September 21, 2023

Google has quietly began testing a brand new “Steady Quantity” characteristic on YouTube that, as its names counsel, goals to make the sound stage of movies on the platform extra secure. The characteristic seems to be solely accessible for choose customers of the YouTube cellular app, and it was first shared by a Reddit person final week

Google has since confirmed to TechCrunch that it has began testing this new Steady Quantity characteristic with YouTube customers globally. “We’re at present testing a brand new YouTube listening management characteristic that allows a extra constant sound for customers when watching movies,” a YouTube spokesperson informed TechCrunch. “The experiment is international and throughout cellular units,” they added.

To verify if in case you have entry to the brand new Steady Quantity characteristic, you’ll have to press the cog button within the high proper nook of the app. It ought to seem under different settings to vary video high quality or activate Ambient mode. Sadly, there’s no technique to choose in to check it proper now.

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The brand new Steady Quantity choice on YouTube (Picture credit score: Reddit)

YouTube isn’t the primary platform to experiment with expertise to even out the quantity of movies. Some sensible TVs and media gamers already provide an identical characteristic at a system stage. For instance, the “Cut back loud sound” choices on tvOS can ship softer sound results and music with out messing with all the main points of the unique sound stage.

In the event you’re a YouTube Premium subscriber, you may at present check a few different new options on YouTube. There’s a brand new Lock Display choice to keep away from unintended faucets when watching a video in full-screen mode, and Google can also be testing the power to lengthy press anyplace on the participant to mechanically bump the playback pace of a video to 2x.