Google may be engaged on a brand new model of YouTube for Android that considerably improves the Chromecast expertise, 9to5Google has reported. Presently, casting to a Chromecast-connected TV utilizing the YouTube app is a minimalistic expertise, along with your TV displaying solely primary particulars just like the channel title, view rely, date and time. With the brand new pseudo-app, nonetheless, casting YouTube will reportedly be extra akin to utilizing Android TV.
The brand new participant appeared to some Android YouTube Reddit customers, with a distant management showing within the app. That launches a participant in your Chromecast-powered TV that permits you to change settings like decision, captions and subtitles, and even use granular controls like “stats for nerds,” based on 9to5Google.
When a video concludes, as an alternative of simply seeing the same old “prepared to observe” picture, you will see a house display screen with “what to observe subsequent” recommendations, very similar to Android TV. Reddit person garethonreddit captured a screen indicating that the app seems to be an HTML5-powered internet expertise. One other person famous that the brand new interface appears to return with extra commercials, nonetheless.
If the brand new app rolls out extensively, the richer on-screen YouTube expertise will surely give Chromecast homeowners extra worth for his or her cash — although many would not commerce that for extra adverts. It might be good to see related enhancements in different Chromecast-enabled apps that ship a extra Android TV-like expertise, such as you get from Google’s latest Chromecast devices.