Google is rolling out 'voice remote' in YouTube TV

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YouTube for iOS has rolled out a new feature to remind viewers to "take a break" from the app, a feature highlighted by Google as their recent I/O developer conference, to balance technology in people's lives.


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). Today, a new "voice remote" feature is starting to roll out to some users. It's worth mentioning that this isn't an update that you can download from the Google Play Store, but rather a server-side push that enables " voice remote" on selected Android devices in waves.


With it you can issue commands such as "go back to my last channel", or call out a particular channel you'd like to watch. We never saw the feature appear in the app, but we've been tipped that it has finally started rolling out. A popup explaining how the app works will appear if you are one of the chosen few to receive it now. Rather, it's just something that you'll eventually see in your app in the form of a floating action button.


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