MANILA, Philippines – YouTube is bringing one of its premium features to its standard mobile app.
The company announced on Tuesday, December 4, it was bringing the autoplay function to the Home tab on its Android and iOS apps.
YouTube videos will automatically play on the Home tab as users scroll past. The feature works on Android and iOS.
Autoplay on Home, YouTube says, will let users preview videos on the Home tab as they scroll through the various offerings, as well as watch videos with captions and minus the audio.
Autoplay on Home appears to be an opt-out sort of deal, with users getting the feature as standard; therefore, they can turn off or adjust it to only be used on WiFi.
A video explaining the Autoplay on Home change noted Google has reduced the amount of mobile data consumed by autoplayed videos. Videos will also only play after a short pause to showcase the thumbnail that goes with the video.