YouTube for Android TV was launched almost six years in the past, in August of 2015, with one obvious omission: no playback velocity controls. Over thirty releases or so, the function 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 main points of a scene in slow-mo, no dashing up for movies of easy-going talkers or unrushed scenes. Till now, that’s. In case you open the YouTube app in your Android TV set, prime field, or Chromecast with Google TV as we speak, it’s best to have the choice — at the least if the server gods are in your facet.
Pace controls can be found within the overflow menu when taking part in a video, between the add to playlist and thumbs up buttons. You’ll be able to select from 0.25x, 0.5x, regular, 1.25x, 1.5x, and 2x. In contrast to telephones, there are not any 0.75x and 1.75x choices, however it’s nearly a miracle that the function even made it to our TVs that I am simply not going to complain about two lacking settings. Your alternative appears to hold by from one video to the subsequent, which is nice for me, however those that favor to manually set it for every video might want to toggle again to regular velocity manually.
Pace controls had confirmed up a few months in the past on the YouTube app on good TVs (the pre-installed app in your Samsung or LG TV, for instance), however they’re solely now making their technique to Android TV models. They’re stay for me with v2.13.08 (APK Mirror) of the app, which dates again just a few weeks. For the reason that choice simply confirmed up, it appears to be triggered by a server-side change.