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Tech & Science YouTube TV turns on 'voice remote' feature for some users

15:20  15 may  2018
15:20  15 may  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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YouTube TV and Google Home have worked together to give you voice control over your live TV since last October. First spotted by Android Police, the feature does not require an app update, but is only showing up to some users . Voice remote will show up as a floating button in the app; you can issue

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). This feature , when enabled, allows users to control their YouTube TV experience completely via voice controls.

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YouTube TV and Google Home have worked together to give you voice control over your live TV since last October. Now, the service is starting to roll out and test a voice-powered remote feature in its mobile app. We've seen the feature ourselves, so can confirm that it's happening for some folks, at least.

First spotted by Android Police, the feature does not require an app update, but is only showing up to some users.

Voice remote will show up as a floating button in the app; you can issue voice commands like "go back to my last channel" or "Play NBC," says the site. Apparently, you can also skip around in recorded shows and control the volume with your voice. Android Police notes that Google's already put up a support page, so it will likely show up for more people in time.

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