YouTube for Android TV was launched almost six years in the past, in August of 2015, with one obtrusive omission: no playback pace controls. Over thirty releases or so, the feature was nonetheless nowhere to be seen, forcing us to look at movies at regular speeds. No slowing down if you wish to seize all the particulars of a scene in slow-mo, no rushing up for movies of easy-going talkers or unrushed scenes. Until now, that’s. If you open the YouTube app on your Android TV set, high field, or Chromecast with Google TV right this moment, it’s best to have the possibility — no less than if the server gods are on your aspect.
Speed controls can be found in the overflow menu when enjoying a video, between the add to playlist and thumbs up buttons. You can select from 0.25x, 0.5x, regular, 1.25x, 1.5x, and 2x. Unlike telephones, there are not any 0.75x and 1.75x choices, but it surely’s nearly a miracle that the feature even made it to our TVs that I’m just not going to complain about two lacking settings. Your selection appears to hold by from one video to the subsequent, which is nice for me, however those that choose to manually set it for every video might want to toggle again to regular pace manually.
Speed controls had confirmed up a few months in the past on the YouTube app on good TVs (the pre-installed app on your Samsung or LG TV, for instance), however they’re solely now making their method to Android TV models. They’re stay for me with v2.13.08 (APK Mirror) of the app, which dates again a number of weeks. Since the possibility just confirmed up, it appears to be triggered by a server-side swap.