If it wasn’t already easy enough to spend all day watching random crap on YouTube, it just got a little easier. YouTube.com now has voice input and can be used to dictate search queries and navigate the interface.
Voice input is as easy to use as any other Google product; just tap the mic button next to the search bar. You will need to enable the microphone permission the first time, but after that, just one click of the button is enough for YouTube to start listening. You can pause and resume the mic by pressing the large mic button at the bottom of the prompt if needed.
As 9to5Google notes, the prompt is smart enough to understand natural language commands; for example, saying “play cat videos” will automatically start a compilation of cat videos. This can also be used to navigate the YouTube interface. You can ask YouTube to show you your subscriptions, viewing history, and library.
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