its Android and iOS apps. The company will offer an option for users to disable this new features if users don’t want the videos to autoplay. The company will also allow users to control the playback depending on the network that the user is currently connected to, to ensure that YouTube does not result in increased data bills.

According to The Verge, Google has also worked to reduce the data consumed by these auto-playing videos while offering video creators three options, automatic, crowdsourced or creator-uploaded when it comes to the captions of the videos. To ensure that this feature does not affect the thumbnail preview of the view, the company stated that the videos “will only start playing after pausing briefly to show off the thumbnail”.


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