Apparently, YouTube wants to hear from users more transparently. Well, this month, the platform decided to open a poll to find out which features, for the TV app and consoles, it should focus on. The most recent poll is open and users can choose from five options.
Among the functions put to vote by the company in this first opportunity, are:
- block channels;
- HD and 4K quality support for more devices;
- perform live broadcasts;
- control playback speed;
- expand support for comments (view and publish them on more devices).
The poll is taken in a thread on the YouTube support forum. According to the company, each quarter a different poll will be opened, always updated with people’s main requests. If a suggestion is on the list, Google asks users to upvote instead of re-entering it.
Subsequently, requests will be taken to the YouTube engineering team, always taking into account those with the most upvotes. The company then promises to always update the community when one of the requests is about to be implemented.
If a user doesn’t see a function that they always wanted Google to adopt in the app for TVs and consoles, just share it directly in the voting thread and it can be “claimed” in the next round.
In the last quarter, for example, YouTube released 5.1 surround sound for all videos on 2021 and later TVs, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku and most Fire TV devices. In addition, the platform now allows users to search for content while watching videos in the background.
YouTube now lets you zoom in on videos on your phone
This Monday (24), YouTube announced news in its design and launched new functions in its app for iOS and Android. Among the features are: an upgrade to the video player, support for zooming in videos and “precise search”.
Another novelty announced was the new look of the platform’s dark theme. According to the company, he was thinking precisely to better capture the attention of those who are watching the videos.
In addition, streaming has brought a new feature called “Ambient Mode”. With it, the transition from the platform background to the video becomes more subtle, bringing more comfort to the user’s eyes and keeping the focus on what is being displayed.
YouTube also tweaked the “Subscribe” button, giving it a new look with a more prominent background and a rounded edge. Finally, the platform changed the way the links inserted in the descriptions of the videos appear, being replaced by buttons.
With information: 9to5Google