YouTube is your go-to for streaming movies — from music movies, how-to tutorials, product reviews and even motion pictures. In October, the video streaming service, which has over 2 billion customers, introduced a number of new options designed to broaden the way you watch movies.
From including video chapters, to serving to you discover your home, to reorganizing buttons on the video display, YouTube’s new options carry some welcome additions.
All of those options can be found for iPhone ($699 at Amazon) and Android customers within the YouTube app, and a few may even work in your desktop browser. For those who do not see the brand new options, you might must replace the YouTube app in your telephone.
Listed here are YouTube’s 5 latest methods for watching movies.
Video chapters to simply discover sections
As an alternative of skipping by a video whereas looking for the particular half you had been on the lookout for, now you can flick thru chapters. YouTube’s new Video Chapters characteristic allows you to navigate movies by letting you bounce ahead to a particular part of a video and rewatch a portion of a video. You may both choose the video blocks on the video itself, or you may view the chapters as thumbnails. The chapters give a quick description of what the part is about.
Not all movies could have chapters, nevertheless. The video creator might want to manually decide in to together with them on their movies by itemizing timestamps of their description. See the video under for an instance of what it seems to be like in your desktop or telephone.
Simpler entry to the captions button
Beforehand, to activate closed captions for movies, you’d must maneuver by a number of video settings. Now, the choice to activate captions is situated on the video. All it’s good to do is faucet the CC icon within the top-right nook of the video display to show the captions on and off.
YouTube has additionally moved the autoplay button to the video display so it is simpler to modify on and off. Presently, it is solely accessible on phones, however YouTube is testing it for desktop.
YouTube has new gestures for viewing movies
You are used to tapping the full-screen icon within the lower-right nook of a video display whenever you need to watch a video in full-screen mode. Now you may merely swipe up on the video to enter full-screen mode, and swipe down whenever you need to exit.
A word for iPhone customers: When swiping right down to exit full-screen mode, swipe from the center of the total display, quite than the highest — in any other case, you will find yourself swiping down your iPhone’s dwelling display.
YouTube is rolling out urged actions to boost your video-viewing expertise. The actions will immediate you to rotate your telephone or play a video in VR for a greater expertise. For instance, if the video you are watching would look higher in panorama mode, you will see an motion under the video that claims Rotate. You can too dismiss the actions by urgent the X button.
YouTube says it plans to introduce extra urged actions sooner or later.
You will get sucked into YouTube movies for hours with out realizing it. Now you may stop that with YouTube’s Bedtime Reminders characteristic. The brand new instrument allows you to set reminders for particular instances to cease watching movies.
To arrange a reminder, open the YouTube app in your telephone and faucet your account within the top-right nook — it’s going to both be the primary letter of your identify or an image. Then choose Time watched and toggle the change on for Remind me when it is bedtime. You will then choose a begin and finish time, in addition to selecting whether or not you need YouTube to attend till you end watching the video earlier than sending the reminder. Beneath the identical settings, you may as well have YouTube remind you when it is time to take a break.
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