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YouTube Android TV App Update Brings New Features

Sep 3, 2017
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We have some good news if you have an Android TV as the YouTube Android TV app was just updated. In this update, there are a few new features we wanted to tell you about. Beyond the new features, some old features have also made a comeback.

Some of the older features making a comeback will definitely make people happy. We know that some features were removed and this made some people pretty upset. Read on to learn more about the YouTube Android TV app update and what it means for you.

YouTube Android TV App Adds Features

The new YouTube Android TV App brings with it some good changes. Some of the changes are more in the superficial category. Before we get too into the new update, we should tell you that the YouTube Android TV App is now version 2.01.04.

This version is already rolling out to Android TVs, but you also can just grab it from the Android TV App Store as well. This is just the latest update to the YouTube Android TV App that has happened within the past couple months. Hopefully, we will see even more updates for this app in the future, with even more functions and abilities.

In the new YouTube app update for Android TV version 2.01.04 release, one of the changes is the ability to turn off the autoplay feature. Some people got the ability to turn off autoplay in version 2.0, although some Android TVs still did not get this feature in that update. Those Android TVs that did not have this update in version 2.0, will now get it in the YouTube Android TV App version 2.01.04.

Beyond that feature, you also will be able to sign in with a brand new account. The ability to sign in with a brand new account was taken away in version 2.0. The good news is that with the YouTube Android TV App version 2.01.04 release, this ability to sign in with brand new accounts is back.

YouTube Android TV App Updates with Channel Switching

We have some other good news from this new update as well. Channel Switching is now available on the YouTube Android TV App version 2.01.04 release. The previous update had quite a few issues with it, which led to some people having to uninstall the app completely.

Some people had to uninstall the updates and then install a previous older version in order to get the YouTube Android TV App to work properly. That is also why some people could not use the autoplay disable feature in the previous update, since many had to downgrade to an older version in order to use the app. Either way, it appears that the problems that were coming with version 2.0 have been cleared up.

If you would like to get the new YouTube Android TV App update, you can head to Google Play and get the update right now. There is also an APK version available if you do not want to wait for the update to hit your Android TV. If you would rather wait, the YouTube Android TV App update should be rolling out right now. It could take a couple of days for the YouTube Android TV App update to roll out to everyone. Which means do not worry if you do not see the update right away on your device.