Android starts seeing YouTube's "Up Next" autoplay feature arriving

Android starts seeing YouTube's
YouTube apps recently got an update to make the homescreen look a little nicer and give you better recommendations and now it looks like a new feature is being tested with some users. It's hard to say how widespread it is, but some users are reporting a new option to toggle the "Up Next" autoplay feature on Android.

If you've ever used YouTube on the web, you've undoubtedly seen the "Up Next" autoplay feature in action. When the video you're watching ends, YouTube will give you a timer before starting up the next video from the suggested videos list. Interestingly, those seeing the feature pop up on Android are seeing it as a toggle button, which would make it easy to turn off the feature if you don't like it. Presumably, this is because users on mobile need to be more careful about data usage, but it's a feature that is not offered on the web, so if you don't like the feature there, it's more troublesome to turn it off. 

As of right now, it appears as though the feature is being tested with a relatively small section of users and there's no way to force the feature to turn on. But, if that changes, we'll be sure to let you know. 


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19 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The butchering of youtube by Google continues.

18. TerrellAmerica unregistered

That feature is nice though

19. Beastmode1

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

Omg i hate it so bad i wish they would just leave it alone and stop ruining it

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Certainly nothing compare to what's Apple is doing to YouTube. http://www.macrumors.com/2015/05/04/apple-urging-music-labels-ditch-free-spotify/

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Luckily for Apple, their low market share is low/non-dominant The US/EU would come knocking if Google or MS tried that

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sort of how Google manipulates their search results so their offerings get top priority over what the searcher is searching for or how Google forces the use of G+.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Got a source for one? Its not like has many of the most popular services, hence why searchers often go for those, hence why they are very high up Has Google hasn't been "forcing" G+ since last year

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Certainly nothing to do with the discussion.

3. fyah_king unregistered

Love the autoplay on my phone.:)

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, I love playing a song and letting it shuffle though random music videos

6. fyah_king unregistered

Yep, especially while you are driving.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Agreed, I absolutely love the ability to shuffle music videos and have them play in the background with the screen off. Oh wait,I forgot Google is against features that make sense.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You can create a playlist. Your anti Google stun is getting old.

16. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

But you don't need the autoplay feature for that.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Actually you can You just need Google Play Music All access/YouTube Red Google provides tons of videos for free So we can't realy complain small subscription fee Which is the same/less than Apple Music, yet it provides Google Play Music All access and YouTube Red If you dont want to pay, use another service or a third party YouTube app

11. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

Can they please add speed control? That is the number one feature that I use. :(

14. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

To quote Darth Vader after finding out he killed Padme, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....!!!!!!"

15. tokuzumi

Posts: 1865; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'm so glad Google turned this on by default. I had to go in and shut that off immediately.

17. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

I really wonder what kind of people find this "feature" useful. It is the most annoying thing ever. What is the purpose of that "feature"?

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