Image credit – Android Police


If you are subscribed to YouTube TV and have the app on your phone, you might want to keep an eye out for a new feature that is said to be rolling out to some users. According to Android Police, they have been tipped off to a possible new feature in YouTube TV called “voice remote”, which as the name suggests lets users control it using their voice.

With voice remote, users will be able to control YouTube TV using their voice by issuing commands, such as navigating through the different channels, playing select channels, and also skipping around in programs. There will also be the ability to control your video’s volume amongst other features.

As Android Police notes, this is actually not the first time that a voice remote feature has been referenced. They point at a voice remote support page that was spotted on Google’s website several months ago, but now it looks like the feature is finally rolling out to users. At the moment it seems that not everyone is getting it as it appears to have been enabled server side.

This means that users don’t need to update their app in order to get the feature, although like we said not all users have access to it yet and we’re not sure how Google is choosing, but presumably it should eventually make its way to everyone.

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