YouTube on smart TVs to gain voice-control support
Google may be developing new kinds of voice-control options for YouTube. They apparently apply when videos from this app are cast to or played on a TV. So far, they have been reported as relatively simple thus far, in that the app will respond to commands such as "Play", "Pause" and "skip ahead".
However, voice searches for the next desired video may also be possible. This new feature is found on the smartphone version of this app, thus allowing screen- or physical remote-free control over YouTube. It has been discovered by a contributor to the blog SmartDroid, who claims to have found it in version 14.50.53 of this app for Android.
This new update, which may still be in development at Google, also calls up new remote control-style buttons for YouTube videos shown on TVs. These new features, along with the voice-control button, may be available in a publicly-available update soon.