In the coming weeks, YouTube is rolling out a new feature for its mobile app called “Autoplay on Home,” which automatically plays videos that appear on your Home tab. As you scroll through your Home feed, videos will begin to play on mute with captions auto-enabled.
Initially an exclusive to YouTube Premium subscribers for the past six months, “Autoplay on Home” is now rolling out to all free mobile users. This feature helps viewers decide what to watch before clicking on a video within the Home tab.
The company says it’s introducing the feature in response to demand from users. “Previewing videos helps you make more informed decisions about whether you want to watch a video, leading to longer engagement with videos you choose to watch!” it said in a slightly corporate-sounding announcement on the YouTube Help Forum.
You can adjust Autoplay on Home’s behavior if you don’t like it or want to limit when it happens. As well as turning it off completely, the YouTube app can limit it to only work when you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. That way videos won’t eat up your data allowance each month.
You can disable the feature by doing below changes:
Select your profile photo.
1. Tap Settings.
2. Tap Autoplay.
3. Toggle Autoplay on Home on or off.
This feature is only available for Android app version 13.10 and above and Android OS version 6.0 and above.