All content on YouTube’s Android TV app now has an automatic video preview

All content on YouTube's Android TV app now has an automatic video preview

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  • As noted by 9To5Google, they were able to view this feature working absolutely fine on devices including Chromecast with Google TV, XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K projector, and Nvidia Shield TV. This also includes several other devices, including various Android TV set-top boxes. This hints that the testing is done on a decent scale and is available for a wide range of products. Another thing to note about this “Preview with sound” feature, currently under testing for YouTube on Android TV and Google TV, is that the video will continue to play from the point where you click on it.

  • On the desktop or mobile versions of the app, the video plays entirely. Instead, on Android TV and Google TV, the videos will play a portion of it. The feature is called “Previews with sound” and it will play a snippet from the video along with the audio. It can be a bit annoying for some users who want to keep things silent. So, better tune down the volume before you scroll YouTube now. The feature was available on Chromecast with Google TV, Nvidia Shield TV, and more However, there is no clarity on how widespread Google has started rolling out this YouTube feature on both Android TV and Google TV.

Meaning the video preview portion of the video won’t repeat when you make a selection. Most users would find this feature annoying. More annoying is that this feature is enabled by default. You will have to manually disable it. Thankfully, there is an option to disable it, even though you have to do it manually. If you aren’t a fan of this new “Preview with sound” YouTube feature, then you need to head over to Settings > Preview with sound > Off.

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