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Video options on YouTube

Watch videos in full screen, change the video quality and turn captions on or off. You can also learn how to watch videos while browsing on the YouTube mobile app.

You can change your viewing options from the video player on your screen. 

Full screen 

  • Rotate your device horizontally.
  • Or tap full screen

Change video quality

  1. In the video player, tap .
  2. Tap .
  3. Select video quality. 

Enable captions

Not all videos may have closed captioning available.  

  1. In the video player, tap .
  2. Tap .

Check out more caption options

Watch videos while browsing

The minimize feature lets you browse suggestions, playlists, and more without pausing or stopping a video.
Minimize the player: While a video is playing, swipe down. 
Maximize the player: Swipe upwards on the minimized video to maximize it again
Dismiss the player: Swipe left to right if you no longer want to view the minimized video.
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