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YouTube for Android and iOS gets autoplay on the Home feature to help you decide what to watch

If you are a YouTube Premium subscriber, you may know a small feature called "Autoplay on Home." According to the…

If you are a YouTube Premium subscriber, you may know a small feature called “Autoplay on Home.” According to the Google-owned video retailer, the odds you enjoy this feature have been available for streaming service for more than six months now, which is why the main YouTube app also gets it.

We speak both Android and iOS versions, even though mobile users on either platform have to wait before they actually see that home autoplay is enabled on their devices. It will apparently happen “in the next few weeks”, with the exact release time likely to vary from region to region and even phone to phone.

When you’re done, you’ll probably notice a big change on YouTube’s home tab where videos are played without sound if you want them or not while browsing and deciding what you’re really interested in watching it old fashioned way.

Google says that video previewing in this way helps you make “more informed decisions about whether you want to watch a video, which leads to longer engagement with videos you choose to watch.”

It’s really a Way to look at the feature, but if it sounds more annoying than useful, do not worry, because you can also easily turn it off. Simply select your Account Icon, tap Settings, then Autoplay, and finally Autoplay on Home to switch on or off. These simple instructions are great for Android devices, like iPhones and iPads, and it’s as difficult to set up the feature as active only on Wi-Fi connections if you’re worried about cell data usage.

For its part, YouTube insists that a lot of time was spent on “optimizing” the amount of data video in general and autoplaying vids are using today. It is also worth pointing out that the silent video that you see automatically played on your home tab will contain captions that have made great progress on their own when it comes to accessibility and special accuracy.

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