It seems as though YouTube has made viewing video content even easier for its users. Videos from your favorite streamers and content creators now have the option of coming with chapters, meaning you can skip straight to the good parts.
Testing With YouTubers
YouTube rolled out its new Video Chapters feature with some of its more popular content creators to test the waters. This new change proved to be a success, and now the video platform is rolling out the new service platform-wide. People who view YouTube via desktop, iOS, or Android devices can now enjoy the new feature.
How It Works
The feature is optional for content creators, and it’s simple to use. All creators have to do is list at least three timestamps that they want to be broken up into specific chapters. The chapters are found in the description of the video and must last at least 10 seconds. The video creator will then have to include a title alongside the description to appear in their content.
Liking The Change
Youtube claimed that its new chapters service had received positive comments from the content creators who were given the opportunity to test it. One way the chapters help to improve the experience on YouTube is to make it much easier to find the content you are looking for.
This is even more apparent when looking for a specific clip on long-form videos or podcasts. It’s also going to be much easier to find the information on multi-topic videos that you are mostly interested in. You can also rewatch certain clips from videos or music videos with greater ease.
Perhaps the way we watch videos on YouTube will change now that we can skip back and forth between chapters. Those content creators who used Video Chapters enjoyed the feature, but only time will tell whether it becomes the norm.
Recently, Amazon’s Echo Show 5 got an upgrade that includes relatively minor additions like a camera with a higher resolution. However, with those new features also comes an update to the price of the first-generation model, and it is the lowest to date. Now, the 2019 Echo Show 5 is available for less than $50, and it only went that low during last year’s Black Friday and Prime day.
The Echo Show 5 Audio Device Has a 5.5 Inch Screen
With its 5.5 inch screen, the Echo Show 5 is smaller than other such devices and is primarily designed for nightstands and desks. It has several clock faces and a sunrise alarm, as well as an option to snooze the bell alarm by tapping the top of the smart display. Just like its predecessors, the Echo Show 5 has a solid, smart display and produces great sound quality, especially considering how small the product is. It can also be used for browsing the web and viewing videos and photos.
The Echo Show 5 Has an Alexa Smart Display Dashboard
The Alexa smart display dashboard has quick access to several skill categories. Its physical camera and microphone can be shut down & muted, and that is especially useful during the night. With the new model being available at $85, the first-generation model’s price has gone down on Amazon ahead of the Prime Day dates.
Another notable feature of the Echo Show 5 is its automatic enrollment in Sidewalk – Amazon’s new bandwidth-sharing network. Still, users can opt-out of this if they do not like it. Fans of the Echo Show 5 will definitely enjoy the crisp full sound, a compact design that fits in any interior or exterior and see on-screen lyrics that come with Amazon Music. Users can even catch up on movie trailers and news highlights. The new version of the Echo Show is still an easy pick-up for Alexa fans who want to enjoy a great entry-level device that will also be their first smart display.