Voice Remote function is rolling out in YouTube TV

We report on YouTube TV quite often, but this time we’re not about to talk about another coverage expansion (though that could also happen soon). Google is pushing an update to the service with a voice remote function so users can search and change the volume using their voice.

The update for YouTube TV is not an official one, and was first spotted by the folks over at Android Police. It seems that Google is rolling out the function to a select number of users, randomly.

Updating the YouTube TV app won’t do you any good, nor is there an APK or way to stimulate this upgrade. You just have to wait and see if you get lucky. Only a handful of people are receiving it, though the feature could be made public in a future update for everyone shall it past this wave of tests.

To tell if you have it, dive into the Android TV mobile app and look for a floating action button. This action button is a red circle with a white microphone inside of it and allows users to control YouTube TV using voice commands. Google also seems to be displaying a brief pop-up to alert users of the addition, so don’t disregard it thinking it’s something unimportant. The feature works while content is playing, but is still very much a work in progress (you can tell).

The affordable TV service offers great value and has been growing rapidly. It costs just $40 per month following a $5 price increase for good reason. There’s a free trial for newbies and you can sign up here.

Let us know if you get the update down in the comment section.

SOURCE [Android Police]

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