YouTube could finally let users loop videos on Android

    Viewers have been able to play their favourite videos on loop on a computer browser for a while now, but viewers who wanted to watch a video on loop on the company’s mobile apps have not been so lucky.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: May 23 2021, 14:29 IST
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    YouTube for Android
    YouTube for Android
    YouTube for Android

    YouTube has allowed viewers to play their favourite videos on loop if they're watching from a computer browser for a while now, but viewers who wanted to watch a video on loop on the company's mobile apps have not been so lucky. However, it looks like things are about to get a lot easier on that front, with the company reportedly testing looped video playback on its Android app.

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    The Alphabet-owned company has added a lot of features to its app of late, most notably the arrival of YouTube Shorts to all users globally and timestamp-linked comments like SoundCloud. The latest arrival appears to be a loop video playback feature on the YouTube Android app, as spotted by DroidMaze.

    The new loop video option on the YouTube app for Android.
    The new loop video option on the YouTube app for Android. (DroidMaze)
    The new loop video option on the YouTube app for Android.
    The new loop video option on the YouTube app for Android. (DroidMaze)

    Prior to this, the only way to loop a video on the YouTube app for Android was to add the video you wanted to watch to an empty playlist, then save it and tap the “Repeat” icon on the playlist, which would then start the video on a loop. However, it was a clunky workaround and if you didn't delete the makeshift playlist, you would end up with a lot of single-entry playlists on your YouTube Account.

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    According to the report, Android users will be able to choose the “Loop video” option by selecting the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner of the screen. The option to video on loop should be located between the video quality setting and the captions option. However, we were unable to locate the feature on multiple Android devices running the latest version of the YouTube app, so it is likely being enabled by a server-side update.

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    First Published Date: 23 May, 14:29 IST
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