YouTube for Android today begins the deployment of a new feature , which until now was exclusive to the iPhone and iPad version. It’s about, as they report, of a renewed floating reproduction control bar, with improved appearance and more accessible controls.
This function had remained in the testing phase for several weeks, and today its global deployment has finally begun , so all Android users should receive it in the next few hours as long as they already have the latest version of the YouTube app installed on their devices.
Until now, the YouTube app for Android showed a floating window on the bottom right each time the user decided to continue browsing the catalog of videos on the platform. Despite being a useful function, playback controls with this format were not very comfortable, and many users preferred the method used in the iOS app.
Therefore, from now on YouTube for Android adopts the play and control bar that we already found in the version of the app for iOS, occupying all the lower part of the screen, and showing next to the video playback window the buttons to stop and completely eliminate the video from the playlist. It has also changed the animation when leaving a video and move to play it in the floating window. In this GIF,, you can see the new animation in more detail:
This change it seems to be reaching all Android users with the latest version of the YouTube app. If you do not see the new playback bar yet, it might be useful to force the application to close , and make sure that, in effect, the latest version of the app available on Google Play is installed.
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