YouTube Will Now Play Video Previews Right Away On Mobile Apps
YouTube has decided to make Autoplay On Home available to everyone. The feature, which has been available to YouTube Premium subscribers for several months, begins rolling video previews automatically. YouTube suggests that previewing videos helps people make a "more informed decision" about whether or not they want to view the entire video. The videos will play without sound, and can include captions if desired. Autoplay On Home can be set to roll videos only when on WiFi, or turned off entirely. The feature will reach all users on Android and iOS over the next few weeks.
Apr 10, 2018
YouTube has rolled out a new autoplay behavior on Android devices that automatically starts playing video with the sound off when you open the app. YouTube has been testing the function since last year and it is now being pushed to most Android users.
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Aug 18, 2017
Google today said it is rolling out short video previews in search results. The videos will be lined up in a carousel located high in the results list.
Feb 1, 2018
Google today made its data-saving YouTube Go mobile application available to a much wider selection of countries around the world. The app had been available in about 15 countries, but that number jumped to 130 thanks to today's expansion.