autoplay Stories May 3, 2016

YouTube for Android adds video Autoplay and back/forward buttons

From testing Material Design on the web to using neural networks to recommend videos, YouTube has seen quite a few updates lately. The Google company is now adding (via Android Police) the video Autoplay feature found on the web to Android.

autoplay Stories August 19, 2014

Chromecast extension causing auto-playing YouTube videos in Chrome, fix coming today

Wondering why all the YouTube videos in Chrome seem to be auto-playing on their own all of a sudden? It turns out the problem seems to be a bug with YouTube and the Chromecast extension for Chrome installed by users of Google’s $35 HDMI stick. 

AndroidPolice point us to the issue being reported to Google and a note from the YouTube team confirming a fix is rolling out today:

The YouTube team confirmed that there was a bad push yesterday which caused this issue to be triggered.  There is a fix being qualified and that is scheduled to be pushed today that will correct this issue… Closing this issue for now, since there’s not a Chrome issue here in any event.  Thanks to everyone for reporting this issue.

In the meantime, you can remove the Chromecast extension (Window>Extensions) to temporarily disable the auto playing videos until the issue is fixed. 

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