The world is a divided place. Whilst we sit in the middle of the political sh*t storm that seems to only get stronger every day, it can feel progressively harder to find things in common with those around us.
Thankfully, there is one thing that we all have in common.
We all HATE autoplaying videos.
And, YouTube has made it their mission to remind us all of this.
They’ve added autoplay videos to their app’s homepage.
How It Will Work
The video right at the top of your home screen will play as soon as you open the app. As you scroll down, the first video will stop and the one displayed below it will start.
It’s safe to say, this update is going to annoy a lot of people.
Fortunately, the videos will play silently, with subtitles being used as a replacement. At least for now.
The light at the end of the tunnel is that this is just a trial, and has only gone live a limited number of users. If feedback is poor, which is likely, the plan could be scrapped altogether.
Play As You Browse
According to Android Central, Play As You Browse (the autoplay feature), is enabled by default, but you have the option to either disable it completely or to only play automatically when you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.
The move would be less annoying if Google hadn’t recently stated that autoplay is “a major source of annoyance for users“.
Hopefully, it’s just a short-lived test.
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