YouTube TV now has a voice remote app feature

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One of the early features the company promised is a reminder in the YouTube app for users to take a break after a set amount of video watching.

Some users have been noting over the past day or so that a pop-up in their YouTube TV app is notifying them of the arrival of a new voice remote feature (via Android Police). Users will be able to access the voice remote from the floating action button which is present in the Android app. The feature will be added without a specific app update, but it is not now available to all users. Since it is a server side update, the users will be informed when the voice remote will be available on their Android device.

Google is surprising some YouTube TV subscribers with a new feature to start the week.


Some Google apps get new features tied to updated versions, but others seem to spawn new things at random intervals when Google deems it appropriate.

The command list is pretty extensive too, with controls that not only let you search for content, but ones that let pause, fast forward, rewind, and adjust volume. We'll keep an eye out for it landing on more devices.

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