YouTube has made changes to the testing process for new features. YouTube Premium subscribers will now also be able to access experimental and beta features that are still in development. Previously, these features were tested with users randomly selected for beta testing.
The following new features and capabilities are currently available for YouTube Premium subscribers to test:
- Watching videos with sound without leaving the YouTube Home screen on iOS devices with the ability to jump to the desired moments of the videos;
- Voice search for videos on YouTube when working on a computer (only in the Chrome browser);
- Filter videos by topics in additional languages. Users can set theme filters in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
- The testing period for these features is limited in time. The first two of them can be tested until October 20, and the filtering function in additional languages until October 27.
The testing period for these features is limited in time. The first two of them can be tested until October 20, and the filtering function in additional languages until October 27.
Don't forget that in addition to the opportunity to test new functions earlier than others, the YouTube Premium subscription offers the opportunity to use the YouTube and YouTube Music ad-free, offline, and in the background. The cost of a YouTube Premium subscription is $11.99/month, a 1-month free trial.