You can preview and watch videos while you browse the Home tab in the YouTube app. As you scroll through your Home feed, videos will begin to play on mute with captions auto-enabled. This lets you easily preview different videos while you're exploring the app.
You can also see a 3-second preview of a video when you hover over a video’s thumbnail.
: If you watch a video for a certain amount of time while browsing, it may enter into your watch history. Learn more about how to manage your watch history
To turn Muted Playback in Feeds on or off:
- Select your profile picture .
- Tap Settings .
- Tap Muted playback in feeds.
- Select Always on, Wi-Fi only, or Off.
: Muted Playback in Feeds may be the default when you're using either Wi-Fi or cellular data. If you'd like to customize your Muted Playback in Feeds experience, open Settings
and select your preferred option:
- Use on Wi-Fi and cellular data
- Use only when connected to Wi-Fi
On Android devices for Premium users, this feature is only available on app version 13.10 and above and OS version 6.0 and above. On Android devices for ad-supported users, this feature is only available on app version 13.30 and above and OS version 6.0 and above.