Google recently revealed significant enhancements to its YouTube platform, introducing over 30 new features and design updates. Here’s what you need to know:
1. Improved Audio Control with Stable Volume
Google has introduced Stable Volume, an automatic setting that ensures consistent audio levels on mobile devices. Say goodbye to jarring volume fluctuations when switching between videos, and if needed, users can manually deactivate volume compensation.
2. Seamless Video Playback Control
Now, you can easily rewind videos by doubling the playback speed in full-screen or portrait mode. A simple long press on the player (via mouse or touchscreen) allows you to navigate to your desired section, with playback returning to normal speed when you release. This feature is available on web browsers, tablets, and mobile devices.
3. Enhanced Video Navigation
To simplify video navigation, YouTube now offers the option to enlarge the preview image. Additionally, a new screen lock feature prevents accidental screen touches from interrupting your viewing experience on phones and tablets.
Moreover, Google has streamlined user access to their video content and account settings by merging the Library/Media Library tab and account page into a single section called “You.” This new tab consolidates all your previously watched videos, playlists, downloads, purchases, account settings, and channel information. It will soon be accessible on web browsers, mobile devices, and tablets, replacing the former Library/Media Library tab.
NIX Solutions adds that in the coming weeks, YouTube will also introduce a Shazam-like feature for song recognition, enabling users to identify songs through singing, humming, or playing, powered by artificial intelligence. Initially, this feature will be available on Android devices.