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YouTube Updates its Website for Improved Performance with Chromecast

by Jacob Kleinman | August 29, 2014August 29, 2014 10:00 pm PST

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If you spent any time on YouTube’s homepage today, you may have noticed a few small tweaks to the website’s design. But that’s not all that has changed. The Google-owned video service also updated its video player to work better with Chromecast, though for the most part it’s nothing you couldn’t do already using the official YouTube app.

The biggest change is the ability to queue up videos to stream on Chromecast using YouTube’s website. Start playing one video and you can quickly pick out a few more to watch next. The update also makes it possible for multiple people to add to the queue at the same time from separate devices.

Today’s update also switches up the layout for each video page a bit to put an added emphasis on queueing up a clip or sharing it online. Finally, Google’s video service will now automatically pick the best pixel resolution for you when you’re watching in a browser window based on its size. It’s a small improvement that most people probably won’t notice, but for diehard YouTube fans it’s sure to be a welcome one.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...