YouTube for Android Updated to 5.6.31, Brings Live Video Casting to Chromecast

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Welcome to Google’s Update Wednesday, folks! Now that we have the introduction of Google’s Camera to the Play Store, and the Chrome Remote Desktop app as well, we’re now on to more minor updates. A new YouTube update brings some minor, but welcome, changes, including the ability to cast live videos to your Chromecast, a feature we first saw on desktop recently.

Another change found in the update is the removal of the Preloading menu in the Settings portion of the app, which we don’t exactly see a reason for quite yet. Google, however, has countered this by throwing in a Captions menu instead, allowing users to modify captions for videos, but this doesn’t quite explain why Preloading is gone. The last thing we found is that the interface for “Watch Later” looks subtly different to bring it more in line with other aspects of the application.

We are not yet in possession of an official changelog for the update, so it looks like these are the only new features available. If you happen to find anything else that we missed, feel free to let us know down in the comments.

The update should be rolling out to all users soon on Google Play, but if you aren’t a fan of waiting you’ll be able to sideload it with the download link right down below.

Play Link | Download (version 5.6.31)



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