YouTube TV app gets new voice remote feature

Jason Cipriani  CNET

For users of the Android version of YouTube's mobile app, private browsing may soon become more accessible.

Once done, you'll simply look for the red Voice Remote button throughout the app to perform a voice search or command. Once this new feature arrives, you'll be able to watch a few Bernie Sanders speeches without worrying that YouTube will forever brand you as a socialist.

Some of Google's apps come with an incognito mode that basically doesn't track what you do, so if you're using a browser on a public computer, switching to incognito mode on Chrome will help give you some semblance of privacy.

Some YouTube TV users have discovered a new voice remote feature in their app.

The button gets added to where the account switch toggle now lives, and it pretty much works like incognito mode on Google Chrome. The Incognito Mode is activated in YouTube's Android app when you are logged in to it with your account. Besides, your profile avatar will also be replaced with the Incognito icon.

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Or, you know, if they get a little too deep down the rabbit hole of the YouTube's wild conspiracy theories.

Which of your favourite apps will benefit from the addition of an incognito mode? If Google is happy with the new placement, though, then we'll likely see this pushed out to everyone in the near future.

It appears that the voice feature was released only to select users, and was part of a server-side push.

The YouTube Kids app contains a timer function which lets you physically limit the amount of content they're allowed to watch before finally locking them out.

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