YouTube testing auto-play feature for homepage videos on Android

October 11th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

YouTube is testing a new auto-play feature for videos. Not to be confused with an existing similar feature (that allows the mobile app to automatically play the next video after the current one ends), this new functionality is for the videos that appear in the Home feed.

Videos play without sound and instead you see subtitles, giving you an idea on what’s going on in the video.

While you can see a complete video this way, the playback will stop as soon as you scroll up or down, resulting in the current video (that’s now visible on screen) being auto-played.

The feature – which…

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