YouTube announced a few new updates to the video-sharing platform’s viewing experience on TV, and some of them were particularly noteworthy.
On Tuesday, YouTube announced an update to via a tweetIt added that viewers can now watch YouTube videos with 5.1 surround sound on “any TV that supports it”.
*Listen in surround sound* Now it’s possible to watch YouTube w/5.1 surround sound on any TV that supports it!
Read more about & here are other updates to the YouTube viewing experience on TV/gaming consoles:
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) September 27, 2022
The above tweet also links to the full announcement found in a YouTube Help community post published by a TeamYouTube community manager. The post offered more details about the update made to the video viewing experience on the TV, including the expansion of YouTube’s support for 5.1 surround sound. Basically, as long as you’re watching a YouTube video with 5.1 surround sound and using a supported device, you can now do more YouTube videos with surround sound than you’re able to do with just paid shows and movies. can watch video.
And the other new feature that caught our attention? YouTube’s announcement also says that you will be able to connect your mobile device to the TV for the purpose of watching YouTube videos on the TV and at the same time be able to interact with the social aspect of the platform using your phone. The new feature lets viewers do things like send Super Chat to a creator, share videos, or comment via a mobile device while watching YouTube videos on TV.
If you’re planning on trying out the new mobile device connection feature, here’s how to do it (according to YouTube):
step 1: Confirm that both your TV and mobile device are signed into the same YouTube account.
step 2: Open the YouTube app on both your devices (TV and mobile).
step 3: to select connect When it appears on your mobile device.