YouTube mobile app tests autoplay videos

As first reported by The Independent, YouTube appears to be testing autoplay videos on the homepage of its mobile app. When users visit the app’s landing page, the top video will start playing immediately. And as they scroll down, subsequent videos will begin to play. (Sound and subtitles are still muted by default.) The autoplay feature, called Play As You Browse, seems to be active only on select devices. And The Independent reports that users can disable it, or choose for it to run only when their phones are connected to Wi-Fi.

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