Youtube Premium Subscribers are now able to preview videos on the home screen for a month now – Videos play silently with captions until you scroll away. More people will be able to enjoy the features soon, though, as the YouTube team has shared that "Autoplay Home" comes to non-premium users over the next week.
Auto-playing videos are handy for deciding whether a clip becomes your time tapping to open it. The feature is by default, but if you're concerned about mobile data consumption, it can be set to Wi-Fi only, or turn off if you're just in it. Captions displayed for each video are either provided by the creator of the video, automatically generated, or contributed by viewers – though creators have to deal with community support contributions.
Coming to Android & iOS over the next few weeks … Autoplay on Home!
Preview a video while scrolling or watching the whole thing in mute w / captions.
To turn on / off or customize to play only on WiFi, go to Settings> AutoPlay> AutoPlay on Home.
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– YouTube Team (@TeamYouTube) December 3, 2018
Youtube Premium's unique selling points continue to erode with the more availability of auto-playing previews, as the streaming platform showed last week that its YouTube origins will be available without a subscription by 2020. Changes are beneficial to most users, but it remains They will see how they will affect Premium membership.