YouTube Premium has begun releasing a new feature for all of its subscribers. It is about the possibility of activate i Checks for listening on any video available on YouTube. The function had already appeared last May during the first tests, but it seems that now the platform has made it available for everyone, on both Android and iOS.
As the name implies, Listening Controls allows you to persistently view the classic playback commands, fixing them in the space that is usually dedicated to previewing comments and recommended videos. In this way it is possible to have a cleaner and more responsive interface, with much more comfortable controls than the retractable ones that are shown overlapping the video.
This function was created to simplify listening to music videos or podcasts, but as you can see from the screens it is possible to activate it on any kind of video. To do this it is very simple, since just click on the 3 dots at the top right of each video and then choose the item Checks for listening. To do this, you obviously need to be a subscriber to YouTube Premium, the service that allows you to watch all videos without advertisements, take advantage of PiP playback, download locally and access the entire YouTube Music catalog.