You Tube YouTube tricks you didn’t know existed
1. YOUTUBE ON YOUR TV
YouTube has a simple solution. Head over to https://www.youtube.com/tv to load an interface designed just for TVs, or if you just want YouTube with less clutter. You can easily navigate videos using the keyboard arrow keys, “S” to search and “G” to open the left column guide.
2. TURN OFF ANNOTATIONS
You’re watching an amazing video but you keep getting distracted with those little clickable messages that pop up over the video asking you to subscribe, showing other information. Most YouTube creators use these sparingly, but some go overboard and it can ruin the video.
Fortunately, you can turn these off. Just click the gear icon at the lower right of the video player and next to “Annotations” click “Off.”
3. CHANGE YOUR VIDEO SPEED
On any video, click the gear icon in the lower-right corner of the video player and click the drop-down box next to “Speed.”
4. GET SMOOTHER STREAMING
YouTube is fairly smart when it comes to picking video quality settings. It will adjust the quality based on your Internet connection speed so you don’t get too much buffering (i.e. waiting around for the video to load).
Unfortunately, if you have an unstable Internet connection that speeds up and slows down, it can throw YouTube for a loop. When your connection speeds up, YouTube will try to push you to a higher video quality setting, and then you’re stuck buffering when the connection slows down again.
Fortunately, if that starts happening, you can take control. Click the gear icon in the lower-right corner of the video player and see what the Quality setting is
5. SHARE A VIDEO AT THE RIGHT TIME
Cue up the video to the start of the section you want your friend to see. Then right-click the video and select “Get video URL at current time.” Copy the link that appears and paste it into an email or on Facebook. When anyone clicks on the link, the video will start at the exact spot you wanted.
Handy hint: Copying the link using the CTRL+C command doesn’t always work. If you test the link and it doesn’t start the video at the right time, do this instead: Right-click the video and select “Get video URL at current time.” Then right-click on the link and select “Copy.” Then paste it and it should work.
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