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Google Play Store autoplay videos are coming, but you'll be able to turn them off

Many people find autoplaying videos incredibly annoying, but they help content creators and advertisers hook up consumers more efficiently. That's why many platforms try to find a balance by making autoplay opt-out and letting you turn it off in settings, all while hoping that only a small percentage of people will actually do that. After Google recently introduced autoplay videos to the Play Store, the company now seems to be testing such a toggle.

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(Update: Official) YouTube ruins the Subscriptions tab with auto-playing videos, but you can disable them

Media companies want you to consume their content. The more you watch, read, listen, the better it is for them, and it's even best if they can require no active decision on your part to shove content into your ears and eyeballs. That's why things like autoplay and automatic video previews exist, and YouTube is one of the practice's worst offenders. The Android app is now testing another place it can automatically play videos for you — in your subscriptions tab — but thankfully, you can disable the option.

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YouTube TV adds autoplay on startup and revises guide UI

YouTube TV is yet another service that helps you cut cords without forgoing live programming altogether. With the latest update to the app on platforms like Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku, Google makes it feel even more like regular TV by autoplaying recommended content when you open it, along with giving it a revamped, neater guide. The new features are starting to roll out.

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Videos in Play Store listings will play automatically starting in September

Browsing the Play Store is going to be just a hair more annoying in the coming weeks. According to a Play Console Help page, videos in app listings will start playing automatically beginning next month. Videos with ads before them won't be allowed; developers have until November to address that requirement.

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YouTube rolls out a new, simplistic 'Up next' screen

When you're bored and want to be entertained, YouTube can be a great way to keep yourself busy. Indeed, even when you're done watching a video, the app will automatically suggest related content to keep you hooked up. The screen showing you what's next has just been updated with a new one, as shown above.

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Google Earth Timelapse invites mobile users to zoom through history

Google Earth Timelapse has grown since it debuted in 2013. It started off by giving us satellite windows into certain areas to see how they've progressed across roughly three decades. Since then, it has taken the entire world, made it zoomable and scrollable, and has given us an easy way to see it change year after year after year. But Timelapse has only been available to desktops for the past while up until today, when Google announced it was enabling the program on mobile web browsers.

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Telegram v5.4 adds autoplay for videos, alternative logout options, and more [APK Download]

Telegram received a new update today that bumps the app to v5.4. This brings some new quality-of-life features, including autoplay for videos, control over automatic downloads, and alternative logout options. As always, you'll find the official changelog below.

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Chrome 71 includes Duet UI tweaks, changes to autoplay, new APIs, and more [APK Download]

Chrome 70 was a relatively minor release (at least when it came to user-facing changes), and it seems like Chrome 71 is much the same. The latest version of Chrome is now rolling out to desktop platforms and Android, with a few noteworth changes — particularly involving the 'Duet' interface and autoplay.

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Google app v8.49 beta prepares Collection sharing, Lens image search history, and Workspaces [APK Teardown]

Friday evening brought us another update to the Google app. Unlike the previous version, there are a fair number of topics to discuss from a teardown. Google is preparing a screen for viewing your image searches from Lens, Collection sharing, a few changes to the layout of settings, and there are even hints of a mystery feature named Workspaces.

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Firefox Nightly can now block auto-playing audio

Firefox is finally addressing a big browsing annoyance. The browser's Nightly build can now block websites from automatically playing audio. This isn't a first; Chrome has had the same ability since April (and even longer on mobile). Still, it's a great feature, and a boon for Mozilla diehards.

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