Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

YouTube to remind users to "take a break"

YouTube to remind users to YouTube to remind users to "take a break"
Theresa Hayes | 15 May, 2018, 11:52

This feature is particularly interesting because a voice remote support page popped up several months ago.

YouTube for iOS has rolled out a new feature to remind viewers to "take a break" from the app, a feature highlighted by Google as their recent I/O developer conference, to balance technology in people's lives.

To use it, the user must give the app access to their device's microphone. Voice remote will show up as a floating button in the app; you can issue voice commands like "go back to my last channel" or "Play NBC", says the site. According to the report, the feature has been pushed by the company from the server side and is available only to some users.

If you are subscribed to YouTube TV and have the app on your phone, you might want to keep an eye out for a new feature that is said to be rolling out to some users. A popup explaining how the app works will appear if you are one of the chosen few to receive it now.

The command list is pretty extensive too, with controls that not only let you search for content, but ones that let pause, fast forward, rewind, and adjust volume. This feature, when enabled, allows users to control their YouTube TV experience completely via voice controls.