YouTube ‘App-Like’ Interface Rolling Out for Chromecast

Google appears to be extensively rolling out a brand new YouTube app-like expertise for Chromecast. The replace is generally out there for Chromecast Extremely and Chromecast (third era) that was launched in 2018. 9to5Google that first reported on the replace says that the expertise has not been made out there to older Chromecast fashions for the primary time. Reportedly, Google began rolling out these options for the Chromecast YouTube app earlier this yr to a smaller userbase. The newer interface seems to be extra user-friendly than the earlier variations, however non-Premium customers have reported that they’re encountering extra advertisements with this replace.

Beforehand, Chromecast supplied a really primary viewing expertise to its customers after they would solid a video on their TVs. It featured a primary video participant and a “Able to Watch” splash display. Customers are actually reporting via 9to5Google the looks of a extra complete video participant with the choice to vary decision, closed caption settings, and add movies to a playlist/queue. The consumer interface has additionally undergone an overhaul with the splash display now being changed by the YouTube house display. The YouTube app on Chromecast now includes a navigation rail on the left facet with Search, Dwelling, Information, Music, Gaming, Motion pictures & Reveals, Subscriptions, and Library choices. The principle part of the structure now consists of video rows just like what has been featured on the native YouTube app on Android TV or different sensible televisions.

Earlier this yr, in July, Google had launched the new features to extra customers. The rollout got here with a brand new distant management structure for Chromecast. It featured a D-pad with a again button.

Moreover, the distant additionally had a voice search button beneath the D-pad. This distant can now be opened by tapping the Forged icon on the YouTube app. The distant’s icon then seems beneath the common quantity slider. Reportedly, some bodily TV remotes are additionally suitable with the brand new YouTube interface on Chromecast.



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